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Old 09-04-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default New laptop.

So i've decided.. the alienware m17 'extreme gaming notebook' is the perfect laptop for me.
However.. I am not the best with computer specs.. And I thought i'd be rather lazy and ask the experts on here for some simple answers if it's not too much trouble
The laptop will be used for gaming mainly.. i would at least like to play wow on high settings with fairly good framerate ie. so that will very rarely lag.. and the same with Aion and a few more games that surely won't exceed the specs needed for aion.

the customize options are here
http://www.alienware.co.uk/configura...de=SKU-DEFAULT

What i'm really asking is what options should i choose to get the settings above i would like.

thanks for any replies
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: New laptop.

May I ask why you need a gaming notebook rather than a desktop? Desktop will give you way better bang for your buck.
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:24 PM   #3
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I was recently thinking about a desktop but I don't want to get one made especially.. basically because i don't want it to look rough and messy.. I like the finished products of the mainstream brands..
Also I don't want a big ugly one with plates on it that i've seen around.
And on top of all that I don't have the room.. I'd have to buy a new desk for it as a desktop wouldn't fit onto the table i play my current laptop on.

Yes I am very fussy
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I was recently thinking about a desktop but I don't want to get one made especially.. basically because i don't want it to look rough and messy.. I like the finished products of the mainstream brands..
Also I don't want a big ugly one with plates on it that i've seen around.
And on top of all that I don't have the room.. I'd have to buy a new desk for it as a desktop wouldn't fit onto the table i play my current laptop on.

Yes I am very fussy
I still recommend a desktop. Find room.

My desktop that I'm building cost me ~$1500 and is 10x the machine my $1200 laptop ever was.

Also, I can't wait for AION. I just sold my WoW acct
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Haha yes Aion looks so good But i've gotta stick with the wow aswell <3
Thinking about it, I would consider a desktop if it's good enough.. But I just can't find a suitable one. Is there any you could recommend other than the giant plated towers/custom made ones?
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Haha yes Aion looks so good But i've gotta stick with the wow aswell <3
Thinking about it, I would consider a desktop if it's good enough.. But I just can't find a suitable one. Is there any you could recommend other than the giant plated towers/custom made ones?
What's wrong with custom made?

Is there a possibility you'd be willing to build it yourself? It's fun, not all that hard (just gotta be careful) and you get a *lot* more bang for your buck.


Also, don't go with Alienware imo. You're paying extra for the name & the case.
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What's wrong with custom made?

Is there a possibility you'd be willing to build it yourself? It's fun, not all that hard (just gotta be careful) and you get a *lot* more bang for your buck.

Well how the exterior looks is also important to me.. custom made tend to be metally and look un-finished from what i've seen.
And on the subject of building one myself.. i have no experience in anything like that.. my only knowledge comes from browsing around computer sales and review sites. So I don't think i'd be capable to do that.. Or at least it would take me a lot longer than i'd like.

Thanks for the advice though.. it is very helpful
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Well how the exterior looks is also important to me.. custom made tend to be metally and look un-finished from what i've seen.
And on the subject of building one myself.. i have no experience in anything like that.. my only knowledge comes from browsing around computer sales and review sites. So I don't think i'd be capable to do that.. Or at least it would take me a lot longer than i'd like.

Thanks for the advice though.. it is very helpful
Everybody at CF would be more than happy to help you through choosing parts and assembling them properly and safely if you choose to.

I personally care how the exterior looks myself as well, I got the Antec 1200 case for my new build, can't wait to see how it looks in person!

It's hard to mess up assembling a computer. If it doesn't fit in a slot, don't force it, its probably not the right slot. Other than that, static electricity is your only real danger.
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I don't exactly know what you are talking about with the cases. Could you give an example of a case that looks metal-ly and unfinished? So I can sway you away with a build without that type of case.
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Well I've found some good looking desktops.. but I really need help with the spec smilar to how i did in my first post..
I pretty much don;t have a clue what configurations to choose..

the proccess starts http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/index....csystembuilder

I don't have a clue what to choose from:
- crossfire gaming comp or sli gaming comp
- If sli gaming comp.. DDR2 or DDR3?

The pretty much everything on the next screen i wouldn't know what to decide on... I know what good, but I don't know what would work together and I wouldnt want to order a computer thats got 1 wrong feature. The price isn't really a concern to me.. anything under 1000 is fine which it almost always seems to come to on that site.
Sorry for asking so much.

Edit: Also.. I'll be selecting the option for it to have wireless so i can put it anywhere in the house. I already have a up and running wireless connection. But I need to know apart from selecting the option oto include the wireless card.. do i need to get the internal modem aswell? I have no clue about these things.
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