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Post by Teletric on Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:04 pm

Hi there guys, I'm getting a new laptop because my brother is mean and hogs his fancy and shiny new custom-built desktop computer. So hopefully, that explains why I haven't been able to log on to the server for a while. Luckily, he doesn't know that I know his password so I might sneak on to Steam, but don't expect me to play Garrys Mod or something. I don't want to leave clues behind.
I'm like Sam Fisher right now and I don't want to screw it up!

P.S Is there a way to replace laptop parts with better ones? Specifically a Graphics card or whatever it is for the laptop? I would greatly appreciate it.
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Cypher on Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:24 pm

What are the specs on the laptop?
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Teletric on Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:33 pm

Cypher wrote:What are the specs on the laptop?
Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6 GHz (3 MB Cache)
6 GB SO-DIMM
750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
Windows 8

I'm thinking that I'm gonna need a new graphics card/chip to run benchmark games. However, it's a little over $700 and fits my budget very nicely.

EDIT: I also heard Windows 8 is a chore.
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Igor The Sloth on Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:39 pm

Teletric wrote:
Cypher wrote:What are the specs on the laptop?
Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6 GHz (3 MB Cache)
6 GB SO-DIMM
750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
Windows 8

I'm thinking that I'm gonna need a new graphics card/chip to run benchmark games. However, it's a little over $700 and fits my budget very nicely.

EDIT: I also heard Windows 8 is a chore.
I believe that the only component that can be upgraded on a laptop is the hard drive lol so no new graphics chips for you Very Happy
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Fredd Higgins on Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:18 pm

ew win 8
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Cypher on Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:37 pm

LOL Pleb-Tier 730. Anything below X50 for GTX might as well be a piece of graph paper
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Rodney Bryson on Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:08 pm

Windows 8 is not bad at all, it's just annoying if you for some reason don't have time to click your desktop icon when you start up your computer. I am running Windows 7 on my main computer (my big gaming rig) and windows 8 on my laptop which works very well for me. Windows 8 was really made with tablets in mind though, so you don't really get much out of having that over 7, but it's definately not worse than windows 7. Don't worry about that.

What I would recommend is doing what I am doing. Have a good desktop PC with good parts, a desktop PC is easy to upgrade. Then have a thin laptop for schoolwork. It's very simple and it isn't as heavy carrying around with you. The only con imo is that it's hard to transport your gaming pc to your friends house in case there is a LAN going on or something, but if your friends have laptops they can just come to you Smile
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Post by Igor The Sloth on Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:56 pm

Rodney Bryson wrote:Windows 8 is not bad at all, it's just annoying if you for some reason don't have time to click your desktop icon when you start up your computer. I am running Windows 7 on my main computer (my big gaming rig) and windows 8 on my laptop which works very well for me. Windows 8 was really made with tablets in mind though, so you don't really get much out of having that over 7, but it's definately not worse than windows 7. Don't worry about that.

What I would recommend is doing what I am doing. Have a good desktop PC with good parts, a desktop PC is easy to upgrade. Then have a thin laptop for schoolwork. It's very simple and it isn't as heavy carrying around with you. The only con imo is that it's hard to transport your gaming pc to your friends house in case there is a LAN going on or something, but if your friends have laptops they can just come to you Smile
LAN parties are dying out these days. Even the cheapest and slowest broadbands are capable of gaming without any problem, combine that with VoIP and dragging around a heavy desktop to LAN parties becomes pointless. LAN still does have some benefits that regular online gaming with buddies doesnt have, but personally I dont think its worth the effort Very Happy.

If you wanna spend time with your mates then replace gaming with a different, more fun activity, and let gaming be done over the internet.
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Rodney Bryson on Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:53 am

Igor The Sloth wrote:
Rodney Bryson wrote:Windows 8 is not bad at all, it's just annoying if you for some reason don't have time to click your desktop icon when you start up your computer. I am running Windows 7 on my main computer (my big gaming rig) and windows 8 on my laptop which works very well for me. Windows 8 was really made with tablets in mind though, so you don't really get much out of having that over 7, but it's definately not worse than windows 7. Don't worry about that.

What I would recommend is doing what I am doing. Have a good desktop PC with good parts, a desktop PC is easy to upgrade. Then have a thin laptop for schoolwork. It's very simple and it isn't as heavy carrying around with you. The only con imo is that it's hard to transport your gaming pc to your friends house in case there is a LAN going on or something, but if your friends have laptops they can just come to you Smile
LAN parties are dying out these days. Even the cheapest and slowest broadbands are capable of gaming without any problem, combine that with VoIP and dragging around a heavy desktop to LAN parties becomes pointless. LAN still does have some benefits that regular online gaming with buddies doesnt have, but personally I dont think its worth the effort Very Happy.

