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Buying a new laptop or desktop for gaming [help]

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I want to buy either a new laptop or a new desktop for gaming. I want to run games smoothly and maybe even use it for some ps2 emulation. Could someone suggest either a laptop or desktop? I heard Alienware is expensive and over-rated. I was also told Sager laptops are good for gaming. I have about $1000-$1500 to spend on a new machine. Initially I was going to get a laptop but it seems like I would be able to get a more powerful desktop for the same price or less. Please advise. Please suggest a model/brand [desktop/laptop] that I could purchase because I don't think I know enough about computers to build one from scratch.
 

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If it's gaming you want to do and no need to be mobile with it it's gotta be a desktop, ever thought of building your own there is plenty of people at TPU will help you gladly and it will end up cheaper than buying of some one like DELL \ SONY \ Gateway or alike.

Building your own will all so give you better warranty as well as a lot give you much longer warrantys like hard drives normally have 3-5 year some mobo's 1-3 years in fact if you shopped enough i bet you could get the whole PC with 3+ years on it.

Building is not all that hard these days.


And Welcome to TPU.. And feel free to say were your from so people can suggest places to shop.
 
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Sweet. Thanks for replying. I'm from Toronto Canada [Mississauga] I have no clue where to go build a computer but that the least of my problems now. I really don't know what to build. I have an idea of what I want from speaking to a few people.

What I'm trying to achieve: A computer that can run new games well that i wont have to upgrade for a while [2,3,4 years]. Also I want to do some PS2 emulation on it so I would want it to be able to run PCSX2.

Specs:

Hardrive - [500gb-1tb]
Ram - [8-16gb]
Processor - speed [3.2mhz-3.9mhz]
GPU - 1.5 GB Nvidia

That's pretty much what I think I want.
 
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You don't want a gaming laptop. Cant upgrade, small screen unless you get a massive one. But your right in thinking Sager, in fact i think they make Alienware or supply the hardware. I was looking at one a few years back. But if you want a Dell search for Dell coupons they have some great buys on laptops
 

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Sweet. Thanks for replying. I'm from Toronto Canada [Mississauga] I have no clue where to go build a computer but that the least of my problems now. I really don't know what to build. I have an idea of what I want from speaking to a few people.

What I'm trying to achieve: A computer that can run new games well that i wont have to upgrade for a while [2,3,4 years]. Also I want to do some PS2 emulation on it so I would want it to be able to run PCSX2.

Specs:

Hardrive - [500gb-1tb]
Ram - [8-16gb]
Processor - speed [3.2mhz-3.9mhz]
GPU - 1.5 GB Nvidia

That's pretty much what I think I want.
www.newegg.ca and Tigerdirect.ca are 2 i use ( although the US version ).

Items you will need and just a idea of what to get and hopefully some one will tweak it for you.

Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
Hard drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...m_sp=ProductSpotlight-_-22-152-245-_-06202011
PSU
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087
Monitor
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236100
Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500166
Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130500
CPU
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211
Memory ( ram )
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231310
Operating system
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992

Grand Total:* $1,339.41 -$75 Mail in rebate although ones a rebate card ($10 )


Other stuff DVD player \ Mouse \ keyboard \ mouse mat ?.

Please keep in mind this is just a idea of what you want and kinda surprised that not many have tried to help you. And when you find the items you want i highly reconmend checking reviews on them as well.


Keep in mind AMD are releasing a new chip soon and Intel at the end of the year i believe.
 
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When I get home and at a real PC instead of this blackberry I'll take a look through the egg and see what I can put together for ya.

-on a BB 8310