I don't care of its a Laptop or a Desktop, I just need to know what a good gaming PC is. With all the hardware Upgrades, Etc.
My laptop is a
Windows Vista Home Premium 32Bit
Acer Extensa 5620
Processor: Intel(R) Core (TM) 2 Duo CPU @ 1.50Ghz (2 CPUS) 1.50Ghz
Video / Sound is Onboard, but it sucks x-x
best gaming PC is the one you build but if you're looking for a brand name PC
I would go with a system that has a vid card from the ATi 5800 series
also I wouldn't trust Acer in anything and stay away from some of the Intel P55 motherboard they're having some issues with USB connectivity I would go for total AMD system, i would also stay away from nforce chipset as I had some issues with those too
I found a decent laptop from HP carrying Turion something 2.2GHz with ATi 4200 and it was pretty cheap
As I said, two 5770s running in Crossfire provide better performance for cheaper than a 5870.
At least, going by the benchmarks on Guru of 3D
but then burning more power and requiring a fatter PSU and missing out on DirectX 11
Nope, the 5770s run DirectX 11 so no problem there.
I agree about the extra power usage though, but a 750w good quality supply should be plenty and most people are running no less than 650 on high end rigs anyway
I'm thinking that the best combo out right now is the Intel Core i7 or i5 with a 5xxx ati card. Nvidia is my standard pick, but Ati real has them beat until Nvidia releases their new 3xx cards Q1 or Q2 of 2010.
Quick question, what games are you thinking about running? It can help to decide what hardware to invest in, for example: RTS = CPU, FPS = Video Card, WoW = Dell
For you gamers out there, and power users, consider getting a SSD. The whole computer experience is so much nicer, and so speedy with one of these drives. Once you get one you will notice the change probably more than any other hardware upgrade.
The absolute best would be something like four gtx 295's with quad SLI with two i7's, but that would be incredibly expensive. a gtx 280 and a 2+ gHz quad core should do just fine.
More than two graphics cards at this point in time is a waste of money and power.
You run into driver issues and the performance scaling just isn't good enough to justify the extra cost.
If you want to spend money on getting the best performance possible, then go for two 295 cards in SLI or two ATI 5870 cards in Crossfire