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OP. Quick question.

Do you really need all those GPU power just to run games that even GTX 700m series can run it quite well?
I mean, you aren't going to replace your desktop with a laptop are you?
Right now, I think you are going a bit overboard with your decision on a laptop that is just me.

I may be going a bit overboard but I want to play games on at least high with 60 fps with games 2 years down the road. And yes, I am not looking to replace my desktop because as you can see from my sig rig I have a pretty beastly desktop. I just want something to game on the go and for me, the weight to performance ratio of the laptop is the biggest thing for me. Anyway that's what my thoughts on your concern is and yes I may be going a bit overboard. smile.gif
 
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I may be going a bit overboard but I want to play games on at least high with 60 fps with games 2 years down the road. And yes, I am not looking to replace my desktop because as you can see from my sig rig I have a pretty beastly desktop. I just want something to game on the go and for me, the weight to performance ratio of the laptop is the biggest thing for me. Anyway that's what my thoughts on your concern is and yes I may be going a bit overboard. smile.gif

The GTX 870M has 1344 Cuda cores at 941 Mhz, very close to your gtx 670's. Only difference is the Memory bus is 192bit instead of the 256 bit on your gtx 670's and it is clocked at 5ghz instead of 6ghz. If you can game well on one 670 thats close to what you can expect from the 2014 Razer blade.
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The GTX 870M has 1344 Cuda cores at 941 Mhz, very close to your gtx 670's. Only difference is the Memory bus is 192bit instead of the 256 bit on your gtx 670's and it is clocked at 5ghz instead of 6ghz. If you can game well on one 670 thats close to what you can expect from the 2014 Razer blade.

Yeah when I got my first 670 a couple of days after they launched when I was on my old Amd 965 BE cpu, I was quite content with it at 60 fps. The laptop I was looking at with the 870m was the MSI GS70 Stealth Pro. I don't trust Razor's build quality on such a expensive product when I hear horror stories about their pc accessories
 
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I may be going a bit overboard but I want to play games on at least high with 60 fps with games 2 years down the road. And yes, I am not looking to replace my desktop because as you can see from my sig rig I have a pretty beastly desktop. I just want something to game on the go and for me, the weight to performance ratio of the laptop is the biggest thing for me. Anyway that's what my thoughts on your concern is and yes I may be going a bit overboard. smile.gif

Maybe. However, technologies evolve fast. Probably as soon you buy current gen or next gen, then next year or two, we might get better CPU and GPU than current gen or next gen.
Might as well buy a laptop that actually fits your need rather going overboard.

Also you said you'll be playing games while waiting for your next class, right?
How long do you have to wait for your next class?
If it is less than an hour, it isn't worth it IMO unless it is higher than 2 hours then it is worth getting it.

I do agree. Thin and light for a gaming laptop is a must have, but you usually sacrifice your performance and maybe battery life, however, you'll pay more for it.
Beside isn't there'll be a Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop that has either 2K or 4K resolution, touch or non-touch, optional to have a dedicated GPU and etc? I believe it is weigh under 6 lbs.

However, I believe you should be fine with Aurora X7 laptop. I mean, I know you want to play games at high settings with at least 60 FPS, but I believe you probably jump right back on your desktop mostly and play on your laptop while on the go ... for a little while.
     
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Maybe. However, technologies evolve fast. Probably as soon you buy current gen or next gen, then next year or two, we might get better CPU and GPU than current gen or next gen.
Might as well buy a laptop that actually fits your need rather going overboard.

Also you said you'll be playing games while waiting for your next class, right?
How long do you have to wait for your next class?
If it is less than an hour, it isn't worth it IMO unless it is higher than 2 hours then it is worth getting it.

I do agree. Thin and light for a gaming laptop is a must have, but you usually sacrifice your performance and maybe battery life, however, you'll pay more for it.
Beside isn't there'll be a Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop that has either 2K or 4K resolution, touch or non-touch, optional to have a dedicated GPU and etc? I believe it is weigh under 6 lbs.

However, I believe you should be fine with Aurora X7 laptop. I mean, I know you want to play games at high settings with at least 60 FPS, but I believe you probably jump right back on your desktop mostly and play on your laptop while on the go ... for a little while.

I understand that technology evolves quickly and I know 2-3 years down the road it will be outdated. As for waiting for class, I have to take a shuttle bus to the campus because I don't have a car or license and even after I get my license and car I will still take the bus to save gas ( I know it's odd saying I want to save money when I am talking about a $2000 laptop but just go with me on this). I have to take the bus 2 hours before class because the buss that arrives next gets to the campus 10 minutes after class starts and I am there for another hour after class ends because that is when the next bus leaves.
 
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Then maybe you might be wanting something a little more modular, the X7 will have no problems at all playing games for quite some time to come.

I would look at notebookreview marketplace just for reference of popular laptops that can be upgraded, alienware is popular for that as well as origin pc I believe, cant say for certain
    
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Then maybe you might be wanting something a little more modular, the X7 will have no problems at all playing games for quite some time to come.

I would look at notebookreview marketplace just for reference of popular laptops that can be upgraded, alienware is popular for that as well as origin pc I believe, cant say for certain

With modular comes the price of size and weight that the OP was trying to stay away from. Anything MXM is going to be thick, and heavy because of the modular designed coolers, etc.
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With modular comes the price of size and weight that the OP was trying to stay away from. Anything MXM is going to be thick, and heavy because of the modular designed coolers, etc.

Well aware of that bud thumb.gif

Then X7 it is
    
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Well aware of that bud thumb.gif

Then X7 it is

MSI has the specs for their new GS Stealth, That has the 870 in it which will probably be just as fast if not faster than the sli in the aorus. Worth taking a look if you have not yet.
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MSI has the specs for their new GS Stealth, That has the 870 in it which will probably be just as fast if not faster than the sli in the aorus. Worth taking a look if you have not yet.

Problem with MSI is their build quality has been shoddy for years now, has that been amended yet?
    
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