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03-16-2013, 12:28 AM
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Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti 822MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DisplayPort DX11 PCI-E
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EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 822MHZ 1024MB 4008MHZ GDDR5 2xDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E
(Looking at)

I am on a bit of a budget which is why i was looking at the other card to SLI, however if its just not worth the trouble I can do what you said and try to sell the card.
Not sure what i could get for it though.

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03-16-2013, 12:39 AM
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Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti 822MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DisplayPort DX11 PCI-E
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EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 822MHZ 1024MB 4008MHZ GDDR5 2xDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E
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I am on a bit of a budget which is why i was looking at the other card to SLI, however if its just not worth the trouble I can do what you said and try to sell the card.
Not sure what i could get for it though.
Probably about $75 once you remove ebay fees and what not, assuming you did ebay anyway.

So that's about $235 to play with on a new card. Best you could get for that money is a GTX 660 ish. 560 SLI's are somewhere in the neighborhood of 20% faster than a single 660.

If the rest of your system (8x slot on the board, good enough PSU) can take it I'd get the second 560 ti over a single 660. Assuming you are locked into that budget.

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unrelated question..how much usually do they take in fees? -_-

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What is the screen that you are using SPM?
HP 20xi. It has such great viewing angles compared to the Acer P205H I was using before it.

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-20.../dp/B00B332A24

I probably could have went with a 22xi, but it would have been a tight fit in the table.

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03-16-2013, 02:34 AM
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Enthusiast: Specialized system, good for High Performance gaming and overclocking
Price Range: $1500 - $1600 Intel processor

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Processor:Intel Core i5 3570k Ivy Bridge $234 CA $214 US
Motherboard:Asus P8Z77-V 188CA 189 US
RAM:Corsair Vengeance 8GB 2x4GB 1600mhz $49 CA $41 US
Power Supply:Corsair TX750 V2 $114 CA $09 US
Case:Antec Eleven Hundred Black Super Mid Tower $119 CA $90US
HDD:Seagate Barracuda 1TB $84 CA $84 US
Optical Drive:Samsung SATA DVD RW $17 CA $17 US
SSD:Crucial M4 128GB $114 CA $109 US
CPU Cooler:CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ $34 CA $30 US

So right now I'm looking at that build minus the GTX 680(buying no card, going to use the 560ti for a little while) and added an antec 1100 case instead of the 900(same price).
It comes to $1,087.16 with taxes and shipping. (I was hoping to stay under $1000)

Would it be worth upgrading to the i7?

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03-16-2013, 05:01 AM
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Enthusiast: Specialized system, good for High Performance gaming and overclocking
Price Range: $1500 - $1600 Intel processor

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Price US
Processor:Intel Core i5 3570k Ivy Bridge $234 CA $214 US
Motherboard:Asus P8Z77-V 188CA 189 US
RAM:Corsair Vengeance 8GB 2x4GB 1600mhz $49 CA $41 US
Power Supply:Corsair TX750 V2 $114 CA $09 US
Case:Antec Eleven Hundred Black Super Mid Tower $119 CA $90US
HDD:Seagate Barracuda 1TB $84 CA $84 US
Optical Drive:Samsung SATA DVD RW $17 CA $17 US
SSD:Crucial M4 128GB $114 CA $109 US
CPU Cooler:CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ $34 CA $30 US

So right now I'm looking at that build minus the GTX 680(buying no card, going to use the 560ti for a little while) and added an antec 1100 case instead of the 900(same price).
It comes to $1,087.16 with taxes and shipping. (I was hoping to stay under $1000)

Would it be worth upgrading to the i7?
I have an i7 3770k but really the ONLY thing it does better than the i5 is render video.

So if you need to convert videos or do any video editing then an i7 is worth it. If not there's zero reason to get an i7 over an i5. Gaming is the same on either.

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Sorry if this isn't appropriate here, but I'm looking to replace my 5+ year old laptop with a gaming quality laptop. I have a decent amount to spend, so money's not a big issue, though obviously would prefer not to overpay.

Doing some preliminary digging, I've come across two machines that look pretty quality.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6-Inch Laptop
$1,117.99
Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (2.4 GHz)
12 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 16 GB Solid-State Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, NVIDIA Dual SLI GT650M
Windows 8, 3-hour battery life
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad...2969417&sr=1-6

ASUS N56VJ-DH71 15.6-Inch Full-HD 1080P Laptop

$929.98
Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4 GHz Processor
8 GB DDR3
1.0 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch 1080P Full-HD LED Screen, Nvidia GT 635M 2G Graphics
Windows 8
http://www.amazon.com/N56VJ-DH71-15-...2969413&sr=1-3

I will also admit that I'm a n00b when it comes to anything computer hardware related, but is the 4 GB difference in respective RAMs probably enough to warrant paying an extra $200 for, as that's the only real major difference I'm noticing as of right now.

