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Q: Bad laptop gaming upgrade

I have a dell d600. I know its a pretty lousy laptop but, i want to know if i
could change its memory from 30 something to 250 or 512 Mb so that i
can do some gaming

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A: Bad laptop gaming upgrade

"...change its memory from 30 something to 250 or 512 MB"

This is hard drive size and not system memory amount. You could max out the laptops system memory and install a larger hard drive, but I really doubt that it would improve gaming capability much

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I just recently got into pc gaming. Unfortunately I don't have the money to get a new laptop or any system. Fortunately I already had a Dell Studio XPS 1340, which from what I heard isn't bad for gaming. Is there anything i can do for the laptop to have it run games smoother? (I've been playing Batman Arkham Asylum (kind of laggy), street fighter IV (works fine), and I'm getting Assassin's Creed).

Here's what I have

Dell Studio XPS 1340
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU [email protected]
RAM: 4GB
64-bit Operating System
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M (GF 9400MG + GF 9200MGS)
 

A:Can I upgrade my laptop to make it better for gaming?

Looks like you are pretty well maxed out with the laptop. It's not that bad. Gaming laptops cost big bucks, $1200 or higher. How big is your hard drive?
 

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When I got my HP Envy Dv - cl laptop from Walmart I had for one simple purpose To play today's hottest games That was two years ago and now times have changed since then On my Steam account which is the same name on this site purposes hardware?: my I laptop's Can For gaming upgrade if you wanna add me the newest Can I upgrade my laptop's hardware?: For gaming purposes game on my wishlist is Grand Theft Auto I have played a lot on the Xbox and PlayStation and now it's time to play it on the PC Only problem though apparently my graphics card is not powerful enough I have looked at the minimum requirements and the only two requirements that my system doesn't meet is the processor and the graphics driver Everything else is good enough even for recommended requirements The minimum requirements for the processor is an AMD Phenom Quad-Core Processor at GHz My processor is an AMD A - M Quad-Core Processor at GHz Although mine is also a quad-core processor it does not have the required power at minimum requirements for GTA The minimum requirements for the graphics driver is the AMD HD driver which runs GB of memory My graphics drivers is the AMD Radeon HD G driver which runs MB of memory So it's obvious this isn't going to be enough Now what can I do about this Well I have two options either I buy a new PC which isn't likely gonna happen or I update the hardware on my laptop Well I know it is possible to change the hardware on a PC but I have some questions Is this possible for a factory-built PC Will Windows recognize my laptop as a different one and must reinstall For all I know the only changes I made to my laptop since I first got it was downgrading from Windows which my laptop only comes with to Windows because who doesn't love it and there's a local-PC shop that I see often and as a result can reduce the price for anything for being often visitors Also I will be upgrading to Windows when it comes out on Monday the th but I can wait afterwards so you don't have to rush yourselves I expect good news buh-bye EDIT I forgot here is a list of games that I play on this laptop and how well they run Good framerate even at max settings Tom Clancy's H A W X Battlestations Pacific Half-Life Good framrate but on approximately medium settings War Thunder Ace Combat Assualt Horizon Enhanced Edition World of Tanks Kerbal Space Program Good or decent framrate but on minimum settings Planetside Men of War Assault Squad Grand Theft Auto IV

A:Can I upgrade my laptop's hardware?: For gaming purposes

Laptops are not meant for gaming.

About the only thing you can do is add memory

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Edit: I'm Only 15 so money is a BIG issue here (around $300 for christmas/birthday $600-$700 for both combind i can spend)
 

A:New Gaming PC, what to upgrade...

1. Get yourself up to 2Gb of RAM
2. Upgrade the video card to a 7800GTX (reviews show it faster than 2 6600GT's)
3. Upgrade the Processor (whatevers affordable at the time)
4. SLI your video card
5. RAID a couple of SATA's


Note: your specs don't list what PSU your using (if so I missed it), so throw in a PSU upgrade if necessary.
 

