|" I'm a newbie that wants to try and start gaming on a laptop"|
Then why are you asking about graphic cards and motherboards? Neither are options in laptops and generally the words "gaming" and "Laptop" are not uttered in the same sentence. Please redefine your question and clarify your budget . Stating you have 2.000 to spend doesn't tell us whether that is $$, Sheckels, Roubles or Rupees and there's a whole world of difference in the buying power.
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