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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:58

Intel Core i5-4210M
8 GB DDR3-1600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (equal to GTX 285/GTX 460/R7 260)
14" 1600x900 screen
120GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD
750GB WD Scorpio Black (7,200 RPM) HDD

 

£613 - bargain!

 

Custom-built from PC Specialist, so a 12-14 working day wait.

 

Excited! :happy:




#2 xendrome

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:09

Problem is it's pretty much a throw away once it gets out of warranty, because you won't be able to find repalacement parts for it anywhere. I would have spent more and gotten an OEM build with a good warranty (Alienware) and then you can always find parts afterwards on Ebay.



#3 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:11

Problem is it's pretty much a throw away once it gets out of warranty, because you won't be able to find repalacement parts for it anywhere. I would have spent more and gotten an OEM build with a good warranty (Alienware) and then you can always find parts afterwards on Ebay.

I doubt PC Specialist, due to their low prices, are using custom anything. Meaning replacing/upgrading most components shouldn't be too difficult.



#4 Skiver

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:16

I would love a new gaming rig, really started enjoying PC gaming again but I just don't have the money to build anything worth having.

 

Especially when it becomes outdated so quickly :(

 

Enjoy the new laptop :)



#5 Roger H.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:16

Looking good if you ask me.

 

Even custom laptops should be able to get replacement parts as they still use OEM parts. Maybe not the custom part itself like the palmrest or LCD backing as those are usually specially designed for that custom build but beyond that you should be fine.

 

In any case, enjoy the new system. I'm still loving my Thinkpad T440s after getting it a few months back (just wanting to change the stupid LG LCD - and I love LG products normally! :p).



#6 Xahid

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:20

Looking good.

hope, you will enjoy the games on it :)



#7 T3X4S

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:32

Ahhh I remember the days when you could buy all the components and custom-build a laptop.  Using an MSI case, and doing it just like we do desktops now....

Actually, I hated that .. it never felt as solid as a quality OEM... I like my ThinkPad better - so forget what I said typed



#8 +d5aqoëp

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:35

Good build. Enjoy it to the fullest. :)

#9 xrobwx

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:47

Congrats! I remember the feeling I had when I ordered my gaming rig and the anticipation until it arrived!



#10 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 18:32

Really a bargain for those specs :whoa: