Custom Laptop - check my specs....please?

sstevens84

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I'm looking at getting a custom laptop built by a will known UK based company. My budget is around £650ish, but will stretch to £700 max for the right spec. Although not looking for a desktop replacement, I'll mostly be using it for some basic college/office tasks, some photoshop and digital art (BIG working files) and watching movies on-the-go (from the hdd) as i'm away from home often due to work.

Also, will occasionally - i.e. no more than a few days a week - use it for moderate games, e.g. FSX, WarThunder, BattleField etc. I'm really not massively fussed about razor sharp graphics and uber-quick fps rates, but i need to have fluidity and smoothness at payable fps.

The spec below is what I've cooked up so far, coming in at £689 delivered....

Chassis & Display: 15.6" Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920x1080)

Processor (CPU): Intel® Core™ i5 Quad Core Processor 6300HQ (2.3GHz, 3.2GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM): 8GB HyperX IMPACT 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 (1 x 8GB)

Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950M - 2.0GB DDR3 - DX12

1st Hard Disk: 1TB SEAGATE HYBRID 2.5" SSHD Drive, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (5400 rpm)

DVD/BLU-RAY Drive: 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)

Thermal Paste: ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

Sound Card: Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack

Wireless/Wired Networking: GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® AC-8260 M.2 (867Mbps, 802.11AC) + BLUETOOTH

USB Options: 3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD

Operating System: Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence

Would like to hea some opinions on the above, and any changes if you're able to keep it within the budget...
 

jaguarskx

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Overall, it is a decent laptop. Most gamers would likely say that the GTX 960m is the least powerful GPU to be considered a "performance / gaming GPU". The GTX 950m is not bad though especially if squeezing the GTX 960m into your budget is not possible. Below is a link to some info about the 950m and some game benchmarks.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-950M.138026.0.html


FSX is an old game and it should run fine since it is mostly a CPU dependent game and the quad core i5-6300HQ is significantly more powerful than the CPUs back in 2006 when the game was released.
 

jaguarskx

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Overall, it is a decent laptop. Most gamers would likely say that the GTX 960m is the least powerful GPU to be considered a "performance / gaming GPU". The GTX 950m is not bad though especially if squeezing the GTX 960m into your budget is not possible. Below is a link to some info about the 950m and some game benchmarks.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-950M.138026.0.html


FSX is an old game and it should run fine since it is mostly a CPU dependent game and the quad core i5-6300HQ is significantly more powerful than the CPUs back in 2006 when the game was released.
 

sstevens84

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Perfect, thanks for your reply. The laptop will mostly be used for digital photography and video work, but the ability to game on it too was a major part of the build spec.
 
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