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    (Original post by Hi im Karl)
    Hi, Im quite new to this studentroom website and from what i have found, most people say that bringing a laptop to university is better than bringing your full gaming PC set up in. I know that there are a lot of conversation about this here and also in youtube but i just cant make up my mind.
    The reason i want to bring my Gaming PC or buying a Gaming laptop is because im a gamer dude xD . i like playing games for entertainment, watching movies, editing videos, music and also do a little bit of coding. Not only that, i also wanted to do work in my dorm when the library is full.
    My university is starting in September and i have plenty of time to think about this. So i just want your opinion, is it worth bringing my Gaming PC to uni or should i get a gaming laptop??
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    I know both of those will be a distraction to my education and my social life but for my entertainment only (when i got board) and for education, ill try to be more social . Or should i just leave the gaming life and grow up ,_,
    How valuable is your gaming PC to you? If it got damaged or, worse, stolen in halls, how would you feel about that? In other words, given that you're only at uni for 27-odd weeks of the year, would you be better off leaving it at home and getting a gaming PC for term-time?
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    (Original post by Vikingninja)
    I played games till 2am during periods of little work, didn't distract me when I needed to work. Not being able to play high end games doesn't make you play less because you'll still find stuff to play.
    OSRS is not a high end game, and that is all I have been using my GTX 1070 for haha
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    The L in Laptops stand for Lectures, use it for that.
    The P in PC stands for the Power (over Laptop), use it for that (Gaming).

    It'd probably be best to get a laptop, your PC isn't going anywhere, and if you get a good enough Laptop, it'll probs run games well on the side too
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    +1 take the PC to uni and be prepared to store it or transport it out of term time.
    Make sure your gaming doesnt stop you from socialising.
    Check out your Unis internet connection and what it allows.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    How valuable is your gaming PC to you? If it got damaged or, worse, stolen in halls, how would you feel about that? In other words, given that you're only at uni for 27-odd weeks of the year, would you be better off leaving it at home and getting a gaming PC for term-time?
    I value my PC very very much, not just because its expensive as hell, but its my first every PC that i build ... (which also means it has no insurance :/ ).. I understand about the cons like u said, getting stolen in halls and stuff but, leaving my PC at home will probably brake my heart as this is the only thing that entertains me. I don't watch TV, I don't play sports ( i go gym tho) and i don't really text people that often ... The University that im planning to go is Brunel university. i read their roles and conditions and they have a good security service ..
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    (Original post by Hi im Karl)
    The value of my PC that im planning to bring is around £1000 without the monitor itself .... I build my own PC which means it has no insurance :/ .. I understand about the cons like u said, getting stolen in halls and stuff but, leaving my PC at home will probably brake my heart as this is the only thing that entertains me. I don't watch TV, I don't play sports ( i go gym tho) and i don't really text people that often ... The University that im planning to go is Brunel university. i read their roles and conditions and they have a good security service ..
    Hmm, tricky then. From what you say, gaming is v. important to you, and maybe you should take it. But you've got to balance the risk of it being damaged or stolen, and for it to be uninsured. Can you afford to replace it if something happens. The only other thing I'd say is that things tend to change when you go up to uni, and you might find you become much more sociable than you can imagine you could be at the moment In that case, of course, you might decide to take the PC back home at the end of term because you're not using it as much as you anticipated - so that might be a win-win.

