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Old 04-25-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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Question can somebody tell me if these specs are good for gaming?

Alienware M14x R2
CPU 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
RAM 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
Screen 14.0" High Def+ (900p/1600x900) with WLED backlight
Vid card 2 GB DDR5 NVIDIA GeForceGT 650M using NVIDIA Optimus technology
storage 128GB mSATA Boot drive + 750GB 7200 RPM Hard drive
wireless card Intel Advanced-N WiFi Link 6250 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO Technology with WiMax and Bluetooth 4.0
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Service Pack 1, English, w/Media
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: can somebody tell me if these specs are good for gaming?

CPU okay; you don't need 16 GB RAM, but it's not a problem; not impressed with the screen size and graphics card.

In fact, I am pretty sure you'll run into problems with this graphics card. You can't play the latest games with good settings with this card.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:33 AM   #3
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Default Re: can somebody tell me if these specs are good for gaming?

Never been a fan of gaming on a laptop but that thing has some decent specs. But as the previous guy mentions, 16GB of ram is overkill for gaming. 8GB is more than enough these days. And the graphics card will struggle in the latest games with anything over medium setting.

Also if you do get/have it and game on it, keep an eye on temps with some monitoring software.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:19 AM   #4
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You seriously don't need 16GB if you are going to be gaming, I would say 8-12GB is suitable for this kind of thing.
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