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Windows 7: Any tips on money saving Gaming/3D design Laptop?

20 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Any tips on money saving Gaming/3D design Laptop?

Hi guys,

Ok so i currently run desktop, i7 920, 1gb ati gpu....basically its great for gaming + 3D design + rendering (I study architecture so i like a powerful rig for this)

Anyways i need to get a laptop too, and i dont wanna spend more than 550, preferably cheaper because i know it can be done.

I've done some research and i generally go by the cpu and gpu benchmarks to see how they perform(i assume they are reliable?), plus i'll watch youtube vids of gpu's in action.

Obviously i want something powerful (2nd/3rd gen i processors OR amd but they seem harder to come by for laptops) for rendering aswell as 1gb dedicated gpu for 3d stuff.

This is what ive done so far and what i've found to be the best option.

#1 Surprisingly best so far is brand new from pc specialist

i7 3610 (benchmark of 8414)
1gb nvidia GT 630m
4gb ddr3
NO os (i can get one for 40 student)

I wont go into the other components it's not relevant

Total price 536

here's the link but u will have change the choices of components probably

this seem quite low price considering the power of that cpu no?

#2 I've tried ebay aswell which is hit or miss really, and tbh it could take ages to find a really good deal and when i do it will prob be for about 450 (from what ive seen) so i may aswell get brand new.

#3 I've tried novatech, dabs, aria and ebuyer, but ive found nothing as good as the pc specialist configuration i made.

So any tips or websites im missing out here would be really really helpful,

sorry for long post

any help is really appreciated
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20 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Alright, this is what you do...

1. Go to Dell
2. Order an XPS laptop, whatever fits your budget
3. ???
4. Minecraft at 60 FPS! (Profit)
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21 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

haha ok i'll check em out, i always thought they were more expensive tho lol.

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