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Old June 12, 2011, 08:34 PM
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Default Another College Student Laptop Rec Thread

Hey fellas. Thanks for dropping in.

This September I'm starting my first year of Game Development. The computers at the school are hard to get access to at the best of times (filled with twits watching anime/surfing facebook and youtube). This, and the fact that my Game Dev course is going to be very computer-intensive, I'm thinking it would be great to have a notebook to carry around with me to make working on stuff so much easier and portable. They have wifi all over the school so that's also a bonus.

Budget: Max of $1,000 all things considered. (Tax, eco fee, etc)
What It'll Be Used For: Most intensive thing will probably be light-to-moderate 3D modelling; but will also be used for photoshop/image editing, Flash work, document/note making, and light C++ programming.
Ideal Specs: 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Quad-core CPU, minimum 4hr Battery life during intense use, must run Windows.

Of course, I'm willing to compromise a little on the specs, as those are just ideal.
Case: Antec 900
CPU : Intel E8400 45nm Core 2 Duo @ 3GHz 1333MHz FSB
RAM : 4GB DDR2 800MHz (OCZ Platinum)
HDD : Main: 120GB SSD SATA2 (OCZ) Storage: 3TB SATA2 (WD Green) Backup: 500GB External USB (Hitatchi)
GFX : HD4850 (512MB)
PSU : 610W PC Power Silencer
MoBo: Asus P5Q SE
View : Acer H213H 21.5" @ 1920 x 1080

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