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A:New upgrade to gaming rig - old HDD?

Its usually not advisable to reuse an old install with new hardware, but you can always give it a shot.

What you can try doing is clone your old drive to your new drive and then when your computer arrives, plug in the new drive and see if it will work. Windows *should* be able to scan the new hardware and then you can download drivers for them.

If Windows fails to run for some reason, then you still have the data saved on the old drive, and then can reformat the TB drive and install fresh windows on it or whatever.

If by chance any of your games are from Steam, they do have a backup feature. I used it to backup, but then I just downloaded the games again, instead of restoring, but in theory it should have all the settings and saved games you had when you backed up.
 

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A:Upgrade CPU for gaming

Hey, Well if you have an Intel processor installed to your Motherboard than you won't be able to install an AMD CPU because AMD uses different CPU sockets. Also games doesn't uses that much of CPU it mostly uses graphics card.
 

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A:Gaming PC upgrade TBF

Well the 7870 is cheaper, faster and a better cooler so it's no contest really. Only problem is it's out of stock...
 

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A:CPU/Mobo upgrade for non gaming

WorldFamousWiz said:





EDIT: my only requirement is that the motherboard must be full ATX, since I do not want to replace the case!Click to expand...

If you do indeed have a full ATX case, it will fit mATX as well as miniITX motherboards.

What exactly is your budget?

Newegg has kits anywhere from $100 to $800. - http://www.newegg.com/DIY-PC-Combos/PromotionStore/ID-33/Page-6

These are nice kits for around $300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1658471
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.2142046
I know you said you didn't want to replace the case but for around 300 this is not a bad deal

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.2142387
You can find lower prices at Tigerdirect with smaller bundles. - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=14
In my opinion don't get a kit with Celeron or Pentium, unless you are planing an upgrade in the future to i5 or i7. Bewarned though that Intel pricing doesn't fall as quickly as one would hope.

As for AMD suggestions, you'll need to speak with someone else. I'm not an AMD follower. I will admit that for the best savings AMD is the way to go. But then performance wise they struggle to compare to Intel, when you match prices. Which is the very reason I advised not to get Celeron or Pentium. The i3 or comparable AMD is the perfect performance level to be. Anyone needing more power will know they need more.
 

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A:Please I need a recommendation on what to upgrade for gaming.

Does a full-height card fit or is it a slim-line case? Hard to tell.
If a full-size card would fit a 7600GT would be about the most I would think of doing (best option).
If only a low-profile card fits your options are very limited. This is the best cards that would fit:

http://www.directron.com/lowprofile.html

http://www.directron.com/vcg8400sxpb.html

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814122032

There is a 7600GS low-profile but none I can see in stock (US).
 

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OS: Windows 8.1
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A:Looking to Upgrade Gaming Desktop!

Closing duplicate thread too: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1152667-looking-upgrade-gaming-desktop.html

Please do not post more than thread for the same question.
 

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Looking for feedback. Thanks!
 

A:Looking to Upgrade Gaming Desktop!

if it were me i would go for a corsair RM850 for power, i've got a similar one AX850, its worth getting a decent psu if your spending a lot on a new gpu.
also SSD's are a good investment.
 

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A:Is this system upgrade is well for gaming?

The Pentium 4 should give you a noticeable improvement in gaming, but I'm not sure getting a new Motherboard will make that much difference to performance, unless you're into overclocking your components (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong guys). But thinking about it, what chipset is on your old board, and on your intended board (i.e. nforce3/4 etc)? Is your Graphics card AGP 4x? And which Graphics cards slots are on the intended board?
 

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A:I would like to upgrade my computer for gaming

Hi, The below graphics card should work with the 300 watt power supply in your PC. 

