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

17 Dec 2012   #11

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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.
I Travel quite a lot, so laptop

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18 Dec 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

Never buy an HP laptop, it overheats too much that you could cook an egg.
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18 Dec 2012   #14

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Regarding the ram and mobo working together I would first go to the mobo mfgr's. site and they will have tested and approved makes and models of ram. Now that doesn't mean that's the only ram that works but you need to decide the speed, brand and size you want to go with. Trusted brands will be Crucial, Corsair, G Skill, Kingston and the like. Notice the speeds that the mobo will accept normally higher speeds will required a overclock or setting change in the bios and not all mobo's and cpu will extract all of the speeds listed, so just because it says with an overclock you can install 2133mhz ram doesn't mean you'll net that. Another issue to consider is the heat sinks and height of the ram modules and could that impact an aftermarket CPU cooler especially air coolers?
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19 Dec 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Once again. For another £10 -15 u could get tge 3570k which is the follow up and would game better and be more energy efficient etc
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19 Dec 2012   #16

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Don't forget to include a 128gb SSD in the build and do your clean install directly to it. These days Intel, Crucial, Samsung and other SSD's are very reasonably priced and many are on sale for less then $140.00 and if you can limit the install to just the OS and a precious few programs then you could get away with a 64gb drive and they are dirt cheap, just do it and you'll thank me later !
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20 Dec 2012   #17

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Oh I have a suggestion for your graphics card. You can buy Nvidia Geforce GTX "660 TI" which is better than 660 without the TI for a bit more .
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21 Dec 2012   #18


IdeaPad Z500 - Colorful Multimedia Laptop by Lenovo | Lenovo | (GB)

i7 lenovo coming in right on your £700 budget with an nvidia gt635m 2gb graphics card, 8gb ram and 1tb hard drive.

just in case you are considering what other options are out there.

as to the desktop, as suggested above get the 3570k, your getting the z77 board anyway so you may as well get the cpu that is meant for it:)

psu is a good choice, ram is something you can upgrade as you go, 2 x 4gb sticks is great to start with and you can get 2 more another time if you want to upgrade to 16gb and use the 4 channel ram.

the gpu is something you need to ponder on, the nvidia gtx 660 is a nice card. you can compare it to the 7870, most benchmarks show one or the other doing the same thing though oddly i did notice the 7870 has higher min fps in most games tested, this is most likely a driver related issue though and not a direct result of the gpu being any worse or better.

overall between the two
New Laptop, Wanting to Run these games without LAG-average-20perf.png

so enjoy and good luck with the build

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