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#13 Braegnok

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 06:24 AM

If you can swing $1800 the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro,.. with 5th Gen i7-5700HQ, GTX 970M, 4K IPS panel is a damn stunning laptop for the price.


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 07:57 AM

I would second or third an msi laptop,   Ive had my GT60 for a few years now without any issues and is till playing all my games with a 780m.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:54 AM

Funny, an Alienware 18 is actually cheaper then the 17. However the 17R2 has a better CPU and single GPU, but the 18 has better SLI performance. I think I am still set on a alienware 17R2 with a 980m, seems like the best cost/performance ratio.


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Posted 08 August 2015 - 03:22 PM

Well a quick update, I purchased a Alienware 18 R2 with a i7-4940MX and SLI GTX880m's! For under $1600! (I know, sounds fishy, but eBay is definitely a buyers market, so I never worry.)


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Posted 08 August 2015 - 06:24 PM

Damn, hell of a price for that! Let us know how it is when you get it.


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Posted 09 August 2015 - 12:40 AM

I would stay away from Laptop configs. You would never get what you pay for.
However, with my experience i could play skyrim at high on my old M11x Alienware.. So that being said, and your looking for few years old games so any better config should play them.

I have personally worked with HP where refurbished parts where under our jurisdiction and all i can say... get ready for phone calls, tech support and what not.
Not that HP is bad in anyway, just that 3rd party or partner take on this refurbishing (not overseas). So i guess you get the point.


Did see your update later, i am damn sure this laptop can handle the game list you got there. Good Luck!

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 05:37 AM

Waiting to see pictures!


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Posted 09 August 2015 - 04:33 PM

Damn, hell of a price for that! Let us know how it is when you get it.

 

 

Waiting to see pictures!

Will do, as long as the seller wasn't lying.  :teehee:  


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 01:22 PM

Dang, the seller was lying about the spec's so i got a refund, well looks like I am picking up a refurb.


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[CPU]Intel Xeon W3670 (i7-970) @3.20Ghz---[CPU Cooling]Thermalright Silver Arrow---[MOBO]ASUS Rampage Gene III---[RAM]G-Skill Rip Jaws (24GB)(6x4GB)---[GPU]ASUS GTX 780 OC---[PSU]KingWin Lazar LZ-1000---[CASE]Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition---[HDDs]WD Dives(6.5TB total storage) and Samsung 250GB SSD(boot)---[Monitors] 3X NEC 24" LCD2490WUXi ISP Panels and 1X Seiki 39" 4K monitor

 

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 06:24 PM

That sucks. :( At least you can get a refund and put it towards something legitimate.


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 10:18 PM

That sucks. :( At least you can get a refund and put it towards something legitimate.

 

May be in a desktop :) and something handy for office use which does not require the horse power!


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 11:23 PM

Better luck with the next go.  I know there are tons of people that just don't see the benefit of gaming laptops, but once you've had one if you travel or spend time away from home but still want the performance you just can't beat it.  I got laughed at when I pulled out my "bulky" laptop at a friend's house but considering it outperforms his 4670K and R9 270 and fits neatly in my backpack he shut up.   

 

If you only look at the systems from a value perspective you just have to remember there's a value in mobility that's not even close to the same from person to person.

 

Whatever you get I would be sure to try and grab something that support MXM if possible in case you want a GPU upgrade down the road.  And if you do any extending gaming sessions the bulky systems are far better than ones like the Razer Blade when it comes to fan noise and cooling potential.   Personally Sager's got my business at this point with the ease of access internally and 3rd party support, but nothing about my times with MSI/ASUS in the past rule that out as options, I just don't like them as much.


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