Solved Which Laptop Would Be The Better System

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August 5, 2011 at 07:45:20
Specs: Windows 7,
Considering a Laptop Gaming System and of the following which would be best in terms of quality, reliability and durability?
Also which systems are proprietary restrictive, allow for overclocking and would it be possible for a 2nd internal hdd as a backup in any of these cases or for laptops are external backup hdd's only possible?

Cyberpower PC Black 15.6" Gamer Xplorer GX9800 Laptop PC
# Intel Core i7-2630QM processor
# 8GB memory; 750GB hard drive
# NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 1.5GB Graphics
# 15.6" HD LED backlit display

Lenovo Gray 15.6" IdeaPad Y560-064654YU Laptop PC
# Intel Core i7-740QM Processor
# 4GB memory; 500GB hard drive
ATI Radeon HD 5730 graphics with 1GB dedicated graphics memory
# 15.6" VibrantView LED widescreen display

MSI GTX560M
# Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.0
# 12GB Memory 1TB HDD
# NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
# 15.6" Full HD 1080P

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#1
August 5, 2011 at 08:34:09
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MSI GTX560M is better than the others, followed by Cyberpower.

MSI GT683R-242US http://www.msimobile.com/level3_pro...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Look at this ASUS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#2
August 5, 2011 at 08:46:20
Which systems are proprietary restrictive, allow for overclocking and would allow for a possible 2nd internal hdd as a backup, or for laptops are external backup hdd's only possible?

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#3
August 5, 2011 at 09:40:46
There's no overclocking features in laptop bios.
Msi laptop accept two internal hard drives http://www.msimobile.com/level3_pro...

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#4
August 5, 2011 at 09:53:06
Is the 2nd hdd already present or do I need to add it as I am not seeing it in the specs?

I also presume that I must use MSI proprietary parts in an MSI system?


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#5
August 5, 2011 at 10:31:21
proprietary parts like what? Hard drives and memory can be changed but the optical drive is intergrated.

Yes the second hdd is already present http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... click details tab to see the specs

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#6
August 5, 2011 at 10:37:13
Yes, parts like that, missed the x2 on the hdd, very nice.
Do you normally go for the extended warranty's that include accidental damage and such?

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#7
August 5, 2011 at 10:54:06
The system u plan to purchase is very expensive, if i were u i will pay for extended warranty.

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#8
August 5, 2011 at 11:16:41
Thank you for all of your help kuwese.

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#9
August 5, 2011 at 11:46:35
You are welcome.

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#10
August 5, 2011 at 16:07:19
Kuwese, is there any opportunity to update this laptop at all in the future?

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#11
August 5, 2011 at 16:46:02
U can upgrade CPU & video card but it will cost a small fortune. Also laptop high end video cards are hard to find.

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#12
August 5, 2011 at 17:01:21
Quote-"U can upgrade CPU & video card but it will cost a small fortune. Also laptop high end video cards are hard to find."

Is this the case with most high end performance laptops?

How much can I overclock this CPU then and is this still the best laptop that should provide several years of high end up to date PC game playing?

Are the 2 hhd's setup as separate hdd from each other as a main hdd and a 2nd backup hdd as that is what I need or do they function as 1 hdd and I have to change them in the BIOS or something?


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#13
August 5, 2011 at 22:58:38
Is this the case with most high end performance laptops?
CPU can be changed on almost any laptop but only high end performance laptops have the option to change the video card.

How much can I overclock this CPU
I don't think u can because laptops lack necessary overclocking features.
Let turbo boost do it's job
Frequency (MHz) ? 2000
Turbo frequency (MHz) 2900 (1 core)
2800 (2 cores)
2600 (3 or 4 cores)
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_...

They said dual hdd in raid 0, It means two hard drives working as one. If u copy 500mb file into the hard drives what will happen is someof it go to drive A and another to drive B, if drive A fail u lost the data. http://www.pcstats.com/articleview....


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#14
August 5, 2011 at 23:00:53
I need the hard drives to function separately as 2 independent hard drives. How can I do this, do I need to change the settings in the BIOS perhaps such as by disabling RAID and if so what is the best way to do that?

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#15
August 5, 2011 at 23:18:23
Re-read post #13 (the last part)
Raid 0 is a default, i think u can change this in BIOS.

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#16
August 5, 2011 at 23:26:00
Yeah, I am just not finding the way to shut it down is all, however one would think that it would be included though.

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#17
August 5, 2011 at 23:28:53
Read the manual, scroll down to BIOS http://www.msi.com/product/nb/GT683...

Edit: Read page 4-14

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#18
August 5, 2011 at 23:33:06
I don't have it yet and is why I am doing so much research first before I spend that, but I will look through the online manual and see if I can find something, thanks again for all your help.

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#19
August 5, 2011 at 23:46:48
If u set SATA mode selection to IDE or AHCI u will disable RAID.

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#20
August 5, 2011 at 23:57:44
I just saw that in the online manual as well and was hoping that is the case and certainly makes sense, thank you very much.

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