gaming Laptop+W-modem/router

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Jul 22, 2011
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    So my friend wants a gaming laptop and a new router.

    I don't know much about it but he needs 2nd gen i7 processor with GTX 5xxM series.

    HE can spend $2000 for laptop and 15$ for Wireless router.

    Any suggestions?

    thanks.
     
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    i'd shell out 100 bux for a n+ rated router, a good computer is only as good as the internet connection
     
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    +1 to that

    As for the laptop, there are many he could choose from. I know of the Qosmio line, though I heard they are overpriced, but I am not sure. There's also quite a few from Asus. There's the obvious Alienware line. There's probably a few others I'm forgetting. They all have pro's and con's so he should look them up.
     
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    Finding a modem router without any flaws is easier said than done. I've been trying for years. I also suspect my ISP might not be the best (it's the cheapest though).

    At least getting a gaming laptop is an easier endeavour.
     
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    Alienware- Not cheap on what he wants
    Asus- He just saw a new model just released(in july [​IMG]),but still looking for the best.
     
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    When you have a 2000$ budget, you can't really be looking for something "cheap"...
    Otherwise, I would suggest checking out ibuypower.com They offer a gaming laptop for 1400$ that is supposedly capable of running Crysis 2 on High settings.
     
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    He does not wants crysis 2 ,He's thinking of running upcoming games at max.
     
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    In the market, they say if a computer/laptop can run Crysis (1, not 2, since 1 has higher required specs), it can run anything.

    Regarding laptops "running games at max"... there's two things to consider. Firstly, gaming laptops generally have a pretty small screen. Small screens don't need as much power to run games at max as 22" or 24" screens, so (by desktop standards) mid-ranged graphics will be more than enough to max out most games. Secondly, nearly all laptops will come with Mobility edition graphics, which are downclocked versions of their desktop counterparts in order to cope with the very limited cooling available in a laptop chassis. If you expect too much from your gaming computer, it will most likely fry. An example would be running Crysis (or Crysis 2 with the textures patch) at max settings.

    In the interests of preserving a gaming laptop and/or whatever it's sitting on, make sure to invest in a laptop cooling pad. Preferably a good one.
     
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    Yes,I remember Crysis(1) which I used to play on medium graphics,which used to run very slow.I guess it was not nominated for best graphics game because it had very high required spec and almost no PC was able to play that game on max.

    About the laptop,he's thinking of getting us Asus G74SX-A1(link).The screen is a problem so he's trying to get 17-18 inch so that he can use his old monitor and TV to play at home and small screen at college or somewhere else.
    Laptop cooling pad is a must,as I think my bro's laptop gets heat fast while playing games at max,battery saver mode,looks like you can dry your underpants in an hour or two [​IMG]

    About the modem-router,I personally visited a shop and they have 4 modems only.
    1.)Netgear N150 Adsl2+router-INR2450(60$ approx)
    2.)belkin Basic N150 ^same as above with price
    3.)Dlink N150 ^same as above- INR2250(51$)
    4.)Belkin N 150(300 m) -INR3000(65$)

    which is the best(sorry I was given only this much data by the shopkeeper)?
     
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    You didn't provide the model number of any of the modem/routers, so it's hard to look up specific reviews for them. Either way, they're all low-end, aimed at small home users. The Belkin Basic has the best looks, but I've no idea how well it performs compared to their other routers at the time (I had a Belkin N1 Vision until it died after years of service).

    Guide to WiFi speeds:
    WiFi G: 54Mbs
    WiFi N (draft 1): 150Mbs
    WiFi N MIMO (draft 2): 300Mbs (Multiple Input Multiple Output also extends the range and stability of the signal)
    WiFi N MIMO Dual Band (draft 4): 300-450Mbs (Dual band operates on both 2.5Ghz and 5Ghz, and certain models with additional antenna can operate at higher speeds).
    Note: I may be wrong about the draft-N labels, since I've never actualy read up about it. This is just how it is in my head.

    The actual speed achieved depends as much on the WiFi device used and environmental effects as it does on the router itself. For someone like me who has as many as 16 WiFi devices in the house (3 smartphones, 4 laptops, 3 game consoles, 4 handheld game consoles and 2 WiFi enabled computers), I can't go any lower than MIMO type routers. If you only have 2 or 3 WiFi devices, then it won't matter if you get WiFi G or 150N.

    Also, "N1" and "N+" are brand-specific labels for their higher end models and mean nothing to the average consumer. Look at specs and reviews, not company advertising labels.
     
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    I remember some months ago you said you have a Billion BiPAC 7800N.
    but my city doesn't know about Billion.
    All I can get is D-link,Belkin and Netgear.
    In which almost every of them are below 100$ that means almost 60-70$ in your country.
     
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    Actually they'd be around £30-45 in my country. I actually do own a Belkin 150N router (not the Basic version - their older version) and whilst it did fine as an emergency replacement (I paid £22 for it at my local computer fair), it generated so much heat that I was afraid to use it with torrents (the one activity that causes the most problems with routers).

    Also, Billion have been making ADSL routers for the last 10 or so years, and before that provided networking solutions to various other companies. They're based in Taiwan, the capital of computing.
    EDIT: Fun fact, Belkin are based in California.
     
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    ya,I have heard much about Billion and Buffalo(for their memories too) and I'd have brought from them if it was available here.
    this ->link show some modem+router here(I guess this is the best site,google)
    If you want to know about their prices then 1USD=INR45.595

    I can see almost 200$ modem there [​IMG]
     
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    I remember those Linksys and Netgear routers being highly rated. I don't know anything about the Belkin Play Max series though.
     
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    So after a long discussion he brought a Belkin Share modem(N150) and because of him my bro also brought a modem.It is a Belkin basic.Luckily we went to a wholesale dealer and brought those modems at 45% discount [​IMG].
    But still it cost me 50$ for the basic modem.

    And about the Belkin Play Max series(I guess there is only one),it has some of the details on my box.
     

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