    Another consideration - if you don't take it, then you might find you're sort of forced to socialise and mingle more, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. If you take it, you've always got a reason to stay in gaming instead of getting out meeting people. Just a thought
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    (Original post by Piña colada)
    OSRS is not a high end game, and that is all I have been using my GTX 1070 for haha
    Yeah I got my PC to prepare for new games but I was still playing 2 F2P games which ran on a bog standard PC (granted not that well).
    (Original post by Reality Check)
    How valuable is your gaming PC to you? If it got damaged or, worse, stolen in halls, how would you feel about that? In other words, given that you're only at uni for 27-odd weeks of the year, would you be better off leaving it at home and getting a gaming PC for term-time?
    Unlikely it'll get stolen considering its behind locked doors. I brung a slightly more expensive PC myself.
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    Why don't you leave your pc at home, get a cheap laptop for watching movies, listening to music and doing work. You can still play on your pc when you go home for the holidays but I imagine at uni you wont have an over abundance of time to play games and I personally think games are reasonably taxing compared to relaxing and watching movies (and relaxing will probably be what you'll want to be doing when not studying or socializing- two pretty exhuasting activities XD)
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    You can keep playing games when you go home during the holidays.
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    (Original post by Hi im Karl)
    Hi, Im quite new to this studentroom website and from what i have found, most people say that bringing a laptop to university is better than bringing your full gaming PC set up in. I know that there are a lot of conversation about this here and also in youtube but i just cant make up my mind.
    The reason i want to bring my Gaming PC or buying a Gaming laptop is because im a gamer dude xD . i like playing games for entertainment, watching movies, editing videos, music and also do a little bit of coding. Not only that, i also wanted to do work in my dorm when the library is full.
    My university is starting in September and i have plenty of time to think about this. So i just want your opinion, is it worth bringing my Gaming PC to uni or should i get a gaming laptop??
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    I know both of those will be a distraction to my education and my social life but for my entertainment only (when i got board) and for education, ill try to be more social . Or should i just leave the gaming life and grow up ,_,
    Gaming laptop would be a waste. I brought my desktop PC to uni and it all worked out fine. Chances are, you won't really need a laptop unless you strictly insist on making notes on it during lectures, bringing it over to your friend's room elsewhere to watch a movie, or require access to it often when outside your room. For myself, I used to be really into gaming where I'd play all day but that really changed once I got to uni and started making new friends, attending lectures, attending social events multiple times throughout the week, and also lack of new games currently that interest me. All that worked out fine without the laptop. My desktop also benefited me more in terms of achieving more work done and less money spent - what I mean is that I was able to utilise programs such as Maple and MATLAB which are computationally heavy without the need to invest in a laptop that I would 'use' for uni.

    All in all, just bring you PC if you're able to. Plus if you find yourself not utilizing it as much as you expected over the 1st year, you can always leave it at home for 2nd/3rd years and get yourself a suitable laptop instead.
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    I only built my Skylake gaming PC last year and I'm going to have to manage without it at university. In hindsight I probably should have gotten lower spec parts to save money, but hey ho mustn't grumble.

    There is no way I am bringing my gaming PC with me - Far too heavy and I won't need it, and neither will you probably.

    I'm going to bring an old ThinkPad running ArchLinux with me. Trusty old thing that can run a few games - No need for a gaming laptop either.

    (Original post by Piña colada)
    OSRS is not a high end game, and that is all I have been using my GTX 1070 for haha
    I play TF2 and OSRS on my build w/ an RX 480 (similar in specs to the 1070 I think?), I definitely wasted money on my card :P
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    (Original post by Blue_Cow)
    I only built my Skylake gaming PC last year and I'm going to have to manage without it at university. In hindsight I probably should have gotten lower spec parts to save money, but hey ho mustn't grumble.

    There is no way I am bringing my gaming PC with me - Far too heavy and I won't need it, and neither will you probably.

    I'm going to bring an old ThinkPad running ArchLinux with me. Trusty old thing that can run a few games - No need for a gaming laptop either.



    I play TF2 and OSRS on my build w/ an RX 480 (similar in specs to the 1070 I think?), I definitely wasted money on my card :P
    The irony is, I switch GPUs every generation, so I need to chill out because I am literally flushing money away haha.
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    (Original post by Piña colada)
    The irony is, I switch GPUs every generation, so I need to chill out because I am literally flushing money away haha.
    Every generation 0_0 Your wallet must be sufficiently padded with money XD
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    (Original post by Hi im Karl)
    because i heard its just going to be a distraction ... So if i get a gaming Laptop, it will be less as i cant play most of the high end games, which makes me board and hopefully stop me for playing games and be more social ... but some people said it stupid but i think its a good idea. but i might end up selling it so i can buy a gaming laptop.. but im not so sure now xD
    Don't buy a laptop if you're going to buy one with lower specs to dissuade you from using it. It's a huge waste of money. Take what you already have it you have the means to transport it safely when needed, or get something just good enough to work on

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    (Original post by Blue_Cow)
    Every generation 0_0 Your wallet must be sufficiently padded with money XD
    670>770>970>1070 and I think now I am just going to chill out on the upgrades haha. I have been mainly using the 4690k for gaming, so when that kicks the bucket it is time for a 6 core i7.
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    (Original post by Piña colada)
    670>770>970>1070 and I think now I am just going to chill out on the upgrades haha. I have been mainly using the 4690k for gaming, so when that kicks the bucket it is time for a 6 core i7.
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