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A:Advice for Gaming Upgrade

X_Gamer7 said:

Well, I have finally decided that it is time to upgrade my computer. With all the new games coming out, I'm trying desperately to keep up with them. Unfortunately, if I want all the eye candy turned up, I usually need to set my resolution to 800x600. I can run 1024x768 with medium graphics. Anyway, I need to know your opinions on what the best upgrade(s) would be for my budget of around $100. Actually, why don't we say the best for $100 and the best for $200 (not sure if I'm willing to kick out 200 right now though ). Here is my current setup:
Aluminum Chieftec Dragon Case
40GB 5400RPM HDD
160GB 7200RPM HDD
Thermaltake PurePower 420W PSU
HP 9100 CDR/RW Drive
Floppy Drive
Asus A7N8X Mobo
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Sound Blaster Audigy 5.1 Gamer
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10/100 Ethernet / LAN Card
Aerocool Deep Impact Heatsink w/ 2 fans attached
ATI Radeon 9500 w/ L shaped memory

Newegg has some awesome deals on some refurbished items. They have a couple 9800 pros for around $75-$90 that would be in my price range. Anyway, let me know what you guys think! All opinions are appreciated!
thanksClick to expand...

yeah, 9800pro 256mb if you can find one in your price, which you may be able to. The other card thats a little better is the 6600GT, that would probably be $150 to $230 range new.
 

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750W PSU

Scores at Windows Experience Index:

Processor: 7,2
RAM. 7,2
Graphics: 6,8
Game graphics: 6,8
HDD: 5,9

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A:Is this PC ok to start gaming and upgrade?

Few things to note; the warranty is only 90 days and the hard drive is only a 5400 RPM drive rather then the standard 7200 RPM drive. 5400 RPM drives are slower but use less power, are quieter, and make less noise. CPU upgrades can be limited on name brand systems, HP doesn't really care to support CPU upgrades via BIOS updates or by posting which CPU's are supported in most systems. And you'll absolutely have to use your 600 watt PSU to run the 9800GT rather then the stock 300 watt which won't handle it well.
 

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What is the next best upgrade to make in order to get a noticeable difference in gaming?

thanks in advance
 

A:Gaming upgrade - recommendations please

Well If you want better gaming performance. The upgrade would be the GPU. What is the budget you have for the upgrade?
 

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A:Should I upgrade to Windows 8 for gaming?

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A:Need a little advice on what to upgrade for my gaming rig

Ram is standard speed pretty much...CPU should be fine...I honestly dont know. Planetside 2 requires quite a PC as far as I have played...might be your graphics card at this point although its honestly not awful..CPU shouldnt be a bottleneck, as far as I know.
 

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Ps i have a Tagan PSU which is 530 W or "max output current of 20A 20A over 33A" ? If that makes any sense at all!
 

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A:To build new or upgrade current gaming rig

In general, if you're going to spend more than $300 in upgrades, it's better to get a newer system.
 

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A:What should I upgrade my CPU to, to make a difference gaming?

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A:HP Gaming ak007tx upgrade 4GB RAM to 16GB RAM

Crucial memory is sold in India.The Google search I did shows that it is.https://www.google.nl/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=crucial+memory+India Now that you know the partnumber for guaranteed compatible memory to upgrade your notebook you can search for the memory with that part number. If no, then go to the websites of the available memory manufacturers and use their configuration utilities to find guaranteed compatible memory modules for your notebook. The followng url is to Kingston memory that is guaranteed compatible with your gaming notebook.http://www.kingston.com/en/memory/search/Default.aspx?DeviceType=3&Mfr=HEW&Line=Pavilion%20Gaming%20Notebook&Model=94222&DisPart=&Description=Kingston_System_Specific_Memory_for_HP/Compaq_Pavilion_Gaming_Notebook_15-ak007TX

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A:Upgrade vid-card for online gaming

With your setup, you could upgrade to a Radeon 7500 for a mere 84$ ( TechSpot PriceGrabber ).

With that you'll be all set to improve your performance on CS & the likes.

