I been poking around at laptops for about 5 months. I've seen laptops that are decent priced, but when I compare the hardware I have no idea what to look for. Basically I am looking for a high end computer that will be able to do everything in need and more. currently I have about 1800$ give or take from financial aid and the way it is looking come fall I should have around 2500 total giver or take. basically I am looking for a really high end laptop with high end specs, that could right now run the game ark survival evolved or Arma 3 decently. I am looking for something that will last me about 5-6 years and would allow me to be able to dabble into 3D modeling, programming, and virtual machines. I am looking for something that two years down the road isn't going to be a piece of junk. My current desktop which is running a really old amd phenom II processor runs about 3.2 GHz and a I7 that is 2.5 has a higher benchmark then my 3.2 which has me confused, as well as what is classified as a good laptop gpu because on my desktop I have a gtx 970. but in 2-3 years I am going to be moving out of my home town so I need something that has enough performance to replace my desktop when the time comes. I don't care about looks, battery life or anything of the sort I just want raw power. right now with what I am seeing I am lost as there is so much difference and I don't know what is over priced or not. all I am looking for is something I could buy right now, and something better that I could by next semester.