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Jee

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    Gaming Laptop Build Advice
    « on: April 21, 2014, 04:21:15 AM »
    Hello everyone :)

    I'm building a gaming laptop for when I'm not at home, i spend quite a lot of time on trains or at my partners place so I'm away from my desktop or console and my current laptop is just a bog standard thing with integrated graphics. I'm building on a site called pcspecialist.co.uk and the current build I've selected comes out at about £750 and that's really as high as I'm willing to go. I don't expect massive performance out of this so please don't just recommend me top of the line changes, the only advice i want is whether or not the parts I've selected work well together and I'm not wasting any power or bottlenecking the GPU. Thanks

    If you want to have a play around with the full options I have available then this is the base model I have selected - http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/cosmosII-17/
    but please try and stick as close as possible to £750 total if you do find a better configuration. Thank you.

       
    Chassis & Display
    Cosmos Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
       
    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-4710MQ (2.50GHz) 6MB
       
    Memory (RAM)
    8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 (1 x 8GB)
       
    Graphics Card
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 850M - 2.0GB DDR3 Video RAM - DirectX® 11
       
    Memory - Hard Disk
    500GB SEAGATE HYBRID SSHD Drive, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (5400 rpm)
       
    DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
          
    Thermal Paste
    ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9)
       
    Sound Card
    Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
       
    Bluetooth & Wireless
    WIRELESS INTEL® N135 802.11N (150Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
       
    USB Options
    3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
       
    Battery
    Cosmos Series 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (48.84WH)
       
    Power Lead & Adaptor
    1 x UK Power Lead & 90W AC Adaptor

    So again, all I'm looking for is confirmation that these parts will work well together and I'm not wasting anything. As far as CPU goes I can't afford to upgrade it to a better Quad Core so any changes would have to be a downgrade to Dual Core with higher GHz but lower Cache size (I mat have just said something ridiculous but I'm not very knowledgeable on hardware so forgive me!)

    Thanks again


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    Re: Gaming Laptop Build Advice
    « Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 05:16:53 AM »
    That would be fine, your video card should play all current games but some very intensive ones may require the graphics detail to be decreased slightly.  Also, don't bother paying the extra for the "better" thermal compound - The difference between thermal compounds is tiny and the £9 they charge for that is a bit ridiculous since an entire 4g tube of MX-4 costs under £4.

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    Re: Gaming Laptop Build Advice
    « Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 08:55:13 AM »
    I'm building a gaming laptop ...
    Just to be perfectly clear and avoid any confusion by forum visitors, by "building", you mean you're buying a laptop from a seller that offers a "configure your laptop" option, right? 

    Jee

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      Re: Gaming Laptop Build Advice
      « Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 05:03:46 PM »
      Thanks for your reply Cameron

      Soybean, yes that is was i mean. The link to the site and the laptop i am configuring can be found at the top of my question.