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thecodebreaker
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Re: Help buying Laptop

Post by thecodebreaker » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:21 am

naki-the-curious wrote: well you want at least 2.3GHz with Dual Core for gaming purposes, if you want it for pure gaming you want over 3GHz (which is quite expensive).
This, and you want a dedicated graphics card (read: do not get something with intel integrated graphics unless it also has a second card dedicated to gaming) with at least 512MB of video ram. I personally prefer nvidia cards, but ati has a fair lineup as well.
if you're running vista, you need at the very least 4 gigs of ram, if its windows 7, 2 is manageable, 4 is better.
you also want the harddrive to run at 5400 rpm or faster. 4200 rpm drives are painfull... both for load times, and general performance.

oh, and back to processors, make sure you don't get scr..ed over by getting one with a 2.0 or 2.2 GHz clock rate that only has a 2MB (or smaller) L2 cache. (I think that one had a 1MB cache..... yyyeeeeeaaaahhhhh........ :evil: ) Aim for a 4MB cache or higher. You're better off having a 2.0 with a 4MB cache than a 2.2 with a 2MB cache
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Re: Help buying Laptop

Post by fate6 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:25 am

some links I found
http://www.squidoo.com/gaming-laptops-under-500x
http://www.squidoo.com/best-cheap-gamin ... -under-500
http://www.squidoo.com/gaming-laptops-under-600
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Re: Help buying Laptop

Post by GodofDark » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:30 pm

Thanks for info I'll review once internet on my desktop is fixed :)
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Re: Help buying Laptop

Post by ViKtory » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:04 pm

I'd suggest you to get an non-OEM PC for overclocking purposes.

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Re: Help buying Laptop

Post by jason pirlo » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:17 am

Yeah, these are good laptops and I used Toshiba Satellite. It used to be one of the best laptops in its time. The things have have changed now. The games have improved and demand heavy systems. You can learn about some of the cool laptops for gaming here - https://tinylaptop.net/best-laptop-for-live-streaming/

Yes, every guy has a different opinion. Do let me know how much you agree or disaree. Cheers!

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