Newbie needing some help!

Phantom77

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Hi! Need some help choosing a new laptop! I don't really know a whole lot about them! I play Left for Dead 2,some Day of Defeat & a bit of Day of Infamy! Looking at the Dell Alienware M17 R4 & the MSi Stealth! Thanks for any info šŸ‘


Alienware

10th Generation IntelĀ® Coreā„¢ i7-10870H (8-Core, 16MB Cache, up to 5.0GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
Windows 10 Pro English
NVIDIAĀ® GeForce RTXā„¢ 3070 8GB GDDR6
7.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 360Hz 5ms 300-nits 100% sRGB color gamut with NVIDIA-GSYNC technology
32GB DDR4 2933MHz
1TB PCIe M.2 SSD

MSi Stealth​


IntelĀ® Coreā„¢ i7-11800H, 2.40GHz Octa Core Processor w/ 4.60GHz Turbo Boost, 16 Threads, 24MB L3 Cache, 45W
32GB DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM RAM (2x 16GB) Dual slots, 64GB Maximum
17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) 240Hz 3.5ms IPS-level display
NVIDIAĀ® GeForceĀ® RTXā„¢ 3070 GPU w/ 8GB GDDR6
1TB NVMe PCIe SSD​


 

Wiz33

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May 2, 2015
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Both are probably way overkill for the games unless you're planning on using an external monitor at higher res. If you're only going to be using the 17" display. I would drop to a 3060 and save a bunch of money with something like this and drop in another 16GB of RAM and there's also a 2nd M.2 slot where you can drop in another M.2 NVME SSD:

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16834233380

If you'll be using an external monitor at a high res, I would look at something like this and use the money saved to drop another M.2 NVME into the 2nd slot

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16834725155

IGN have a writeup on all most of the RTX30xx laptop on the market here:

https://www.ign.com/articles/where-...ce-rtx-3060-rtx-3070-and-rtx-3080-video-cards
 

harmattan

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+1 to Wiz33's suggestion. A 3070 is far too much power for those titles. You could even drop to a laptop with a 1660ti and older CPU, still play at high FPS max settings with those games, and save some further cash.

What are the specific model designations for those laptops? The thing to watch out for is, 30xx series cards can come in different power variants: some will have 80W and 115W (with the 80W variant being notably slower than the 115W). Normally, slimmer laptops will carry the lower-power variant while desktop replacements will have the higher-powered version -- but not always. nVidia and manufactures have made it utterly confusing the only way to know is to check the specific model.
 
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