I want to build a laptop

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by 3bbb7, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. 3bbb7

    3bbb7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 28, 2012
    United States
    I am looking into building a laptop for gaming. Ive never built a pc before so I dont know what I should buy at all.
    Where should i start looking? Or would it be better to get a prebuilt gaming laptop ?

    Im looking to play recent games at decent fps, like Skyrim at 60 fps maybe on medium settings. I dont need any crazy high fps on max settings or anything like that. I dont want to pay too much for it.

    Any ideas where i should start?
  2. marcus134

    marcus134 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 7, 2011
  3. RchUncleSkeleton

    RchUncleSkeleton Skeletron 9000

    Feb 2, 2009
    United States
    California, USA
    yeah, you can't really build a laptop...you can have one customized with the ram, graphics card, hd and cpu, so long as the one you're looking at has the options to customize. I would go with a Dell or Asus that has the options you want whether they be standard for said model or factory upgraded. You could always swap hard drives, cpu's and add more ram later but there's really no upgradability as far as graphics go on a laptop.
  4. Lurker2

    Lurker2 Banned!

    Sep 7, 2012
    United States
    Besides buying a barebone laptop and building it up from that you can't really build a laptop for a reasonable price. I highly recommend you avoid this and buy a prebuilt laptop. You will occasionally see good deals from various clevo/sager resellers.
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  5. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
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  6. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    I'll just add this for ideas.

    This is what a high spec gaming laptop looks like: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Series-NP700G7C-S01US-17-3-Inch-Laptop/dp/B006MX0WHU/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1354437387&sr=8-6&keywords=Samsung series 7
    Cost: $1700.
    EDIT: And this is the highest spec gaming laptop I've seen in many years (discounting the stupidly overpriced custom-built laptops like Alienware): http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GT70-0NE-...dp/B008OCV4TM/ref=amtcd_B0082JFDQM_B008OCV4TM
    Cost: $2300.

    You can get much cheaper laptops by looking for GTX 555 or 660 instead of 675, and by getting Core i5 instead of i7. That'd only require around $900 or so.

    Don't forget that gaming laptops are synonymous with heat, and overheating when playing Skyrim or Crysis is common. Factor precautions into your Bridget (I.e. cooling pads). And also, don't forget that gaming laptops must be plugged into the wall, or the battery will run out within 2 hours (usually).

    Or you could just build a gaming PC for half the price.
    Rydian likes this.
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