Also, any other suggestions for specific models I should be looking at?

Much obliged.

EDIT: Also, come to think of it, I would also prefer a machine without a webcam, if that makes a difference. Not a deal breaker, though.

Also, not going to be doing any programming or video editing or the like. Just gaming, internet browsing, and general word processing. A CD/DVD drive would also be preferable, as I've got a bunch of old games and DVDs that I'd probably want to use on the machine.


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03-16-2013, 05:33 PM
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Would it be worth upgrading to the i7?
For gaming, no. You'll already have a bottleneck at the GPU with the 3570k, getting the 3770k would be a waste.

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I will also admit that I'm a n00b when it comes to anything computer hardware related, but is the 4 GB difference in respective RAMs probably enough to warrant paying an extra $200 for, as that's the only real major difference I'm noticing as of right now.

Also, any other suggestions for specific models I should be looking at?

Much obliged.

EDIT: Also, come to think of it, I would also prefer a machine without a webcam, if that makes a difference. Not a deal breaker, though.

Also, not going to be doing any programming or video editing or the like. Just gaming, internet browsing, and general word processing.
The extra RAM won't make any difference but the graphics cards on the Lenovo are a lot better than the one on the Asus. Like 2-3x better in gaming benchmarks. I'd say it's worth the extra money if you have it, but that's up to you.

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The extra RAM won't make any difference but the graphics cards on the Lenovo are a lot better than the one on the Asus. Like 2-3x better in gaming benchmarks. I'd say it's worth the extra money if you have it, but that's up to you.
Good to know, and yes.... that's not an issue. I was thinking of a $1400-1500 absolute ceiling, but would prefer to be under that.

I'm noticing that that particular Lenovo model doesn't have a built-in CD/DVD drive that I can notice. If I get that one, are external drives decently reliable to do that job?

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unrelated question..how much usually do they take in fees? -_-
It's quite a bit. I sold quite a bit last year and if it hasn't changed since then, it was 9% for eBay and 2.9%+$.30 for Paypal.

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Sorry if this isn't appropriate here, but I'm looking to replace my 5+ year old laptop with a gaming quality laptop. I have a decent amount to spend, so money's not a big issue, though obviously would prefer not to overpay.

Doing some preliminary digging, I've come across two machines that look pretty quality.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6-Inch Laptop
$1,117.99
Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (2.4 GHz)
12 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 16 GB Solid-State Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, NVIDIA Dual SLI GT650M
Windows 8, 3-hour battery life
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad...2969417&sr=1-6

ASUS N56VJ-DH71 15.6-Inch Full-HD 1080P Laptop

$929.98
Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4 GHz Processor
8 GB DDR3
1.0 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch 1080P Full-HD LED Screen, Nvidia GT 635M 2G Graphics
Windows 8
http://www.amazon.com/N56VJ-DH71-15-...2969413&sr=1-3

I will also admit that I'm a n00b when it comes to anything computer hardware related, but is the 4 GB difference in respective RAMs probably enough to warrant paying an extra $200 for, as that's the only real major difference I'm noticing as of right now.

Also, any other suggestions for specific models I should be looking at?

Much obliged.

EDIT: Also, come to think of it, I would also prefer a machine without a webcam, if that makes a difference. Not a deal breaker, though.

Also, not going to be doing any programming or video editing or the like. Just gaming, internet browsing, and general word processing. A CD/DVD drive would also be preferable, as I've got a bunch of old games and DVDs that I'd probably want to use on the machine.

This is what I would get, IMO the best gaming laptop for size, price, upgradeable and power.

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np9150-...wconfigure=yes

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Gaming quality laptops do not exist

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Gaming quality laptops do not exist

This line is old and BS. They do exist, but they are not cheap. Will a home built desktop at far less the price be better? sure; but that laptop I linked with a couple of upgrades will run any game at max for a couple years at least, and it is upgradeable as well.

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This line is old and BS. They do exist, but they are not cheap. Will a home built desktop at far less the price be better? sure; but that laptop I linked with a couple of upgrades will run any game at max for a couple years at least, and it is upgradeable as well.
It'd cost a fortune

Just not fiscally wise with all the other options

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http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Perfect-Pixel...ht_13982wt_802

Should I go for it? Have heard nothing but good reviews.

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(I was hoping to stay under $1000)
Antec 1100 is a FANTASTIC case. I love mine. Thing runs everything ice cool.

