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Is this a decent laptop for lite gaming

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    asus rog g73sw-xa1.............

    Product Features and Technical Details

    Intel Core i7 Processor 2GHz
    8GB SO-DIMM RAM
    750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
    17.3-Inch Screen
    Nvidia GTX 460M

    Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

    Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core i7
    RAM: 8 GB
    Max RAM: 16 GB
    Memory Slots: 4

    Hard Drive

    Size: 750 GB
    Speed: 7200 rpm

    Graphics and Display

    Graphics Card: GTX 460M
    Graphics RAM: 1536 MB
    LCD Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LRO9AK/?tag=tec06d-20

    things that arent listed about it on amazon...

    dual hard drive capable
    up to 4 sticks of ram, 32gb max

    what i want is 17" screen, ability to run dual hdds and possibly raid them, ability to hold lots of ram. its going to be used for homework, internet, some games.

    questions i have....

    1. is gtx460m any good?

    2. can you raid with laptop chipsets?

    3. anyone ever heard of any problems with ROG laptops?

    4. is $600 a good deal for this laptop?
     
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    If I had the money I would get it! That thing looks like a monster!
     
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    i have dual 500gb seagate momentusXT hybrid drives i want to put in it but i want to know if i can raid them. if not i'll get a ssd for OS and run the 500 for storage.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I'm Not sure as well I never had a laptop before. They are way out of my price range. :D
     
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    well this one is one i found on craigslist. i dont have any more than $600 to spend. im selling my current laptop, that i just got 2 months ago, to get the above mentioned one.
     
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    Ah my bad, I was going by the price listed on amazon xD. If that's all you can spend, then I'd go with that one.
     
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    is it a good deal?
     
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    haha.... i dont need 32gb no. 16 is fine.. and so is the 8 that comes in it. probably wont upgrade it for a while but the option is there.

    dont really need blueray but i suppose its a good addition. wish it had a 3d screen... that would make it better.

    anyone know if the gtx460m is decent? i know its the low end of the gtx400m series.
     
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    well... im a desktop guy... i know all the high end desktop cards and their performance over the past few years but i dont know anything about laptop gpus at all. i know how this integrated gpu in my i5-2450m does but not much else.
     
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    Quite a few issues listed on the ROG forum, might wanna take a gander over there to see what you think.
     
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    First what is your opinion of "lite" gaming... My belief is that if you are going to game get a desktop, I really dont like putting quad core cpus and gpus that should be in desktops in laptops.I will say this, dont go with dell, I have seen to many of them break due to overheating. Also most of the dells now use the stupid slot loads. I have seen that break fairly easily, Dell was good at one time but now they are not.
     
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    the GTX460M is quite comparable to the GTS450
    give take 5% if I'm not mistaken
     
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    if its anything like my old G53V1 you can raid them easily. And as someone who's raided the XT's its screaming fast.

    That's about half off retail for that machine, it should have been around 1200-1400 new, so its a pretty good deal. I know that model was well received, despite terrible battery life (common with all gaming machines) and the weight (to deal with the heat)
     
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    Idk about current ROG Laptops but I have a G50 from Spring of 2009 and it is still going strong, also if I remember correctly it has a nvidia Geforce 9800m GS in it and I could game quite well on it even playing games like Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and Dragon Age Origins with decent eyecandy and high framerates.

    G50 Specs:
    Intel Core 2 Duo processor @ 2.13 GHz
    Nvidia Geforce 9800M GS 512mb GDDR3 vram
    4 GB DDR3 Memory
    15.4" screen (1680 x 1050 I believe)

    At the time I paid around $900-$1000 for my ROG laptop so it looks as if you are getting quite a nice deal :rockout:

    Managed to find some benchmarks for the 9800M GS and GTX 460M (all FPS listed are the averages)

    9800M GS

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Low detail: 201
    Medium detail: 84
    High: 47

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    High: 60 FPS

    GTX 460M

    Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

    Low detail: 301
    Medium detail: 163
    High detail: 101

    Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

    Low detail: 201
    Medium detail: 73.2
    High detail: 63
    Ultra detail: 45

    It seems like you are getting some pretty decent bang for your buck with that GPU especially if you are only looking for "lite" gaming.

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-9800M-GS.12932.0.html
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-9800M-GS.12932.0.html
     
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    well the one in the initial post slipped through my fingers but i sold my old laptop this morning and was able to snatch another great deal on my local craigslist.

    asus x53sv-mh71 - http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0373581

    i've added my seagate momentusXT 500gb hybrid drive and shes smoking fast now!

    sold my old laptop for $450 and bought this one IN MINT CONDITION for only $450!!!

    specs if you dont want to dick around looking at the link...

    Intel Core i7-2670QM
    8GB DDR3-1333
    640GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive (swapped out for my momentusXT 500gb hybriddrive)
    DVD±RW Drive/CD-RW Drive
    15.6" HD Widescreen Display
    5-in-1 Memory Card Reader
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 540
    intel 10/100/1000 lan
    intel proset 1000 802.11b/g/n Wireless
     
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    close to my laptop, I love mine and its my only gaming pc.
     
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