[CENTER]Hi, I would like to make this thread as a public service announcement too my fellow gamers.
I think a lot of gamers are duped into overspending on "high performance machines" and although the Christmas season has already passed and this may be too late, I can't stand seeing another thread "which gaming laptop should I buy".
What I'm going to do here is show you one of the lowest costing "gaming laptops" I can find.
THEN, I'm going to show you how much it actually costs YOU to build that rig. I'm doing this to inform gamers and possibly save them several hundred dollars
I'm using a site that I've bought nearly every pc ive ever built off of named tigerdirect.com[/CENTER]
So here it is
[CENTER] MSI GX660-053US 15.6" Laptop Computer *$1150 USD*
This laptop is considered a gaming laptop by industry standards and will currently run you 1,150 USD. here are the specs
500 gb hard drive
Processor: 2.4 ghz cpu
Memory: 4 gb ram
Hard Disk Drive: 500g (7200rpm)
Optical Drive: dvdrw
Monitor: 15.6 inch display
Link for purchase: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=6646272[/CENTER]
Now anybody that's actually in the computer business would look at this and laugh a little bit inside. As a quick reference to you, I had actually purchased the pc I'm using right now 3 years ago for 1000 USD. (by now this computer is much cheaper as the price of parts drastically change over time) here are specs to compare
[CENTER] MY PC Purchased 3 years ago *$1000 USD*
Processor: AMD phenom 3.10 ghz cpu
Memory: 4gb ram
Hard Disk Drive: (1) 250GB 7200rpm (1) 1TB 7200rpm
Optical Disk Drive: dvdrw
Monitor: 24" hd display
Graphix Card: ATI Radeon 4670 hd[/CENTER]
The motherboard was like 250 but I don't know the actual model I got, like I said this was purchased 3 years ago. Even then this computer is much better and much cheaper than the "gaming laptop", but I'm going to do you one better.
[CENTER]Your Custom PC *$577 USD*
I built this trying to get the exact specs (if not, a little better) than the "Gaming Laptop"
Processor: 2.5 ghz
Memory: 4gb ddr3
Hard Disk Drive: 500gb 7200 RPM
Optical Disk Dive: DVDRW
Graphix card 512MB
Link for Purchase (let me know if this doesn't work ill take a SS): http://www.tigerdirect.com/cgi-bin/S...%201,%201,%201
Now you're saving 700 dollars by assembling a desktop PC yourself. For those that cry for the portability for gaming laptops, I would like to ask why. Where are you gaming that you are required to be able to pick up and move within 1 minute? It only takes a good 3 minutes to pack up your PC. Monitor, tower, bag full of accessories. If that's not worth 700 bucks, I don't know what is.[/CENTER]