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Laptop for gaming and school

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I am looking for a good laptop that I can bring to school and look not like a gaming laptop because most of my friends aren’t gamers or play on console. What is something that looks nice but performs very highly. Budget is not an issue right now but want to see what my options could be. 

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24 minutes ago, ChamberNC said:

I am looking for a good laptop that I can bring to school and look not like a gaming laptop because most of my friends aren’t gamers or play on console. What is something that looks nice but performs very highly. Budget is not an issue right now but want to see what my options could be. 

Asus G14, MSI GS66 Stealth, Razer Blade, Dell XPS 17 (not made for gaming but more than capable with a 2060) ...if you have no budget then the options are endless


PC

Ryzen 5 2600 Stock

Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition Radeon RX580 8GB (Would Recommend)

Gigabyte B450M DS3H (Don't recommend)

Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4 3000MHz CL15 

Phanteks P300 (Would Recommend)

Kingston A400 240GB SSD

Seagate BarraCuda 1TB HDD

Corsair CX550M 550W  80+ Bronze

Deepcool FH-10 Fan Hub

3x BeQuiet Pure Wings 2

 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/marmour/saved/QTY3ZL

 

Peripherals

LG 24MK400H

Logitech G413 Carbon

Logitech G305 (AAA Adaptor - 10g reduction) (Would recommend)

Logitech Z150

HyperX Cloud II (Would recommend)

Moto G5 Plus (Webcam)

 

Phone

Pixel 3A XL (Would recommend)

 

*Useful Link* PSU Tier List: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psucultists-psu-tier-list/

 

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I would say your best bet is an XPS 17 or one of the razer blade laptops. The razer blade will give you the best gaming experience and you can just throw a dbrand skin over the logo. If you're only going to be gaming when you're back in your room though I would just get a portable 13" laptop and build a desktop. If you're friends don't game, do you really need a portable gaming solution? 

 

You could litterally build this and get a $1,000 laptop for the price of XPS 17. 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HcFGCL

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($173.49 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($124.99 @ Best Buy) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory  ($79.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($104.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO GAMING Video Card  ($310.00 @ Walmart) 
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Best Buy) 
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($134.99 @ Best Buy) 
Monitor: LG 27GL650F-B 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  ($249.99 @ Best Buy) 
Total: $1248.43
 

 

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been daily driving the MSI prestige 15 for 8 months now I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. has a killer battery life and looks sharp ungraded adding a second M.2 ssd for cheap. not as powerful as xps but significantly cheaper for decent performance. Heaviest game I play is red dead redemption two and runs great if you don't need ultra settings also being able to change from loud to quiet modes for performance or general work is nice. I use for solidworks from time to time and hook up to a 3 monitor 720p docking station setup when researching. As an engineering student is has become a great tool.

https://www.msi.com/Content-Creation/Prestige-15-A10X

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2 minutes ago, Airic said:

been daily driving the MSI prestige 15 for 8 months now I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. has a killer battery life and looks sharp ungraded adding a second M.2 ssd for cheap. not as powerful as xps but significantly cheaper for decent performance. Heaviest game I play is red dead redemption two and runs great if you don't need ultra settings also being able to change from loud to quiet modes for performance or general work is nice. I use for solidworks from time to time and hook up to a 3 monitor 720p docking station setup when researching. As an engineering student is has become a great tool.

https://www.msi.com/Content-Creation/Prestige-15-A10X

I should mention that the speakers do suck. If you plan on watching Netflix a ton and don't have headphones, laptop speakers or a good aux setup this is not the laptop for you. but that is my only complaint so far.

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