Laptop For Online PC Games

Discussion in 'Laptops / Netbooks' started by Ja'cobeC, May 23, 2012.

  1. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Nvidia Optimus cards are working fine on Linux. I have written a couple of tutorials on how to set them up on Debian based systems. Ati discrete graphics can be a problem still, but not Nvidia. Just install Bumblebee, the Bumblebee indicator, and the latest Nvidia drivers and you should be good.

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  2. ShonnaDeem

    ShonnaDeem New Member

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    Whatever hardware you purchase but if you are looking f0r a gaming pc than Dell is the best of all...i am a gaming freak and almost spend 7 to 8 hours of gaming on my Dell..but this machine seems to be uncrackable.
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    cronugs New Member

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    That's awesome to hear and a tutorial is a great contib. Would you link to it here for all that might be interested.
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  4. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I would love to. I tried to put my tutorial in the tutorial section of this forum but was not allowed. :( No idea why. Anyway, here is my tutorial if you want to look at it. Most of this may not be needed. But I put it in there because some users ran into bus id issues.
    Install Bumblebee 3.2, and Bumblebee indicator on 13.04
    If you are a Cuda user, this works great with it. Just use Optirun.
    [​IMG]
  5. Charlie Lipka

    Charlie Lipka New Member

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    Well I am running an Asus G75vw with Ubuntu 13.10 on it gnome and I run Steam under it, plays games great, I pulled win7 off of it and ran Ubuntu on it since I was too lazy to install gentoo on it but I have zero complaints, running Counter Strike Source with everything on High pulls a decent 110 FPS on average.

    HTH,
    Charlie
  6. Adam H.

    Adam H. New Member

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    I suggest something with a nice video card, somewhere between a 1GB to 2GB size. Also, if you are playing a 3D game, try getting at least 4GB of RAM.( 8 is a better idea though. :) ) For a processor, something around above 2GHz is a good option, and aim for a quad core processor, not a dual core. Lenovo laptops do fairly well at a decent price, I would reccomend looking into one of their higher end models. ( y510p for example, too bad I don't have one! http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/
  7. Rekim Janip

    Rekim Janip New Member

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    HP brand works for me, i guess you try it too!

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