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    Is it at all worth it?

    I've had my PC rig for about 5 years now, and over that time I've upgraded it to keep up with whatever games were coming out. However now that I'm moving country to go to university, I'm wondering if its worth scrapping it instead - or selling it all together, and simply buying a lap top.

    The university I'm going to to don't allow you to remain in your dorm over summer, and so I figure it might be inconvenient to lug my desktop to a temporary place until I'm back at school.

    Anyone had to make a similar call?
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    Lots of people break up their desktops to fund a laptop, bit I would price your pc up to see if you tbhink its worth it. You might find some secure storage. Not sure its worth ligging it to a different country though. Id rather use desktops than laptops.
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    No point really.

    Laptops are pretty cheap.

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    (Original post by stefano865)
    No point really.

    Laptops are pretty cheap.

    They are. But they don't offer the same amount of power for a cheaper price, like custom desktops.
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    (Original post by stefano865)
    No point really.

    Laptops are pretty cheap.

    Agreed
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    (Original post by stefano865)
    No point really.

    Laptops are pretty cheap.

    They are but they are not very good if you want power, which some people do.

    They are cheaper and more reliable.
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    I have a friend who doesn't own a laptop - he has a desktop in his room. So essentially he's not the type who does work in the library, which is why he won't ever need a laptop. But I'd really suggest you to get a laptop...
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    Laptop is a complete and utter waste of time if you already have a desktop. If you need to work on a computer whilst at uni, you can just use one of what will be thousands of uni open access machines.

    As for the over summer dilemma, its not a huge problem. In the grand scheme of things, they aren't heavy or particularly large, so getting cheap storage for them is generally a piece of cake.
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    Bring whatever works for you. I'm personally bringing an iPad which everyone has warned me against. But, I just can't type on computer keyboards and I already write all my essays on my iPad so I've decided to continue with it.
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    Bring whatever works for you. I'm personally bringing an iPad which everyone has warned me against. But, I just can't type on computer keyboards and I already write all my essays on my iPad so I've decided to continue with it.
    Not strictly true is it. I told you to wait and see what works for you as I recall and so did a lot of other people.
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    (Original post by Aventail)
    Is it at all worth it?

    I've had my PC rig for about 5 years now, and over that time I've upgraded it to keep up with whatever games were coming out. However now that I'm moving country to go to university, I'm wondering if its worth scrapping it instead - or selling it all together, and simply buying a lap top.

    The university I'm going to to don't allow you to remain in your dorm over summer, and so I figure it might be inconvenient to lug my desktop to a temporary place until I'm back at school.

    Anyone had to make a similar call?
    Both? Strip the parts of the desktop and buy a new case in the UK. GPU, CPU, RAM, SSD/HDD, PSU, pretty small and can be kept. Just ditch what you find too bulky and repurchase in the UK.
    Get a cube form factor case, or something more generally built to be portable (designed for hackathons and whatnot) like a Corsair Air 540/240 and it will make carrying a desktop more convinient.

    University is a three year business. Get a laptop. There will be times where you just won't want to sit in your room and rather be in a library or something. After a while a different scene can help but more or less just makes work less tedious.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Not strictly true is it. I told you to wait and see what works for you as I recall and so did a lot of other people.
    I'm so sorry, I didn't mean to belittle of undermine all the wonderful advice you gave - it really was very very helpful thank you! I have subsequently decided to take my iPad but of course if it doesn't work out I will have to find the money for a laptop somehow.
 
 
 
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