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Gaming General / Skyrim on computer
« Last post by Lego on February 13, 2019, 01:51:05 PM »
So I ordered my Dell with an Nvidia card. It can play Skyrim at 1080p at 30FPS. I'm currently playing it on the Switch. Will there be a big upgrade graphically going to the PC? I'm just excited to try it. I have no idea what mods, etc... to use. Before getting my switch I played it via PS3, so I've never had access to mods. So what kind of graphical jump can I expect?
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PCs / Re: Going to get a new Dell. Need opinions.
« Last post by Timinator on February 13, 2019, 12:13:57 PM »
See if Mexico will pay for it for you!
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PCs / Re: Going to get a new Dell. Need opinions.
« Last post by Sssith on February 13, 2019, 09:58:45 AM »
Good deal.  I hope it does you right.
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PCs / Re: Going to get a new Dell. Need opinions.
« Last post by Lego on February 12, 2019, 11:34:13 PM »
I bit the bullet and bought the 14 inch 7000, with a 4 year extended warranty, and 3 years of anti-virus (I know nothing about Windows computers, was only 30 bucks). Pretty excited. The fastest graphics I've ever had is Intel 4000 on my MacBook Pro, so it's a pretty huge leap for me. Plus the backlit keyboard and aluminum body will make it a bit easier to transition from the MacBook. I had a sweet spot for they Ryzen, but just couldn't stomach a plastic computer.

Now to pay for the bloody thing. Got 12 months deferred interest, so that's cool.
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PCs / Re: Going to get a new Dell. Need opinions.
« Last post by Lego on February 12, 2019, 09:47:01 PM »
I appreciate you trying to look out for me ;)
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PCs / Re: Going to get a new Dell. Need opinions.
« Last post by Pixie on February 12, 2019, 06:15:40 PM »
I've had really good luck with Acer, not with Asus. Dell and Alienware are synonymous, but I have no experience with either in laptop form, only towers (hint: they are poop for towers).

Anyway, it sounds like you will probably get the performance you want with these. Just didn't want you to expect one thing and get another. So, you know... tally ho and all that. :D

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PCs / Re: Going to get a new Dell. Need opinions.
« Last post by Lego on February 12, 2019, 04:31:22 PM »
Thanks for the advice Sssith.
Unfortunately, where I live now and for the forseeable future, a tower is out of the question, so it has to be a laptop. I'm also not much of a Triple-A chaser. I'm most excited about being able to play Guild Wars 2 at high at 1080p lol
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PCs / Re: Going to get a new Dell. Need opinions.
« Last post by Sssith on February 12, 2019, 04:18:08 PM »
Well you are right that getting an affordable laptop is an issue.  Make it a gaming capable laptop and it is even more problematic.  About six to eight years ago I did a lot of research into the question.  The conclusion I reached was that you want to buy a laptop that is made by the brand.  At that point there were companies, Sager, Crown, a couple of others, that was the original manufacturer of the laptop.  Ideally you want to buy from a brand like that.  Dell, HP, other give those companies specifications, and a target price point.  In order to deliver they have to cut corners to get into the sweet spot of specs vs price.  When you buy from the actual manufacturer chances are you are getting a better laptop because they are making it without those cut corners.  Also means that generally they are more expensive machines.

I imagine that concept still holds up today.  I have no idea who are the original manufacturers of laptops these days.  Alienware, the last I checked, was not on that list either.  I think they are owned by Dell.

Honestly I would avoid a laptop unless you had a real need for mobility.  If you do need one then I would do some research into who is actually making the laptop and try to buy one from them. 

Of course all my knowledge about this topic is out of date so maybe this is no longer true.  I use Dell laptops for work and I generally hate them.  They do have some good ones though.
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PCs / Re: Going to get a new Dell. Need opinions.
« Last post by Lego on February 12, 2019, 04:16:50 PM »
PS: I don't see an edit button dammit. Any Pix, thanks for that review page. Finding reviews in FHD vs 720p is hard. Everyone is reviewing in 1366x768.
Also, I should add, I can't tell the difference between 30 and 60+ FPS, so one's as good as another to me.
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PCs / Re: Going to get a new Dell. Need opinions.
« Last post by Lego on February 12, 2019, 03:56:06 PM »
Playing (that I know of) occasional Skyrim, Guild Wars 2. Just checked a Far Cry 5 video, it'll do ultra settings at 30fps at 1366x768.

I know I could get alot better, but I don't want to spend the money for an Alienware. Those two are in the price range I want to look at.
@Sssith: I've had much better luck with Dell than with HP, and I've read alot of bad reviews about Acer and Asus.
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