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post #1 of 35
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Hey guys,

Microsis is selling his gaming laptop in the for sale section.

It has

* 15.6" WXGA LCD (1366 x 768)
* Core 2 Duo P7450 2.13GHz 64-bit CPU
* 4GB PC2-6400 RAM
* 320GB 7200RPM HDD (room for 1 additional HDD)
* NVIDIA GeForce 9800M 512MB GDDR3

Should I sell one of my GTX 470's plus cash for his Asus G50VT-X5?

I'm fairly happy that i can run most games without a problem on a single GTX 470.

Let me know what you think. He's asking 550 plus shipping.

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post #2 of 35
I had a similar laptop it played most games just fine, just newer games like Mafia 2 CPU was a bottleneck, few other games kept it at almost 99% load.
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post #3 of 35
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I think i might just do it. I have a laptop that I could give to my brother, so I can have a gaming laptop for when I come home on weekends.

I think just one gtx 470 will suffice.
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post #4 of 35
lol gaming laptop
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post #5 of 35
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i mean if it can play counter-strike source and black ops i'll be happy. those are the only two games i really play

I agree it's not very powerful but it might do the trick.

What do you think?
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post #6 of 35
SLI 470's fo' sure.
post #7 of 35
Thread Starter 
Thing is, I come home once a week, usually on weekends and I hate the fact that I have nothing to game on.

Do you think the 9800M GS will suffice for black ops and counter-strike source?

Also, I like the performance of a single GTX 470, kinda seems like it's over the top to have two of them.

Just my thoughts.
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post #8 of 35
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can anyone comment on this -- I need to know if this laptop is worth it for gaming; with an 9800M GS GPU.

he wants 370 + my GTX 470.

All I play is Black Ops and Counter Strike: Source
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post #9 of 35
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i love how i get ignored. I would like to know the answers to all of the questions im asking.
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post #10 of 35
cs source it would play fine. black ops on the other hand it wouldn't. However for those two games you don't need an extra 470 and if you hardly use it you might as well
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