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    Re: Help Gaming PC (increased budget)

    I don't think it is as good as the laptop I linked... graphics performance should be similar but the HP has more RAM which is useful when Windows 7 takes up 1Gb all by itself, most games like to have access to more than 1Gb of RAM especially Skyrim with its massive world.

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    With the laptop you linked me what kind of resolutions can i expect with skyrim low, medium, high, ultra? I hope to get high ( or better )!

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    If i could make this budget ( £700 ) by begging my parents and getting no pocket money at all for many years, would this be a good laptop or is it way overpriced? If so any suggestions?

    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...enware-m11x-r3

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    I dont really mind if it isn't mobile ( would be prefrered though )
    as long as it can play games like skyrim on high or ultra!
    And also if anyone sees a laptop or pc that would play Skyrim on high or ultra but is above my budget pls post anyway. I might be able to increase my budget up to £700. look at my post above this one that should explain it.

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    Re: Help Gaming PC (increased budget)

    Quote Originally Posted by ExHail View Post
    RAM which is useful when Windows 7 takes up 1Gb all by itself
    I found this one with 8gb RAM

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_G770_1189694.html

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    Re: Help Gaming PC (increased budget)

    Alienware are overpriced and the Lenovo has a slower GPU than the HP I linked.

    I don't know how well the mobile GPU on the HP will do in Skyrim but it should manage medium settings without a problem.

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    So you think thats what i shiuld go for?

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    If you want to go for gaming for skyrim I honestly dont see why you're getting a laptop plopguy. Compared to building one yourself you're seriously paying over the odds just for the portability.

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    Re: Help Gaming PC (increased budget)

    The OP should make sure they register their Hexus account to get free Scan postage:

    http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-he...tup-guide.html

    The following parts are from Scan:



    Many of them are on special offer this weekend:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/

    The following parts are from Amazon.



    The total comes to around £630.

    One or two parts might be cheaper from other retailers,however, Scan does a service called Scansure:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/scansure/

    I have included it in the list for the Scan parts. It is basically an insurance policy meaning if you damage the parts when assembling them Scan will replace them for you, and is separate from the normal warranty for parts which covers manufactering defects.

    I assume you have never assembled a PC before,so this useful paying extra for if this is your first build.

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    You could go for 4GB of RAM and save around £15. 4GB should still be enough ATM and you could add more RAM when needed as the motherboard I listed has 4 RAM slots.
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    Re: Help Gaming PC (increased budget)

    First of all thanks! Secondly how will this run Skyrim, low, medium, high, ultra? And thridly what do you think of the laptop linked by Exhail?

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    Re: Help Gaming PC (increased budget)

    The laptop has great graphics performance for its price but the desktop will be much faster.

    Bagnaj97 can run Skyrim on the highest settings at 1920X1080 with lower levels of AA and AF on a 4GHZ Athlon II X3 and an HD5850 1GB. The Core i3 2100 and HD6870 1GB combination is faster,so you should be able to run the game at decent settings(high or ultra). There is also a Core i3 2120 which has a 200MHZ higher clockspeed for about £5 more on Scan,and this might be worth getting instead of the Core i3 2100.

    These articles look at Skyrim CPU and GPU performance:

    http://www.techspot.com/review/467-s...nce/page6.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rk,3074-6.html

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    Re: Help Gaming PC (increased budget)

    I was reading on another thread that Scan will build the PC for your for a fee. I wonder how much they would charge based on the parts I listed??

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    Re: Help Gaming PC (increased budget)

    I think the system CAT has specified is the best, should definitely be able to play with everything on High settings which will look amazing in DX11.

    The choice at the end of the day boils down to what type of travelling you do. If it is frequent but for a short time I'd go for CAT's system, if it is frequent but for longer periods of time I'd go for the laptop and you should be able to gauge the variations around those two scenarios. Only you know what your life is currently like and what it will probably be like in the next few years so you need to see how well each system will fit in to your life. I'm personally leaning towards CAT's system.

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