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Parents are giving me money for graduation. Whats the best gaming laptop under 1,800.
Or do you guys think I should build another desktop instead with the money?
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post #2 of 32
You could get both, throw $600 into your current desktop, use 1,200 for a laptop...
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post #3 of 32
May be a dell XPS 15 w/ i5 HDscreen and Blueray ~~ 1199???? supposely has very good graphics card...and very inexpensive. youll have money left for PC upgrades and games. A-OK!!
post #4 of 32
sell the desktop sell the monitors sell it all and go with a nice car
but just an opinion trust me youll want the car instead
wait is this from highschool jesus

Sager/Clevo
From either of these
xoticpc.com

http://rjtech.com/shop/index.php


i would set up an
2nd gen 2820QM processor with a 485M Gpu
the ram and hard drives you can get from new egg and such
Rj tech has it 2% discount for students or military but not both


But if you feel your computer is lacking then upgrade your main one now and save the rest maybe for say a netbook for on the go (mine plays halo day of defeat source and even ran crysis on lowest settings ((didnt look to great on crysis but everything else amazing on it ))
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post #5 of 32
Laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152231 - $1101
Crossfire: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102913 - two Sapphire 6870's - $420
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211485 - Adata 64GB - $115

Total = $1655.58 shipped
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post #6 of 32
Thread Starter 
I have a car.
Current build is going to my brother.
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post #7 of 32
Eventhough I have a gaming laptop, I am not a big fan of them. Heck, I am even thinking selling mine. It is just way too much fun playing on the desktop.

My suggestion: Dump that money in your desktop. Better PSU+ better GPU's and IPS monitor and you are GAME!
 
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Samsung 850 EVO 500gb, Crucial M4 256gb EK Supremacy full-nickel, EK, MB and GPU blocks 2x Alphacool Monsta 480, Koolance RP-452X2 2x Aquacomputer D5 Usb, MPS Flow 400, Inline Te... 
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post #8 of 32
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152231 - $1101
Crossfire: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102913 - two Sapphire 6870's - $420
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211485 - Adata 64GB - $115

Total = $1655.58 shipped
With this price wouldnt it be better to the the asus g73?
The one with 1TB, 8GB DDR3, Blue-ray and 17.3' LCD for the same price?

I have a wishlist on newegg for a new i7-2600k build. Thing is i have to get everything... Monitor, mouse, keyboard, new HDD's... and it comes to about 2.5k with a flashy 6990.
Edited by Intresting Enough - 3/16/11 at 6:12pm
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Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) Corsair Nova SSD 32GB 1TB Seagate 6.0GB/s SATA 1TB Seagate 6.0GB/s SATA 
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Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) Corsair Nova SSD 32GB 1TB Seagate 6.0GB/s SATA 1TB Seagate 6.0GB/s SATA 
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post #9 of 32
^just said he's giving desktop away

my advice build another desktop for 1800 you should be able to pick up a nice system even if you have to buy peripherals as well

if you're set on a laptop maybe the newest g73s
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post #10 of 32
asus g73
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