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Hello everyone I'm a OTR trucker who loves gaming. I am looking into laptops that offer the best in performance and have set a budget on the laptop alone at $5500. I know this is a lot for a laptop but keep in mind I drive all across the US in a small cab and I want the best as far as performance and graphics when I game. I've been looking into the MSI GT70 Dragon Edition because of the looks, decent performance, and comes with headset and case/backpack. I know it has a single gtx 680m and can perform most games at high settings but for how long, I'll be OTR for probably the next 3 years before I take a local job so don't know if this will be the best bet for when games start pushing further in graphics. The other option (the overkill option) is the Origin eon17-slx, now I've gotten this thing up to around $5500 with dual gtx 4gb 680's and the over clocked Intel processor etc. Question really is I wanna know what some of you guys would do or what would you go with. I'm about 2 months from placing my order so any feedback would be great. Again I know this is overkill but keep in mind that i'll be on the road for a long time and I must have the best of the best. Also keep in ming the budget ($5500) and that this laptop will be used for high end gaming only (maxed out everything!) and for watching blu ray movies when no interenet available. Thanks for your time. P.S. not really into Alienware for I hear a lot of bad things about them.
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Then this is your answer
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np93703d-clevo-p370em-p-5139.html
Just get a i7-3940XM and SLI and a good hard drive setup and you will be set!
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I recently purchased my laptop from Mythlogic after weeks of deliberating on who to go with and pros/cons of each company. While I didn't intend to go anywhere near your budget for my needs, I know they offer a lot of bang/buck. Mythlogic is a clevo re-builder for laptops, not just a reseller. Pricing was beyond fair, no bloatware, american company, great portable rig and some of the best customer service I've ever encountered. They offer live chat as well as email support. Most of the time I'd get help via email even way past hours of operation(2am+). As you can tell, I'm beyond happy with my purchase. Good luck on your purchase!


https://www.mythlogic.com/configure.php?id=93
Is the link to their current highest tier offered laptop.
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I am an OTR Truck driver as well. I am currently in college online taking computer science. I just ordered a Sager 9150. I love Sager laptops. The Sager models allow for upgrades down the road and this model can take 680 GTX or 7970. This system may not be what you want considering the highest possible end result for a laptop, but the board supports upgrades on the video and cpu as well as supporting 32 Gb memory with Msata and additional ssd's with an illuminated keyboard. You can configure a sager to as much as you want to spend. I am getting a Sager 9150 now and when the prices drop a bit I will add better cpu's and GPU's later. If you want performance and customization, go with Sager. You will not be disappointed.
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I'll check Sager out but seriously the things you can add to this Origin are insane, sli 4gb 680's, don't get better than that and that processor...damn. Thanks for the replys though and I will check into Sager.
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There are tons of boutique laptops out there. You just have to find the one you feel will be the one you want to buy. I am happy with Sager but there are many to choose from. Good luck, Happy Hunting, and keep it between the ditches.
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post #7 of 35
I'd have to agree. The Sager NP9570 is probably the machine you'll want to have if you're wanting the closest-to-desktop experience when playing on a laptop.

The configuration I'd go for would be something attuned to thus:

3970X
32GB RAM
SLI GTX 680s (With additional AC adapter/converter box)
~500GB SSD - For the OS
Raid0 750GB HDDs - For games and data
BluRay reader
Killer 1202 Wifi
etc.

This will put you RIGHT at around your absolute budget, I know because I too often customize this kind of thing... a liiiiiittle too often. redface.gif

However, the Sager NP9370 will do what you need as well, and it'll do it without using up your entire laptop fund. tongue.gif If you fully spec it out like the model above, top end processor and using the mSATA drive for the OS, then you'll level out at around $4,300 if it's from XoticPC.com. biggrin.gif Just be sure to upgrade the screen to something better. The 72% Matte option is what most people pick.
     
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post #8 of 35
pretty much agree with above but 32GB is overkill for gaming a blueray imo

thats only needed for e-peen or for serious CAD / render work. although i appreciate the amount was to match your original price, but why not spend less if you can?


i think with a dual 680m you can also get the 120hz screen which would be great for some games (although the black point is a wee bit worse its still good compared with many other laptop screens)
Edited by Pip Boy - 3/3/13 at 4:52am
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Originally Posted by OTR joeyTminus View Post

Hello everyone I'm a OTR trucker who loves gaming. I am looking into laptops that offer the best in performance and have set a budget on the laptop alone at $5500. I know this is a lot for a laptop but keep in mind I drive all across the US in a small cab and I want the best as far as performance and graphics when I game. I've been looking into the MSI GT70 Dragon Edition because of the looks, decent performance, and comes with headset and case/backpack. I know it has a single gtx 680m and can perform most games at high settings but for how long, I'll be OTR for probably the next 3 years before I take a local job so don't know if this will be the best bet for when games start pushing further in graphics. The other option (the overkill option) is the Origin eon17-slx, now I've gotten this thing up to around $5500 with dual gtx 4gb 680's and the over clocked Intel processor etc. Question really is I wanna know what some of you guys would do or what would you go with. I'm about 2 months from placing my order so any feedback would be great. Again I know this is overkill but keep in mind that i'll be on the road for a long time and I must have the best of the best. Also keep in ming the budget ($5500) and that this laptop will be used for high end gaming only (maxed out everything!) and for watching blu ray movies when no interenet available. Thanks for your time. P.S. not really into Alienware for I hear a lot of bad things about them.

That's because everyone jumps onto the "Alienware is overpriced" and "Alienware = Dell" bandwagon, and most of them don't bother to verify these things. Sure, Alienware has poor quality control (much like every other electronics company in existence), but it has a great warranty. Of course, a great warranty does not necessarily mean great customer service...

Anyway, the previous suggestions are good.
post #10 of 35
dell has terrible customer service, not only that the build time takes forever, it could take over a month after your order is placed to get the laptop. if you order an Alienware, much better off getting it from Xoticpc.com, they will build it quicker, ship it quicker, and afaik they have much better customer service. keep in mind EVERYONE wants an alienware, and they have the higest resale value out of any laptop, besides macbook pro's.
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