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  1. MLG The Canadian

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    Hey guys,

    I'm graduating this year, been a hardcore PC gamer since middle school and I'm looking for a high quality laptop to bring to University with me.

    I'm definatly going to be doing a lot of gaming. Mostly VALVe games, and of course WoW which you can run on a toaster so it's irrelevant but anyway, I'm getting one for graduation and I need to pick from the best of the best.

    Figured this would be the right place to ask :D

    So, anyone have any ideas?
     
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    pick one with an ATI HD 48X0 (or two) in it with a good processor and you should be set.

    ASUS usually has good products.
     
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    Alienwares m17 sounds good with crossfire 3870's ofcourse you pay a premium price for it 5650 bucks australian. Assuming you could get it cheaper as we normally pay more here in oz for hardware bah.
     
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    Thanks guys

    Any links or other information would be appreciated,
    I need something, a name or model so I can find it around here.
     
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    Thanks a lot Nink.
     
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    NP. i've had my eye on this one for a couple of weeks now...its such a beast. someone I come into contact with should definitely own one lol.
     
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    Not sure how I'd get my hands on it, though.

    Bought online I assume.
     
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    Thanks for all the help, I gotta run but I'll PM ya if I get my hands on one ^^
     
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    you could try the new Sager 5797 they have the new nvidia GTX 280m in the them
     
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    Heres a nice little site that also might help you out a bit.
     
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    Sager looks nice, starting 1GBRAM is icky. Exp to 4 but I like the wp90's 6gb.

    Ram has always been an issue in my past machines.
     
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    Ill add that as a lappy owner myself ya might want to invest in some good cooling as heavy gaming makes mine super hot.
     
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    I really like the Asus Wp90vp. But I've heard from numerous people that Vista 64-bit is a problem with many games.

    Should I avoid 64bit all together? I really like this machine but I've heard 64 crashes a lot of games and applications.
     
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    64 bit vista ultimate is fine for me with all my games the only crashes ive had is from the gpu getting hot.
     
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    If you can find one look for a MSI GT725. It has one of the new ATI mobilty HD4850 512mb GPU's along with a C2D P9500. It also should be well priced compared to the likes of alienware etc.

    I have just bought an Avent 6555 which has the same GPU as the MSI (and the same chassis, cooling etc) but forgoes the C2D for a Core 2 Quad Q9000. Gaming performance is for want of a better word - excellent! The HD4850 mobility is actually based on the HD48xx series of gpus from ATI and has the performance roughly between a HD4830 and HD4850 desktop card thanks to it lower clocks but full feature set (800 shaders etc). Whilst this does seem obvious going by its name, knowledge of the nvidia mobility lineup shows that a name alone cannot be relied upon (*cough* GTX280m = '9800GTX downclocked' *cough*).


    Thanks to the full feature set the HD4850 mobility should be as fast (if not faster) than the GTX280m - especially when AA is used. I havn't seen actual benchmarks for either card (ie a full review) however based on the fact they are merely downclocked versions of desktop cards that often trade blows it would be fair to assume that the performance is similar).
     
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    I know some universities have a laptop discount program that if you buy it through the school its cheaper...might want to look into that
     
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    I dont understand why vista 64bit has a bad rap. I've had it since SP 1 and havent had a single problem. All drivers work great, all games work great. It sounds like there is a lot of anti - Vista64 propaganda out there..
     
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    from what i've understood it just takes up too much of everything you have, i dont really have a problem with it
     
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    well, yes obviously with a 2 gig AMD 4800 PC one might have problems with 64 bit vista.. but there's really no reason a beast-pc (as I like to call them) should shy away from Vista64. Odds are some n00b tried to put it on his 4 year old pc and complained about its performance.
     
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    I wasn't sure so I thought I would ask.

    I heard it from a friend :S
     
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    fair enough i recken the sager is the way to go it is awesome to say the least
     

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