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View Poll Results: Desktop or Laptop what do you use for PC gaming?

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  • Desktop

    21 56.76%
  • Laptop

    10 27.03%
  • Both

    6 16.22%
04-21-2014 04:51 PM
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  1. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Hi all

    What do you use for PC gaming for me, I've always used my laptop and now that I upgraded my laptop a month ago to an ASUS VIVOBOOK S500 which the spec are:


    1. 3rd Gen i5 processor dual core (i5-3317u) up to 2.60GHz)
    2. Intel HD 4000 graphics (it does the job)
    3. 8GB of RAM at 1600MHz (it originally had 4GB) lot better now with 8GB!
    4. 1366*768 Screen Touch Screen
    5. 5400RPM HITACHI HDD
    6. Windows 8


    That the important part anyway so what does everyone else use desktop or laptop and the specs?!?
    07-13-2013 04:44 PM
  2. mase123987's Avatar
    I built a desktop

    3750K i5 3.4ghz quadcore
    gigabyte 7970 GHz Edition
    Kingston Hyper ddr3 8gb
    Blu-ray drive
    512gb SSD
    ASUS motherboard
    23" LED Touchscreen
    19" LCD Screen
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    07-13-2013 06:09 PM
  3. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I built a desktop

    3750K i5 3.4ghz quadcore
    gigabyte 7970 GHz Edition
    Kingston Hyper ddr3 8gb
    Blu-ray drive
    512gb SSD
    ASUS motherboard
    23" LED Touchscreen
    19" LCD Screen
    Well that destroyed my laptop specs, if only I could upgrade my laptop like I can with a desktop.
    07-13-2013 07:12 PM
  4. mase123987's Avatar
    Well that destroyed my laptop specs, if only I could upgrade my laptop like I can with a desktop.
    I also have this laptop which I used to use for gaming but it eats battery like crazy: Lenovo y560p
    Processor: Intel Core™ i7-2630QM processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology (2.0GHz, 6MB L2 Cache)
    Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 6570 graphics w/1GB video memory
    Memory: Configured with 6GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Storage Drive: 128gb SSD mSATA
    Optical Disk Drive: DVD/CD Combo burner/reader
    Display: 15.6" high-definition (1366x768), 16:9 widescreen
    Sound: 2.0 JBL designed speakers (2x2W) with Dolby Home Theater™ surround sound
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    07-13-2013 07:20 PM
  5. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Here's my gamer I built a couple years ago... still runs all the latest games nicely at high settings.



    Intel Core i7 920 quad core cpu
    EVGA X58 SLI LE M/B
    BFG Nvidia GeForce GTX295 (dual gpu runs in SLI on single card)
    6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3
    WD 150GB Velociraptor 10k rpm
    WD 1TB green
    Thermaltake BlackWidow 800w ps
    CoolerMaster HAF 932 case
    AOC 27" 1080p LED (2ms response time)

    It's getting around time I built a new one though.. I'm lusting over a new GeForce Kepler card, a Haswell i7, and a newest gen ssd
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    07-13-2013 07:33 PM
  6. Cornbean7077's Avatar
    I used to game only on consoles, but now that I bought a GTX 660 a couple months ago, I have finally seen how better PC gaming is. I live the deals steam has, they are so awesome lol :P

    Anyways, the rest of my rig is as follows:

    Core i5 2400
    24" Monitor
    2tb hardrive
    8gb of ram
    Windows 8.

    Pretty proud of that build too :P
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    07-13-2013 07:37 PM
  7. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I also have a dual core AMD laptop, (an 18.4" Toshiba) I wouldn't try to play any heavy duty games on it, though It does have the ATI radeon mobile graphics.. 4GB of ram and blah blah.. I use it as my OS test mule. Usually play around with with different Linux distros on it, but right now it's got the Windows 8.1 preview and I'm lovin it! :)
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    07-13-2013 07:44 PM
  8. mase123987's Avatar
    I used to game only on consoles, but now that I bought a GTX 660 a couple months ago, I have finally seen how better PC gaming is. I live the deals steam has, they are so awesome lol :P

    Anyways, the rest of my rig is as follows:

    Core i5 2400
    24" Monitor
    2tb hardrive
    8gb of ram
    Windows 8.

    Pretty proud of that build too :P
    PC gaming is def. better. My desktop has yet to meet a game it won't run smoothly on Ultra settings. Connect it to my big screen and WOW! It is amazing how bad ps3 and xbox360 look compared to it. I don't expect the new generation to be able to compare either, though obviously closer.
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    07-13-2013 07:45 PM
  9. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I used to game only on consoles, but now that I bought a GTX 660 a couple months ago, I have finally seen how better PC gaming is. I live the deals steam has, they are so awesome lol :P

    Anyways, the rest of my rig is as follows:

    Core i5 2400
    24" Monitor
    2tb hardrive
    8gb of ram
    Windows 8.

