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Its a great laptop. I've had mine for a while now and the only problem I had was the hdd failed. I have it hooked up to my 23" at 1920x1080 running as dual monitors and it plays BO just fine on the big monitor, I also play a lot of BC2 which it runs at 1920x1080 on low at 35-50fps. Its been a great comp but I'll probably be looking to sell it at the end of the semester so I can do my first desktop build.
amazing eagle.... I can't wait now!
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i tried to work out something with him on that laptop but a 470 plus that much cash is a rip off. i paid 400 for a gateway with slightly lower specs but with an OS and several upgrades including a backpack and 2 power bricks.
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i tried to work out something with him on that laptop but a 470 plus that much cash is a rip off. i paid 400 for a gateway with slightly lower specs but with an OS and several upgrades including a backpack and 2 power bricks.
I suppose.. it's not bad because I got free shipping from the states included in it.

I looked on ebay and I saw similar refurbs with similar specs for ~600 USD
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i tried to work out something with him on that laptop but a 470 plus that much cash is a rip off. i paid 400 for a gateway with slightly lower specs but with an OS and several upgrades including a backpack and 2 power bricks.
470, purchased for 300$

360$


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@jam3s: Check out my stickie for some OCing info. Just note that for some reason Win7 is worse for OCing the GPU than Vista was. I couldn't figure it out but that's what happened. As for gaming I did have problems with console ports as they were more CPU intensive. I thought it was amusing that it could do Crysis on mostly high settings without much problems but deadspace and assasins creed were worse. Hope Black Ops doesn't follow that trend for you.
     
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post #36 of 75
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@jam3s: Check out my stickie for some OCing info. Just note that for some reason Win7 is worse for OCing the GPU than Vista was. I couldn't figure it out but that's what happened. As for gaming I did have problems with console ports as they were more CPU intensive. I thought it was amusing that it could do Crysis on mostly high settings without much problems but deadspace and assasins creed were worse. Hope Black Ops doesn't follow that trend for you.
thanks rookie...

I also hope black ops can be run. I was thinking of upgrading the processor to the T9600 or T9400.

Maybe in a months time when I can afford it that will help in games as well.

I will check out your stickie. Did you overclock the CPU at all? or just GPU?

I would imagine Source = fine, CS 1.6 = fine. And I'm hoping (big hope) that I can run CoD: B0 on it. If I can do low-med settings i'll be very happy.

Those are the 3 main games that I play. I'm not going to bother putting Crysis or Metro on it bahahh.
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I'm confused. Why is there so much talk of this being like the greatest buy/deal of the year? Plenty of better deals pop up from time to time.
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I'm confused. Why is there so much talk of this being like the greatest buy/deal of the year? Plenty of better deals pop up from time to time.
I never said it was lol.

But maybe that's been the general chatter?

I think it's decent. It's no 260m but should be just fine on the games I play.
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I never said it was lol.

But maybe that's been the general chatter?

I think it's decent. It's no 260m but should be just fine on the games I play.
Many people here seem to have wanted to buy the laptop for themselves.
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great more rubbing it in my face
All that money in your system, and no soundcard?

Also I hope you are joking about losing out on the deal of this laptop.. With all your cash just buy a lappy with crossfired 5870's, hah.
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