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Never done this. Never looked into it. I'm wondering if it's even cheaper to build a laptop versus buying a prebuilt Alienware or something more custom.

Any thoughts/ideas?
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post #2 of 24
Buy a laptop pre-built. They basically will cost the same and you won't OC a CPU on a laptop anyway (unless your not too smart). GPU will be ocable on a laptop but also not recommended.

Dell / Alienware (same I know) laptops ftw.
Macbooks are ok..
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post #3 of 24
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Well I want a Macbook, and honestly if the GPU in a Macbook was better I wouldn't think twice about it but that's not the case. I got other plans.

So you're saying that it would cost the same as buying one with a decent GPU? What about Hard-drives? Are any companies offering 7200rpm high-capacity drives in their laptops?
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Well I want a Macbook, and honestly if the GPU in a Macbook was better I wouldn't think twice about it but that's not the case. I got other plans.

So you're saying that it would cost the same as buying one with a decent GPU? What about Hard-drives? Are any companies offering 7200rpm high-capacity drives in their laptops?
Dell is your best bet... I mean I have a laptop from them that is awesome. Rock stable for like 2-3 years.

It's good and I like em. Laptops with good gpus are waste. Low battery life and sooooo freaking hot. Check out some dells. Get 15.4" or something. Laptops are not meant to be awesome gaming machines!
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post #5 of 24
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I actually like my C640. I just want a newer lappy. Core 2 Duo and all. It'll be sad to see it sit in a corner. =(

I'll check for some Dells. Ty.
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post #6 of 24
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I actually like my C640. I just want a newer lappy. Core 2 Duo and all. It'll be sad to see it sit in a corner. =(

I'll check for some Dells. Ty.
a dell c2d should be fine. What are you going to use it for? Gaming go alienware but again laptops are not for gaming when you have a monster rig like that
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post #7 of 24
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LoL The only PC gaming I do is CS 1.6. Source is weird, but I'll start playing on the OCN server cause you dudes are cool.

I'm also gonna start playing Left 4 Dead when it comes out. Man it looks CRAZY.

But I need a Laptop that I'll be able to edit uncompressed footage on. 2k resolution as opposed to 1080p.. so i'll need something pretty decent.

2.66ghz, 3gigs of ram, large HDD and a decent GPU.
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post #8 of 24
Whats your budget?
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post #9 of 24
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Less than 2k which is what a macBook pro costs.
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post #10 of 24
No, Going through a company is cheaper then building one. Don't even put yourself though the hassle.
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