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Old 13-08-2017, 02:27 PM   #1
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Buy a gaming pc/laptop or just build?

Yo, this thread will feature two qns:

1) should I build a gaming laptop or buy one

2) Build a gaming pc setup or buy one?



I know it sounds stupid at this time when everyone's talking about building their own pcs but from an amateur standpoint(basically one who's never built anything outside of lego ROFL), is it more financially viable to build a decent gaming pc setup or laptop or just buy one?

For PC i understand its pretty much idiot-proof(read up abit on cable management, plug in this and that etc) so im more curious on the price of the components. Budget-wise, looking at 1-1.2kish.

For the laptop one, reason i'm only looking at buying one would be cuz i imagine building one with a very slim form factor and yet pack in a 1060 would be crazy(from an amateur standpoint) altho aftershock's offering of the P-15 at 2.3k SGD is insanely expensive =/ To be honest most of the Aftershock laptops aesthetically speaking didnt appear very impressive, even shoddy and boring when i went down to check out their showroom.

Just looking for some general advice from kakis who have built their share of pcs/laptops. Time is something i definitely have on my hands, hence the thread qns
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Old 13-08-2017, 02:39 PM   #2
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Laptop - for doing work/bring to school

U want to game - desktop. Period. Nothing beats having a desktop that can play games. All that gaming laptop is just marketing horse sh!t. Waste $...

U buy a slim gaming laptop - expensive but gpu/CPU specs may not be that great for AAA or future games

U buy a heavy gaming laptop - lagi expensive with decent specs but it defeats the purpose of a laptop - portability

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Old 13-08-2017, 02:39 PM   #3
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Yo, this thread will feature two qns:

1) should I build a gaming laptop or buy one

2) Build a gaming pc setup or buy one?



I know it sounds stupid at this time when everyone's talking about building their own pcs but from an amateur standpoint(basically one who's never built anything outside of lego ROFL), is it more financially viable to build a decent gaming pc setup or laptop or just buy one?

For PC i understand its pretty much idiot-proof(read up abit on cable management, plug in this and that etc) so im more curious on the price of the components. Budget-wise, looking at 1-1.2kish.

For the laptop one, reason i'm only looking at buying one would be cuz i imagine building one with a very slim form factor and yet pack in a 1060 would be crazy(from an amateur standpoint) altho aftershock's offering of the P-15 at 2.3k SGD is insanely expensive =/ To be honest most of the Aftershock laptops aesthetically speaking didnt appear very impressive, even shoddy and boring when i went down to check out their showroom.

Just looking for some general advice from kakis who have built their share of pcs/laptops. Time is something i definitely have on my hands, hence the thread qns
1) Your 1.2k include mouse, keyboard, speaker monitor?

2) when there is issue, are you willing to spend time troubleshooting ?

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Old 13-08-2017, 06:57 PM   #4
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Yo, this thread will feature two qns:

1) should I build a gaming laptop or buy one

2) Build a gaming pc setup or buy one?



I know it sounds stupid at this time when everyone's talking about building their own pcs but from an amateur standpoint(basically one who's never built anything outside of lego ROFL), is it more financially viable to build a decent gaming pc setup or laptop or just buy one?

For PC i understand its pretty much idiot-proof(read up abit on cable management, plug in this and that etc) so im more curious on the price of the components. Budget-wise, looking at 1-1.2kish.

For the laptop one, reason i'm only looking at buying one would be cuz i imagine building one with a very slim form factor and yet pack in a 1060 would be crazy(from an amateur standpoint) altho aftershock's offering of the P-15 at 2.3k SGD is insanely expensive =/ To be honest most of the Aftershock laptops aesthetically speaking didnt appear very impressive, even shoddy and boring when i went down to check out their showroom.

Just looking for some general advice from kakis who have built their share of pcs/laptops. Time is something i definitely have on my hands, hence the thread qns
You can build a mini ITX desktop. I am using a Silverstone Raven rvz02 case and it is very slim while fits all the normal pc parts(if u don't plan to oc, or crossfire) . It's only 12lities in volume and cost around $120. It's very slim, compareble to a slim desktop from asus slim ROG line , for examole
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