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Laptop blown out of the water?
12-23-2011, 12:45 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-23-2011, 12:48 AM by mc354.)
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Laptop blown out of the water?
Hello everyone!

I am debating between a few ASUS Laptops and building my own Desktop PC. I have a budget of around $700. The computer will be used mainly for school, browsing, and playing SWtOR (which I will be playing a lot, but don't necessarily need to play on max). Given the specs below, would you guys consider the desktop to be a clear winner? (Not considering portability etc.)

Desktop: $700 (after rebates)

-PROCESSOR: Intel Pentium G850 (2.9 ghz)

-MOTHERBOARD: ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61

-POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W

-VIDEO: SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850

-MEMORY: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB 1333

-HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM

-DRIVE: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

-CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 912

-MONITOR: ASUS VW193DR Black 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor (1440x900)

-OS: Windows 7 OEM


Laptop: $750 (One of the higher end one's I've been considering)

ASUS 1


Thanks in advance for the help!


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12-23-2011, 02:09 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-23-2011, 02:28 AM by Brandonsr.)
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Re: Laptop blown out of the water?
The Corsair builder series are not reliable Power Supplies , I would get the Rosewill hive 550W instead. Or this seasonic 520W.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817151094

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817182131
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12-23-2011, 08:54 AM,
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RE: Laptop blown out of the water?
At the same price range, a desktop will always easily outperform a laptop, that's not even a question.

In this case, the desktop has a vastly more powerful video card.

The question is: Do you need/want the portability?
No? Then get a desktop.
Yes? Then get a laptop.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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12-29-2011, 09:14 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-29-2011, 09:52 PM by mc354.)
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RE: Laptop blown out of the water?
Cool. Last two questions. Would you recommend getting some sort of computer assembly or tool kit in order to build a new pc? Or are these exactly what they seem- a gimmick...

Second, what about this Antec PSU?? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817371016
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12-29-2011, 11:26 PM,
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RE: Laptop blown out of the water?
(12-29-2011, 09:14 PM)mc354 Wrote: Cool. Last two questions. Would you recommend getting some sort of computer assembly or tool kit in order to build a new pc? Or are these exactly what they seem- a gimmick...

Second, what about this Antec PSU?? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817371016

The only tool you need to build a new PC is a Phillips head screwdriver.

Also, don't get that PSU. It's mediocre. Most of the other Antecs are good, but the Basiq series isn't.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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12-29-2011, 11:31 PM,
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RE: Laptop blown out of the water?
Gotcha. Thank you for the reply!

Also, I lied...I have ONE last question. Out of these two monitors which one would you pick up? Thanks so much for your help.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6824236077

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6824236063

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12-30-2011, 01:01 AM,
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RE: Laptop blown out of the water?
The 20" one. It's newer and has a slightly higher resolution. They're both terrible monitors though.
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12-30-2011, 08:19 AM,
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RE: Laptop blown out of the water?
(12-29-2011, 11:26 PM)Brian Wrote:
(12-29-2011, 09:14 PM)mc354 Wrote: (...) what about this Antec PSU?? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817371016

(...) don't get that PSU. It's mediocre. Most of the other Antecs are good, but the Basiq series isn't.

Actually, the Antec BP550 Plus is a good power supply, built by Delta, unlike the other Basiq Antec PSUs which are built by FSP. I'd have no problem recommending it as a good reliable basic (pun intended Tongue ) power supply.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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12-30-2011, 02:04 PM,
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RE: Laptop blown out of the water?
Thanks for the responses guys! You've been a huge help. The last thing I need for my build is a new monitor. Is there a lower priced one that you could currently recommend (preferably from newegg)? I have very little knowledge of monitors Undecided
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12-30-2011, 03:28 PM,
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RE: Laptop blown out of the water?
(12-30-2011, 08:19 AM)MathieuB Wrote:
(12-29-2011, 11:26 PM)Brian Wrote:
(12-29-2011, 09:14 PM)mc354 Wrote: (...) what about this Antec PSU?? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817371016

(...) don't get that PSU. It's mediocre. Most of the other Antecs are good, but the Basiq series isn't.

Actually, the Antec BP550 Plus is a good power supply, built by Delta, unlike the other Basiq Antec PSUs which are built by FSP. I'd have no problem recommending it as a good reliable basic (pun intended Tongue ) power supply.

Oops. My bad. Hmm no wonder it looks different from all the others. Can't believe i missed that.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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