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Old 15th July 2014, 09:17   #1
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Anyone budget 500 ish not massive budget even a desktop would be considered.
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Old 15th July 2014, 09:32   #2
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A £500 laptop isn't going to worth jack shit for gaming, srs.

Is there a specific PC based game you're wanting to play, seems odd you're flogging a chipped xbox but trying to fork out £500 for a shit spec gaming PC/laptop?
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Old 15th July 2014, 09:50   #3
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Look at Overclockers

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What kind of games are you wanting to play anyway? A few of those listed there are cheaper than some graphics cards can be, so you're not going to get top end graphics from them..
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Old 15th July 2014, 09:51   #4
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Tbh shitbox gaming hasn't got an ounce on pc gaming dont really know much about cost of pc's etc.
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Old 15th July 2014, 09:54   #5
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no such thing as a gaming pc/laptop for 500
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Confusing the fuck outta me reading the specs of pc's on overclockers is there like a guide for dummies.
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Confusing the fuck outta me reading the specs of pc's on overclockers is there like a guide for dummies.
Yes, it reads like this.

Whatever you buy for £500 is going to be a disappointment in the world of PC gaming unless you like DOS based games and Pacman.

God, a half decent graphics card is going to be half the budget, then a screen, by the time you've got a mouse that isn't a crock of shit and a keyboard you'll have blown the budget.
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What I've linked there, would run most stuff to a decent level.

But that's with no keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers etc.

Or Link 2

That wouldn't be too bad either.

Don't forget, none of those prices include an OS, and you'd probably want to play around with a couple of the other bits included, i.e. more RAM, an SSD for OS & boot, and a standard HD for storage, installing games to etc.

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did you sort something out?
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no such thing as a gaming pc/laptop for 500
TBH i think there's no such thing as a Laptop for gaming - for the average gamer anyway.... assuming you don't want to spend 1000's rather than 100's.

One may be capable of playing the top games, but with how expensive they are, it's so so much cheaper to buy a PC. Or an Xbox one or PS4.

I have an older gen (2-3 yr old) i5 dual core CPU OC'd at 4 GHz, 16GB RAM and just added a 90 quid graphics card ( Radeon R7 260X ) and can play top games on Ultra with a really good framerate.
A laptop that does the same is gonna set you back much much more than that.

Also, not to mention the units being enclosed, they get hot and solder breaks on the MOBO / G card connections and you end up spending couple hundred on a strip down and rebuild.
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Old 3rd September 2014, 18:11   #11
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laptops can be OK for gaming, im currently using a sony vaio VGN-AR61M

core 2 duo t9500 (not brilliant but does ok)
nvidia 8400M GT (yup i has had the bga go once, but i reballed it)
the graphics chip overclocks lovely with the right drivers, and it is possible to play gta 4 @ 720P at about 40fps.

far cry 3 is playable
gta sa is playable (max settings would you beleive)
all the need for speeds work lovely

it plays most games perfectly fine, but if your looking for 60+fps at 1080P with mad amounts of draw distance and high quality texture settings, then get a desktop, theres only so much you can do with them

i suppose its down to what its capable of, not what it currently can do, even though overclocking a laptop isnt ideal, with reasonable cooling and mods, it will be fine. and will play a lot of games if you know what your doing, just be ready to invest in a new cpu at some point, and for the love of god, make sure the graphics arent intergrated, amd's HD4250 mobility graphics are utter bollocks. and intels intergrated solutions are even worse.

if it has an mxm/mxm-II slot then you can make quite a ballsy laptop.

also, say goodbye to your battery life as things start getting faster. even with a 12000mah battery i modified myself to hold more 18650's it eats through it in just over an hour if its working quite hard.

but then again, this t9500 is at 4 ghz, and that probably does not help at all.....
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