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Ahazuerus
04.28.2013 , 02:39 PM | #11
I have an 17" Asus G75VW gaming laptop. I run this game on the highest settings. I spent $1300.00 for it last Christmas. While writing this reply I saw it for $1100 and some change. I understand limited budgets. But if you're starting from scratch, you will not get what you want for less than $800 refurbished.
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tharbison
05.01.2013 , 12:57 PM | #12
I 2nd the ASUS gaming laptops they scream! I have two of them, the G73 models. The first I bought on sale which was $1199 at the time. About 6 months later I bought the exact same laptop on clearance for $750. Both from Best Buy. Check the clearance aisle for bargains/refurbs/last years models.

My son just built his budget gaming desktop for $600 & it runs everyhting he's thrown at it. You definitely will get more bang for your buck if you think you can build your own. Good luck!

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Shenred
05.01.2013 , 10:25 PM | #13
I'm glad to find this thread, since I'm also in the market, and I've been looking at "bang for your buck" over max performance. I've found some good ideas from Tom's Hardware for a $600 machine (minus keyboard, mouse, monitor, or OS, so figure $800-$900 from scratch). They say it does a demanding winter 2012 first-person shooter with high settings (no AA) at 60+ FPS at 1680x1050, and can be over clocked to do ultra settings with 4XAA in the same resolution at 30+ FPS. I don't remember them benchmarking any MMOs, but I'd think that would also work rather well for SWTOR unless you want max everything (if so, they also have an $800 and a $1000 rig for higher performance).

That's my goal, though I'll probably modify it for my needs a bit: I'm also wanting to do multiplayer RTS and some flight sims. I hope that helps!

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MistyAhsoka
05.02.2013 , 12:41 PM | #14
I'm thinking of replacing the laptop I have which i rather not since i haven't had it a year. The screen feels flimsy, it won't acknowledge when my headset, won't acknowledge my iPod unless I restart it. It won't do anything with the screen saver!. Correction: it doesn't show the screen saver the only time I have seen the screen saver was when I GENTLY bump the mouse after being away for a bit and it will either then sow or flash briefly to it before going to the home screen.

A friend's husband recommended getting an Apple since he knows Macs and they tend to be more reliable (in his opinion).

But I have been looking at a gaming laptop. An Asus.

My last laptop was a Toshiba Satellite so I tried another. It was one of those 'build your own'. So I added a Blu-Ray Drive and I think I asked for more RAM.

Read reviews and ask fellow gamers and see what they prefer.

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Thundergulch
05.03.2013 , 07:08 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by MSchuyler View Post
That's gonna be rough. A decent GPU costs $500 all by itself.
What are you smoking? a $500 GPU is a near top of the line.
and FYI: I'm running this game on max settings on my GTX460SE that I bought 3 yrs ago for less than $300.

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Thundergulch
05.03.2013 , 07:12 AM | #16
OP have a look here: Cyberpowerpc.
You can customize what components you prefer, but they have some pretty good pc's in your budget range.
The Gamer Xtreme 2000 would run this game fine. for $815

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RaineyDaze
05.03.2013 , 07:38 AM | #17
If you just want to play from your home then don't get a laptop if your looking for bang for your buck. Build it yourself or have a computer suave friend help you build it. You'll get a better system that way than going with laptop or prebuilt for same price and more than likely come in a good bit under your budget. If you have a LCD tv pass on moniter since you'll be able to play it on that. If you don't then get one instead if a moniter since they are much cheaper than computer moniters, unless you plan or re-using old moniter. AMD processors are a lot cheaper than intel comprables and actually process graphics better. There are tons of sites that you can order computer stuff from so shop around for best deals.

I payed $1050 for my system but i spent a huge chunk on on new OS, solid state drive and graphics card. If you don't want latest and greatest everything I can imagine you could come in way under that.

*sigh* Now if they had something better than this gimpy dsl where I live, I'd be sety
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