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Old 11-14-2012, 06:17 PM   #1
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I've had my computer for almost 5-6 years now and I really need a new one.
Currently looking for a gaming laptop because I don't want a ''normal'' computer anymore, takes up alot of space in my room and the only game I play on my computer is The Lord of the Rings Online..

My budget will be around 1000,-/ 1200,- euro...browsed the internet today and found these 2 setups. Wich would be the best?

http://gamepc.nl/game-laptops/1235

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http://gamepc.nl/game-laptops/1250

Both have the same price.

No idea wich would be the best...
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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I play LOTRO, and if I were buying a laptop to play on I'd go with:

http://gamepc.nl/game-laptops/1235

It has a faster video card than the other one you posted.
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I play LOTRO, and if I were buying a laptop to play on I'd go with:

http://gamepc.nl/game-laptops/1235

It has a faster video card than the other one you posted.
Thanks Stillhouse.
I think it wouldn't be a problem to play LOTRO on it's highest settings with that one..
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:38 PM   #4
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Yes, should handle LOTRO with all the bells and whistles. Now if only they'd fix the memory leak that came with the Riders of Rohan expansion. But with 8GB RAM it shouldn't be too bad.
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I play LOTRO, and if I were buying a laptop to play on I'd go with:

http://gamepc.nl/game-laptops/1235

It has a faster video card than the other one you posted.
it also has a waaaaay crappier cpu.


Its actually a tough call, one has a really good cpu with an average gpu, the other has a really good gpu with a meh cpu.

Id like for a machine with a better balance to be honest
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it also has a waaaaay crappier cpu.


Its actually a tough call, one has a really good cpu with an average gpu, the other has a really good gpu with a meh cpu.

Id like for a machine with a better balance to be honest
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the only game I play on my computer is The Lord of the Rings Online..
Considering that LOTRO relies less on the CPU and more on the GPU, it fits the OP's needs best.
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Considering that LOTRO relies less on the CPU and more on the GPU, it fits the OP's needs best.
there are more than 2 laptops out there. that is a crap cpu
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there are more than 2 laptops out there. that is a crap cpu
Then how about maybe trying to help by suggesting one you would recommend?
I took the OP's budget, intended use and options into consideration and suggested which of the two they posted would be best suited.

As I stated before LOTRO is far less CPU bound than it is GPU.
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Then how about maybe trying to help by suggesting one you would recommend?
I took the OP's budget, intended use and options into consideration and suggested which of the two they posted would be best suited.

As I stated before LOTRO is far less CPU bound than it is GPU.
doesnt matter how fast your gpu is if your cpu cant keep up, bottleneck anyone?

OP: are there any other sites you can buy from?
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Then how about maybe trying to help by suggesting one you would recommend?
I took the OP's budget, intended use and options into consideration and suggested which of the two they posted would be best suited.

As I stated before LOTRO is far less CPU bound than it is GPU.
LOTRO is a pretty old game, since the base game came out in 2006, and MMOs usually aim for low level system requirements, even when maxed out. I'm pretty sure it won't struggle even with the underwhelming CPU. You really can't go wrong with either.
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doesnt matter how fast your gpu is if your cpu cant keep up, bottleneck anyone?
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LOTRO is a pretty old game, since the base game came out in 2006, and MMOs usually aim for low level system requirements, even when maxed out. I'm pretty sure it won't struggle even with the underwhelming CPU. You really can't go wrong with either.
QFT. While LOTRO is an actively developed game, it is still running of the same single threaded engine from 5+ years ago and doesn't benefit much from anything past a moderately snappy single core CPU.
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QFT. While LOTRO is an actively developed game, it is still running of the same single threaded engine from 5+ years ago and doesn't benefit much from anything past a moderately snappy single core CPU.
yeah and 1 core against 1 core th A10 gets trashed by an i7
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yeah and 1 core against 1 core th A10 gets trashed by an i7
No one said otherwise. But for the OP's needs, a more powerful GPU is best.


*EDIT*

Found a link once posted on the LOTRO forums to illustrate just how little CPU/APU is needed for the game to run:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...2,2905-13.html

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Lord Of The Rings online is very playable on these platforms at 720p.
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No one said otherwise. But for the OP's needs, a more powerful GPU is best.


*EDIT*

Found a link once posted on the LOTRO forums to illustrate just how little CPU/APU is needed for the game to run:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...2,2905-13.html
well if thats the case then the other system will be plenty for the game as well, but wont suck in other areas like the A10 would
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I can't tell whether you're not catching on or just trolling, but I tire of having to repeat myself. LOTRO will not "suck," as you put it, running on an A10 CPU.
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I can't tell whether you're not catching on or just trolling, but I tire of having to repeat myself. LOTRO will not "suck," as you put it, running on an A10 CPU.
not trolling, you just cant read


"well if thats the case then the other system will be plenty for the game as well, but wont suck in other areas like the A10 would "

ill even re-word it

You argue that even a basic apu can run the game, which means the GT650M in the other laptop should be more than enough, but in everyday use the I7 will stomp the crap out of the A10 APU.

Only way id recommend an APU is if thats the only chip in the system, if you are running a dedicated graphics card, intel is what you want to pair it with
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But seeing as how the OP asked for a laptop with an emphasis on gaming, particularly LOTRO, I looked at the two options and made my recommendation based on my experience playing the game myself.

If the OP is concerned about performance in areas where CPU is more important, they could say, so that could be addressed. Otherwise, you're arguing a moot point.
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But seeing as how the OP asked for a laptop with an emphasis on gaming, particularly LOTRO, I looked at the two options and made my recommendation based on my experience playing the game myself.

If the OP is concerned about performance in areas where CPU is more important, they could say, so that could be addressed. Otherwise, you're arguing a moot point.
to each their own I suppose then that's your recommendation, but I suggest staying away from the A10
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If you are looking for a gaming laptop I suggest sagernotebook.com. They are custom laptops probably the best you can get with SLI and custom thermal paste designed for heat dissipation.
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If you are looking for a gaming laptop I suggest sagernotebook.com. They are custom laptops probably the best you can get with SLI and custom thermal paste designed for heat dissipation.
yeah they make some kick ass stuff
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