For newer games, that card will still be pretty good but you'll need to upgrade your ram to 256mb to really be comfortable.
 

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A:SSD upgrade for HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak025TX possible?

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A:HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak002nl GPU and RAM Upgrade

Hi, 1. No you can't replace video card. The series only has 2 options (depending on CPU): Switchable discrete graphics:NVIDIA N16P-GT (GeForce 950M) with up to 4096 MB of dedicated video memory (256Mx16 DDR3 900MHz x 8 PCs, 1GHz bridge to 900MHz) (Skylake-H)NVIDIA N16S-GT (GeForce 940M) with up to 2048 MB of dedicated video memory (256Mx16 DDR3 900MHz x 4 PCs, 1GHz bridge to 900MHz) (Skylake-U) 2. No, it ONLY supports DDR3L RAM. Please note: DDR4 RAM won't fit to DDR3 and DDR3L slots. Regards.

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A:is this a worthy gaming system?, if not what do I need to upgrade?

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A:Gaming build looking for upgrade suggestions

I think you are on the right track for increasing gaming performance Blk, The 6950 scales beautifully. In most cases 80- 100%. The 600w PSU is going to be pushing it, a 750w is more in order and the HX series you listed is excellent. Your x 4 965 is not going to be a limiting factor at all. good luck with the upgrade
 

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What is your monitor screen resolution, and how much do you want your graphics to improve, and how much money do you have to spend. A high end graphics card will roughly require a quality 500 watt power supply too.
 

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A:Looking at pci-e video card (or other options) for gaming upgrade

I think AGP version 3.0 is 8x AGP

I just looked up your mother board you do have pci-e
 

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A:Video card upgrade -- budget/gaming

Here's a card within your budget: XFX HD 6770 AMD Radeon Graphics Card - 1GB


If you want better performance for your budget you can try picking up a used Radeon 6850 or GTX 460 1GB (non-SE) on eBay.
 

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BSOD During Gaming(Mostly Online) nvlddmkm.sys,dxgkrnl.sys,dxgmms1.sys - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A:BSOD During Online Gaming: Persists after Win10 Upgrade

Revert back to the previous OS, your laptop does not have Windows 10 drivers meaning your manufacturer doesn't support your laptop in Windows 10.

http://www.tenforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/37243-bsod-during-online-gaming-persists-after-win10-upgrade.html
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Minidump.7z

Windows7_Vista_jcgriff2.7z

Edit: Sorry I didn't put my CPU config, silly me.
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Intel Core i5-2410M
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GeForce GT 540M
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A:BSOD After SSD upgrade and Ram upgrade in Laptop. Mostly IRQL errors

Welcome
Have you updated to the latest firmware for your SSD?






Quote:
STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner,
Backup tool, compatibility

STOP 0x0000004E: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
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Suggestions:

Kaspersky does cause BSoDs. Please uninstall it and use Microsoft Security Essentials (at least to test)

Free up your start-up, keep nothing except the antivirus
→ Startup Programs - Change

Take memtest. Run for 4/5 passes
→ RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Run Disk Check for file system errors and bad sectors on it
→ Disk Check

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http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/256759-bsod-after-ssd-upgrade-ram-upgrade-laptop-mostly-irql-errors.html
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There are "gaming" laptops, but they are quite expensive compared to a desktop. And they are prone to high temperatures and expensive to repair.

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A:What do you think about this gaming laptop

Welcome to Techist

Did you read the review you linked? I think it answers your question already.


Quote:




- Dreadful screen
- Inconsistent game performance




I'd say from those first 2 cons, find another notebook

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A:Laptop for Gaming

Welcome to seven Forums Deborah.

Based on these reviews, I'd definitely go with the Lenovo, much less money and and the only con is short battery life, while the MSI they say gets very hot.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

MSI GE40 2OC-009US Review & Rating | PCMag.com

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A:Gaming Laptop

For about $1500 you should get a descent laptop from Asus. Check out their website.

