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Old 01-13-2013, 03:12 AM   #1
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Default 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.

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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
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...

Get a desktop instead.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:47 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:55 AM   #4
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Gaming laptop is an oxymoron.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:59 AM   #5
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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.
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Do laptops even have 120hz refresh rates?
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:02 AM   #7
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Default Re: So I wanted to build a gaming laptop...

I am not very computer intelligent... :P Which is why I came here.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:40 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:48 AM   #9
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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!
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Default 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.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:38 PM   #11
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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
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:42 PM   #12
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Default 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.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:11 PM   #13
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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?
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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.
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I have my sisters ASUS that was bought in 2010 and it is completely broken. I hate it.
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I have my sisters ASUS that was bought in 2010 and it is completely broken. I hate it.
No, it was probably an Acer.
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No, it was probably an Acer.
Nope its her 2400$ Asus N61JQ. I'm on it right now.
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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/
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Im gonna build a gaming desktop then.
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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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