Need help deciding on mu first gaming laptop! (I built a PC which is my main gaming rig, but I want a laptop for on-the-go)
My Gaming: I don't play competitive, so a high refresh rate isn't a must. I play games like Assassin's Creed, Sims, Minecraft, Forza, Madden, NBA 2K, Call of Duty, Battlefield, etc.
Non-Gaming Uses: I got into basic graphic design, so using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop is a must. So probably would want a screen with good sRGB/color specs. I'm also a teacher, so basic work (web browsing, watching videos, G-suite work, etc.)
GPU: Anything that will play the above-mentioned games on Very High/Ultra settings at 1080p around 60fps. I'm sure the 2070/2080's may be overkill for my needs, just not sure if the GTX 10-series is enough, so maybe the 16- series? Also have heard conflicting stories of the GTX Max-Q's performance.
CPU: I'd prefer either the Ryzen 7 4800H or an i7 (8th-10th gen), though I'm open to suggestions for what will fit my needs.
Extras: Webcam would be nice, don't care about RGB lighting or number pad. I can always add more RAM and storage, so those aren't deal-breakers either. Decent battery life would be good, but it'd be plugged in most of the time anyway.
Potential Laptops: ASUS TUF A15, MSI GE66 Raider, MSI GS66 Stealth, MSI GL65 Leopard, MSI GP65 Leopard, Acer Predator Helios 300
Budget: <$2000 (preferably $1000-$1500)
I tend to go overboard with electronics, but don't want to break the bank on this. I know my needs and how I'll use it, so I don't need the best of the best GPU/CPU - just something that will let me play my games on high settings and is also good for IllustratoPhotoshop.
Any help would be appreciated!
submitted by 21stCenturyHobbit
2000€ Gaming, Video/Photo editing - PC in Germany
Hey guys, i'm a longtime console-gamer looking to switch to PC. Also, i'm editing 2K Video files on my shitty notebook and I cant take the constant waiting, lagging and crashing any longer. I dont really have any experience in PC parts, so help would be greatly appreciated. LG Marius
What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
-WQHD Gaming with high FPS, Cyberpunk, Battlefield 5, Insurgency Sandsturm. - 2K Video and RAW Photo Editing. Adobe Premiere, Luminar 4
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
iiyama G-MASTER Red Eagle GB2760QSU-B1 27"
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Dont know TBH. Dont think so, i guess
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
2TB storage and at least 32 GB RAM would ne nice
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Window and some moderate RGB
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Win 10 64bit pls
submitted by untergeschoss