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the right kind of pc for gaming and other stuff
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hey guys i was wondering if this http://www.fatwallet.com/Dell-Consumer-coupons/dell-inspiron-14-laptop-with-intel-core-i5-2450m-2-5ghz-processor-6gb-ram-and-750gb-hard-drive/ laptop is able to play modern games like star craft 2, teamfortress 2, battlefield 3 or be able to use a trial version of adobe photoshop CS6 or just watch videos of anime or K/D drama on this site?
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Leyuen wrote:

hey guys i was wondering if this http://www.fatwallet.com/Dell-Consumer-coupons/dell-inspiron-14-laptop-with-intel-core-i5-2450m-2-5ghz-processor-6gb-ram-and-750gb-hard-drive/ laptop is able to play modern games like star craft 2, teamfortress 2, battlefield 3 or be able to use a trial version of adobe photoshop CS6 or just watch videos of anime or K/D drama on this site?


I have a dell studio laptop myself and it's great for movies, streaming videos, writing ect ect but it's freaking TERRIBLE for games. Any recent games that you would ever want to play you'd have to set to minimum graphics and still get lag occasionally.

I've never tried running photoshop so I couldn't tell you.
It's an i5 2.27 GHZ 4GB Ram with a built in Intel display so it's a little worse than yours but very similar. It does hook up to a TV with HDMI very well though so that's a plus.
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ok thats good to hear, i was worried that i wouldnt be able to do anything on the laptop after reading reviews on the laptop.
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Posted 8/24/12
dear god no.... dell... just no...... toshiba makes one thats pretty good, i had an asus gaming laptop that was beast for the year until i built my desktop... if your really want one for games build one. mine is two years old an i can still play everything maxed...well worth the money IMO
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If you really want to game, a laptop is a no go. Build a PC like a champ, get the best gaming experience. Or if you're lazy, buy a prebuilt Dell, add a graphics card and a better power supply if required.
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crash1187 wrote:

dear god no.... dell... just no...... toshiba makes one thats pretty good, i had an asus gaming laptop that was beast for the year until i built my desktop... if your really want one for games build one. mine is two years old an i can still play everything maxed...well worth the money IMO



barrag3 wrote:

If you really want to game, a laptop is a no go. Build a PC like a champ, get the best gaming experience. Or if you're lazy, buy a prebuilt Dell, add a graphics card and a better power supply if required.



the previous lap top i had was a vista i had it for 4 - 5 years or a bit more, and i could play some recent games but on its lowest quality. im not looking for specifically a gaming computer, I just want one that can play some modern games just barley passing the lowest setting quality and be able to watch videos on CR and other sites and be able to use adobe photo shop CS6 and other stuff required for beginner graphic design classes.
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Posted 8/25/12
i would get something that has at least an i5 in it, with a dedicated graphics chip. I like asus, but thats me... alienware ,is an option,albeit an overpriced option...

i would think something like this would work for you

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive+-+Mocha/5908247.p?id=1218705944190&skuId=5908247

dedicated graphics(lower end but should let you play some games on lower settings just fine as well as help with rendering) and an i5 and plenty of ram and hdd space to start with
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Posted 8/27/12
mine has AMD HD radion7800 series 8gb of ram 1TB LG bluray player with my 32 in led vizio liquid cooled cpu with ARC silent fan runs any game at max
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Don't do it. Dell is a no go for gaming especially if you don't have a dedicated graphics card. What you're basically looking for is a comp with at LEAST 4 gigs of RAM, a dedicated graphics card such as NVIDIA GT 540M or BETTER, and a quad core i5 or i7 (you'd probably need an i7). Look at Asus G series and Alienware (Mx17 model from Alienware is more than enough juice).
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potatoprince wrote:

Don't do it. Dell is a no go for gaming especially if you don't have a dedicated graphics card. What you're basically looking for is a comp with at LEAST 4 gigs of RAM, a dedicated graphics card such as NVIDIA GT 540M or BETTER, and a quad core i5 or i7 (you'd probably need an i7). Look at Asus G series and Alienware (Mx17 model from Alienware is more than enough juice).




Alienware is overpriced and it's owned by Dell. lol. Minimum for gaming is an i5, +4GB RAM and a dedicated graphics card in the GT 600M series or Radeon 6000M series. Google the name of the graphics card and click the link to notebookreviews, scroll to the bottom of the page and it'll list how well it plays various games.
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get the best of ever component to make your best gaming computer
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Domayv wrote:

get the best of ever component to make your best gaming computer


nope...you can get the same performance with component that works well together, overpaying for a computer is dumb, especially with what the games required..gaming isn't what require the best computer
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If you want a good laptop that can play games and CS6 I'd recommend any of of the Asus G series laptops over anything Alienware as anything Alienware makes is way overpriced. One thing to note about almost any laptop with a good videocard whether it's AMD or Nvidia is that it's gonna go through the laptops battery pretty quick. (from experience used to own a Asus G51vx-rx05).

Since you're gonna need it for CS6 primarily i assume. You'll probably want a multi-core processor like an i5 or i7 to keep everything running buttery smooth. As for RAM I'd suggest 6gb but 4gb is also good if price is an issue. Lastly for a dedicated video card (Graphics card) I'd stick with anything Nvidia in the 500m or 600m series as long as it's above a GTX 550m or GTX 650m, don't forget that graphics cards give peformance a boost in CS6.
NOTE: I've always been an Intel/Nvidia person. I'm sure there is something AMD that's just as good for maybe a bit less but i don't know to much about AMD products.

The best part of this is that you'll get a good laptop for CS6 and be able to play most games on settings above medium to high and some on ultra.

If you don't need it to be mobile I'd recommend building a tower instead of buying a laptop as the cost will be way cheaper.
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Posted 10/17/12

eternalchaos4200 wrote:

mine has AMD HD radion7800 series 8gb of ram 1TB LG bluray player with my 32 in led vizio liquid cooled cpu with ARC silent fan runs any game at max


I accept your E-peen challenge
My PC specs:
Gigabyte GA- P67A-D3-B3 mobo, i know it's not the best but it works for now.
16gb of 1600 DDR3 RAM
Intel i7 2600k @3.8
Galaxy Nvidia GTX 580
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W power suply
Corsair Hydro H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
Asus Xonar DS 7.1 audio card
Full tower NZXT Phantom case (5 fans)
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i love gigabyte mobos, how are the bios options on that model?
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