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i was wondering would this be a good system for a lot of gaming, such as the following:

TES: Oblivion
Age Of Empires
Blakc or white
world in comflict
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
guild wars
Battlefield 2142
Halo 2
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl
Unreal Anthology
Half-life 1 & 2
football manager 2007
crysis

start with this:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1195599780039

upgrade the CPU to this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819111316

add this aditional HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136123

or would it be better to wait for:
http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529667906.php which would cost about £1,400 with TAX

while the the first laptop would cost about £1,200

how much better is the resolution is it alot?
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post #2 of 25
Gateway do laptops? Gateway are still around?

I think they died in the UK... still remember those cow-print boxes though haha.
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post #3 of 25
the first one would be cheaper i guess and you can get it now
post #4 of 25
The first laptop has a decent graphics card so it should be good to go.
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post #5 of 25
If your in the UK it would be better to buy from UK...

Reasons not to buy from USA:

1. Import Tax (Yes you will get slapped with it)
2. Warrenty (only covers items within USA/or if they do cover your have to fit the bill to send it to them and have it returned)

Im sure there are many more reasons...
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Originally Posted by DeaDLocK View Post
If your in the UK it would be better to buy from UK...

Reasons not to buy from USA:

1. Import Tax (Yes you will get slapped with it)
2. Warrenty (only covers items within USA/or if they do cover your have to fit the bill to send it to them and have it returned)

Im sure there are many more reasons...

but i really want it
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post #7 of 25
Have a look at the Novatech X80R its based on M570RU-U by Clevo which is the company that do the base laptops for Alienware Asus Voodoo PC Rocj and pretty much every laptop seller out there.

Novatech X80R - £1409 Inc VAT & Delivery with Vista Home Premium
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post #8 of 25
I can see your a novatech customer Deadlock, your just up the road from me! I live in Portsmouth.

Your not doing too well in the footy this season, seems since went sent Harry on a sabotage mission its all gone downhill lol

Novatech is a good place to get a laptop, I've had a few from there and not had any problems.
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post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by DeaDLocK View Post
Have a look at the Novatech X80R its based on M570RU-U by Clevo which is the company that do the base laptops for Alienware Asus Voodoo PC Rocj and pretty much every laptop seller out there.

Novatech X80R - £1409 Inc VAT & Delivery with Vista Home Premium
but with the gateway FX i could try and get a discount (i know people that have) which would reduce the price and i think overall its cheaper then the x80r (unless i have to send it back) and i think that no matter what the price if i get it sent as a gift i would avoid TAX? is that correct?
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but with the gateway FX i could try and get a discount (i know people that have) which would reduce the price and i think overall its cheaper then the x80r (unless i have to send it back) and i think that no matter what the price if i get it sent as a gift i would avoid TAX? is that correct?
A company wont sent as a gift... and in the case of a laptop it probs would still get the import tax because of what it is and the price.

Dont think you wont get any problems either... It could turn up with a busted screen and then that will cost you.
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