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Zetsuma

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Laptop Upgrade (Dell xps 17 702x)
« on: Aug 30, 2013, 01:03 PM »
I'm thinking of fixing up my laptop a bit if I can do so at a minimal cost and was hoping you fellas would have some input. It's a Dell xps 17 702x. It also runs pretty hot when I am playing.

My Experience Index looks like this:

Processor - 7.3   
Ram - 7.6
Graphics - 6.9
Gaming Graphics - 6.9
Primary Hard Disk - 5.9

Pretty sure an SSD would help a lot, but I really wouldn't know how to pick one, or whether that would solve my problems.

Thanks



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Re: Laptop Upgrade (Dell xps 17 702x)
« Reply #1 on: Aug 30, 2013, 02:46 PM »
Laptop is already gonna fail because dude you're getting a Dell...

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Re: Laptop Upgrade (Dell xps 17 702x)
« Reply #2 on: Aug 30, 2013, 02:56 PM »
It's the one I have had for a couple years, and it runs pretty well given it's a laptop :(

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Re: Laptop Upgrade (Dell xps 17 702x)
« Reply #3 on: Aug 30, 2013, 03:19 PM »
upgrading a Laptop is like upgrading a Vigilence Guardian in pvp, It will work better but it will still overall be shit compared to the rest of the players.

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Re: Laptop Upgrade (Dell xps 17 702x)
« Reply #4 on: Aug 30, 2013, 07:43 PM »
You don't even have a prayer of getting help without listing the actual hardware that's inside.  The WEI is pretty useless and doesn't actually tell me anything useful.  I'd have to side with Eumelia on this one and say that "upgrading" a laptop is 99% of the time not worth it.  You'd be better off just getting a new one or building a desktop for yourself.

Nonetheless, get me a list of some parts and we'll see what happens.
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Re: Laptop Upgrade (Dell xps 17 702x)
« Reply #5 on: Aug 31, 2013, 06:19 AM »
My Index is
7.8
7.8
7.1
7.1
5.9

And this laptop set me back £1,300, so like $2,000

Like mentioned above, you really are much better getting a PC if you do want to push up them numbers.
While an SSD will help improve over the current hard drive, all it will really help with is loading times tbh, there won't really big a big significance of improvement elsewhere to make money worth it.

My laptop runs an i7 3630 QM, with 16GB DDR3 RAM and a GTX 675MX 2GB GDDR5.
It can play games on high settings but it doesn't do too great on shadows and you HAVE to have the battery plugged in, which kind of, almost takes away the laptops key point away of being portable.
Having all that in a PC would cost me maybe £500 compared to the £1,300 I spent..

Get a PC.
I only got this laptop mainly for uni/music production, but I also use it to play games since my desktop was out dated (all the times me moaning about 6F{S in WZ's as i'm sure you remember haha)
« Last Edit: Aug 31, 2013, 06:40 AM by Civic »

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Re: Laptop Upgrade (Dell xps 17 702x)
« Reply #6 on: Aug 31, 2013, 10:33 AM »
Well, it's a solid laptop, but my main problem is that it is getting hella hot. I'm also just considering this based on what the cost/benefit will be.

I'm not sure I know how to check the hardware XD

 

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