If you wanna stay under $1000, take out the SSD and get one later. Or maybe keep the SSD and don't get a HDD for a while. Use an old one or something.

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http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Perfect-Pixel...ht_13982wt_802

Should I go for it? Have heard nothing but good reviews.
One of these days I'll learn something about monitors.
I still use a 1600x900 Acer LCD from like 2006.

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Gaming quality laptops do not exist
I understand that they're a step down regarding quality and more than a step up in terms of cost compared to desktops, but basically this will be my new all-around machine and it needs to be mobile as I travel often and have a job where I can just screw around on the web with decent regularity.

A laptop just makes more sense for me right now in every way, even with the added cost.

Plus, I'm still mostly a console gamer. I'll mostly just be playing Minecraft, Starcraft, Civ5, FTL, and a few other titles, so it's not like I'm looking for a rig that can play the Cyrsis titles on super high quality here.

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http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Perfect-Pixel...ht_13982wt_802

Should I go for it? Have heard nothing but good reviews.
Haven't heard of the Leonidas models but I know everybody loves their Catleap monitors.

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I understand that they're a step down regarding quality and more than a step up in terms of cost compared to desktops, but basically this will be my new all-around machine and it needs to be mobile as I travel often and have a job where I can just screw around on the web with decent regularity.

A laptop just makes more sense for me right now in every way, even with the added cost.

Plus, I'm still mostly a console gamer. I'll mostly just be playing Minecraft, Starcraft, Civ5, FTL, and a few other titles, so it's not like I'm looking for a rig that can play the Cyrsis titles on super high quality here.
This is something so many people seem to not understand. We are not all living in our parents basement or have stagnant lives and do not move around; yet we still like to game and want some portability. One thing you need to know is that any decent gaming laptop (while the specs may say 6 or 7 lbs) the power brick is going to be huge and heavy (at least a few more lbs weight). That 6 or 7lb machine in reality is closer to 10 or 12lbs+ when it is all said and done.

You wont find a truely mobile laptop that can run games well in the long run. I have a gaming desktop, a gaming laptop as well as a macbook air. The air can run games fine on med settings (I play Civ V on med sized maps with it) and is very light and portable; the gaming laptop is not something I would want to lug around every day but when I going somewhere for long periods of time it is great (but was quite expensive).

Also know that any gaming laptop, when gaming, you will get probably around only 1-1.5 hours of battery life so you will need to pack that power brick with you. And, even when not gaming you will likely get only 3 hours max of battery life.

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One of these days I'll learn something about monitors.
I still use a 1600x900 Acer LCD from like 2006.
Haha, I'm still using a BenQ 1280x1024. I love 5:4 aspect monitors... 4:3 to a certain extent, as well.

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Haven't heard of the Leonidas models but I know everybody loves their Catleap monitors.
Yea, I had heard about the Catleaps. But the thing that's always turned me off them was the lack of OSD and the flimsy plastic housing. By all accounts, this has a functional OSD and an aluminum casing.

Damn... looks like I'm selling myself closer and closer to getting one.

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This is something so many people seem to not understand. We are not all living in our parents basement or have stagnant lives and do not move around; yet we still like to game and want some portability. One thing you need to know is that any decent gaming laptop (while the specs may say 6 or 7 lbs) the power brick is going to be huge and heavy (at least a few more lbs weight). That 6 or 7lb machine in reality is closer to 10 or 12lbs+ when it is all said and done.

You wont find a truely mobile laptop that can run games well in the long run. I have a gaming desktop, a gaming laptop as well as a macbook air. The air can run games fine on med settings (I play Civ V on med sized maps with it) and is very light and portable; the gaming laptop is not something I would want to lug around every day but when I going somewhere for long periods of time it is great (but was quite expensive).

Also know that any gaming laptop, when gaming, you will get probably around only 1-1.5 hours of battery life so you will need to pack that power brick with you. And, even when not gaming you will likely get only 3 hours max of battery life.
Good to know, but thankfully I'll almost assuredly have a power outlet wherever I need to be, and if I don't I've always got my DS, 3DS, and iPhone if push comes to shove.

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Haha, I'm still using a BenQ 1280x1024. I love 5:4 aspect monitors... 4:3 to a certain extent, as well.
I miss my 1440x900 16:10 display, but it got a dead pixel so I gave it away. Damn thing was taunting me

I use a 1280x1024 as my secondary actually. I think it's a Hyundai.

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I used to have a small 5:4 monitor, now I'm rocking a (23"?) 1920x1080 one and I can't imagine not using it.

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Recently got a new 1920x1080 monitor from newegg, it's pretty nice

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