Thread has been deleted
Last comment
Is it time for an upgrade (laptop/desktop related.)
 | 
United States caliprep 
Currently running an Asus ROG 17.3inch. CPU: i7 7700HQ GPU: GTX 1060 Ram/misc: 16gb/1tb SSD/120hz refresh rate - 17.3 inches Eh, not a beast of a laptop, but can run most games @ a medium setting 50-60fps @ 1080p. I've had this one for over three years, and it might be time for an upgrade. Have 1 of 2 choices, buy a completely new laptop or this desktop that I was looking @ for about $650.... Desktop: CPU: i7 7th gen quad core 3.4ghz GPU: GTX 1660ti MISC: 1tb SSD/750 watt corsair psu/16gb ram/Corsair full tower. I would also need to buy a monitor for this desktop. What does HLTV think?
2021-02-15 20:51
Topics are hidden when running Sport mode.
why would you ever want a gamer laptop
2021-02-15 20:54
1 reply
#11
 | 
United States caliprep
This laptop was the start of the turning point, where gaming laptops were closing the gap with PC's...Of course theres no laptop that will ever top the top of the line PC. Some of these gaming laptops outperforming the rubric builds!
2021-02-15 21:37
just save up a little more and upgrade your desktop
2021-02-15 20:56
5 replies
#12
 | 
United States caliprep
+1
2021-02-15 21:38
4 replies
Also, if you want a 144 HZ monitor, you can get a good one for 150-200 USD.
2021-02-15 21:40
3 replies
#15
 | 
United States caliprep
Nice, are BenQ's any good?
2021-02-15 21:40
2 replies
God tier
2021-02-15 21:42
Never had a BenQ, so don’t want to say. I got an ASUS VG248 two months ago for 200 and it works well.
2021-02-15 21:44
Despite what people might tell you you're fine with this setup unless you're playing like 2020 AAA games on ultra settings or whatever. Just stick with this for another 2-3 years if you're not experiencing problems.
2021-02-15 20:57
1 reply
#10
 | 
United States caliprep
I appreciate the advice!
2021-02-15 21:36
unless you are traveling a lot i see no points in buying gaming laptops since they are smaller, less comfortable, less powerfull and more expensive than their desktop counterparts. i would go for a desktop if i was you but a stronger one since with a budge of 800/1000 dollars since 650 dollars isnt gonna be enough if you want to make your upgrade worth it.
2021-02-15 21:05
don't get old gen cpu, go for a i5-10600k or a i7-10700k if you can afford it. For that gpu you would only need a 650w psu. I don't think you can afford all of htat with 650 bucks, as the psu is 100, ram is 60, tower is 60, ssd is 90, gpu is 300, mobo is 125, and that's already 735 without the price of the cpu. I would save up more to around 800-1000, especially if you need a monitor, and rtx 30 series should have more availability
2021-02-15 20:59
1 reply
#9
 | 
United States caliprep
Yea I meant I found someone selling this computer for $650 for just the desktop minus mouse/keyboard/monitor. I'm sure if I were to piece together the parts it'd be way more than $650...But I have to take into account nothing on this desktop would be brand new as it is a used computer. I think I'll just save up for a desktop then. I have been predominantly gaming on my laptop for a while now.
2021-02-15 21:35
Wut? no..... 1. You don't really need an upgrade(that's all up to you). 2. If you're going to upgrade, at least make it somewhat worthy....
2021-02-15 21:00
1 reply
#8
 | 
United States caliprep
True. Thanks brotha
2021-02-15 21:33
#13
 | 
India magizhchi
Nah not really needed
2021-02-15 21:39
I don't think what you're looking at is enough of an upgrade to be worth it. At the moment I would suggest holding of on buying anything, the market for anything is overheated so prices on anything really good is hugely inflated - and you'll even have a hard time buying the parts at all. As for gaming laptops, it is a matter of taste I guess only why buy an laptop unless you absolutely need the portability or don't have space for a full system. When buying a proper machine you can upgrade parts*, a great monitor will outlast stay great over several GPU's and ergonomics is better also. *An example - I had a machine based on an early top end Core i7 CPU, that system stayed current with my swapping GPU twice, adding memory, adding disk space and so on... and when I build my self a new rig this summer I was able to carry over the case, the PSU, all the cooling fans and due to the crazy market for GPU's I am actually even running the old GPU(Fury X) while waiting for sanity to reemerge.
2021-02-15 21:46
2 replies
#19
 | 
United States caliprep
Thanks brotha, yea I've had this laptop for over 3+ years and surprisingly enough I have been gaming on this predominantly. I just get worried when more modern games start slowing this GPU down and can't keep up. I guess I have a year or two to think about it. I think your i7 build was good enough to keep up with the times, since that processor is still really good and just now are the GPU's starting to get bottlenecked by the processors and not the other way around.
2021-02-15 23:35
1 reply
You're spot on with the CPU/GPU thing. It is partly though due to me always playing at max res and having a 4K monitor, at lower res the CPU does become more important so my old i/ would have been a bottleneck earlier.
2021-02-16 00:06
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.