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post #11 of 61
If you're happy with the performance of your laptop and the games you play, it'd probably be a waste.

I "downgraded" from an I5-3570K @ 4.7ghz, 16gb ram, GTX 670 mini-beast of a rig to an MSI GT70.
I won't go back.

Gone are the days of lugging a 40lbs tower and a monitor to my friends house for a lan.
Gone are the days of massive power consumption.
I can game wherever I please.

Now, in all honesty, I never really played any games that really pushed the desktop I had. Most recent game I play is Diablo 3, and unless I'm with some wizards casting AoE meteors, I'm pinned at 60fps. After that, most games I play are older titles like Borderlands 2, STALKER series (Call of Pripyat with Misery 2.0 causes issues, even did on my desktop),FPS Fallout, Unreal Tourny 3, and even Far Cry 3 run extremely well with light anti aliasing. (I feel AA isn't even needing with 17" screen @ 1080p)

I'm sure people could throw specs and benchmarks at you all day, but the decision is "Do you feel like it'd be worth having a dedicated gaming desktop?"
However, SSD upgrades are always worth it if you're coming off a mechanical drive.
post #12 of 61
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Originally Posted by Decade View Post

If you're happy with the performance of your laptop and the games you play, it'd probably be a waste.

I "downgraded" from an I5-3570K @ 4.7ghz, 16gb ram, GTX 670 mini-beast of a rig to an MSI GT70.
I won't go back.

Gone are the days of lugging a 40lbs tower and a monitor to my friends house for a lan.
Gone are the days of massive power consumption.
I can game wherever I please.

Now, in all honesty, I never really played any games that really pushed the desktop I had. Most recent game I play is Diablo 3, and unless I'm with some wizards casting AoE meteors, I'm pinned at 60fps. After that, most games I play are older titles like Borderlands 2, STALKER series (Call of Pripyat with Misery 2.0 causes issues, even did on my desktop),FPS Fallout, Unreal Tourny 3, and even Far Cry 3 run extremely well with light anti aliasing. (I feel AA isn't even needing with 17" screen @ 1080p)

I'm sure people could throw specs and benchmarks at you all day, but the decision is "Do you feel like it'd be worth having a dedicated gaming desktop?"
However, SSD upgrades are always worth it if you're coming off a mechanical drive.

I agree with the ssd upgrade. just put one in my msi gt683r gaming laptop and its much quicker. sad to say i have not used my laptop for gaming in almost 2 years due to the fact i have 3 gaming capable desktops, only 2 of those which are actually stressed by games on a daily basis.
post #13 of 61
Your laptop has comparable performance to a 8350 at stock and I want to guess 650/Ti underclocked for the GPU side.

So if your looking to push the system to its limits (overclock) then you will have performance gains, not to mention it is really nice having a separate machine. Reason being is not all games Alt + Tab very well so you would no longer need to do so, then as well as still maintaining that performance when your mobile with the current machine.

Secondly, having a separate monitor with more physical real estate can be a very nice addition to your overall user experience.

So again, your computer at stock will have comparable performance to your mobile chip, but the benefit of the 8350 is that you can overclock, naturally. So while looking at it logically it wouldnt be the best use of my cash for me, having a separate system to work with at home can be very appealing in certain scenarios. The ability to expand on storage being one of them, surely.
    
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post #14 of 61
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Your laptop has comparable performance to a 8350 at stock and I want to guess 650/Ti underclocked for the GPU side.

So if your looking to push the system to its limits (overclock) then you will have performance gains, not to mention it is really nice having a separate machine. Reason being is not all games Alt + Tab very well so you would no longer need to do so, then as well as still maintaining that performance when your mobile with the current machine.

Secondly, having a separate monitor with more physical real estate can be a very nice addition to your overall user experience.

So again, your computer at stock will have comparable performance to your mobile chip, but the benefit of the 8350 is that you can overclock, naturally. So while looking at it logically it wouldnt be the best use of my cash for me, having a separate system to work with at home can be very appealing in certain scenarios. The ability to expand on storage being one of them, surely.

I couldn't agree more. not to mention the simple fact, if one of them craps out. you have a backup until the other one is fixed or replaced. smile.gif
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Thanks for the input, I believe I may be tempted to keep my laptop and just pop a SSD inside now instead. I suppose I could always buy a separate monitor if that's possible with my laptop?
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post #16 of 61
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Thanks for the input, I believe I may be tempted to keep my laptop and just pop a SSD inside now instead. I suppose I could always buy a separate monitor if that's possible with my laptop?

Its what I do, I have an external monitor attached to my laptop almost daily for gaming/browsing/Virtual Machines etc

Im guessing your machine is a G75? Should have both VGA and HDMI ports I would believe. Grab an SSD, monitor and call it a day thumb.gif

I prefer gaming most of the time on my 15.6 as you dont need as much AA for higher ppi monitors, though I use a 21-22 inch Syncmaster @ 1600x900 and apply AA sometimes with little to no issue at all.

Overclock that 765m, if your on a G75 you should have excellent cooling
    
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post #17 of 61
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I couldn't agree more. not to mention the simple fact, if one of them craps out. you have a backup until the other one is fixed or replaced. smile.gif

 

Not only that, but there are times where you can't use one of your computers but you still want to get your fix. For example: formatting and starting over. It's nice to have another computer at your fingertips that's already fully set up and ready to go so that you can play while you work.

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post #18 of 61
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Its what I do, I have an external monitor attached to my laptop almost daily for gaming/browsing/Virtual Machines etc

Im guessing your machine is a G75? Should have both VGA and HDMI ports I would believe. Grab an SSD, monitor and call it a day thumb.gif

I prefer gaming most of the time on my 15.6 as you dont need as much AA for higher ppi monitors, though I use a 21-22 inch Syncmaster @ 1600x900 and apply AA sometimes with little to no issue at all.

Overclock that 765m, if your on a G75 you should have excellent cooling

 

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post #19 of 61
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Not only that, but there are times where you can't use one of your computers but you still want to get your fix. For example: formatting and starting over. It's nice to have another computer at your fingertips that's already fully set up and ready to go so that you can play while you work.

that too.
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