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Any gamers out there?

Post by cring08 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:58 pm

My stepdaughter purchased Skyrim for her laptop. It barely runs due to the laptop being old and not meeting system requirements. I am out of the loop since the last game I owned was Atari 2600.

What is the least expensive laptop I could pick up at Best Buy that would be able to accomodate Skyrim?
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Re: Any gamers out there?

Post by Shortcake » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:03 pm

any new laptop should handle it. Would also depend on how much other stuff she puts on and plays / works with.
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Re: Any gamers out there?

Post by Chauss » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:39 am

From Newegg.com:
Gaming

Gaming is a highly demanding application, especially for the video card and CPU. If you want to enjoy the latest 3D games using full special effects at high screen resolution, it may be worthwhile to consider a top-end gaming desktop PC. You can still play games with a mainstream gaming machine, but you may have to compromise your enjoyment by turning down the special effects and scaling down the resolution to ensure a smooth gaming experience.

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Re: Any gamers out there?

Post by elgrau » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:04 am

Found a site from eBay ad that takes 3.2 ghz Intel duo processor "old" Dell desktops and adds a high speed video card and sells them for $169 with Windows XP and a bit more with W7 or 8.... Do a search for desktop PC, etc. to find this ad if it's still there. - Ed
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Re: Any gamers out there?

Post by cring08 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:33 am

Thanks guys!
Chris

Living Room/main System:
Onkyo tx nr 545
Sunfire 300x2
Carver Amazing Silvers
Carver SD 390t
Technics SL 1950 Turntable
Polk Audio outdoor speakers wired to deck
Polk audio wired to pool table room

Basement/system 2:
Carver MXR-130
Teac reel to reel
Musical Fidelity X-10D tube buffer
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer
Nikko eq2
Cerwin Vega HED's
Klipsch SW15
Infinity RS10's
Pioneer 100 disk changer

Garage system:
Pioneer VSX something?
Polk Audio 2500

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Re: Any gamers out there?

Post by Zoot Horn » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:25 pm

I think that Harry is a big gamer-- he is playing some kind of penguin game on FB. :-$

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Post by frenchguy » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:47 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Any gamers out there?

Post by Snoop65 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:02 pm

There are some gaming laptops with dedicated graphics cards out there too but the price might be more than you want to spend.
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Re: Any gamers out there?

Post by Zoot Horn » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:12 pm

Hey Harry,,, how goes the "Candy Crush" game that you are playing? O:)

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Post by frenchguy » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:27 pm

Your on a roll George :lol:
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Post by Shortcake » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:44 pm

Oh Harry only plays the games on FB cause he tries to beat me and hates that he can't. He doesn't want to admit I am better than he (of course it doesn't hurt that I live online.)

Trying to get a dirty scrabble going, but got no takers lol.
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Re: Any gamers out there?

Post by Zoot Horn » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:59 pm

trust me,,he will chime iin you can see his little face on the candy road to the top \:D/

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Re: Any gamers out there?

Post by Shortcake » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:17 am

Sounds like you play toooo?????

Now you may know this about Harry, but he hates, absolutely hates, not being able to finish / complete something....I know shocking right? Like when he took all day to fix the stapler that broke, although he will say slamming it didn't break it - and now when it doesn't work again, and I say I'm going to buy another - he will take it and fix it so IT won't beat him.

I know shocking right. Who woulda thunk Harry to be so determined!

I'm just surprised Harry hasn't given you any tips on going through the screen on the screen door, I am sure that one keeps him awake. Also explains his recent trip to the hardware store for more screen. Also surprised I don't see him practicing cornhole...give him a challenge and he won't stop.

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Post by frenchguy » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:30 am

does he use his nipple clamps when he is practicing cornholing? :lol: [-X
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Re: Any gamers out there?

Post by Shortcake » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:57 am

Not sure but wouldn't put it past him suggesting you use them to get through the screen door.
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