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Hi everyone

£550 for laptop or
£600 for desktop
Am having a really bad time looking for a decent laptop of that budget. I hope I will get something good with your help. If you want to help me focus on cpu and graphics dont worry about HDD or Ram.

Alternatively i might reconsider a desktop if you could fit in i5 or amd 8 core with at least the 7870 xt, 23" monitor and my best case cooler master centurion 6 if you can fit it within my budget. I have got HDD only.
Any question please ask.

I really need something soon:rolleyes:
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The current budget gaming price-performance leader is the Y580.
https://encrypted.google.com/#q=y580+site:.co.uk
http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/lenovo-y580


I meant the Y510p.
https://encrypted.google.com/#q=y510+OR+y510p+site%3A.co.uk
http://www.idealo.co.uk/compare/3965667/lenovo-ideapad-y510p.html
[It is also overpriced.]

The prices should be better. I blame it on VAT. Perhaps you have a friend who lives in the states or is going to visit the states that can help you purchase this laptop in the US.

Otherwise, I recommend building your own PC. Laptops are often overpriced and limited in their performance when compared to desktops at the same price.
This website allows you to spec out your PC and tells you the best price for each specific part:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/
Edited by elreyhorus - 3/17/14 at 11:33pm
    
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I appreciate your concern. If it wasnt the extra taxes you pay when you shop from America it would be very easy to buy from there. I also try that pc part picker. Again thanks.
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Originally Posted by elreyhorus View Post

The current budget gaming price-performance leader is the Y580.
https://encrypted.google.com/#q=y580+site:.co.uk
http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/lenovo-y580


I meant the Y510p.
https://encrypted.google.com/#q=y510+OR+y510p+site%3A.co.uk
http://www.idealo.co.uk/compare/3965667/lenovo-ideapad-y510p.html
[It is also overpriced.]

The prices should be better. I blame it on VAT. Perhaps you have a friend who lives in the states or is going to visit the states that can help you purchase this laptop in the US.

Otherwise, I recommend building your own PC. Laptops are often overpriced and limited in their performance when compared to desktops at the same price.
This website allows you to spec out your PC and tells you the best price for each specific part:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/

yeah i agree, or a US service member that has an APO address!
but a PC that you built will be a WAYY better performer for your money!
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Hi everyone

£550 for laptop or
£600 for desktop
Am having a really bad time looking for a decent laptop of that budget. I hope I will get something good with your help. If you want to help me focus on cpu and graphics dont worry about HDD or Ram.

Alternatively i might reconsider a desktop if you could fit in i5 or amd 8 core with at least the 7870 xt, 23" monitor and my best case cooler master centurion 6 if you can fit it within my budget. I have got HDD only.
Any question please ask.

I really need something soon:rolleyes:

It really depend on you and your tasks.

What will you use your laptop or desktop for beside gaming I assume?
Do you want to be stationary or portable when using the computer?
If gaming, what type of games you'll be playing?
     
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Originally Posted by Ryou-kun View Post

It really depend on you and your tasks.

What will you use your laptop or desktop for beside gaming I assume?
Do you want to be stationary or portable when using the computer?
If gaming, what type of games you'll be playing?
Battlefield and COD are the games I cant missed each year that includes FIFA and PES. Normally I play games which I can meet its max requirements becos its annoying when games lags. The 7870 joker which I have used before did everything I needed.
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Ended up buying this dell i5 with 8870m graphics. Good things.
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That's pretty good for the price. There's not much else out there you could have reliably gotten in a laptop for said price range. smile.gif
     
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