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I've heard the MSI's build quality is horrible. If you have to compromise between GPU and SSD, I suggest sticking with the SSD. It will make things must more quicker then the extra GPU power will.

XoticPC has the same MSI for the same price, and there you can select what SSD you want, instead of getting a who-knows-what brand. XoticPC is a great site and I suggest going through them.
    
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Here I know this is really just branded but you might want to check this out. http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-17/pd?oc=dkcwj01bb&variant=3:8GB2D~6:GTX765~8:750G72~11:W8HMAE~16:DVDRW~146:77P3MG&model_id=alienware-17

Also look into Dells Inspiron 17 special editions I own one. I stayed at the stock price and it was only $1099 could have beefed it up though.

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the y510p does have a 1080p screen

You can easily configure it to your specs with an ssd and everything for under $1500
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Originally Posted by fleetfeather View Post

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Sorry, I'm not suggesting that overclocking a mobile GPU will result in a manufacturer not acknowledging the warranty, I'm saying those refurbished laptops don't really have a substantial manufacturers warranty (it's 90-days, according to Newegg). IF the GPU dies from OC'ing after 90 days elapses, the owner is out of pocket. Not worth it lol.

also, "what's the point of a gaming laptop if you cant overclock?" ............. More like, what's the point of a laptop if all you want to do is overclock the components. Go get a desktop and do it properly haha

Laptops with the same GPU die can nearly reach the same points that their respective desktop counterparts can. I.E. The GK104-based GTX 680M can overclock to within 10% of what almost any GTX 670 can do. You're more limited to how high you can overclock on the desktop than you are on a laptop. Go check out the thread regarding the custom bios for the 670MX to see what I'm talking about. That and the older sandy bridge 2920XM regularly reaches beyond the 4.4ghz mark. Notebookreview can tell you more. wink.gif
     
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