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#1 DudeinDump

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:40 PM

Hey guys, Right now i'm using an HP Pavilion g4for my PC gaming

I can run a couple games but i'm playing on the lowest. Getting to the point. I want to be able to run Diablo 3 and a list of other games. but That's the major one.

Right now the computer is all stock and I have a cooling pad underneath it.

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#2 TK-421

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:49 PM

Laptops really aren't upgradable. You're either going to have to buy a new one that has the specs you want, or do the smart thing and buy a desktop if you want to do gaming.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:57 PM

Yeah, the only thing you can really do on a laptop is upgrade RAM and put in a new HDD/SSD, that's it.

So if you want to game, save up, and buy a desktop.

all my legos are stored at my parents hose... so that wont be happening....

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:14 PM

Well Poop, I had an idea that's what i was going to be told. I'll definitely try and get a desktop when it comes time for a new computer.



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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:20 AM

You can build a good gaming computer for under $600

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:58 AM

Well Poop, I had an idea that's what i was going to be told. I'll definitely try and get a desktop when it comes time for a new computer.


The main problem with laptops, is that almost everything is integrated, which means everything is on one cheap. The main problem with that is that not only can you not upgrade stuff, if one thing goes wrong, you have to replace that entire chip. And that entire chip generally costs more than a new laptop. That's what I like about desk tops. Graphics card dies? Buy a new graphics card for $20-400. If the graphics card on your laptop dies, buy a new laptop for $500-1500.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:07 PM

If only I had $600 dollars lol. I'm already saving for a new paintball gun.

I'll definitely get a desktop when my laptop craps out.



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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:57 PM

If only I had $600 dollars lol. I'm already saving for a new paintball gun.

I'll definitely get a desktop when my laptop craps out.


Dont we all wish that. Posted Image Yeah, I used to have a laptop but my mom started school again, so I just gave her the laptop and built myself a nice gamin PC. Best decision ever.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:56 AM

Doubt I'm going to get good news, but I really want to get Civ 5


I do not have the correct video card, I don't have the CPU or the CPU speed,

Do you think I will be able to play it?



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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:44 AM

No

all my legos are stored at my parents hose... so that wont be happening....

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:19 PM

Shoot. O well. more money saved in my pocket I guess.. Thanks for all the advice & stuff.






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