The Brink! 11 replies

  • 1
  • 2

Please wait...

TheLeafTalk

I'm too cool to Post

50 XP

22nd September 2006

0 Uploads

13 Posts

0 Threads

#1 12 years ago

Sorry I'm new here and if I put this in the wrong forum forgive me!

Anyway I'm lookin into a Notebook.. If possible it needs to be around $1600.. I want to know what graphic card is good for running the newest games and how much RAM is needed. I work at pizza hut soo I'm tight on cash and I don't like plain looking notebooks... I REALLY like alienwares notebooks.

I own a desktop, built it myself so I know alittle bit about computers. Also please don't talk to me like I don't know anything I get annoyed at that. MY teachers do it to me in school :(

MY Desktop panorama4aq.png




marvinmatthew

Tech is where you'll find me..

50 XP

13th April 2005

0 Uploads

3,627 Posts

0 Threads

#2 12 years ago

For $1600 bucks, you're gonna be hard pressed to find a laptop that is both decent at gaming and looks really sharp. If you want both of those, you're looking at closer to two grand.




Homer Gonerson

...

50 XP

22nd December 2003

0 Uploads

6,234 Posts

0 Threads

#3 12 years ago

Sharp looking desktop though!

I'd suggest looking at the notebooks at CyberPowerInc.(link). They have some really decent systems for a good price. Some of their laptops have that Alienware-esque look to them. You won't get the "authentic" Alienware look without their massive price though :(. For laptop gaming, I'd suggest 1gb of RAM. And for the video card, I'm about as clueless as you, no idea on laptop video cards.

Here's ATI's hierarchy of mobile video cards (of the Radeon Xx00 Series)

Mobility™ Radeon® X1800 Series ATI’s Mobility™ Radeon® X1800 Series delivers the ultimate in 3D graphics performance, top video playback quality, and exceptional image quality....... more >> Mobility™ Radeon® X1600 Mobility™ Radeon® X1600 drives visual velocity into performance thin notebook PCs, delivering high performance 3D graphics, enhanced video playback quality, and extended battery life.... more >>

Mobility™ Radeon® X1400 ATI’s Mobility™ Radeon® X1400 provides best-in-class graphics performance for thin-and-light notebooks, delivering enhanced 3D gaming, high quality video playback, and longer battery life.... more >>

Mobility™ Radeon® X1300 ATI’s Mobility™ Radeon® X1300 goes beyond integrated UMA graphics on thin-and-light notebook PCs, delivering enhanced 3D gaming, high quality video playback, and longer battery life.... more >>

Mobility™ Radeon® X800 The world’s most powerful mobile graphics processor for High Definition (HD) gaming on PCI Express® notebooks... more >>

Mobility™ Radeon® X700 The Mobility™ Radeon® X700 brings a new age of graphics technology and power management to mobile PC users seeking both breathtaking performance and true Mobility... more >> Mobility™ Radeon® X600 The first mobile graphics chip built for new PCI Express® notebook computers, brings a new level of graphics performance, digital realism & power management to the mobile user... more >>

Mobility™ Radeon® X300 Mobility™ Radeon® X300 offers the ideal blend of performance, visual quality and battery life, bringing you a vibrant visual experience and the freedom of longer battery life. ... more >>

And nVidia's 7x00 series

GeForce Go 7900 GeForce Go 7800 GeForce Go 7700 GeForce Go 7600 GeForce Go 7400 GeForce Go 7300 GeForce Go 7200



Bs|Archaon

I would die without GF

50 XP

15th March 2006

0 Uploads

5,910 Posts

0 Threads

#4 12 years ago

For any decent standard of gaming I'd suggest something above a 7600 or an X1600.




TheLeafTalk

I'm too cool to Post

50 XP

22nd September 2006

0 Uploads

13 Posts

0 Threads

#5 12 years ago

Well to make more knowing to me... for video ram would a 256mb be alright? I know SLI is a nice thing to have, alienware charges $700 extra for dual 512's (overkill much?)

I don't know if ya'll can see this but http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/ntbkx649700.asp

Is that setup alright? The graphics card is small only 128mb... If you can't see the setup I have then please lead me on in the right direction of a decent system!

Thanks!




marvinmatthew

Tech is where you'll find me..

50 XP

13th April 2005

0 Uploads

3,627 Posts

0 Threads

#6 12 years ago

TheLeafTalkWell to make more knowing to me... for video ram would a 256mb be alright? I know SLI is a nice thing to have, alienware charges $700 extra for dual 512's (overkill much?)

I don't know if ya'll can see this but http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/ntbkx649700.asp

Is that setup alright? The graphics card is small only 128mb... If you can't see the setup I have then please lead me on in the right direction of a decent system!

Thanks!

SLI in a laptop would be major overkill. You'd get about thirty minutes of battery life.

256mb is fine. Just make sure that the video ram is dedicated, and that the graphics card isn't stealing ram from your actual ram.




TheLeafTalk

I'm too cool to Post

50 XP

22nd September 2006

0 Uploads

13 Posts

0 Threads

#7 12 years ago

and how wouldf I beable to tell the diffence?




TheLeafTalk

I'm too cool to Post

50 XP

22nd September 2006

0 Uploads

13 Posts

0 Threads

#8 12 years ago

PC 1! CPU: Mobile AMD Turion™64 MT-40 CPU @ 2.2GHz 1MB Cache Ultra Low Voltage 25Watt w/ HyperTransport Technology MOTHERBOARD: ATI RS 480M + ATI SB 450 Chipset Mainboard MEMORY: 1GB PC3200 400MHz DDR SODIMM Memory (Corsair Value Select) VIDEO CARD: Built-in Mobility™ Radeon® X1600 256MB PCI-Express X16 Video HARD DRIVE: 120GB 5400RPM ULTRA ATA 100 HARD DRIVE OPTICAL DRIVE: 8X DVD REWRITABLE DRIVE SOUND: CREATIVE AUDIGY 2 ZS NB PCMCIA CARD [COLOR=Red]$1367[/COLOR]

PC 2! CPU: Intel® Core™ Duo T2500 Dual-Core Processor @ 2.0GHz 667FSB 31W 2MB L2 Cache MOTHERBOARD: Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset w/ Centrino™ Technology MEMORY: 1GB PC5300 DDR2-667 SODIMM Memory (Corsair Value Select) VIDEO CARD: Built-in Mobility™ Radeon® X1600 256MB PCI-Express X16 Video HARD DRIVE: 120GB 5400RPM SATA150 HARD DRIVE OPTICAL DRIVE: 8X DVD REWRITABLE DRIVE SOUND: BUILT-IN AC 97 SOUND [COLOR=Red]$1373.00[/COLOR]




Homer Gonerson

...

50 XP

22nd December 2003

0 Uploads

6,234 Posts

0 Threads

#9 12 years ago

I would say PC 2 from those options, because it has the PC5300 RAM, as opposed to the PC3200 on the other. It does only have the standard built-in audio, but if you really do dislike the audio quality when you get it, you can always buy a PCMCIA audio card.




*The.Doctor

Trust me, I'm a Doctor

102,440 XP

25th November 2003

0 Uploads

9,964 Posts

0 Threads

#10 12 years ago

I say PC 2 as well, it has faster ram, a SATA hard drive, and a better processer. The core duo will use more power than the AMD would, but your also getting dual core with it, which will be a huge help with multitasking.




  • 1
  • 2