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Planning to buy a new laptop for SWTOR, any suggestion?

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Planning to buy a new laptop for SWTOR, any suggestion?

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lilathrone
07.17.2019 , 01:37 PM | #1
I know I shouldn't buy laptop for gaming, but as I'm travelling a lot, PC is not an option for me unfortunately.

I've been using my 4 year old laptop with nvidia 840m and i7 4510u, but playing SW:ToR is getting a little frustrating with the lagfest on world bosses or raids and pvp, and with the new expansion soon coming I finally decided to change my rig to a new one. I don't wanna spend a lot on it on high-end tier laptops so I'm thinking more in middle or entry level category on gaming laptops.

What I'm thinking on buying:
ASUS ROG TUF FX505DU

AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
16 GB RAM
512 GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Do any of you have experience with similar configuration on SW:ToR? Or as far as I know swtor is very cpu heavy, so should I pick a better intel instead? (But that's also more expensive )
Can you recommend better in this ~1000 EUR range? I really don't wanna struggle with swtor stuttering any more.

Thank you!
My referral link: http://www.swtor.com/r/rnW79S

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MacCleoud
07.17.2019 , 02:37 PM | #2
I have had an HP Omen 17in for about 18 months now, and SWTOR still runs fabulously on it. I will probably be getting a new Omen for Christmas this year. They are usually about $900 US.....which I THINK.... is about 800 EUR.

I have 1 TB Spinny (15000rpm) disk in mine just because I was too cheap to go with the SSD. I like the Omen because it has 16GB RAM and an additional 8GB dedicated for GPU (upgrades over the SSD for what I wanted)

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ZionHalcyon
07.17.2019 , 02:51 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by lilathrone View Post
I know I shouldn't buy laptop for gaming, but as I'm travelling a lot, PC is not an option for me unfortunately.

I've been using my 4 year old laptop with nvidia 840m and i7 4510u, but playing SW:ToR is getting a little frustrating with the lagfest on world bosses or raids and pvp, and with the new expansion soon coming I finally decided to change my rig to a new one. I don't wanna spend a lot on it on high-end tier laptops so I'm thinking more in middle or entry level category on gaming laptops.

What I'm thinking on buying:
ASUS ROG TUF FX505DU

AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
16 GB RAM
512 GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Do any of you have experience with similar configuration on SW:ToR? Or as far as I know swtor is very cpu heavy, so should I pick a better intel instead? (But that's also more expensive )
Can you recommend better in this ~1000 EUR range? I really don't wanna struggle with swtor stuttering any more.

Thank you!
Actually, Ryzen processors make for a better SWTOR experience. Sure, the intel's may be "faster", but people on the Ryzen processors say the game plays smooth. With intels, its peaks and valleys, micro-stutters, etc. Intel has a higher top end, but AMD Ryzen has a higher "floor" which if you aren't counting FPS and just enjoying the game makes for a better experience.

Only change I would make if I were you (and if you can afford it) is to beef up that hard drive. Otherwise, it looks real solid to me.

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SaerethDL
07.17.2019 , 07:02 PM | #4
my suggestion is get a desktop unless you are traveling all the time with your job, if you are going to school just get a basic laptop for school and a desktop at home..Gaming laptops are hot, loud, and sluggish for the price.
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Celise
07.18.2019 , 12:44 AM | #5
you won't need a particuarly powerful graphics card, but you will need a strong single core performance CPU (even within multicore). This game is more heavily dependent on the CPU. Also make sure you got around 8GB or ram as well, just so you have all the resources you'll need to play the game and run windows and any other software in the background.

This game is over 20GB big, so you won't need a really big SSD, but it will help your loading times over a traditional machanical HDD. I think Intel integrated cards are now more an option, those horrible crappy things should be able to run the graphics pretty well, so all you need is a strong single core performance CPU, the higher you can get per core above 3.0GHZ the better it will run.

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SteveTheCynic
07.18.2019 , 01:04 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Celise View Post
This game is over 20GB big
Normally around 37GB on a fresh no-Bitraider install, and grows over time - after nearly five years, my old PC's installation was up to 46GB. Downloading the PTS version as well will essentially double that.
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lilathrone
07.18.2019 , 02:16 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by SaerethDL View Post
my suggestion is get a desktop unless you are traveling all the time with your job, if you are going to school just get a basic laptop for school and a desktop at home..Gaming laptops are hot, loud, and sluggish for the price.
Yea I know, unfortunately I do a lot of international traveling because of my job, so it's really not an option.
My referral link: http://www.swtor.com/r/rnW79S

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lilathrone
07.18.2019 , 02:17 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by MacCleoud View Post
I have had an HP Omen 17in for about 18 months now, and SWTOR still runs fabulously on it. I will probably be getting a new Omen for Christmas this year. They are usually about $900 US.....which I THINK.... is about 800 EUR.

I have 1 TB Spinny (15000rpm) disk in mine just because I was too cheap to go with the SSD. I like the Omen because it has 16GB RAM and an additional 8GB dedicated for GPU (upgrades over the SSD for what I wanted)
Thanks for the suggestion, I checked the Omen series, but they are more like 2 grand where I live.
I'm not sure if notebook prices are kinda the same in Europe and USA.
My referral link: http://www.swtor.com/r/rnW79S

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Vember
07.18.2019 , 10:08 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by SaerethDL View Post
my suggestion is get a desktop unless you are traveling all the time with your job, if you are going to school just get a basic laptop for school and a desktop at home..Gaming laptops are hot, loud, and sluggish for the price.
This. Don't buy a laptop for gaming unless it's absolutely necessary.

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Delani
07.18.2019 , 10:25 AM | #10
get a 400-500 gaming PC and you can run this game on ultra settings