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Just got my first gaming laptop and curious about gaming on it and the affect it will have on the battery. Should I keep unplugging and plugging back in as the battery needs it?
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Intel i3 6100 3.7GHz Dell 026CD3 ASUS GTX 750 Ti Strix 2GB Hynix DDR4 2133 8GB 
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Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB Samsung EVO 250GB DVD RW Windows 10 Home 64Bit 
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Dell UltraSharp u2715h 27" 1440p IPS Roccat Isku FX 180w Power Brick Alienware x51 
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Keeping it plugged in should have a very minimal effect on it, as modern chargers stop delivering current until the battery voltage drops. If you're really concerned with battery longevity, you can remove the pack while it's plugged in and just run off A/C, as temperature is by far one of the more detrimental factors of battery life. But, capacity will drop with each discharge cycle, regardless of what you do.
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