Is this a good Gaming Laptop for the Price?

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  1. Lucar
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    Yes, this is Pre-Built, and it's a Gaming Laptop. If you want to bicker about Pre-Built being stupid, please go somewhere else. Thank you.

    I finally think I found a good deal on a Gaming Laptop now:

    Here's what I found.

    For those of you who are too tl;dr:
    • 2.6 GHZ Intel Core i7-4720HQ
    • 8GB DDR3L RAM
    • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M w/ 2GB DDR5
    • 1 TB Hard Drive @ 5400 RPM
    Am I getting a good amount of bang for my buick?
     
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    That seems good to me.

    This also tells me how outdated I am with my Thinkpad lol.
     
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    What's your Thinkpad's specs? XD
     
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    Wait, you're trading a car for this? :O
     
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    Intel core 2 duo 2.2 ghz
    3 gb of ram
    video card is nvidia quadro 140
    120gb hard drive

    Works great, but heavy gaming is a no-no. It will lag like crazy.

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    Lol, just realized that. :rofl2:

    That's actually not that bad. But yeah, I can see heavy gaming being a No-No.
     
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    @VinsCool You gotta make due with what you got. I've been using this build for a while:
    • 2.00 GHz Intel M Single Core
    • 1 GB RAM (Upgraded form 512 MB)
    • Nvidia GO Graphics Ampifier
    • 12 Inch Screen
    • 60 GB HDD
    Your thinkpad doesn't stand a chance against my old piece of junk. :rofl2:
     
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    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? YES. These specs are amazing for the price! You get to see GTX960Ms in India at about $2000 laptops that also with ULV processors.
    Just go with it.:grog:
     
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    I just found out I can't. Amazon won't ship to my address. I think that's total Bullshit, and I have proof of someone earlier saying shipping is available to my area, but they will not ship it. So I'm just gonna buy one from NCIX. I have a store in my town that'll order computers from there and ship them in town. ^_^ So that's good.

    God do I ramble...
     
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    Damnit Vins, stop being a Margen67.
     
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    He didn't like my post :P
     
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    I just got a laptop myself with somewhat similar specs. See: http://www.visions.ca/catalogue/cat...tegoryId=715&productId=29247&sku=GP722QE044US
    Quick rundown for the lazy:
    -Intel i7 5700hq
    -8GB RAM
    -1TB HDD @ 7200RPM
    -17.3" 1920x1080 display with anti-glare
    -3 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port
    -NVIDIA GTX950M 2GB graphics card + Intel integrated graphics

    It's pretty good as well, I've been using it for the past few days and I've had no issues with it, although I'll give you a heads up if you do get an MSI: It will be a pain in the ass to get Linux started up and running. It's almost like MSI didn't want people running Linux on their devices. It's also a bit more than your selection, but it's not too much more.
     
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    Funny enough, that's roughly the same computer I've been looking at on NCIX. XD