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  • TheMadDutchDude
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    Counter Strike requires pure CPU grunt. A good GPU is not required to play it.

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  • DoubleTop
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    you'd be surprised at how well CSGO will run on a lower spec gpu - turn down the details and you magically become a better shot as well

    I found steam on 4 of the 12 budget office laptops I was recently given to data cleanse and refurb.

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  • danroyle
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    Originally posted by andyn View Post
    I've looked around at these recently too. As they said decent gaming laptops with reasonable GPUs start off in the 800-1000 ballpark and go up from there. At your budget you can maybe get something which can 'run games at a push', with a 950M or similar, but even there you'd find getting a 17" screen a push.
    thats the main issue i had. MY one has a 1080p screen so anything less the 960m thats in there would be horrid. the 950/850/840 mobiles are awful for anything with remotely decent graphics.

    i went to see one of my customers a few weeks back to help sort a few things with his new gaming pc that he spent nearly a grand on from lenovo.
    Fixed all his issues and then his last one was that his mouse was really slow on far cry 4 so loaded it up with fraps running to show him and on medium he was running 8-10fps he'd bought a gtx 850 with a full HD screen all in one. And it was simply uncapable of running what he wanted but he had been sold it as a gaming system and had even told them what games he wanted to run.

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  • andyn
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    I've looked around at these recently too. As they said decent gaming laptops with reasonable GPUs start off in the 800-1000 ballpark and go up from there. At your budget you can maybe get something which can 'run games at a push', with a 950M or similar, but even there you'd find getting a 17" screen a push.

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  • danroyle
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    all your gonna get at that price is an awful graphics card mate, second hand or push the budget a bit.

    i just bought a gaming laptop and the cheapest gaming deal i found was with pc specialist custom build

    i5 4210
    8gb ddr3
    15.6" screen
    gtx960m
    500gb hdd
    no operating system

    580

    EDIT: i didnt buy it but was best value deal i found

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  • Sarky
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    Originally posted by Mdusiek View Post
    Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a laptop for gaming(CSGO) and uni. I'm trying to stay under 500 and looking for something with ~17" screen.
    I was also considering building a micro PC so I can take it away with me, but unfortunately screens can't fold... yet.

    Any recommendations greatly appreciated.
    No chance for a 17" screen.

    I got the laptop in my sig brand new 3 years ago for 473 and is only just managing games now. Best bet is suck it up and just find a 15" one.

    Just keep on eye out on HotUKDeals for stuff or look on the specialist PC store, that's your best bet.

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  • TheMadDutchDude
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    That is a challenge indeed. I wouldn't really be expecting to game on a laptop on that budget, not with a 17" screen wanted too. Then again, I am not too sure. I don't do this whole PC gaming malarkey.

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  • cruciate
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    Gaming on a laptop, for under 500. There's a challenge.

    Personally, I'd be looking AMD CPU, with a decent onchip GPU.
    I suspect you would get more for your money than an Intel CPU plus dedicated card

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  • Looking for an affordable laptop for gaming/uni

    Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a laptop for gaming(CSGO) and uni. I'm trying to stay under 500 and looking for something with ~17" screen.
    I was also considering building a micro PC so I can take it away with me, but unfortunately screens can't fold... yet.

    Any recommendations greatly appreciated.
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