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Windows 7: Gaming laptop or gaming tower?

09 May 2015   #1
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 
Gaming laptop or gaming tower?

Hello,

I currently have a Lenovo y50-70 gaming laptop. I've been thinking about whether to get a tower or not instead since I can upgrade it over time. However, I can't have both and only one, so which one should I do?

If I sell the laptop and some other pieces of stuff I have, I should have a fair amount of cash to spend on a gaming pc. The specs should be close to this laptop's. Or should I get a cheap tower and upgrade it?


Thanks, I'm kind of in a tangled situation.


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09 May 2015   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

You should have a VERY BIG amount of cash to spend on a gaming desktop. That is, if you tell us your budget.
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09 May 2015   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

For gaming get a desktop over a laptop any day of the week. Better value for money, better heat management, upgradeability... It's a no brainer.
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09 May 2015   #4
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

After selling the laptop and some other things, I should have around 800-1,000 dollars. I can just get a cheaper machine and upgrade it right?

What machine should I get? I'd have to use Paypal since I'm selling stuff on eBay.
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09 May 2015   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logo897 View Post
After selling the laptop and some other things, I should have around 800-1,000 dollars. I can just get a cheaper machine and upgrade it right?

What machine should I get? I'd have to use Paypal since I'm selling stuff on eBay.
Do you want to buy a desktop?

Or build a desktop?

What games do you play? At what settings? Monitor size and resolution?

More questions to follow, depending on the answers to those questions.

If you buy a traditional desktop with an ATX case, yes, you could upgrade it piece by piece in the future. You'd have a bit more flexibility on that if you built it yourself, but you can generally upgrade a store-bought PC such as a Dell, Asus, Acer, Lenovo, etc.
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09 May 2015   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

logo897,
I would consider building your own but your bang for buck will go further with a pre-built but it will severely limit you with upgrades and things unless you get very lucky. With a you build system you can control the case, psu, mobo, cpu and gpu among other key items. This luxury does come at a higher cost as you will be paying more of a retail price for all and adding the OS where a OEM will be less but again upgrades where possible at all will be tough, expensive or impossible. OEM's want you to sell/trade or discard and buy again.
When building your own then the questions we'll have are countless. If this is the direction you want to entertain then please think about the size and look of the case and will you want a Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX or the huge Extended-ATX mobo. Will the case have a window. Do you want the front to have bays for opticals and things?
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10 May 2015   #7
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Alright thanks I will look into it
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10 May 2015   #8
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Meanwhile though I am playing games on my laptop but the maps tend to take a bit to load, sometimes up to 10 seconds. My hardware is pretty good so I don't know what the issue is. Any way I can make the games load faster? My WiFi is pretty good too. I've had this issue on my old gaming tower too before I sold it. Is it based on download speed or something? Thanks.
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10 May 2015   #9
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

No matter how good your WiFi connection and your signal is, It'll still be laggy as hell. Jitters in WiFi aren't good enough to play online games. Ethernet is the way to go!
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12 May 2015   #10
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

If you need a laptop for school or mobility then it will be your only option, otherwise, for obvious reasons aside from what has been stated above, a desktop is the way to go... bigger is better in this case
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