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I am thinking about replacing my vostro 1700,(1.6ghz c2d, 8600M GT, 320gb Black WD 7200rpm, 17 in widescreen).

I want something that is going to play games like Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Demigod, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. On almost the highest settings. I want at least a 16.4 in widescreen, but the bigger the better. Don't care about the hdd, I am going to use my WD. Having the ability to run DX11 would be nice. Obviously the cheaper the better, what are your suggestions?
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Actual guidelines would probably help xD, preferences Amd or Intel Nvidia or AMD.
Preferred brands maximum budget, as well as where most of that budget should be put.

Edit: COMPLETELY forgot this was for a laptop>,> but my comment still stands xD
Edited by Darkapoc - 3/30/11 at 12:26am
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LOL, I really don't care intel/amd or nvidia/amd. Budget is as low as I can go, and still do what I need to do.
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sager NP8170 is a good place to start for a nice 17 inch gaming laptop.
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I think you should wait a little bit. The gtx560m is coming out this summer and that should drop the prices of a lot of the gtx460m systems which are essentially the same thing. The laptops I would recommend are the Sager NP8170 mentioned above, and the Asus G73 line. Both have very similar configurations and prices, but you can buy the Sager with upgraded video cards. Both can have the CPU upgraded, but it tends to get a little pricey upgrading the G73 because you are basically buying 2 CPUs, not just paying the difference in cost for an upgrade like in the Sager.

I hope that makes sense!
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Yep I would wait for the GTX 560M to drop, pretty much what I am going to do as well.
    
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Also if you could find a used G72 that would work, because I can play starcraft 2 and nfs hot pursuit maxxed out on my laptop (sig rig). I never tried the other games though.
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When will the 560 becoming out, because I currently am without anything to play games.
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When will the 560 becoming out, because I currently am without anything to play games.
Summer at the earliest. Might take longer for manufacturers to implement it.
     
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I am thinking about replacing my vostro 1700,(1.6ghz c2d, 8600M GT, 320gb Black WD 7200rpm, 17 in widescreen).

I want something that is going to play games like Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Demigod, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. On almost the highest settings. I want at least a 16.4 in widescreen, but the bigger the better. Don't care about the hdd, I am going to use my WD. Having the ability to run DX11 would be nice. Obviously the cheaper the better, what are your suggestions?
Just saw an Alienware (yeah i know... but still) laptop on dealnews.com for cheap.
had a decent set up for the games you mentioned. cheap enough to replace HDD with SSD and upgrade RAM and still come under 1K.
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