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post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

I say... honestly... if you're absolutely strapped for cash...

Go for the GX60. It's a 15" machine with dual HDD bays, it's got the A10 APU with a 7970M. It's not a bad configuration, the CPU is a little slow, but it's not THAT big of a detriment to most games. tongue.gif It's about on par with a Sandy mobile i5. tongue.gif

And if you really want the performance, you can use PSCheck to lock it at 2.7 GHz (by disabling all lower turbo levels), and even undervolt it to give the APU more thermal/power headroom for more GPU OCing.

You can't do that with an i5. smile.gif
Edited by A Bad Day - 1/25/13 at 3:52pm
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

I say... honestly... if you're absolutely strapped for cash...

Go for the GX60. It's a 15" machine with dual HDD bays, it's got the A10 APU with a 7970M. It's not a bad configuration, the CPU is a little slow, but it's not THAT big of a detriment to most games. tongue.gif It's about on par with a Sandy mobile i5. tongue.gif

If hes playing planetside 2 which is an extremely CPU intensive game i cannot agree. I would think they want the i7
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post #13 of 25
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If hes playing planetside 2 which is an extremely CPU intensive game i cannot agree. I would think they want the i7

Understandable, however that's ONE game. It's not that big of a deal if his budget is THAT restricted. The problem he has at the moment is that... what he can buy now, he can't upgrade at all. The Sager NP6370 has an i7 and a 660M, but can't have the GPU upgraded. So... why not just go for a modest CPU and a wicked GPU?

I've been against the GX60 a lot lately, but there's no reason to limit yourself that much if you can help it.
     
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post #14 of 25
Wouldn't by the time the GPU have to be replaced, the CPU is also outdated, but can't be replaced because of Intel's policy on the sockets?

EDIT: And you can still OC the GPU, but not the CPU.
post #15 of 25
Several laptop CPUs are upgradeable not all are integrated onto the board.
     
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post #16 of 25
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Several laptop CPUs are upgradeable not all are integrated onto the board.

Very few are integrated onto the motherboard actually. The only ones that do such are the Toughbooks and the other security-based notebooks sporting the Vpro i7s and i5s. Most, if not all, the others have a regular socket. smile.gif
     
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post #17 of 25
If you can get like 100 more you can buy the Asus n56vz man. That laptop is amazing. I currently have one and I'm really happy with its performance.

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post #18 of 25
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If you can get like 100 more you can buy the Asus n56vz man. That laptop is amazing. I currently have one and I'm really happy with its performance.

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Less specs yet is costs more?
     
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post #19 of 25
I know but the quality of the laptop is amazing. You can buy a really cheap laptop with better hardware but the hinges and quality of the laptop overall will suck Lol. Just my two cents man.

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I know but the quality of the laptop is amazing. You can buy a really cheap laptop with better hardware but the hinges and quality of the laptop overall will suck Lol. Just my two cents man.

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I fail to see how the Asus has a higher overall quality rating than the Sager or the MSI machines also listed here.

You might want to reevaluate exactly what it is that you're talking about. tongue.gif
     
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