    Pretty proud of that build too :P
    Nice! Yeah PC gaming will always be better than the consoles...

    and yes Steam is awesome!
    07-13-2013 07:48 PM
  10. Cornbean7077's Avatar
    PC gaming is def. better. My desktop has yet to meet a game it won't run smoothly on Ultra settings. Connect it to my big screen and WOW! It is amazing how bad ps3 and xbox360 look compared to it. I don't expect the new generation to be able to compare either, though obviously closer.
    The only reason I want a next-Gen console is because of Kingdom Hearts 3. Everything else I want to play I can get on PC :P
    07-13-2013 07:55 PM
  11. Cornbean7077's Avatar
    Nice! Yeah PC gaming will always be better than the consoles...

    and yes Steam is awesome!
    Right you are sir! I just need to find friends that are on Steam lol. My friend count is at zero :P
    07-13-2013 08:02 PM
  12. Coreldan's Avatar
    After sporting gaming laptops for like 4 years, I decided to move to a PC due to upgradeability (laptops life cycle was like 2 years with no option to upgrade if something broke/was insufficient + overheating) and also cos I sorta of grew out of the age where I lived at my mom and dads and felt like I needed the mobility.
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    07-13-2013 08:09 PM
  13. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I have my main tank of a desktop unit (which needs an upgraded graphics card) for my major gaming and livestreaming, and my laptop for when I'm on the go.
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    07-13-2013 08:25 PM
  14. ImmortalWarrior's Avatar
    Desktop. I built this one years ago, and it's seen a few upgrades since I first built it.

    i7 920 overclocked to 4.2ghz
    12 gigs of corsair 2000 ram
    OCZ 240 gig SSD
    500 Mb fraps disk
    1TB WD Blue backup disk for the SSD
    2TB raid 5 array.
    Two EVGA GTX 480 Hydrocopper FTWs
    ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution board
    800 litre per hour water pump (I'd have to look up the model)
    CPU and GPUs on a half inch watercooled system.
    1000W Corsair PSU

    All of it is internal to the full ATX case. The tower weighs 68.3lbs.

    To couple with that I have three 24" Samsung monitors. G500 keyboard, g930 wireless gaming headset.

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    07-13-2013 08:51 PM
  15. despertador's Avatar
    I like using my first custom built desktop, with the i5-4670K processor and 8 GBs of RAM and 500 GBs of HDD with more specs I don't clearly remember, excuse me

    But currently I'm at another country forcing me to use my laptop. I like my laptop too, with a second gen i5 and 6 GBs of RAM and a TB of HDD... (I've gotten so spoiled with the amount of storage available on this beast!

    So for me, it all depends. I love using both and I'll choose which based on which scenario I'm at. :)
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    07-13-2013 08:53 PM
  16. mase123987's Avatar
    One thing I will say, anyone with a gaming desktop should be using an all-in-one liquid cooling solution for their cpu. They are so cheap now-a-days and well worth the money.
    07-13-2013 09:06 PM
  17. gedzum's Avatar
    I also have a desktop I put together myself. I'd like to upgrade soon, but my setup is still chugging along pretty well.

    ^If I do upgrade, I'll definitely be considering those all-in-one cooling solutions. I'd like to try a custom loop myself, but I don't think I'll have the time.
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    07-14-2013 05:53 AM
  18. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    One thing I will say, anyone with a gaming desktop should be using an all-in-one liquid cooling solution for their cpu. They are so cheap now-a-days and well worth the money.
    I don't like the idea of having liquid inside the desktop, or anywhere near it!

    What happen if I forget to put the cap on the system or a pipe breaks, my desktop will be in PC heaven.
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    07-14-2013 06:10 AM
  19. gedzum's Avatar
    I don't like the idea of having liquid inside the desktop, or anywhere near it!

    What happen if I forget to put the cap on the system or a pipe breaks, my desktop will be in PC heaven.
    This is one of the things putting me of a custom loop. All that leak testing and maintenance looks long. All-in-one not as much, but slight risk.
    07-14-2013 06:43 AM
  20. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    One thing I will say, anyone with a gaming desktop should be using an all-in-one liquid cooling solution for their cpu. They are so cheap now-a-days and well worth the money.
    I have a crazy amount of fans in my desktop. And I don't trust the idea of liquid cooling. The amount of times I have to move my PC about to fix things (I have major dust problems in my room), the cooling solution wouldn't last 3 months before it destroyed my pc through liquid damage.
    07-14-2013 07:42 AM
  21. mase123987's Avatar
    I don't like the idea of having liquid inside the desktop, or anywhere near it!

    What happen if I forget to put the cap on the system or a pipe breaks, my desktop will be in PC heaven.
    That is the thing about the all in one units. You don't have to fill anything or mess with anything! It is ready to go out of the box! If you can screw a fan to the chassis and put a heat sink on the processor, then you can do it.
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    07-14-2013 11:41 AM
  22. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    That is the thing about the all in one units. You don't have to fill anything or mess with anything! It is ready to go out of the box! If you can screw a fan to the chassis and put a heat sink on the processor, then you can do it.
    Your slowly convincing me, is there warranty if it breaks your computer?
    07-14-2013 04:15 PM
  23. mase123987's Avatar
    Your slowly convincing me, is there warranty if it breaks your computer?
    To be honest, I don't know. I did read a review of one in which the reviewers said that theirs leaked and the maker paid for everything that broke. I would just read the warranty before you buy one to know for sure.
    07-14-2013 05:53 PM
  24. ImmortalWarrior's Avatar
    I have a crazy amount of fans in my desktop. And I don't trust the idea of liquid cooling. The amount of times I have to move my PC about to fix things (I have major dust problems in my room), the cooling solution wouldn't last 3 months before it destroyed my pc through liquid damage.
    Distilled water doesn't conduct electricity. With the watercooling additive it adds anti fungal, anti-algae, anti-corrosion and chemicals that make the water even less conductive on the off chance minerals find their way into your system. I've had a spill before, didn't even notice and it caused no damage.
    07-14-2013 07:21 PM
  25. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Oh, I didn't even realize this was a Poll thread till I viewed it on a PC... was posting from my Nokia 920 and the WPC App! lol

    Voted for Desktop for gaming!
    07-14-2013 09:18 PM
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