If you wanna spend time with your mates then replace gaming with a different, more fun activity, and let gaming be done over the internet.
I disagree, me and my friends have had tons of fun having LAN together. Of course, it's much easier doing it over the internet with skype etc but it's not the same. At all.
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Felor Metlock on Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:53 am

I have a windows 8
Intel core i5-3210M CPU@ 2.50 GHz
6GB RAM
64-bit
I have a HD 4000 series graphics card which is just under midrange I think

PS anyone know of a site in which you can get your full Laptop/PC specs?

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Re: New laptop!

Post by Teletric on Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:34 am

Rodney Bryson wrote:Windows 8 is not bad at all, it's just annoying if you for some reason don't have time to click your desktop icon when you start up your computer. I am running Windows 7 on my main computer (my big gaming rig) and windows 8 on my laptop which works very well for me. Windows 8 was really made with tablets in mind though, so you don't really get much out of having that over 7, but it's definately not worse than windows 7. Don't worry about that.

What I would recommend is doing what I am doing. Have a good desktop PC with good parts, a desktop PC is easy to upgrade. Then have a thin laptop for schoolwork. It's very simple and it isn't as heavy carrying around with you. The only con imo is that it's hard to transport your gaming pc to your friends house in case there is a LAN going on or something, but if your friends have laptops they can just come to you Smile
Thanks for the help, but the problem is I already have a desktop PC but my brother doesn't want me to use it because he thinks I' ll screw it up. So I just wanted to know a way to replace my laptop parts and install a new graphics card or something along those lines.
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Cypher on Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:35 am

Felor Metlock wrote:I have a windows 8
Intel core i5-3210M CPU@ 2.50 GHz
6GB RAM
64-bit
I have a HD 4000 series graphics card which is just under midrange I think

PS anyone know of a site in which you can get your full Laptop/PC specs?
lol HD 4000 is antiquated.
For Laptops, HD 8000 Is the High End, 7000 Mid End, 6000 Low End.

And Just DL Piriform Speccy.
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Fredd Higgins on Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:02 am

I would never recommend buying a laptop for gaming
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Re: New laptop!

Post by JohnRyan on Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:15 am

My generic Samsung laptop

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i3 2330M @ 2.20GHz 49 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 300E4A/300E5A/300E7A (CPU) 49 °C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1600x900@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics Family (Samsung)
Hard Drives
699GB SAMSUNG HN-M750MBB (SATA) 30 °C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Cypher on Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:21 am



Hello Laptop Plebs.
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Re: New laptop!

Post by ThatRandomGuy on Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:45 am

Cypher wrote:

Hello Laptop Plebs.
This might awe me if I understood computer specs. Or computers besides downloading mods for games

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Re: New laptop!

Post by Felor Metlock on Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:14 pm

ThatRandomGuy wrote:
Cypher wrote:

Hello Laptop Plebs.
This might awe me if I understood computer specs. Or computers besides downloading mods for games
How much did that cost Cypher?

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Re: New laptop!

Post by Cypher on Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:26 pm

1,800$ Including monitor

Piriform didn't show the clocks for the 7950...

Anyways custom builds are so much better Smile
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Igor The Sloth on Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:17 pm

Felor Metlock wrote:I have a windows 8
Intel core i5-3210M CPU@ 2.50 GHz
6GB RAM
64-bit
I have a HD 4000 series graphics card which is just under midrange I think

PS anyone know of a site in which you can get your full Laptop/PC specs?
Download GPU-Z/CPU-Z or Speccer or something like that, ask Cypher for that Spec program. He uses it.
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Felor Metlock on Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:25 pm

Cypher wrote:1,800$ Including monitor

Piriform didn't show the clocks for the 7950...

Anyways custom builds are so much better Smile
I got speccy

Bloody 1,800$

My laptop was £450, soon after i bought it went up to £650, i was lucky

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Re: New laptop!

Post by Fulcrum on Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:46 pm

Felor Metlock wrote:I have a windows 8
Intel core i5-3210M CPU@ 2.50 GHz
6GB RAM
64-bit
I have a HD 4000 series graphics card which is just under midrange I think

PS anyone know of a site in which you can get your full Laptop/PC specs?
just look in system?

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Re: New laptop!

Post by Fredd Higgins on Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:25 am

Lol felor, my pc costed somewhere between £400 - £500 and I can play almost any game you throw at me at 30 - 40+ fps
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Felor Metlock on Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:45 am

Fredd Higgins wrote:Lol felor, my pc costed somewhere between £400 - £500 and I can play almost any game you throw at me at 30 - 40+ fps

Keyword here is PC Note mine is laptop plus i bought it myself, not my parents buying it me and im still at school. (college now, but then i was at school)

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Re: New laptop!

Post by Fredd Higgins on Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:48 am

Im trying to say you should invested into a pc with that amount of money for gaming (not sure if you use your laptop for anything but gaming)

I also bought it myself, not my parents buying it me.
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Re: New laptop!

Post by Fulcrum on Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:26 am

I'm threadjack this shit.

I wanna buy a new pc. Any suggestions?

Needs to run mudbox/other hi poly sculpt and render stuff along with compiling maps and code.

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