Custom gaming laptop for $1700 or lower


Jul 28, 2013
Hey guys,

I was hoping someone could help me out, I'm going to buy a gaming laptop in a few months but i cant decide which one i want to get. I have some specs and hardware for sure that i want such as:

OS: W7
CPU: i7-3610Qm or better (Haswell)
GPU: 670M (3gb)
Ram: 12-16gb
HDD: 120gb SSD & 1TB HDD (750gb is fine too)
Screen: 17'' LED/LCD 1920x1280
LED back lighting
all for around $1700.

I can customize one from Xotic for about 1730 with most of this with an ASUS platform but i wanted other opinions.

Let me know what you guys think!