|Well, if $1,000 - $1,200 is your budget, which is a little low for a good gaming laptop, I suggest checking ibuypower.com.|
I'm not 100% sure about their laptops, but I know they sell solid gaming PCs that are very affordable, so you could see if their laptops run as low. If not, it's time to do some research. A lot of the lesser-known PC vendors run cheaper because they don't advertise as much.
Another option is to be patient and check up on Dell occasionally. It's not the greatest, in my opinion, but they have new deals nearly everyday.