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Windows 7: New Laptop, Wanting to Run these games without LAG


14 Dec 2012   #1

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New Laptop, Wanting to Run these games without LAG

I Am buying a new laptop soon and i need some guidance. I Want a laptop that can run Assassins creed 3, guild wars 2 and Far Cry 3.

My Budget is 700. I'm from the UK. I Would like it even more if it's by HP

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14 Dec 2012   #2

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I would make sure it has a i5 CPU minimum as well you'll want to get the ram to a 6-8 gb minimum more if it will take it and then pay close attention to getting a the best internal GPU that you can afford. I would think you can find this with a HP for sure....for 700 pounds....that's your shopping to do. When you get the HP rig then you'll want to get rid of all the bloatware that HP is famous for.

Clean Up Factory Bloatware

Then the next step would be to purchase a external hard drive case for the stock 2.5 and replace it with a 256gb or larger SSD drive and place the old HDD in the usb 3.0 enclosure and lock and load !
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15 Dec 2012   #3

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Would i be able to take out the Disc tray and connect a extra hard drive? Also could you give me the links to some laptops that you would suggest
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15 Dec 2012   #4

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I have seen this very upgrade for Mac's and I'm sure there are solutions for a pc so I will say yes but would have to research completely and it could take some time. I have a fast 1 tb usb 3.0 hooked to my HP Probook mine has 8 gb of 1333 ram and only an i3 but it scores well in the video with no separate video.

Here's an i7 with Radeon that could be the perfect blend !
HP ProBook 4730s XU076UT Notebook PC - Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.0GHz, 8GB DDR3, 750GB HDD, Blu-ray Burner, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370, 17.3 Display, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit XU076UT#ABA at TigerDirect
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15 Dec 2012   #5

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that computer has an old generation i7, for a tiny bit more you could get one with a 3rd generation (better
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16 Dec 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I have seen this very upgrade for Mac's and I'm sure there are solutions for a pc so I will say yes but would have to research completely and it could take some time. I have a fast 1 tb usb 3.0 hooked to my HP Probook mine has 8 gb of 1333 ram and only an i3 but it scores well in the video with no separate video.

Here's an i7 with Radeon that could be the perfect blend !
HP ProBook 4730s XU076UT Notebook PC - Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.0GHz, 8GB DDR3, 750GB HDD, Blu-ray Burner, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370, 17.3 Display, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit XU076UT#ABA at TigerDirect
From what i know i might be wrong i will be able to run all of the games i want So this may be the best for me, just don't want to buy a new laptop in a year because the newer games don't work

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
that computer has an old generation i7, for a tiny bit more you could get one with a 3rd generation (better
Could you leave a laptop suggestion with 3rd Generation
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16 Dec 2012   #7

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This as I understand has the 2nd gen. i7 but even with the first gen. at that price it's .......swinging deal....find it and buy it !
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16 Dec 2012   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
that computer has an old generation i7, for a tiny bit more you could get one with a 3rd generation (better
Sandy based laptops are worth looking into solely for the integrated GPU. It'll probably be more powerful than some of these mobility cards/chips.


What's going to be your biggest problem OP, is finding one with a half decent GPU. The 6370M for example, is a weak card. Gameplay would be shit tbh. But if you found one with an older gen CPU, but beefier GPU - beefier GPU wins.

(Search for benchmarks etc with the exact GPU you'd be looking at. Then try and find it's desktop equivalent. This makes it easier culling duds.)



700 isn't a lot to go on when it it comes to decent game capable laptops. The titles you want to play will most likely have to be played at low/medium settings.

Of course whats acceptable to one, isn't acceptable to another.


(Once upon I time I considered 20-25fps 'playable'. Now I have PC's that can do 60FPS with max settings and find 20-25fps to be an intolerable slideshow now.)


Basically, you'll find a compromise because you have to. Does it need to be a laptop?
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16 Dec 2012   #9

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I would agree that the 700 would go MUCH faurther for a desktop.
Laptops obviously offer mobility, but for the price you get far less in comparison.

While this may be a worthwhile trade off in many instances, gaming is not one of them. You need alot of GPU power and thats where many many laptops, especially in this price range, will fail.


Something to consider.
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16 Dec 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I would agree that the 700 would go MUCH faurther for a desktop.
Laptops obviously offer mobility, but for the price you get far less in comparison.

While this may be a worthwhile trade off in many instances, gaming is not one of them. You need alot of GPU power and thats where many many laptops, especially in this price range, will fail.


Something to consider.
Agreed.
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