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Help with choosing a gaming laptop


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Ca$ino

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I been thinking about getting a gaming laptop (no room to set up a desktop rig) but I don't know exactly how much power and what combinations to get. Most of my searches have narrowed it down to an MSI or ASUS set up.

My main question is, should i look for an i7 4700 series chip with a 900 series nvidia gpu with about 3gb

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i7 4800 chip with an 800 series gpu with 3 - 6gb

also, most of my searches have been with 12 or 16 gb of ram but is that overkill? I dont do any video editing or that type of stuff. just want to use it for gaming and other everyday uses like internet and video streaming.

I am also open to any other suggestions beyond what I listed here. I want to keep it around $1500.

TIA


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go with the better video card.  It makes a lot of difference, much more so than the slight difference between the cpu.  In other words, go with the 900 series.


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I think I narrowed it down to these two

 

MSI

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834152666

 

ASUS

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834232202

 

Im leaning towards the asus because it has 16gb memory. The MSI has that steel series keyboard though which intrigues me.


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all I can say is it comes down to personal preference.  I would choose the msi.  Reviews are excellent. From a friend that I trust, gives msi a recommendation.  He takes it with him when he travels and it has run well, handled the travel well (build quality is excellent), and has not complaints. 


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