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  1. Galenrandir

    Galenrandir Thread Starter

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    I mostly play WoW and D3. I was looking to get a new razer blade but I am not sure if that will be able to play other games on a high setting? I know I could get a different laptop with better specs, but I like the slim feature of the blade.

    any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Ryan
     
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    Even though Laptop manufacture label them as gaming laptops, laptops are not really designed for gaming. Heat that is produced from the demands of gaming are the major issue. Heat is the number one killer of electronics (hardware). The slim design of the razor further adds to the heat issue as there's not much room to circulate air. On gaming tests with the new razor they have seen temps climb as high as 126f and the fan noise produced to expel that heat will annoy anyone. Desktops are the only way to go if gaming is what you desire its use for.
     
  3. Galenrandir

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    I was going to go with a desktop, but my wife has requested I get a laptop so I dont have to be "hiding in a corner" while playing my games. With a laptop i can lay in bed with her or sit on the couch with her and still play...a win win for me! haha
     
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    I understand that fully. If you're going to get one I would advise to only game on a hard surface and get a cooling pad. MSI has some good gaming laptops that have better cooling than the one you like. I can't vouch for their longevity as I've never used one. You're best to find a model you like and read reviews.
     
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    If you must game on a laptop, I would opt for an Alienware laptop. You pay more for them, but they are built as gaming laptops.
     
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    Ray brought out a good point.

    Sitting that laptop on your lap or on the bed is almost sure to cause overheating issues because the exhaust vents get blocked.

    A hard flat cooling pad surface is the way to go.

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  7. Galenrandir

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    I will most certainly buy a hard cooling surface for whatever laptop i choose to get. I heard all good things about the Razer when i watched some youtube reviews. Has anyone heard of digital storm? I was considering building a laptop with them instead perhaps? Also any recommendations on what I should be looking for? Im looking to spend around 2000-2500 for something that will last at least a couple years,

    Thanks again for all the help,
    Ryan
     
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    On paper it looks great. I have not used one so I have no idea how it is in the real world. Try and google some reviews on it.
     
  11. Galenrandir

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    yeah, a buddy of mine recommended them to me but I have never heard of them. I'll try googling it. Thanks!
     
  12. Galenrandir

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    So after doing some research I have read mixed reviews and am now unsure. Does anyone have any experience with them personally?

    Thanks!
     
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