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Offline Tonester

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New laptop
« on: 01:23 AM - 01/24/09 »
Got one of the Gateway P-7805u laptops from Best Buy.

This thing is a champ!

2.26ghz Intel Core 2 Duo with a  .3 undervolt.  This thing idles at 24 Celsius and maxes out around 54 Celsius.  Even better, I can totally disable Speedstep and other throttling features since the CPU can operate at max speed on the lowest voltage allowed so there is never a reason to throttle.  The CPU is also upgradeable - even to quad core extremes.

4GB DDR3 Dual Channel RAM (upgradeable to 8GB)

Nvidia 9800 GTS Overclocked with 1GB Dedicated Video RAM

300GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive (RAID capable)

17" Screen

All of this for $1200.  I can finally do game development at school instead of having to come home.

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Re: New laptop
« Reply #1 on: 11:16 AM - 01/24/09 »
Nice!  ;)

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Re: New laptop
« Reply #2 on: 02:26 PM - 01/24/09 »
Not bad for the money.. and forgot you developed games. I think you mentioned that before. Cool. Your system should run games like TF2 at max settings. Still wouldn't be able to max crysis, but dang.. it's getting close. At $1200 - definitely a good deal.
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