[Help!] New Laptop - Good for Gaming?

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[Help!] New Laptop - Good for Gaming?

Post by Thirty3Three on Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:28 pm

As some of you know, my laptop is kaput.

Anyway, doing some research and came across a desktop with these specs (Note: I'm not looking for an all-out gaming PC. Just a PC 'capable' of games such as Bioshock infinite, etc.)


Here are the specs of the PC I'm looking at:

Processor: 2.4GHz Core i7-4770S (Can be 'turboboosted'/overclocked to 3.4Ghz - states "6 MB cache", whatever that means... It's Quad-Core)
RAM: 8GB DDR3
Graphics Coprocessor: Intel HD Graphics 4600 (up to 1.75 GB)


Note: My old computer had lower specs, and was able to run BioShock Infinite/Skyrim, etc, at least, at medium quality. (My old PC had Intel Core i5-2410M Processor, able to be overclocked to 2.8GHz, same 8GB DDR3 RAM, pretty much, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL, it was weaker than this pc I'm looking at.)


Note: The old PC had, for video graphics, "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6490m" graphics chip, I guess you'd say, as well as Intel i5...  The one I'm looking at does not have ATI... will that limit anything on the new PC compared to my old one?

(I'm looking for a pc which is a decent price, not an 'official gaming pc', mind you.)

With the PC I'm looking at, I can run games like BioShock Infinite right? I was able to on my old, seemingly worse-spec'd PC. THANKS! <3
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Re: [Help!] New Laptop - Good for Gaming?

Post by DP on Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:09 pm

I'd say that it should work well with most games. I've mot heard of that graphics card so I can't really say whether a new one would be an upgrade or no, but it's a safe bet that it probably would be.
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Re: [Help!] New Laptop - Good for Gaming?

Post by Pyro-Hem on Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:27 pm

I'd suggest getting somebody you know that's in-the-know with comps to make you a computer. It can end up only costing a couple hundred bucks if you do. If you don't have somebody like that, then you're gonna end up paying quite a bit depending on brands, graphics cards, storage, etc. 

Anyway, there are multiple brands for graphics cards, a lot of which I don't know, as I'm not really a comp gamer. But, it looks like you should be alright when it comes to games, judging by the specs you're looking at. 

Is there any set price point that you have for buying?
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Re: [Help!] New Laptop - Good for Gaming?

Post by Thirty3Three on Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:20 am

Thanks for the help guys! I ended up ordering a "y410p" - it can play games like Bioshock infinite on ultra (highest setting) with no issue! Look the thing ip! Its AMAZING!

Its 430 dollars off until the 21st!
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Re: [Help!] New Laptop - Good for Gaming?

Post by dragonfire111 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:01 pm

i suppose it should work well for most stuff
processor could be better
i dont know how well itll run next gen games because well they arent out yet haha but you should be able to run most this gen games fine
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Re: [Help!] New Laptop - Good for Gaming?

Post by Thirty3Three on Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:48 am

Thanks! :D

I just found out if need be, theres "turboboost", meanig I can up it to 3.4GHz. Also I think it has 8 gigs ram. Not bad!
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