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Loopy_Noopy #1 Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:57 PM

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At the moment I'm using a Toshiba Satellite C660-11k and I'm getting roughly about 10FPS one low quality.
I was thinking of getting a Alienware M11xR3 as it seems to have better specs than my one, but what do you guys think the best computer is to get? (I can't use a desk PC as they are to big for my desk).

scarlet0pimp #2 Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

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Think the m11 is a very nice machine.
I think it would run WoT at the native red good.

CoreMaster101 #3 Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

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Even NASAs computer cant run this game without fps dropping below 60

3Form #4 Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:06 PM

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You can probably find something much cheaper than an Alienware. What's your price range?

Loopy_Noopy #5 Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

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I'd rather not spend over £800, the only other option is to get inside the computer and add new bits in which may be cheaper.

3Form #6 Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:13 PM

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View Postklmnoop, on 28 April 2012 - 02:10 PM, said:

I'd rather not spend over £800, the only other option is to get inside the computer and add new bits in which may be cheaper.

Sadly upgrading laptops is usually more expense and hassle (if at all possible) than it's worth. Hang on, I'll have a scout around.

gab1k #7 Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

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View Postklmnoop, on 28 April 2012 - 02:10 PM, said:

I'd rather not spend over £800, the only other option is to get inside the computer and add new bits in which may be cheaper.

better buy for £800 a new car and get life with girlfriend than sitting down with internet love lawl :D

Ding760 #8 Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

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To play WoT you need:

1) Time Machine
2) Political Influence
3) Patience

Step 1: Use time machine to travel back in time to 'Soviet era'.

Step 2: Use political influence to acquire an early model of a computer from the Americans.

Step 3: Use patience to wait until 2011.

Step 4: Profit.

WARNING: This method does not envisage you dying of natural, political or suspicious causes in due process.

ammarmar #9 Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:24 PM

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Any cheapass, supermarket-bought, NON-LAPTOP will do.

3Form #10 Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

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Have to admit I'm not following all the tech news (I don't know precisely what the model numbers mean anymore, but that can be rectified with some research) lately but I found this one on Ebuyer for just shy of 800 quid, and I'll eat my hat if you can get an Alienware with similar specs for that price:
http://www.ebuyer.co...op-nx-rznek-001

To be honest, just have a shop around. Sites I'd reccomend:
www.ebuyer.com
www.aria.co.uk
www.scan.co.uk
www.dabs.com

EDIT: It's clearly the integrated graphics which is holding your Satellite back - avoid Intel Graphics or Intel Integrated etc like the plague.

rancidpunk #11 Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

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Buy a desktop i5 2500k and a Nvidia 560ti, excellent everything then for about £500 + monitor or your TV.

Edit, build it yourself though for that price :)

steamrick #12 Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:46 PM

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If you're looking at a laptop, try for these specs or better:

Memory: 2GB is enough, though any new machine will have 4GB
CPU: Get a Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge (Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 with a 4-digit number following, eg. i5-2310) Why? Because Intel's offerings have good single-threaded performance, which WOT needs. AMD goes more towards multi-threading, which is less useful.
GPU: For the game to run properly, get a mainstream GPU (or better). I'd say the minimum is GT-540M, GT-630M or an AMD equivalent (Mobility Radeon HD 5730 or HD 6650M, something along those lines). A GPU like that isn't exactly powerful, but it's sufficient for WOT on medium settings and you can find it in decently-priced laptops. Something half-hearted like a GT-520M won't cut it.

I'd stay away from machines on Llano, they lack the single-threaded performance or a sufficiently powerful GPU in my opinion. Maybe something based off Trinity, if you have the patience to wait out the summer.


About the alienware: That'd certainly do the trick, but you can find a machine with the same GPU (and capable of running WOT) for half the price if you're willing to settle for a 15,6" laptop. A good example for a cheap laptop capable of running WOT would be the Acer Travelmate 5760G. At 600 Euros, it will run WOT on medium settings without hitches or lags. (If you dislike Acer I'm decently certain that all companies except apple offer a comparable system)

Bullitt #13 Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

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Here are some pictures of my set up but as WoT doesn't support multi-core technology I struggle to get above 65fps & in the middle of a melee it can drop to 10fps. <_<

chipps101 #14 Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:20 PM

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unless you really need something as small as the Alienware M11 i'd check out the Dell XPS 17 as for the same money you will get a more powerful machine with a faster cpu and gfx card.

Sean473 #15 Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

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I wouldn't get the M11x... The GPU might be good but the CPU will let u down a lot especially with this game. I suggest you look at getting a Dell XPS 17 at least otherwise, look at some refurbished gaming laptops... Like Asus G73JH, which is what i have.. it will be about 700 quid, in good condition and u can play the game easily.. Otherwise, there is a Medion Gaming laptop X6815 Erazer or something which has excellent specs for 800 quid.. New that is..

http://www.medion.co...er_notebooks_19

Have a look below... There are a few but get one which has a GTX560M or GTX570M... If u want, get one with a full HD screen but its going cost 900 quid.

deamy #16 Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

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Don't buy a computer for playing WoT. Buy a computer that can run new games, and then play WoT with it.

Grabarz19_PL #17 Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

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My computer runs WoT on 25 FPS on medium, with some FPS eating tweaks. Got it 4-5 years ago, so I can definitely forget about new games  :Smile_harp:

You don't need a good PC to run WoT somewhat smoothly, but you will have to turn off/lower things here and there. Maybe it's just my graphics card (GeForce 8600 GT can do wonders sometimes)

Puppetmaster1986 #18 Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

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What else do you use your laptop for? Any other games etc.

If your wanting to run other games not just wot then the below laptop is pretty decent. Just over what you wanted to spend but has a decent graphics card for a laptop.

http://www.overclock...id=1828&subcat=

Dallers #19 Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:32 PM

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Hi there lots of people saying dont get the M11x R3 but I can tell you it runs it like a pro even how badly optimised it is. I only game on laptops and my clevo with 6990M does the business for when I am at home but work and travelling I need the M11 and it runs very well. Dont be fooled by people saying go desktop laptops have cought up and the soon to be released 7990M will show that.

I have the I5 and 540M GT 1GB with 8GB RAM and with the majority high settings with AA off and advanced post off I see on average 40fps which can drop to 30 on some maps. It may not be amazing but considering it is tiny and able to play it on the move I am well happy and sit in front of the tv chilling on WoT :)

It can also run the majority of other games I get 30-40fps on BF3 at low-medium settings and Skyrim maxed out can run at maximum settings amazingly and get 40fps.

Dell has decided to pull the M11x so you better hurry up and get one if you are still going to as they wont be making an R4.

I am a regular member of NBR so here is my review I hope it helps. http://forum.noteboo...view-yiddo.html




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