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Tan531

Help with a gaming pc

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So, my insatiably powerful ASUS is winding down to the end of its laptop-life. It could easily run any game (from Minecraft to Skyrim) on the highest graphical settings, and never miss a beat. I have loved the power and portability throughout my time with this. 

Alas, it is an older rig and I am looking for something much (much) sleeker. One of the reasons I was able to grab this baby for about $765 was because of the sum of its parts. Its innards were impeccable, but its features were few. It had a slow disk drive, terrible webcam, speakers that would make your ears bleed and the most unreliable set of USB ports you have ever seen. This was a trade-off I was willing to make.

Now, to my question. Is it even REMOTELY possible to keep a gaming PC under $1000, and NOT compromise on these things? I need a (portable) laptop that can best (or at least match) these specs:

8gb Ram

750gb Hard Drive (less important because of my external hard drives)

1 gb Nvidia (must be Nvidia)

i7 processor 

I would prefer not to invest in another ASUS. I am willing to pay as much as $1,200, but would prefer the price tag not breach one thousand. Thank you for your time, in advance. I really do appreciate this.

 

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I believe Bestbuy had one. Probably cheaper on newegg.

Let me find it again and I will edit this post when I do with link and specs.

 

Here is one by ASUS:

  • Model: G750JW-DB71
  • SKU: 9560016
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics - 2GB GDDR5
  • 12GB DDR3 memory
  • 1TB hard drive
  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/rog-17-3-laptop-12gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive/9560016.p?id=1219021957327&skuId=9560016&st=pcmcat287600050003_categoryid$abcat0502000&cp=1&lp=3

 

Cheaper one by MSI:

  • Model: GP70 2OD-027US
  • SKU: 2540115
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4200M processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics - 2GB GDDR3
  • 1TB Serial ATA hard drive
  • 8GB DDR3L memory
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/17-3-laptop-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive/2540115.p?id=1219074357604&skuId=2540115&st=pcmcat287600050003_categoryid$abcat0502000&cp=1&lp=11

 

Another by MSI:

  • Model: GE70 2OC-081US
  • SKU: 1709266
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics - 2GB I assume GDDR3 but could be GDDR5
  • 750GB Serial ATA hard drive
  • 12GB memory

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/17-3-laptop-12gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive/1709266.p?id=1219060823237&skuId=1709266&st=pcmcat287600050003_categoryid$abcat0502000&cp=2&lp=1

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I appreciate the post! That second MSI looks promising. You have given me a lot of research to do. Thank you!

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Damn, it's a misleading title ;) This should also be posted in general discussions. Or you could bump this poll to create a technical PC forum.

Other than that, I wish I could help you. At least a couple months before I have to upgrade my hardware...

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 This should also be posted in general discussions. Or you could bump this poll to create a technical PC forum.

Other than that, I wish I could help you. At least a couple months before I have to upgrade my hardware...

Right! I should've posted it elsewhere. I will be more careful in the future. Topic can be dead, considering I have an answer.

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