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so i havent been on the forums for a while,

the reason for that is due to my custom pc getting broken by my foster brother and now im wondering on what to do.


i currently have a lenovo yoga laptop which i use for schoolwork but can hardly run simple games such as minecraft without getting over 30 fps all settings minimum, so im going to upgrade as i do graphics and gaming on top of school work but i do not know whether to buy a laptop or build a desktop.


my budget is £800 maybe £1000 if i wait a little longer, i know building pcs is cheaper but a laptops portability would be useful so i do not know what to do and have come to you guys for recommendations.


a laptop i could use for when im out an about for school work and on the go graphics work and game when plugged in at home, but a pc i could get better performance for the same price.


would you get a laptop or pc?


(i live near a locale electronic second hand shop so i can get gaming laptops slightly cheaper eg

MSI GE62VR-7RF for £810)

thanks for the help

Arctic frost

my first build


cpu: intel i5 8600k

cpu cooler: ARCTIC - Freezer 33 eSports ONE

motherboard: Asus ROG strix z370-E

ram: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2133

ssd: Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

hdd: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

gpu: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Dual Series

case: NZXT - S340 Elite (White)

psu: EVGA - B3 550W 80+ Bronze 


thanks to @seoz for helping make the list :P and its based of her custom rig


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Do you really need the portability? Take my case for instance: I bring my laptop almost everyday to uni, and I back home (yes, I'm studying abroad) quite often. Hence, a desktop PC will not work since I always carry around my lappy


It comes down to practicality

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