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post #1 of 9
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can it be done? i am a hardcore gamer(or would like to be but my current hardware is hold ing me back big time)
im very skeptical about how often id actually use the laptop versus a desktop gamer. Currently I'm looking at a c2d setup thats an e6600+8800gts320mb+2gb's etc etc
so should i go laptop or c2d? itll be a while before i buy (as in a few months)
    
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post #2 of 9
You could probably build an E6600+8800GTS rig for around $1grand that would beat any laptop for the same amount.

If you want, I can see what I can piece together on the Egg
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plz do
    
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What all do you need? CPU, motherboard, video card? Need case, hard drive, power supply?
post #5 of 9
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im keeping my stacker,cpu cooling,fans, keyboard and mouse,and thats all
    
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post #6 of 9
So you need a monitor too?
post #7 of 9
Get the 19'' hanns from newegg if thats the case
post #8 of 9
CPU: E6600 $225.90
Motherboard: Gigabyte DS3 $129.99
Memory: 2x1GB G. Skill DDR2-800 HZ's $114.99
Video Card: EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB $289.99
PSU: Silverstone SST 560W $137.99
HDD: Seagate 7200.10 250GB $69.99
Monitor: Hanns-G 19" Widescreen LCD $189.99 (-$30)

Total: $1128.84 with the LCD, could get a cheaper PSU and trim it down a bit. Without the LCD, it's under $1000.
post #9 of 9
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no i was thinking:
e6600
EVGA 680i NF63
gskill hz 2gb
880gts 320mb ( the one u listed)
no monitor(because i insist on dual screens and thatd be too expensive so till later i keep my dual 17's crt's)
no idea on psu(id prefer quiet though and im definetly gonna overclock)
and depending on funds either the 250gb or 320gb seagate sataII hdd

i think i got all that for like 980 w/o shipping
any edits that i should change/add?
    
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