Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › Need Help Buying A Gaming Laptop
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Need Help Buying A Gaming Laptop

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Looking to buy a "gaming" laptop that cost under $1100 Canadian with a 17.3 inch screen.

Anyone have any good suggestions?
post #2 of 7
Is it imperative you have a gaming laptop as opposed to a gaming desktop?
AMD Money Pit
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardRAMRAM
AMD Athlon X2 5000+  Asrock N61P-S Samsung 512MB DDR2 Samsung 512MB DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Seagate 80GB SATA Cooler Master Phenom II Stock Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell Slim 160 Watt 
Case
XBOX Original Casing 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD Money Pit
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardRAMRAM
AMD Athlon X2 5000+  Asrock N61P-S Samsung 512MB DDR2 Samsung 512MB DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Seagate 80GB SATA Cooler Master Phenom II Stock Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell Slim 160 Watt 
Case
XBOX Original Casing 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

Is it imperative you have a gaming laptop as opposed to a gaming desktop?

Yes, the person I am getting this for moves around quite frequently.
post #4 of 7
What kind of games are to be played?
AMD Money Pit
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardRAMRAM
AMD Athlon X2 5000+  Asrock N61P-S Samsung 512MB DDR2 Samsung 512MB DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Seagate 80GB SATA Cooler Master Phenom II Stock Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell Slim 160 Watt 
Case
XBOX Original Casing 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD Money Pit
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardRAMRAM
AMD Athlon X2 5000+  Asrock N61P-S Samsung 512MB DDR2 Samsung 512MB DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Seagate 80GB SATA Cooler Master Phenom II Stock Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell Slim 160 Watt 
Case
XBOX Original Casing 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
I don't think you will be able to get a 17.3" for under $1100. I found two gaming laptops that are 15.6" for less than $1100.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=81912&vpn=59359557&manufacture=Lenovo%20Consumer&promoid=1213
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=83826&vpn=9S7%2D16FK11%2D021&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar&promoid=1393
Dante's Inferno
(20 items)
 
Work Horse
(11 items)
 
Little Monster
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i7 3930k @ 4.4 Ghz [Asus] Rampage IV Extreme [Saphire] HD 7970 Quadfire @ 1100/1600 [G.Skill] Ripjawz 16GB @1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
[OCZ] Agility 3 360GB [OCZ] Vertex 4 120GB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
[Asus] BD Drive [Corsair] H80 [Windows] 7 Ultimate [ASUS] VS24AH 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Samsung] 40 Inch LED TV [Corsair] K90 [Enermax] Maxrevo 1350 Watt [Corsair] C70 Arctic White 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
[Razer] Deathadder 2013 [SteelSeries] XL Mousemat [Astro] Mixamp Pro [Audio Technica] ATH-M30 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD 8120 Asus Sabertooth 990FX  Powercolor HD 7970 Powercolor HD 7970 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
Powercolor HD 7970 8 GB G.Skill Sniper 120 GB OCZ Vertex 4 AMD Stock Cooler 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional XFX 1250 Watt Antec Three Hundred 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3770K ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe HD 7970 8GB Corsair Vengance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
120GB Kingston HyperX 3TB Seagate Barracuda  ASUS BD Drive Windows 7 
Case
Bitfenix Prodigy 
  hide details  
Reply
Dante's Inferno
(20 items)
 
Work Horse
(11 items)
 
Little Monster
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i7 3930k @ 4.4 Ghz [Asus] Rampage IV Extreme [Saphire] HD 7970 Quadfire @ 1100/1600 [G.Skill] Ripjawz 16GB @1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
[OCZ] Agility 3 360GB [OCZ] Vertex 4 120GB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
[Asus] BD Drive [Corsair] H80 [Windows] 7 Ultimate [ASUS] VS24AH 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Samsung] 40 Inch LED TV [Corsair] K90 [Enermax] Maxrevo 1350 Watt [Corsair] C70 Arctic White 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
[Razer] Deathadder 2013 [SteelSeries] XL Mousemat [Astro] Mixamp Pro [Audio Technica] ATH-M30 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD 8120 Asus Sabertooth 990FX  Powercolor HD 7970 Powercolor HD 7970 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
Powercolor HD 7970 8 GB G.Skill Sniper 120 GB OCZ Vertex 4 AMD Stock Cooler 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional XFX 1250 Watt Antec Three Hundred 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3770K ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe HD 7970 8GB Corsair Vengance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
120GB Kingston HyperX 3TB Seagate Barracuda  ASUS BD Drive Windows 7 
Case
Bitfenix Prodigy 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

What kind of games are to be played?

LoL
post #7 of 7
LoL is not very demanding, and this is probably overkill, but I did find this:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314129CVF&IsVirtualParent=1
TK-421
(18 items)
 
Dreamweaver
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K ASUS TUF Sabertooth Z170-S Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Core 32GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD's (RAID 0) 1TB WD Caviar Black Lite-On Blu-ray Corsair H80i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro Samsung UN40KU6290FXZA 40" 4K VA LED TV Logitech G710 (Cherry MX Blue) Corsair HX850i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom 630 Windowed Edition Logitech G502 Proteus Core Logitech G440 Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D 
AudioOther
Logitech Z623 / Audio-Technica ATH-M50x NZXT Sentry 3 Fan Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3630QM Intel HM76 AMD Radeon HD 7870M 16GB Crucial DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD 750GB WD Caviar Black Samsung Blu-ray Windows 10 Home 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
17.3" Samsung SuperBright Plus 1080p 3D LED 120Hz Samsung 200-watt / 8-cell Li-Ion Samsung Metallic Lamborghini Yellow Logitech MX Master 
Mouse PadAudio
XTRAC Pro HS Audio-Technica ATH-M50x 
  hide details  
Reply
TK-421
(18 items)
 
Dreamweaver
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K ASUS TUF Sabertooth Z170-S Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme Core 32GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD's (RAID 0) 1TB WD Caviar Black Lite-On Blu-ray Corsair H80i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro Samsung UN40KU6290FXZA 40" 4K VA LED TV Logitech G710 (Cherry MX Blue) Corsair HX850i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom 630 Windowed Edition Logitech G502 Proteus Core Logitech G440 Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D 
AudioOther
Logitech Z623 / Audio-Technica ATH-M50x NZXT Sentry 3 Fan Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3630QM Intel HM76 AMD Radeon HD 7870M 16GB Crucial DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD 750GB WD Caviar Black Samsung Blu-ray Windows 10 Home 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
17.3" Samsung SuperBright Plus 1080p 3D LED 120Hz Samsung 200-watt / 8-cell Li-Ion Samsung Metallic Lamborghini Yellow Logitech MX Master 
Mouse PadAudio
XTRAC Pro HS Audio-Technica ATH-M50x 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Laptops and Netbooks
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › Need Help Buying A Gaming Laptop