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User Info: vapor0

vapor0
1 month ago#1
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-y-series/Lenovo-Legion-Y540-15ICH/p/88GMY501214

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Skytech-RTX-2060-Version-Archangel-Elite-Gaming-Computer-Desktop-PC-AMD-Ryzen-5-2600-3-4-GHz-RTX-2060-6G-8GB-DDR4-500GB-SSD-Windows-10-Home/704306361

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-Nitro-5-Laptop-Intel-Core-i5-2-30GHz-8GB-Ram-256GB-SSD-Windows-10-Home-/273407245288?hash=item3fa8577be8&redirect=mobile

Am playing on the Xbox one x right now but I want to jump into serious pc gaming. My current laptop has a Pentium and intel HD graphics running overwatch with avg 17 fps with 3 bots in custom match lol.I am leaning more towards the laptops.

The acer predator helios 300 looks interesting as well.

I was thinking about getting the refurbished Acer nitro 5 but am not sure if a laptop 1050ti would be enough for cyberpunk 2077.

I would have to wait anyway for the legion to come out.

You guys have any recommendations?
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phantasy
1 month ago#2
Out of those 3, the Acer is a no. Unless you need something for school or work, I would get the legion. If you will be just playing games at home, the skytech is not a bad deal. Just need an extra 8 gigs ram and another big HDD
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AsucaHayashi
1 month ago#3
i was gonna suggest the desktop but the legion seems like it won't be much more expensive.

if it's gonna be the same 2060 as in the desktop(instead of the typical neutered laptop gpu models) then i suggest waiting if you really want your gaming on the go.

man, laptop gaming has really come far along as far as price:performance goes.
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Naysaspace
1 month ago#4
I speak from experience when I say, a $550 laptop is not ideal for anything more than light/casual gaming. Regardless of brand (Most big manufacturers rotate through the same part OEMs anyways, the industry is very mature and thus stable -- the only tangible difference are warranties)

The 2nd is a deal, albeit not much of one. The original price is so highly marked up that the sale is only about 100 bucks cheaper than doing it yourself. See: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cY8vMZ. Plus, it seems they really don't take advantage of what the Ryzen series processors can do, by using single channel, slow ram, SATA SSD instead of NVMe, and a B350. Essentially, everything in this PC is the lowest-end version of it's product line against similar parts.

If you're serious about PC gaming, build your own. It's tough to learn, but easy to master. All you have to do is read, read, read.
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thegreatsquare
1 month ago#5
New consoles will drive up CPU/GPU requirements, and next-gen consoles rumored to have 8c/16t Ryzen processors.

...now is a bad time to buy laptops if you want to use it long term. Even that Ryzen desktop will need a CPU upgrade, but at least there is the upgrade path. Next-gen ports are going to need 8-core CPUs, preferably 12-core Ryzens on the desktop.

I've gamed on laptops since 2007 almost exclusively. The laptop I have in mind to replace my current 4.5yo laptop doesn't exist yet, but it will likely have a Ryzen 8-10 core CPU and 24-32GB of DDR5.
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User Info: vapor0

vapor0
1 month ago#6
thegreatsquare posted...
New consoles will drive up CPU/GPU requirements, and next-gen consoles rumored to have 8c/16t Ryzen processors.

...now is a bad time to buy laptops if you want to use it long term. Even that Ryzen desktop will need a CPU upgrade, but at least there is the upgrade path. Next-gen ports are going to need 8-core CPUs, preferably 12-core Ryzens on the desktop.

I've gamed on laptops since 2007 almost exclusively. The laptop I have in mind to replace my current 4.5yo laptop doesn't exist yet, but it will likely have a Ryzen 8-10 core CPU and 24-32GB of DDR5.


You have a point, makes the Acer nitro seem bad going into next gen. I need a laptop/pc for this gen mainly just to get started. I already have steam account with a few games that don t really run on my current laptop, just made a GOG account the other day. I assume the newer rtx cards would be okay going into next gen.
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vapor0
1 month ago#7
Naysaspace posted...
I speak from experience when I say, a $550 laptop is not ideal for anything more than light/casual gaming. Regardless of brand (Most big manufacturers rotate through the same part OEMs anyways, the industry is very mature and thus stable -- the only tangible difference are warranties)

The 2nd is a deal, albeit not much of one. The original price is so highly marked up that the sale is only about 100 bucks cheaper than doing it yourself. See: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cY8vMZ. Plus, it seems they really don't take advantage of what the Ryzen series processors can do, by using single channel, slow ram, SATA SSD instead of NVMe, and a B350. Essentially, everything in this PC is the lowest-end version of it's product line against similar parts.

If you're serious about PC gaming, build your own. It's tough to learn, but easy to master. All you have to do is read, read, read.


I might definitely build one down the line for sure when next gen consoles come. The thing that worries me is thermal paste, making sure cooling is adequate and having proper wiring. I might just go with a laptop for now and try building PC sometime in the next gen.
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User Info: Mad_Mike86

Mad_Mike86
1 month ago#8
I would atleast get a prebuilt over a laptop. That way you can atleast dabble in swapping out components and get the feel for building until you are ready. Most laptops will need to be replaced after they become obsolete and have a harder resale value.
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loader963
1 month ago#9
vapor0 posted...
Naysaspace posted...
I speak from experience when I say, a $550 laptop is not ideal for anything more than light/casual gaming. Regardless of brand (Most big manufacturers rotate through the same part OEMs anyways, the industry is very mature and thus stable -- the only tangible difference are warranties)

The 2nd is a deal, albeit not much of one. The original price is so highly marked up that the sale is only about 100 bucks cheaper than doing it yourself. See: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cY8vMZ. Plus, it seems they really don't take advantage of what the Ryzen series processors can do, by using single channel, slow ram, SATA SSD instead of NVMe, and a B350. Essentially, everything in this PC is the lowest-end version of it's product line against similar parts.

If you're serious about PC gaming, build your own. It's tough to learn, but easy to master. All you have to do is read, read, read.


I might definitely build one down the line for sure when next gen consoles come. The thing that worries me is thermal paste, making sure cooling is adequate and having proper wiring. I might just go with a laptop for now and try building PC sometime in the next gen.


For peeps that have no one to help them and are nervous about applying paste for the first time, I recommend googling “thermal cpu pads” . Fairly new to market a lot of tech reviewers have tested than and they are right in line with mid range pastes applied correctly. Plus, they are reusable and the hardware reviewers love them for it.
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User Info: vapor0

vapor0
1 month ago#10
Mad_Mike86 posted...
I would atleast get a prebuilt over a laptop. That way you can atleast dabble in swapping out components and get the feel for building until you are ready. Most laptops will need to be replaced after they become obsolete and have a harder resale value.


I need to do even more research if I was to lock in for a destop. I hear good things about legion. I know helios 300 is good to it you undervolt it. The problem with helios is it only has 1060, the rtx 2060 seems like it would be better even in laptop. I just heard about Acer nitro 7 just moments ago which looks promising. Granted after I get a laptop i plan on building desktop in future depending on my situation. I know there are some small form factor desktops similar in size to console but I believe they are way out my budget.

$ 800 to $1000 range. I just want a system that performs good now and decent next gen. Even though the helios only has 1060 it still has my attention, maybe I got a thing for gamer looking laptops.
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