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friend buying new computer help

hey my friend is looking to get a new computer he wants a laptop. he custom build this one from www.xoticpc.com (also is that a good site) and wanted to know if it was good.
games he wants to play are: l4d 2, pirates of the carribean online, WoW, dota, and fps shooters.
and his budget is $1.2k
also he wants to know if its safe to overclock. ive got no idea what that means.

Sager NP6175
Display : 17.3" FHD 16:9 "Matte Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Anti-Glare Screen (1920x1080
Processor : Sager - 3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core™ i7-3630QM (2.4GHz - 3.4GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache, 45W Max TDP
Thermal Compound : IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
Graphics Video Card : nVidia GT 650M 1024MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11 with Optimusâ„¢ Technology
Primary Hard Drive : 750GB 7200RPM [Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache]
Second Hard Drive : 500GB 7200RPM [Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache
Operating System : ~Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit (64&32-Bit CD Included (Supports up to 16GB of RAM)) + MS Office Starter 2010

December 21, 2012

6 Comments • Newest first

skye09

[quote=WhatIsAUsername]@skye09 he going for speed and reliability. would the 7200m rpm over heat?[/quote]

Having two arbitrary drives like the way you posted doesnt tell a whole lot; generally 7200 RPM drives are faster for both sequential and random speeds, use slightly more battery life, while creating more heat. The 5400 RPM drives generally have the opposite attributes. However, the number of platters in an HDD also play a role; more platters = more heat, less battery life, and less reliability. The density of said platter will also have an effect on the speed of the drive; higher density will increase sequential speeds.

Reply December 23, 2012
WhatIsAUsername

@skye09 he going for speed and reliability. would the 7200m rpm over heat?

Reply December 22, 2012
skye09

[quote=WhatIsAUsername]

is it better to go with a 750gb with 7200 rpm or a 1k gb and only 5400rpm?[/quote]

Better for what? Speed? Reliability? Heat?

Reply December 22, 2012
xRawrImScary

omg your friend plays l4d 2?

Reply December 21, 2012
WhatIsAUsername

@aznpaint i asked him and he said cod.
@wintermint apparently the card is built in or something. and that the only option to pick from for cards on the site. so should he just stick with the i7 since there no other card.

is it better to go with a 750gb with 7200 rpm or a 1k gb and only 5400rpm?

Reply December 21, 2012 - edited
Yam24

Edit, nvm didn't notice it was a laptop.
Specs are okay for "medium" gaming.
I wouldn't overclock it.

Reply December 21, 2012 - edited