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    Why are you deciding between the 960 and the 290? The 290 is way stronger and would be the obvious choice I think, it would also be much better at higher resolutions.

    Other than that, I would also suggest getting an SSD for your OS as it runs much faster than an HDD.
    Oh I kinda forgot to point that out and instead went and just posted it. There's an amazon deal going on for the R9 290 for an amazing price (170$ USD). Amazon opened shop here at Mexico last week, and so far I've read about some complaints regarding the shipping of their items so I am kind of iffy on this deal of them, whereas the GTX960 is available at my local store and is a much "safer" purchase. If it's legit however, the R9 290 is insane performance to price ratio and will most definitely go for that one (60$ USD cheaper than the GTX 960). It makes little sense so, I am on the fence regarding that aspect.

    Something to keep in mind though is that the Radeon alternative is a much more power heavy, hitting higher temps and drawing a lot more juice than the GTX960. Decisions.

    As for an SSD I've been thinking I could actually ditch the HDD for now and get a Solid state drive now and get some storage later, since I want to feel the leap in power from the get go, so the SSD seems like a good choice. Again I'm undecided on this, because of the pricing and the storage capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray View Post
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    Oh I kinda forgot to point that out and instead went and just posted it. There's an amazon deal going on for the R9 290 for an amazing price (170$ USD). Amazon opened shop here at Mexico last week, and so far I've read about some complaints regarding the shipping of their items so I am kind of iffy on this deal of them, whereas the GTX960 is available at my local store and is a much "safer" purchase. If it's legit however, the R9 290 is insane performance to price ratio and will most definitely go for that one (60$ USD cheaper than the GTX 960). It makes little sense so, I am on the fence regarding that aspect.

    Something to keep in mind though is that the Radeon alternative is a much more power heavy, hitting higher temps and drawing a lot more juice than the GTX960. Decisions.

    As for an SSD I've been thinking I could actually ditch the HDD for now and get a Solid state drive now and get some storage later, since I want to feel the leap in power from the get go, so the SSD seems like a good choice. Again I'm undecided on this, because of the pricing and the storage capacity.
    $170USD for a 290 is an amazing deal, especially the Sapphire one. But the shipping seems kind of iffy .

    Your PSU is awesome and should easily be able to handle 1 290. The R9 285/380 and the 280X would also be great alternatives for the 960 depending on prices in your country, they are faster than the 960 but not as power hungry as the 290s.

    Regarding the SSDs, you might need to go with a 250GB one to have enough space for your games and OS, but that depends on what games you play. If your games are small in size then you might be ok with a 120GB SSD.

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    I'm getting a new rig which is > yours Carrot (but not really)

    CPU: Intel Core i5 4440 3.1GHz
    ASUS Strix GTX 960 DirectCUII 2GB or Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X 4GB
    Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
    Gygabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3 ATX motherboard
    EVGA SuperNOVA NEX650G 650W 80+ Gold Certified
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    Aww, what a cute computer!

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    Oh I kinda forgot to point that out and instead went and just posted it. There's an amazon deal going on for the R9 290 for an amazing price (170$ USD). Amazon opened shop here at Mexico last week, and so far I've read about some complaints regarding the shipping of their items so I am kind of iffy on this deal of them, whereas the GTX960 is available at my local store and is a much "safer" purchase. If it's legit however, the R9 290 is insane performance to price ratio and will most definitely go for that one (60$ USD cheaper than the GTX 960). It makes little sense so, I am on the fence regarding that aspect.

    Something to keep in mind though is that the Radeon alternative is a much more power heavy, hitting higher temps and drawing a lot more juice than the GTX960. Decisions.

    As for an SSD I've been thinking I could actually ditch the HDD for now and get a Solid state drive now and get some storage later, since I want to feel the leap in power from the get go, so the SSD seems like a good choice. Again I'm undecided on this, because of the pricing and the storage capacity.
    If you plan on getting an SSD, just get one for 64 GB for the OS. Getting an SSD, but not a HDD is something I make sure not to do since SSDs deteriorate over time.

    I'm also making a new compute for a friend. His budget was 800 dollars

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
    GPU: SAPPHIRE DUAL-X 100373L Radeon R9 280 3GB 384-Bit
    MOBO: MSI 970A SLI Krait Edition AM3+ AMD 970 & SB950
    HDD: Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
    CPU: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
    Aftermarket Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T4
    Optical Drive: LG Internal 24x Super Multi with M-DISC Support SATA
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    Aww, what a cute computer!

    Had to throw something new together because.... reasons.

    CPU: Intel i7-4790 4.00 Ghz
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForve GTX970 EVGA SC ACX 2.0
    RAM: 32GB DDR3-1600 (4x 8GB)
    Cooler: Scythe Mugen 4 (pls be enough)

    That's the important stuff anyway.
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    This reminds me I need a new laptop soon.


    Sandy Bridge just doesn't cut it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedyg View Post
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    This reminds me I need a new laptop soon.


    Sandy Bridge just doesn't cut it anymore.
    I had pretty good time with the HP Envy Series.



