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Looking to buy a laptop for around $400 but $450 max

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What is your maximum budget?
$450

What country are you in?
United States

What will be the uses of this laptop?
School work, drawing in photoshop, and light gaming

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
None

What screen size do you require?
At least 15 inches

What screen resolution do you require?
At least 1366x768

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
New

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
At least 3 hours

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
The sims games mostly sims 3.

What operating system do you need? (if any)
Anything.

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
Nothing special.

How much hard drive space do you need?
At least 320GB

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
No special hardware needed.

Is there anything else we need to know?
Would prefer a chiclet style keyboard. But it isn't a must have.
Edited by taiketsue - 11/23/13 at 6:22pm
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Ex Machin
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i7 3770k Intel Desktop Board DZ77GA-70K MSI R9 380 4GB G.Skills ripjaws 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Velociraptor 500mb raid 0 Lg blu ray 12x Zalman CNPS9500 at 2 ball cpu Windows 8 64 bits 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Lg 23EA63V-P IPS cInema Microsoft SideWinder X4 EVGA SuperNova 650 80 gold modular CM Storm Enforcer 
MouseAudio
Razer DeathAdder 2013 Creative SB Recon3D 
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I'm thinking about get this one
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CRXZUG2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00CRXZUG2&linkCode=as2&tag=hardwarevol03-20

Anyone have any opinions on this laptop I'm not really sure the build quality on the essential series from lenovo.
Would also take any more recommendations anyone has.
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