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Hi, I was recently referred here by a friend who frequents the forums because I need help on choosing the "right" gaming laptop. Alas, there is no way to get a desktop in my current situation so I am hoping to get a laptop that can (with at least 60fps) play games such as Skyrim or Battlefield 3, but also have the power(?) to play games such as Arma 3 or Battlefield 4 when they come out. What I'm trying to say is, I want a gaming laptop that will work well for games in the future, as well as now. I am not the most technologically savvy individual, but I know enough to get through (very) basic technical computer stuff. I would like your advice on what laptop to get and what upgrades to get on it as well.From my own pathetic research, I had my eye on the Eurocom Scorpius but I am open to newer or better options. Try and keep the price to below six-thousand USD. Thanks.
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bump?
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Please dont bump your post under 24 hours.

On topic. Have you checked out the Razer Blade Pro?
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade-pro
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You don't need a 6k budget to get a gaming laptop to handle what you're asking. The thing here is, how much you care about portability, aesthetics, and cost. Throwing cost out here. It'll cost a bit but SLI with the fastest intel i7 you can get if you want to max out games coming out AND you have to have a laptop and not a desktop. It looks like a P375SM with the 4930XM Haswell and dual 780M's along with everything else maxed out comes in the lower 4k ballpark.

SLI machines (nVidia GTX780m's)
Alienware M18x
Clevo P375SM


Non-SLI (nVidia GTX780m)
Alienware M17x
Clevo/Sager 15 and 17" models (only ones that offer the 780m!)
MSI GT70 series


Without cost to care about, there's no reason to get a machine that has a GPU thats soldered to the motherboard, especially one that is mid or upper midrange like the Razer. The Asus G series falls into this same group. I'm not fully current on laptops since selling my Alienware M17x. Looking around
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Sager makes really good gaming laptops. You can customize it to do SLI, 32 GB Ram, Raid 0 SSD's, etc. You could pick top of the line everything and still not get to $6000. They are not crazy looking like some Gaming Notebooks and they have very good cooling.
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Answer to everyone: Sorry for bumping too early. I have seen the razer blade but I'm not crazy about it. I am looking toward getting a laptop that will be deemed "good for gaming" now, and in the future. Is the Eurocom Scorpius any good? Is it overkill? Is it reputable?
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It seems that everywhere I go, Alienware is frowned upon. Is there any real reason for that? I don't really understand the whole soldered thing or what that means or entails. As I said, I don't know much.
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Answer to everyone: Sorry for bumping too early. I have seen the razer blade but I'm not crazy about it. I am looking toward getting a laptop that will be deemed "good for gaming" now, and in the future. Is the Eurocom Scorpius any good? Is it overkill? Is it reputable?

The Eurocom Scorpious is based on the Clevo P370EM, so yes it is pretty good. Although I prefer a Sager NP9570 or a NP9390. The NP9570 is pretty much a desktop shoved into a notebook form. $6000 is a lot to throw at a laptop so nearly anything is fair game.
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Why do you prefer it?
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Purchased a Sager custom system from Mythlogic in February and absolutely love it.

https://www.mythlogic.com


Edit: Customer support is also some of the best I've ever dealt with.
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