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25thhour 01-13-2013 03:12 AM

So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
I was looking at building a really sick gaming laptop for ~2000 cad dollars

I want to be able to play LoL, and some other games on max, and do school work, PSP, etc.

I went on ibuypower and this is what I had built I would Like some input on this please :) Or even suggest a different computer... It must have a 17inch+ screen.

Case
Valkyrie CZ-17 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 LED-Backlit Display Laptop w/HDMI Port, E-SATA, USB 3.0, Illuminated Keyboard, Li-Ion Battery, Universal AC Power Adapter - Original Metallic black
Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-3740QM Mobile Processor (4x 2.7GHz/6MB L3 Cache)

Memory
8GB [8GB x1] DDR3-1600 G.Skill

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M 4GB GDDR5 Video w/ NVIDIA Optimus [CZ-17]

Primary Hard Drive
500 GB 7200rpm Serial-ATA Laptop Hybrid Hard Drive with 4GB SSD

Data Hard Drive
None

Optical Drive
6X Blu-Ray-R/8x Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + 24x CD-R/RW Combo Drive [CZ-17]

Flash Media Reader / Writer
Built-in 4-in-1 Media Card Reader/Writer [Laptop]

Sound Card
HD Audio with THX TrueStudio Pro

Network Card
Killer E2200 Gaming Networking

Internal Wireless Network Adapter
Intel Wireless-N 2230 802.11 b/g/n 300Mbps Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo

Operating System
Windows 8 + Office 2010 Trial [Free 60-Day !!!] - 64-bit

USB Ports
Built-in 2x USB 2.0 Ports + 3x USB 3.0 Port [Laptop]

Video Camera
Built-in 3.0 Mega Pixels Digital Web Video Camera

With tax this comes to about 2000.
Is there anything I should add/drop?

Oh and what is the benefit of having a Solid State HD? I've been told its much better but just want to clarify why.

EDIT: Oh and just to calrify spending less money is better so if you see something not needed by all means tell me :D

xNiX 01-13-2013 03:36 AM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Get a desktop instead.

25thhour 01-13-2013 03:47 AM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xNiX (Post 3836132)
Get a desktop instead.

trust me, I am getting a desktop later on before I head back to University but I really need something portable as I have a small room.

ninjaKIWI 01-13-2013 03:55 AM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Gaming laptop is an oxymoron.

25thhour 01-13-2013 03:59 AM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ninjaKIWI (Post 3836143)
Gaming laptop is an oxymoron.

k well fine "Laptop that I will use for light gaming and University stuff" that must run LoL on max and a few other games.

xNiX 01-13-2013 04:00 AM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Do laptops even have 120hz refresh rates?

25thhour 01-13-2013 04:02 AM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
I am not very computer intelligent... :P Which is why I came here.

ninjaKIWI 01-13-2013 04:40 AM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
edit: I'm sorry xNiX this comment was unnecessary

I'll help you in the morning if nobody else has, because it's like 6AM here and I need to sleep.

25thhour 01-13-2013 04:48 AM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ninjaKIWI (Post 3836165)
Okay so this post basically says "Ignore everything xNiX says"

I'll help you in the morning if nobody else has, because it's like 6AM here and I need to sleep.

Okay! Thanks man!

xNiX 01-13-2013 05:01 AM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Sorry I did not contribute anything into what you're trying to do. I have more experience with desktops than laptops.

25thhour 01-13-2013 12:38 PM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xNiX (Post 3836176)
Sorry I did not contribute anything into what you're trying to do. I have more experience with desktops than laptops.

Ahh, its fine. I'm used to getting little to no response lol

Zageron 01-13-2013 12:42 PM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Don't get a gaming laptop. (It is not worth the money, power cable requirements, and heat)

Get a portable, high battery life, laptop strictly for school so that you can't play your stupid LoL game when you should be doing work.

Then get a gaming desktop for home, so you can play your kick ass LoL game when fuck homework.

25thhour 01-13-2013 01:11 PM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zageron (Post 3836355)
Don't get a gaming laptop. (It is not worth the money, power cable requirements, and heat)

Get a portable, high battery life, laptop strictly for school so that you can't play your stupid LoL game when you should be doing work.

Then get a gaming desktop for home, so you can play your kick ass LoL game when fuck homework.

That's what I was gonna do before, what should I get? I would get a Mac if I had millions of dollars. Should I just get a laptop with like 16 gig of ram but a shittier vid card and processor?

Zageron 01-13-2013 01:19 PM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Do some research on Asus. You can't go wrong with Asus. Just be careful when buying it, given your proximity to the fail that is bilingual keyboards.
I got an Asus U43JC in 2010, and it still has a 7 hour battery life if I stay away from media, down from 9.
With constant media you get 3-4 hours.

25thhour 01-13-2013 01:31 PM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
I have my sisters ASUS that was bought in 2010 and it is completely broken. I hate it.

Zageron 01-13-2013 01:35 PM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 25thhour (Post 3836376)
I have my sisters ASUS that was bought in 2010 and it is completely broken. I hate it.

No, it was probably an Acer.

25thhour 01-13-2013 01:37 PM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zageron (Post 3836377)
No, it was probably an Acer.

Nope its her 2400$ Asus N61JQ. I'm on it right now.

Zageron 01-13-2013 01:40 PM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 25thhour (Post 3836378)
Nope its her 2400$ Asus N61JQ. I'm on it right now.

Too expensive.
Don't spend over $1400 after tax.

Take a look at this one.
http://ca.asus.com/en/Notebooks/Supe...obility/U47VC/

25thhour 01-13-2013 01:51 PM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Im gonna build a gaming desktop then.

Zageron 01-13-2013 01:53 PM

Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...
 
Definitely the better option.
One of my friends didn't listen to my advice, and demanded that he got a gaming laptop.
He regrets getting it because he can't take it anywhere, it gets way too hot, and it doesn't run high requirements games. (Because it's a laptop)


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