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    My current laptop:
    - HP Pavilion
    - AMD A8 with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics 2.00 GHZ
    - R7 graphics (2gb)
    - 8GB RAM

    This is the biggest piece of junk I had in my entire life.
    I'm looking for cheap-ish (£600-800) laptop with min. 8gb RAM, Intel i5 or i7 and good enough Nvidia Geforce graphics so I could get 80+ fps in CS GO.

    NOT considering: HP, Dell, Acer, Sony

    I would seriously consider getting a PC if it wasn't for the fact that I need a laptop for uni. And I can't afford getting both at the moment.

    Anyone? Thanks
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    You could get a desktop PC more powerful than any gaming laptop you could get with that price and you would have enough left over to buy a laptop that would be enough for work if you are willing to build your own.
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    You don't need a gaming machine to get 80fps in CS

    I went ahead and bought a Eurocom machine earlier this summer - take a look at either of these:
    http://www.eurocom.com/ec/configure(2,261,0)ec
    http://www.eurocom.com/ec/configure(2,342,0)ec

    The good thing with these is that they're more easily upgradable than ones from other boutique manufacturers, and that you can order them without an OS/HDD/SSD if you want to install your own.

    The only downside is the weight of the MX7, but it's not heavy enough to stop you from carrying it to uni on the bus or something.
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    (Original post by Nessie162)
    My current laptop:
    - HP Pavilion
    - AMD A8 with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics 2.00 GHZ
    - R7 graphics (2gb)
    - 8GB RAM

    This is the biggest piece of junk I had in my entire life.
    I'm looking for cheap-ish (£600-800) laptop with min. 8gb RAM, Intel i5 or i7 and good enough Nvidia Geforce graphics so I could get 80+ fps in CS GO.

    NOT considering: HP, Dell, Acer, Sony

    I would seriously consider getting a PC if it wasn't for the fact that I need a laptop for uni. And I can't afford getting both at the moment.

    Anyone? Thanks

    I would recommend a pc for gaming but if it HAS to be a laptop then something from pc specialist with a gtx 950m/960m as it allows you to tailor the rest of the laptop specs to your needs
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    For the record there's no such thing as a cheap gaming laptop. Proper gaming laptops are super expensive.

    Since CS:GO has so low requirements you don't need a gaming laptop. You just need a fairly standard £800 laptop. You probably won't find one with 16GB built in (8GB is more common but you could probably upgrade). i5 would be a dual core but that would be fine, an i7 would be overkill. Pretty much any 900 series graphics card would suffice.

    The actual machine is really up to you, get one you like. These are pretty standard specs for this price range and most machines will be the same. So look for things like portability, battery life and so on instead.
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    Thanks everyone for help

    (Original post by Acsel)
    For the record there's no such thing as a cheap gaming laptop. Proper gaming laptops are super expensive.
    Hence "gaming" in the quotation marks
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    https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVII-15/

    PC Specialist's custom laptops are worth looking at. For £776 you can get:

    Full HD 1920x1080 screen (most budget & older laptops only give you 1366x768)

    i5 6300HQ Processor (you can upgrade to an i7 but that increases the price to £829 & probably isn't necessary)

    x1 8GB stick of RAM. A second will be able to be added in the future if you desire.

    Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card

    750GB 7200RPM hard drive (7200 offers improved performance over 5400RPM HDDs which almost all non-SSD laptops come with still. SSDs are also available but really push up the price.)

    You can also customise the sound-card, thermal paste, Wi-fi/Bluetooth hardware etc but I didn't change these settings as they're not particularly important in comparison to the CPU, GPU etc.
 
 
 
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