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  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Ok this is almost an hypothetical situation.

    I want to sell my current setup to get a gaming laptop for when I go to the navy because they recommend bringing one to ease the boredom.

    I was thinking ok how much would my rig sell for including monitor and I was hoping you guys would help me price it out properly before I make any decisions. Also can I ask if you give me suggestions on good laptops that will play most games decently and the games I play are mostly rts and fps.

    My first estimate would be i'd be able to sell it all for about £1400

    CPU - £100
    RAM - £30
    Mobo - £100
    Heatsink - £20
    Case - £90
    Cd Drive - £10
    GPU - £200
    PSU - £45
    Screen - £500
    Two G15's - £80
    AV reciever - £20
    20" monitor - £120
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Weight doesn't bother me too much :p I carried a 25 pound artillery shell around belgium for 3 days on a school trip.
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    then carry a 25 pound PC around all day :p
    as for the computer... you might be better off selling piece by piece... I doubt someone wants 1400 pounds of computer like that, since they probably already have a case etc...
    My cousin bought this 2 weeks ago... GREAT gaming :p
    btw sry... idk British sites >.>
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Yeah I was considering parting it out.
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    Too expensive. GPU and Mobo are too much. GPU I'd sell for £150-165. Mobo £60-70.

    Screen might be too much too. Personally I wouldn't pay more than £350 for it, not as it's used.
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Almost brand new. I don't use it since it hurts my eyes. GPU is more than brand new as well but that would cover the cost of shipping as well.
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    why did u join the navy????
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    To be an aircraft engineer technician and to get my wings.
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    @n-ster: WTF??? He mentioned gaming, 9600m gt is probably ....
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Isn't the 9600 quite a good though, but I'd still prefer at least a 9800GT. I'd kill for an alienware even if they are overpriced.
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    The 9600m is an 8600m in disguise, still my MBP handles Fallout 3 pretty well at 1440x900, and CoD4 runs great. Take into consideration that mine is the lower model, so I've only got the one with 256MB VRAM, so a 9600m GT with 512MB might be a little more suited, and will last you a bit longer.
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    The thing is I might be stuck with this laptop for a long time so I want something that will last that amount of time.
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    I SULUTE YOU :toast:
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    buy a dell in that case... a dell with a dedicated gpu... My friend bought some graphic card and replaced it himself!!! apparently it's quite easy to do :p Dell even encourages it since there are TUTs on it by Dell ppls on Dell website... but they do say "but it voids warranty" :p
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    nice find Trip
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    and I thank you :)

    I'm not keen on replacing the gpu if it voids the warrenty tbh.
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    get something reliable, when i was in iraq the dust destroyed my laptop i brought(dust got inside and the heatsink overheated the laptop), so get something thats reliable if your going overseas or on the sea lol, or are you going to be at your base for training or on duty there or something, they always made me clean at mine lol.
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    I dunno if I've ever heard of a water proof laptop :laugh: It'l probably never leave the boat or a locker or wherever I can keep it but I'm going to make sure I can take it before I go and I'm sure I can because they recommend to bring a gaming laptop. I know I'l need one that won't overheat etc.
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    You're a Scot. You should have went Army man!
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Sorry to revive this zombie thread but my navy training has been moved foward to july. Now can anyone recommend me a gaming laptop under £2000. The winner will get a cookie :D

    Weight and battery life are not a problem only performance.

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