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Would someone let me know whether this would be a good set up for a gaming laptop.

PowerPro R 12:17-670 Gaming Laptop
17.3" (1920x1080) LED backlit LCD
GTX 670M 192bit w/1.5GB GDDR5
Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3~3.3GHz) w/6M L3 Cache - 4 Cores - 8 Threads
8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3/1600 Dual Channel Memory
2 500GB SATA II 3GB/s 7,200 RPM Hard Drives in RAID 0
Built-in Bigfoot Networks Killer Wireless-N 1202 - Ultimate Gaming Card + Bluetooth 4.0 (Dual Band)
Windows 8 64-bit

$1247.24

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That looks OK, but for the price the HDD size seems to be a little on the low side. You probably won't have the same amount of games on Steam that I have to begin with, but I have 688GB worth of them from Steam and Origin, so you should look for a larger one if possible. :)

EDIT: I didn't even see the 2x by the HDD, but I'd look for a 1TB HDD with a 120GB SSD too as a boot drive and to store some games like Battlefield (which has very long load times on many HDD's).

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As it's a dual HDD laptop, I would atleast expect to have an SSD along with a normal drive.


[quote name='Livin in a box' timestamp='1356573187' post='595417236']
That looks OK, but for the price the HDD size seems to be a little on the low side. You probably won't have the same amount of games on Steam that I have to begin with, but I have 688GB worth of them from Steam and Origin, so you should look for a larger one if possible. :)
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A Terabyte isn't enough for you?

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[quote name='Crisp' timestamp='1356573277' post='595417242']
A Terabyte isn't enough for you?
[/quote]No, seeing as I use 1.7TB of space :p

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Don't waste your money on these consumer grade computers that look all neat and shiny. You can get a good commercial grade laptop for equal cost, that will blow these so called "gaming" laptops away. Look into the Lenovo ThinkPads (T or W series are their commercial grade lines), or the Dell Latitudes. You can also dock these laptops and run multiple monitors for them so that they operate just like a desktop if you want them to.

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[quote name='danny62381' timestamp='1356640826' post='595418542']
Don't waste your money on these consumer grade computers that look all neat and shiny. You can get a good commercial grade laptop for equal cost, that will blow these so called "gaming" laptops away. Look into the Lenovo ThinkPads (T or W series are their commercial grade lines), or the Dell Latitudes. You can also dock these laptops and run multiple monitors for them so that they operate just like a desktop if you want them to.
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so there's Latitudes and ThinkPads that have a 600-series mobile GPU?

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You can get an Asus gaming laptop for basically that same price with a better CPU, GPU, and more RAM, but they probably won't have a 2nd HDD bay. Depends what's more important to you, I guess. Also, not sure if PowerPro is a reputable brand, but Asus definitely is.

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[quote name='Jdawg683' timestamp='1356716304' post='595419960']

so there's Latitudes and ThinkPads that have a 600-series mobile GPU?
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Yeah, pretty much....

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