Laptop for Gaming: Help cutting back the price.

zexanima

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So I'm going through XOTIC PC and building a laptop for gaming. I need to keep it under $2000 though and am over by $100 so I'm going to have to cut back on something. I could cut by on my graphics. I currently have the Nvida GTX 780 selected, but thats $350 more. If I had to choose from these three which would be the best choice?

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M (3.0GB) + $0
NVIDIA Quadro K1000M (2.0GB) + $25
AMD Radeon HD 8970M (4.0GB) + $100

The other option is to cut my primary SSD drive back from 240GB to 120GB, which would knock $100 off the price. I would still have a 1TB HDD.
 

chrisso

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The only things you should put on an ssd are
1) your operating system {call it 12 gig} and
2) any game that needs extremely fast draw access, like battlefield 4. {so that it doesnt pause much when you enter new areas). Call it another 12 gig a game.
Anything else can sit on the hdd, so lose the bigger ssd if it is a choice between that and gpu power.
It is more important all your games look good than being able to store so many in fast access.
Oh, and some boring apps you might need for work.
 

chrisso

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The only things you should put on an ssd are
1) your operating system {call it 12 gig} and
2) any game that needs extremely fast draw access, like battlefield 4. {so that it doesnt pause much when you enter new areas). Call it another 12 gig a game.
Anything else can sit on the hdd, so lose the bigger ssd if it is a choice between that and gpu power.
It is more important all your games look good than being able to store so many in fast access.
Oh, and some boring apps you might need for work.
 
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