I will travel a lot in the future a mitx build or a laptop?

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  1. GamingAori

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    Hey,
    I will start learning a job this year and for that I need to travel a lot between places, but I still want to have the ability to play games (pc, emulators). I think the most logical thing would be buying a laptop, but I still need a monitor for playing my consoles so maybe a small case would also make sense? How good can I transport a small pc case for example the SilverStone Milo ML06 in a normal backbag? I would travel by train so I need to transport it through my hands. What would be cheaper? I saw the smallest cases are really expensive like the dan case or catz c5.
    I mean yeah I can choose a place for learning my job, where I do not travel a lot, but this place where I travel a lot is far more superior.
     
  2. Aurelius

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    Laptop. It's easy to dream of carrying a desktop with you, but in practice that's going to annoy you even if you're only moving around every few weeks. If you're going to game on a laptop, though, get a system with at least a GTX 1050 in it. My choice would be the current Razer Blade (GTX 1060), but I know that's not cheap -- it's really the no-compromise machine.
     
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    Laptop, absolutely. Considering all the hardware you'd have to carry along with the mITX box itself, get a laptop and all you really need is the power adapter/charger. Of course you can use a full size keyboard and mouse and other items but those are by and large optional whereas with the mITX build they wouldn't be.

    I've been a purely laptop owner for almost a decade now, no regrets, but I'm not a gamer at all (aside from some Quake III now and again) so I only use business class hardware (Dell Latitudes and Precisions) and it's never been an issue for me, especially in situations where I happen to be traveling.
     
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    Oh okay, does exist a good page for finding gaming laptop recommendations? how can I solve the problem with consoles and isn't a 1050 to weak for playing games in 1080p in 3 years?
     
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    Laptop or console. MSI and Dell/Alienware makes some good gaming laptops.
     
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    the problem with console is, I really want to use the dolphin emulator, but I already own my wiiu and will buy me the switch so a monitor would be necessary.
    Edit: how loud are laptops with a 1050 or 1050ti and do you think this gpus will be enough in few years? I'm still not sure, the prices are horrible and I do not earn much money and I heard thr most gaming laptops are really loud?
     
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    Your best bet is to tell us what your budget is all in, for either the desktop computer + monitor, or a laptop.

    The best deals are going to be on used laptops, so hit up your local craigslist and see what you can find. The 1050 is decent enough, but if you plan on keeping the laptop for more than a few years, go for a 1060, it'll have no issues gaming at 1080p for years to come. I've seen quite a few Asus/MSI/Alienware's on craigslist for sub $1,000. If you're only looking for new, prepare to drop a minimum of $800 or so, and that's for a machine with a 1050. 1060 laptops command $1,200 or so (and beyond) price tags.
     
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    I already own a monitor, which I also use for wiiu. So I would not buy me a new screen, my pc budget is 750€ and for laptop 1100€, but atm I still savr money so I do not need requestions. I think in few months we will see better or the current laptops cheaper. We do not have Craigslist in germany, I think ebay is similar? How loud are laptops usually? I saw the cheapest laptop with a i5 7300hq and a 1050 costs 899€.
     
  9. Aurelius

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    With dedicated graphics, they can get noisy when running games and other very GPU-intensive tasks. That's not a big issue if you're using external speakers or headphones... just don't expect the system to be whisper-quiet.
     
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    I think I will just transport my current pc 2 times and than I will decide, price is a huge factor and when I say I do not need to game when I'm in an other place I can save a ton of money. for that I will have a handheld, a phone and maybe a switch.