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Gaming laptop under $750

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello!
I am looking for a bang-for-the-buck gaming laptop under $750.
The purpose of my laptop is for programming and light gaming. 
My current choices are MSI GP62 2QD($722) and Asus X556UB-XX030T ($649).
 


System

  • CPUAMD A8-5600K Trinity Quad-Core 3.6GHz(clocked at 4.2ghz max)
  • MotherboardGigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2 (P0) rev 1.2
  • RAMKingston HyperX Fury Blue 8gb 1600mhz
  • GPUPalit GT 630 1gb GDDR5
  • CaseAerocool GT Black
  • StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1tb 64mb cache
  • PSUSeasonic M||12 EVO 620w 80+ Bronze
  • Display(s)DELL E1909W
  • CoolingThermaltake Water 2.0 Performer
  • KeyboardCorsair K95 Non-RGB
  • MouseRazer Taipan
  • Operating SystemWindows 10 Home Single Language 64-bit
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my personal advice if you have to get a laptop for light gaming or programming would be to go with the Dell Inspiron 7559, it costs a little over your budget but delivers great price to performance in laptop terms. It can handle gaming with AAA modern titles medium high settings no problem. as far as programming i have no idea. Linus also reviewed it and seemed to like it quite a bit, (rare for him) 

 

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4 hours ago, HailPiaWurtzbach said:

Hello!
I am looking for a bang-for-the-buck gaming laptop under $750.
The purpose of my laptop is for programming and light gaming. 
My current choices are MSI GP62 2QD($722) and Asus X556UB-XX030T ($649).
 

Avoid those - grab a Dell Inspiron 7559


Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 6/25/2016 at 3:42 PM, don_svetlio said:

Avoid those - grab a Dell Inspiron 7559

There are only i7 variants of Dell Inspiron 7559 available here. I had no luck of finding an i5 variant.


System

  • CPUAMD A8-5600K Trinity Quad-Core 3.6GHz(clocked at 4.2ghz max)
  • MotherboardGigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2 (P0) rev 1.2
  • RAMKingston HyperX Fury Blue 8gb 1600mhz
  • GPUPalit GT 630 1gb GDDR5
  • CaseAerocool GT Black
  • StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1tb 64mb cache
  • PSUSeasonic M||12 EVO 620w 80+ Bronze
  • Display(s)DELL E1909W
  • CoolingThermaltake Water 2.0 Performer
  • KeyboardCorsair K95 Non-RGB
  • MouseRazer Taipan
  • Operating SystemWindows 10 Home Single Language 64-bit
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2 minutes ago, HailPiaWurtzbach said:

There are only i7 variants of Dell Inspiron 7559 available here. I had no luck of finding an i5 variant.

Then grab the i7 version. The cooling on the 7559 is phenomenal and will easily handle the extra heat.


Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

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