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    MSI, Lenovo Y-70, Alienware or Acer v nitro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K o r r a View Post
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    MSI, Lenovo Y-70, Alienware or Acer v nitro?
    What do you need the laptop for? Business stuff? Gaming? Casual?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Y View Post
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    What do you need the laptop for? Business stuff? Gaming? Casual?
    > list the top gaming laptop brands/series
    > what do you need the laptop for

    No offense, but you're pretty dumb. I'd rather take advice from someone else, if that's okay with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K o r r a View Post
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    > list the top gaming laptop brands/series
    > what do you need the laptop for

    No offense, but you're pretty dumb. I'd rather take advice from someone else, if that's okay with you.
    Theres tons of people who get the wrong kind of laptop for something else, but whatever.

    Getting a laptop for gaming is idiotic in the first place which is why alot of them are getting used for business reasons.

    Good Luck sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K o r r a View Post
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    MSI, Lenovo Y-70, Alienware or Acer v nitro?
    Lenovo sucks.
    Alienware is good, but expensive.
    I don't think Acer can match up to brands like alienware, but am not sure.
    Don't know about the other one.

    I found this dutch site a couple of years ago who had the newest shit just like Alienware and it was cheaper for better, so I got lucky when buying a laptop. I'm not sure you can visit the site in other languages or if you can order from different countries.

    I can also say that despite having one of the better gaming laptops around at the time, they are not really made for gaming and if you think you can put the same resolution and gfx as your pc, you will find yourself to be screenlagging or having low fps a lot of the time.

    so you're probably best off buying a pc.




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    The Lenovo and Acer you listed both have GTX860M, so go for whichever is better for you. What MSI and Alienware model though? I think there's an alienware out there with a god damn GTX970M, that will blow your sucks off if you want to game seriously in exchange for some top dollar

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    or...

    you can buy a rig with a GTX980 with massive overclock room and a i7-4XXX for much less than what a GT970M and a much worse processor Lap would cost.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ichiryuu View Post
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    Lenovo sucks.
    How so?

    Alienware is good, but expensive.
    Yeah, that's a shame. They're even more expensive at my local internet stores.

    I don't think Acer can match up to brands like alienware, but am not sure.
    Acer is known for shit laptops that overheat all the time, which is why I am wary of them, but their price is really good for what they offer.

    Don't know about the other one.
    You don't know MSI? It's like the biggest, most popular and best gaming laptop brand.

    I found this dutch site a couple of years ago who had the newest shit just like Alienware and it was cheaper for better, so I got lucky when buying a laptop. I'm not sure you can visit the site in other languages or if you can order from different countries.
    That's a big problem for me. None of the NA/international internet stores ship to my country, so I am stuck with my shitty overpriced stores.

    I can also say that despite having one of the better gaming laptops around at the time, they are not really made for gaming and if you think you can put the same resolution and gfx as your pc, you will find yourself to be screenlagging or having low fps a lot of the time.

    so you're probably best off buying a pc.
    Not really. A good gaming laptop for the price of 1500 euros will run pretty much any game on ultra settings without lag and 60+ fps. Only the most demanding games will have a significant drop in fps, but you can just lower the graphic settings to run them. Besides, people don't account the cost of buying a monitor and speakers when they buy a pc, which add to about 300+ more euros, so in the end, you're only getting a slightly better rig for the same price, without any of the perks that come with a laptop.

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    The Lenovo and Acer you listed both have GTX860M, so go for whichever is better for you. What MSI and Alienware model though? I think there's an alienware out there with a god damn GTX970M, that will blow your sucks off if you want to game seriously in exchange for some top dollar
    Something in the 1300-1800 EUR (1500-2000 USD) price range.

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    or...

    you can buy a rig with a GTX980 with massive overclock room and a i7-4XXX for much less than what a GT970M and a much worse processor Lap would cost.
    Why? I mean, if you're so pedantic that you must run every game on ultra settings at 144+ fps else you trigger your ocd, then sure, you can do that. Most people don't care about graphics that much. I sure as hell don't. The only requirement I have is that I'd be able to run any game I want to play, regardless of the video settings. I'm probably not even going to play anything other than DA:I and Black Desert (a.k.a. korean waifu simulator ) when it comes out in NA or EU. My old laptop broke so I am looking to buy a new one, and I'd like to have the option to play any game I want, because the old one couldn't even run Mass Effect 1 without overheating, which is quite the shame because I really wanted to try that one out.

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    Budget?

    Just read it

    My bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K o r r a View Post
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    Something in the 1300-1800 EUR (1500-2000 USD) price range.
    For pete's sake, man.

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    I noticed in time

    If you're willing to spent 1700€, the Alienware 17 with the low config blows the others out of the water.

    GTX970M
    i7-4720 3,6 Ghz
    8 GB RAM (2x 4)

    That should run any current game on decent settings and constant 60+ fps



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    I've settled on two models. GT72 DOMINATOR PRO and Asus RoG G751. Both have the same specs and price.

    Intel Core i7-4720
    16GB RAM
    1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive, 128GB Solid-State Drive
    17.3-inch Full HD Screen
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX980M with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM

    Price 1800-1900 EUR.

    What kind of desktop computer I'd be able to build for the same price? Add in monitor, mouse, keyboard and speakers, because I'd have to buy those as well. To be honest, I don't think there's that much of a difference. A slightly better processor, maybe more RAM (what I am going to use 32gb ram for?) and a better graphics card, which won't even make a difference in games I plan to play.

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    Or better question how much would a desktop pc cost with the same specs?

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