Gaming Laptop Recommendation

EpIckFa1LJoN

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Jul 27, 2016
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Hello,

Not really into laptops that much but I really need a new one for work, school, and for a little gaming on the side.

I'd say 90% of the time (maybe even more) this laptop will be used for work. I don't need much there, but I do need Microsoft Office, so anything with that pre-installed is a bonus.

For gaming, I don't mind running some AAA titles on medium-low settings, I just want to run WoW pretty well. This is where I run into issues.

For WoW I need at least a quad-core, that turbo-boosts to at least 4.0GHz, and a 1050 Ti (mobile). The 1050 Ti mobile would work perfectly fine but the faster the CPU, the better. Ideally it would have a desktop processor. If there was a way for me to get an 8700k and 1050 Ti in the same system that would be fine. However, I am fairly certain no manufacturers do that.

For the screen I would like it to be about 15" no bigger than a 17" and have a resolution of 1920x1080 60Hz. (Anything more than that will be a lot harder to run and require more graphics power). G-sync is a HUGE plus.

I also really like the Chimera from iBuyPower which can be configured with a Samsung 960 evo and an 850 evo. That would be another huge bonus. I am definitely willing to pay a little more for that.
 

EpIckFa1LJoN

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Jul 27, 2016
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CPU is a bit lacking. Otherwise a good deal.

I would go out an buy a nicer laptop, but I have a desktop for the vast majority of my gaming needs. I just need a work laptop that can also play WoW pretty well or be able to take with me when I travel. Unfortunately, my desktop is not exactly mobile.
 

EpIckFa1LJoN

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Jul 27, 2016
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So apparently a laptop like I want does not already exist. All the ones I find with good CPU's have 1080's or 1070 SLI and cost about $2000. Which I don't need or want.

I guess I'm stuck with a custom build.

The only two I can find are Originpc and iBuyPower, with iBuyPower being significantly cheaper.

Thinking of something like this:

Chimera P750TM1-G (NP9155) Gaming Laptop

Display :: Chimera P750TM1-G 15.6'' Full HD 1920x1080, IPS Matte with G-SYNC
Processor :: Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor (6x 3.70GHz/12MB L3 Cache)
Memory :: 8GB [8GB x 1] 2400MHz DDR4 SO-DIMM Laptop Memory - Samsung Original
Video Card :: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 - VR Ready[P750TM1-G]
M.2 Solid State Drive :: 250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 PCIe NVME SSD -- Read: 3200MB/s; Write: 1500MB/sSingle Drive
Primary Hard Drive :: 250 GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD -- Read: 540MB/s, Write: 520MB/sSingle Drive
Media Card Reader / Writer :: Built-in 6-in-1 Media Card Reader/Writer [Laptop]
Sound Card :: High Definition Audio Interface
Network Card :: Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN [Laptop]
Internal Wireless Network Adapter :: 802.11 a/c Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Combo [M.2]
Operating System :: Windows 10 Home + Office 365 Trial [FREE 30 Day Trial] - (64-bit) [NB]
Keyboard :: None
Mouse :: None
Monitor :: None
Speaker System :: None
Carrying Case :: None
Webcam :: Built-in 2.0 Mega Pixels Digital Web Video Camera
Warranty :: Standard Warranty Service - Standard One(1) Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support
Rush Service :: Standard Service - Estimated Ship in 5-10 Business Days [NB]

Problem is it is also over $2,000 and I can't change the CPU for something cheaper like an 8350k, and it probably will not overclock well being a laptop.
 

EpIckFa1LJoN

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Jul 27, 2016
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That's what I am seeing. And the laptops that have the high-end Kaby Lake mobile CPU's also have 1070's at the least which is too much power for me to actually use.
 
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