Jobbie, I went through 3 laptops trying to find a gaming quality rig. Wasted my time and my money. It finally hit me that if I wanted a gaming PC I had to build a new desktop. I had a budget of around $800 and still could not find decent gaming laptop. So I just saved my money until I could afford to build the desktop I wanted.
If you are still determined to go with a laptop, you might try an OEM site such as (ibuypower.com)
Good luck -- Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
The lowest I would go would be $800-900 at which point you can start getting deals on refurbished gaming laptops that have discrete GPUs GT 550+. Just camp Best Buy, Amazon, and Newegg websites. -- If we lose this freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment, those who had the most to lose, did the least to prevent its happening.
I have a MSI GT780 DX that has an I-7 2670 and GTX 570M that plays everything on maximum. The just came out with the 600M series of cards for this year. Not cheap but refurbs pop up around 1100 bucks or so.
Case 1 x Valkyrie CZ-17 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 LED-Backlit Display Laptop w/HDMI Port, E-SATA, USB 3.0, Illuminated Keyboard, Li-Ion Battery, Universal AC Power Adapter-Original Metallic black Processor 1 x IntelÂ® Coreâ¢ i7-3610QM Mobile Processor (4x 2.3GHz/6MB L3 Cache) Memory 1 x 16GB [8GB x 2] 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM [Laptop Memory]-Corsair or Major Brand Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M 4GB GDDR5 Video [CZ-17] Primary Hard Drive 1 x 240 GB Intel 520 SSD-Single Drive Data Hard Drive 1 x 750 GB 7200rpm Serial-ATA Super Slim Laptop Hard Drive Optical Drive 1 x 8x Dual Format DVDÂ±R/Â±RW + 16x CD-R/RW Combo Drive [CZ-17] Flash Media Reader / Writer 1 x Built-in 4-in-1 Media Card Reader/Writer [Laptop] Sound Card 1 x HD Audio with THX TrueStudio Pro Network Card 1 x Killer E2200 Gaming Networking Internal Wireless Network Adapter 1 x Intel Ultimate-N 6300 802.11 a/b/g/n 450Mbps Dual-Band Wi-Fi Operating System 1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Professional + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel)-64-bit USB Ports 1 x Built-in 2x USB 2.0 Ports + 3x USB 3.0 Port [Laptop] Carrying Case 0 x None Video Camera 1 x Built-in 3.0 Mega Pixels Digital Web Video Camera Warranty 1 x Standard Warranty Service-Standard One(1) Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support Rush Service 1 x Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee)-No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days Free Stuff 1 x [Free T-shirt] - INTEL SSD-Free with purchase of Intel SSD Free Stuff 1 x [FREE Game Promo Pack] - Tribes: Ascend-Free with purchase of Intel i5/i7 CPU or Intel Motherboard or Intel SSD 180Gb or above Subtotal $1,839.00
-- Judge a man by the trials of his shield, not the empty reaping of his sword.
For the original price I got the laptop plus some other parts I needed. The SSD was purchased separately on a different sale.
Thank you Antonica, Archivis and Blockfire for helping me out.
What no mention of your moral support, and one of the guys trying to break you of bad habits (of KSing)??? Boo! -- If we lose this freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment, those who had the most to lose, did the least to prevent its happening.
@Rifle, I had some issues installing the SSD last night mostly because you don't get a windows installation disk or a recovery cd, all the recovery disks are partitioned into the HD, you can build recovery dvd's out of those partitions too.
I had to mount an image of windows on the hdd (daemon tools) with the ssd connected as "slave" and install windows on that drive then I deleted the partitions for data since it also separates OS and Data into different partions to get a big one.
Now I renamed the SSD partition the same as the old OS install partition and ran the recovery tool from the BIOS (F3) to install all the drivers and software directly from MSI hidden partitions.
So far has been working just fine, I need to get used to the new keyboard since it is full sized and the enter key is the small ones.
Other than the lack of ieasier nstallation tools the laptop has been working just fine. Tried it on GW2 and it runs OUTRAGEOUS. -- Judge a man by the trials of his shield, not the empty reaping of his sword.