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post #21 of 31
Is your budget including the sale of your sig rig? If not I suggest waiting till then.
     
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Or you can keep what you got... which is better than any laptop for $1000... and ride that out for 3-4 years with maybe a GPU upgrade.

I don't see a point of spending a $1000, but if you're going to spend it:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+F...&skuId=2070069

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-821-_-Product
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post #23 of 31
Are you going to selling your whole rig and set up?

If yes: I would recommend one of the newer SB laptops. Specifically the Sager NP8130, Comes standard with the i7 2630QM (outperforms the the i7 940XM in synthetic benchmarks) 8GB's of DDR3 1333 and GTX 460M.

Price: $1172.73 (you might be able to find a better price from a diff reseller and have Xotic match it)

If no: Keep your PSU GPU and Screen and buy a Thinkpad Then spend less than $100 and make yourself a DIY ViDock. The downside to this is that the CPU's in the TP's are very weak compared to the new SB CPU's and if you start making upgrades you'll spend more on it than the Sager and the whole ViDock setup isn't portable, so you'll be confined to a desk.

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Keep in mind I get a 7% discount on Dell/Alienware.
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post #25 of 31
If you can wait, get this:
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np5160-...wconfigure=yes
With a stock CPU that matches the 980x once overclocked.
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/core-i...iew-32113.html -Review of the top 2nd gen i7 CPU(pretty much the same as the linked laptop's CPU but higher clocked) vs 980x.
     
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Wow just ran Vantage....wow I would be giving up alot in terms of performance.

With my current rig I got, P22,000+ . So from what I gather, I would only get about 1/4 the performance of my desktop if I was to move to a laptop.
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Wow just ran Vantage....wow I would be giving up alot in terms of performance.

With my current rig I got, P22,000+ . So from what I gather, I would only get about 1/4 the performance of my desktop if I was to move to a laptop.
Yeah, that's what I was trying to say. I have a Q9450 and I don't see the end of it's gaming life happening anytime soon. I may even get another GPU for it in two years... maybe.
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Yeah, that's what I was trying to say. I have a Q9450 and I don't see the end of it's gaming life happening anytime soon. I may even get another GPU for it in two years... maybe.
Yeah this sucks......I thought I would have to give up some performance, but not that much!
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Only worthwhile "gaming" laptops are the new SB based ones and like you said, the performance hit compared to a desktop is huge.
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