I have 1490 AUD to use on a rig, this is because my 5870 died and I decided to return my current spec so right now I have no computer. I can easily get a SandyBridge setup with a 6970 or GTX580. OR I can get this notebook http://www.jw.com.au/asus-n53sv-hdu3-sx068v-new-quad-core-i7-6gb-640gb-1gb-gt-p-1588 Considering the games coming out it doesn't look like I'll need a desktop to run the games but then again I don't want to be disappointed with the performance of the notebook so what I'm asking for really is some advice on whether I can assure myself that the notebook will be fine for this year's games to come or should I play it safe and just stick with a desktop. Now I also will use the laptop's mobility effectively as I move around alot and it sometimes irritates me that I need to move my computer to my drum room to record and then back to my bedroom to play games on my LED TV, so that alone is quite an inconvenience given the fact I have an antec 1200 case which is a damn bitch to carry . EDIT: Also I will be getting a rig at around Q4 of 2011 hopefully I'll have a job by then so would a laptop do me fine for now as I'm not really keen on going back to intel and rather wait for bulldozer but then I need something to occupy me before that time comes. Please give me some advice!