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re: Gaming laptop or upgrade pc?

I am looking at this laptop at newegg ASUS FX502VM-AS73
or upgrading pc to intel.

What would you do?


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PC as there is a lot more options to upgrade later if need be.


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You will be happier with the PC build but the laptop is mobile. Your choice.


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re: Gaming laptop or upgrade pc?

A laptop is more mobile and will make it easier to watch my boys.
For pc upgrades i am thinking of going back to an intel build


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The thing about a laptop is the best graphics card you can really use is a gtx 980m, which is worse than a gtx 960. With a pc, you can get at least a 960 and upgrade it later, and even can use sli. Also, laptops won't run cpu/gpu intensive games for long due to overheating, while a pc can be air or liquid cooled. That plus an i7 7700k processor is pretty cheap (around 300 and it just came out January 2017) and at the moment the best gaming processor for your money! Can't put that in a laptop.

On the flip side, I've been using a gaming laptop for the last several years and it's been working great! As star citizen and similar games become more demanding, my laptop won't last long though... It is nice that it is portable though.

Your choice though!
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The thing about a laptop is the best graphics card you can really use is a gtx 980m, which is worse than a gtx 960. With a pc, you can get at least a 960 and upgrade it later, and even can use sli. Also, laptops won't run cpu/gpu intensive games for long due to overheating, while a pc can be air or liquid cooled. That plus an i7 7700k processor is pretty cheap (around 300 and it just came out January 2017) and at the moment the best gaming processor for your money! Can't put that in a laptop.

On the flip side, I've been using a gaming laptop for the last several years and it's been working great! As star citizen and similar games become more demanding, my laptop won't last long though... It is nice that it is portable though.

Your choice though!


Laptop with a1080 GPU


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How about this one?

https://m.newegg.com/products/1TS-001A-00487


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The thing about a laptop is the best graphics card you can really use is a gtx 980m, which is worse than a gtx 960. With a pc, you can get at least a 960 and upgrade it later, and even can use sli. Also, laptops won't run cpu/gpu intensive games for long due to overheating, while a pc can be air or liquid cooled. That plus an i7 7700k processor is pretty cheap (around 300 and it just came out January 2017) and at the moment the best gaming processor for your money! Can't put that in a laptop.

On the flip side, I've been using a gaming laptop for the last several years and it's been working great! As star citizen and similar games become more demanding, my laptop won't last long though... It is nice that it is portable though.

Your choice though!


Laptop with a1080 GPU


I stand corrected! That cpu will be a bottleneck though. I wish I could have had a 1080 haha
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Towne wrote:
How about this one?

https://m.newegg.com/products/1TS-001A-00487


Or it's big brother which can be easily upgraded later:

https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16883102275


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I all i need are parts, i already have 1060 3gb. If i go upgrading my pc, i was looking at the i5-7600. That with mobo, ram, and new hhd is about $500


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I all i need are parts, i already have 1060 3gb. If i go upgrading my pc, i was looking at the i5-7600. That with mobo, ram, and new hhd is about $500


That's much cheaper than a laptop and you can put the remainder towards your children's college fund.


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Do i need an unlocked cpu if i dont plan to oc it?


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I got a Acer laptop, also got an Asus h270 mobo, i5-7600, 1tb hdd, and ddr4 ram.


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Hope you enjoy it. Happy


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Me too lol Happy
It has i5-7200U, 1 tb hdd, 126 gb ssd, gtx 950m, and 8 gb ram Happy


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