Gaming Laptop - SkyFire
Chassis & Display
SkyFire:17.3" Glossy Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-3610QM (2.30GHz) 6MB
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 (2 x 4GB)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670M - 1.5GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 11
Memory - Hard Disk
120GB INTEL® 330 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 500MB/sR | 450MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk
750GB WD SCORPIO BLACK WD7500BPKT, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16MB CACHE (7200 rpm)
Please feel free to comment on bottlenecking and possibilities for improvement, My budget is £1200 and the current spec arrives at £1,149 including VAT and delivery. Thanks in advance for all contributions!
I'd recommend you chose the 8gb Samsung 1600mhz RAM. It's a fair bit cheaper and it will perform the same. Your only paying for the Kingston brand.
As for the graphics card, i'd chose the 7970M as it has much better benchmarks and overall is a better graphics card. However it does cost £100 more. So it is up to you if you're willing to pay the money vs performance increase. I'd definitely recommend it though.
Thanks. Is there any benefit in going for the 2 x 4gb RAM rather than the 1 x 8gb?
With 1x8gb You leave yourself a possibility of 32gb if you buy more ram in the future. However 8gb is plenty so I'd advise 2x4gb. It's cheaper and still allows an upgrade to 16gb.
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