Seeking advice for a gaming/entertainment laptop

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I'm currently in the market for a decent laptop, I'm looking for something where the laptops sole use will be for gaming and entertainment as well as obviously browsing the internet and doing misc. things. I won't be lugging this laptop around for college, so size and mobility isn't too much of an issue.

I'm looking to spend at most $1200, however I'm a pretty firm believer in getting the best bang for your buck and getting the best value at the price. However one thing I do want is a sizable screen, preferably 17" but no smaller than 15.6.

I've been browsing around for potential laptops but I haven't had much time so I'm seeking some help! Below are some laptops I have found to be okay, some feedback on them or suggestions on what may be the best option would be greatly appreciated!

http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-ge60-apache629-p-7777.html

http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-gt70-dominator895-p-6948.html

http://www.amazon.com/G750JM-DS71-17-3-inch-Gaming-GeForce-Graphics/dp/B00IKF2H12/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1417115650&sr=8-2&keywords=asus+rog

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6-Inch-Gaming-Laptop-59418222/dp/B00K6ZIO2K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417118596&sr=8-1&keywords=lenovo+y50

Thanks in advance!

 

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I generally play cs:go, LoL, WoW, nothing too incredibly demanding. If I can run those games on high-ultra I would be pretty satisfied.
 

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I would buy the lenovo, it has the same gpu as the asus but its like 400$ less. Im not a big fan of MSI (and the price is marked as starting at*) and lenovo is a reputable brand so thats my advice! Hope this helps!
 

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This is the best deal I've found, it's from ibuypower.com:

MSI GP70 Leopard Gaming Laptop

Case 1 x MSI GP70 Leopard, 17.3" FHD, Anti-Glare 1920x1080
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i5-4200H Mobile Processor (2x 2.8GHz/3MB L3 Cache) [GP70]
Memory 1 x 16GB [8GB x 2] 1600MHz DDR3 SO-DIMM Laptop Memory - G.SKILL
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M 2GB GDDR3 [GP70 2PE Leopard]
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE] - Turtle Beach Z1 Headset - FREE with ALL iBUYPOWER Systems ($29 Value)
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE] - McAfee Antivirus PLUS 2014 - FREE with any System ($49 Value)
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE] - MSI Interceptor DS100 USB Gaming Mouse + MSI Sistorm Gaming Mouse Pad - Limited Quantity! While Supplies Last!
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE IN-GAME CURRENCY] - NVIDIA Free to Play Bundle - In-Game Money for Infinite Crisis, Strife, War Thunder ($50 Each) - Free with purchase of GTX 750 Series GPU, or 800M Series Notebook
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE] - Universal Travel Power Adaptor - FREE with any Laptop
mSATA SSD Drive X
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB Laptop Solid State Hybrid Drive with 64MB Cache - Single Drive
Optical Drive 1 x 8x Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + 16x CD-R/RW Combo Drive [GP70]
Media Card Reader / Writer 1 x Built-in SD Memory Card Reader/Writer [Laptop]
Sound Card 1 x HD Audio with Creative Soundblaster Cinema
Network Card 1 x Killer E2200 Gaming Networking
Internal Wireless Network Adapter 1 x Intel 3160AC 802.11ac Wireless + Bluetooth Combo
Operating System 1 x Windows 8.1 + Office 365 Trial [Free 30-Day !!!] 64-bit
USB Ports 1 x Built-in 2x USB 2.0 Ports + 2x USB 3.0 Port [Laptop]
Carrying Case X
Webcam 1 x Built-in HD Digital Web Video Camera [MSI]
LCD Pixel Protection 1 x 30 Day Zero Defective Pixel Protection Plan [GE70,GP70,GT70]
Warranty 1 x Standard Warranty Service - Optiboost MSI Two Years Limited Warranty + Life Time Technical Support

Total: $1142, and free shipping

Hope that helps!

J
 

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The video card in this build is not as good as the one on the lenovo but you have more ram. Its a few hundred dollars more. This said, the msi laptops look cooler i agree. Is it worth the 300$ difference, thats personnal choice.
 

zex_vex55

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i've never owned a laptop before, and I'm no genius when it comes to computer specs and their capabilities. Any idea what sort of performance I would get running the games I listed?
 
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