Regards,

Korrupt
 

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A:gaming on a laptop

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http://www.alienware.com/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/best-gaming-laptop.769809/
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A:looking to buy a gaming laptop

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I like my Asus ROG (Republic Of Games) G73JW. http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/G73Jw
It's pretty big and heavy to haul around though. They have several configurations of the new model. http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/Notebooks_Products/
You might be able to find an older model like mine on Amazon a little cheaper than a current ones.

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A:Laptop for gaming - £400-£600

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A:Gaming Laptop

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A:gaming laptop

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/gaming-laptop.736114/
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A:Gaming Laptop

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A:Looking to buy gaming laptop

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A:Which laptop would be better for gaming?

Both of those graphics cards are low-end and pretty lame, so you won't be going much hardcore gaming.

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A:Gaming Laptop

You should compare the laptop to the system requirements of any game you want to play. It's always a good idea to buy above the minimum, as high as possible, so that the laptop will not be obsolete when the next games come out.

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See here: Top 10 Gaming Laptops
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/gaming-laptop.1086197/
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A:Best Gaming Laptop?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/best-gaming-laptop.95325/
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A:Gaming laptop

It would be a first for me to see a laptop with dual sli... that's only in desktops.

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A:my new gaming laptop

over kill for a laptop. The idea of a laptop is portablility...u need a fork lift truck for a Sager
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A:Gaming laptop

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A:Laptop Gaming

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Another thing to note (and it's just me having my 'standard' head on lol) is that you need to make sure that all fan/heatsync ports have plenty of space as this can cause overheating.


OS

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A:New Gaming Laptop

Search for the E series Acer models. Jack E/NJ

http://community.acer.com/t5/Legacy-Laptops-and-Netbooks/New-Gaming-Laptop/td-p/441966
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A:Gaming laptop

I've got a Lenovo Y50-70 (the 2.6 GHz to 3.6GHz variant), and it handles intense graphics and calculations (molecular dynamics) pretty well - of course not as good as a full-rigged desktop would. I'd recommend a Lenovo of an equal or higher specification since I've got one, but I can't speak for Asus.

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A:Gaming laptop

Are you completely sure you want a laptop rather then a desktop? They're hot, have a relatively short lifespan, lack upgradability and will be considerably less powerful then a desktop of equivelant price.

If you're sure it's got to be a laptop though, Dell and ASUS are both of a reasonable quality, Alienware make some of the best high end ones but are a bit outside your budget.
 

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A:Gaming laptop under $1,000

Option 1:
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/...-category-id=AC523278A4F13F27A84F5F5622D1AC7A

Has a GTX660M, 8GB of RAM, 3rd Gen i7, and a 1080P display. It comes with Windows 8 since the Windows 7 ones are gone. I wouldn't recommend this at this moment since last week there were 2 other models with a 500GB HDD @7200rpms, which is what you want, not 5400RPM. They are sold out though, maybe they will replenish for xmas since revenues will be released for Q4 soon, or maybe not. Also the 660M may struggle at 60fps on BF @ 1080p, it will play high at constant 40-50 fps (guessing from past experience but not completely sure)

Option 2:
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=category_browse&selected_cat=9

Chose from the configuration you would like. This is MUCH more custimizable and they are great laptops, I would recommend this more.
 

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A:help for buy MSI Gaming Laptop

Similar performance. Just a matter of chipset preference. Intel/nVidia or AMD/ATI

Although the intel build has a better audio chipset.

Warranty should be the same for both, so it boils down to brand preference and/or price.
 

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A:Gaming Laptop Help

unfortunately Laptops designed with gaming in mind are very expensive. Alienware makes some and so does ABS. But they charge an arm and a leg for them. What you have to look at is what the system requirements are for the games and then look for a laptop that meets or exceeds those requirements. A budget of $1300 is not a lot I am afraid.
 

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