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#34 - zurek (10/20/2012) [-]
As an avid gamer who is sick of not being able to play high-quality games, where do I start when looking to build a high-end gaming computer? Bonus points if you can point me in the right direction for building a gaming laptop.
As an avid gamer who is sick of not being able to play high-quality games, where do I start when looking to build a high-end gaming computer? Bonus points if you can point me in the right direction for building a gaming laptop.
User avatar #99 to #34 - billybong (10/21/2012) [-]
I have to agree with some of the people below me.... Gaming and laptops don't mix well.

High performance parts chew through power and so you don't find them in laptops, only mobile versions which are much weaker with lower performance

My 6 year old desktop performs faster than my i5 laptop (mind you the desktop is overclocked and modified to the **** )

If you want an awesome gaming desktop rig, buy the parts and put them together, it's much cheaper.

And if you want to build your own laptop, (and think you have the technical skills to do it) take a look at the company clevo, some of them arrive dissassembled

http://www.clevo.com.tw/en/index.asp

But if you'd like a great prebuilt laptop... I'm a fan of both Asus and Lenovo, Never had a bad product from either of those companies

Also, someone said below me that you should build a desktop computer with an mITX form factor... that's a bad idea, if you do that it's almost as limiting as getting a laptop.

If you get a desktop, get a proper motherboard, not a mini-ITX board. Mini ITX boards have far fewer features and usually have slower bus speeds... sure the boards are $20 cheaper, but that saving in money will cost you later in slowness
User avatar #62 to #34 - zoidz (10/20/2012) [-]
Go for the ASUS G75 or MSI GT70, they are way better and have higher specs compared to the M18X (which is about $700 more). Also if the HDD is 5400RPM, call support and see if you can change it to 7200RPM. And try to at least get 8GB of RAM. You're good with the other 'default' specs of it. ^.^
User avatar #45 to #34 - Moneo (10/20/2012) [-]
A "gaming" laptop is the worst ******* thing you can buy, just get a desktop.
User avatar #46 to #45 - zurek (10/20/2012) [-]
Yeah, that's what I've heard, but I travel a lot and can't really lug around a desktop - conveniently, at least.
User avatar #63 to #46 - Moneo (10/20/2012) [-]
Build a mITX computer.
User avatar #53 to #46 - pianoasis (10/20/2012) [-]
laptop
User avatar #35 to #34 - madioliver (10/20/2012) [-]
http://www.alienware.com/Landings/laptops.aspx
I got a M18x a few months ago, best thing ever!
#48 to #35 - xunzi (10/20/2012) [-]
For that price? Lol.
#47 to #35 - anonymous (10/20/2012) [-]
look up online parts for a laptop, ask the computer part of 4chan not /b/ for tips on how to build one because making one is 10x cheaper than buying it from ******* alienware.. **** alienware its overpriced up the ass, yeah build one
User avatar #50 to #47 - epicwinone (10/20/2012) [-]
look into the dell laptops. I got mine back feb and i had a 2nd gen I7, nvidia 540 (needs to be changed, its not tht great) 8gb ram, 750 gb harddrive, and 15 inch screen. and a backlit keyboard. plus JBL audio (sub)
User avatar #37 to #35 - zurek (10/20/2012) [-]
I've looked into Alienware, but it seems to be a pattern that people say you could build something just as powerful for much cheaper. I'd probably get one if I couldn't find anything else or if I never figure out how to actually build a computer, which will probably be the case.
User avatar #39 to #37 - popkornking (10/20/2012) [-]
from what I've heard it's pretty difficult to build a custom laptop
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