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User avatar #2 - Shaostoul
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Quick question... you're putting this GTX 680M into a laptop? I believe the M series if for laptops and there-fore much more expensive.

This is coming from an indie developer, but take it as you will...

If you sit there and wait until you're sure the technology is safe to buy and will last a while, you'll be waiting forever. I paid $1600 for my present computer about 4 years ago now and it still out shines most PC's that people today for around $1000.

If you feel you want to get the best bang for your buck, don't get the latest stuff. Get a couple models older. Instead of the latest, I think it's the Nvidia GTX 690 or Titan, get like the 660. (690 retails I think $1000, 660 retails about $300) This way you don't spend an arm and a leg for tech that's going to get outdated in 3 months anyways.

Out-dated is a strange term in the tech world.

The new consoles coming out are using tech that's worse than what my 4 year old PC has, spec wise. The new game engines coming out should actually improve compatibility and run speeds of new games and older tech (within reason).
User avatar #3 to #2 - namehasntbeentaken [OP]
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yes its a laptop, my current comp. is a laptop and it can run some things, I really like the mobility and power kinda thing (stupid joys in life: playing KoToR at school, **** like that) Well thanks for da info, all I have to do now is save up for it (probably get it when the new consoles come out anyway)
User avatar #4 to #3 - Shaostoul
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If you didn't want to build it, you could purchase an ASUS laptop.

My older brother is a multimedia developer and needs a lot of power in laptop form and his high-end ASUS does the job very well. On top of having a warranty and all the other stuff it came with. Just an idea.

I honestly don't think the 680M would be worth it compared to the 660M. If you easily have the money to blow, I say why not, but the performance increase would be marginal. You have to take into account the other stuff like RAM, the CPU, front-end BUS, Hard-drive read/write speed unless you go with a SSD.
User avatar #5 to #4 - namehasntbeentaken [OP]
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My bro touched up the laptop build I had. The 660m is not an option through origin the only other one besides the radeon is the 670m, the reason I wanted to go with the 680M was because it was 4gigs of video memory (plus a factory overclocking) and its the only one that supported 3d capability, the only other option is to double up the GPUs and that is a minimum of like 400 extra, it has 16gb of ram, 1tb hard drive, and 120gb SSD
User avatar #1 - spinaltap
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(05/12/2013) [-]
this is FunnyJunk, not FunnyAdviceJunk. take your ass to /diy/ ya damn hippy