Gaming Laptop or Custom Desktop?

bball_1523

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I want some advice on what I should do here. Should I get a new gaming laptop or a custom desktop? I currently have both, but my laptop is from 2008 and has Win Vista Premium. I also have a desktop with some old parts such as a core 2 duo 3.0 GHz e8400, 4gb of ram, 120 gb HDD, 740 GT 2gb videocard, win 8.1 pro.

I don't have a whole lot of money, but I've thought about spending around $1000 for either a laptop or desktop. I haven't used my laptop that much lately and use my desktop a lot more often. I only use a computer for personal use at home and it's always my desktop, though once I'm a while I'll use my laptop. I use my smartphone throughout the day to access the internet. I mainly surf the web, light gaming (Skyrim 1-2 times a week), and may be doing some music recording.

I want something that will last me for a few years at least. I've thought about getting an MSI ge62 laptop or an i7 6700k custom desktop.

What do you all think?
 

lucas_7_94

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For me, anything related at GAMING is directly done by a Custom Desktop pc (Due, i give another usage for Laptops!).

+1 Custom Desktop for me.
 

csm101

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for your requirements , go with a custom desktop but you dont need the mentioned processor for your needs. its a overkill.
you can do all u want with a processor like I7 4770 (no need of OC stuff) and a mobo with Z97 chipset, 1 SSD (120GB)for system drive and a 1 HD for all your other needs. a good sound card ( unless the current one is fine ) might be required for your recording stuff.

the VGA might needs upgrade once you move out of skyrim to a more demanding game but that's up to you.
 

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Desktop. But with these requirements, I would concentrate on high quality screen, and mostly silent PC- as it does not need to be very powerful. But it will still be. Even gamers these days choose i5 processor- I would not go lower, just a cheapest newest generation Skylake i5. For GPU- custom model RX470 or maybe RX480- not a reference, but chosen from AIB makers for low temperatures and noise. 16GB of RAM to have it settled. SSD the size you can afford. And quiet PSU.
 

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Thanks for the advice. The thing is I'm wanting a laptop for portable use at times such as sometimes at work and maybe in other situations. My old laptop is old though it still works, but I want an upgrade.

But the thing is I probably won't be using my laptop a whole lot later on unless I get into situations that I may want to use it more for, but right now that's not the case.
 
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