2 pc's Which is the better choice?

  Jim_boob 20:22 PM 08 Mar 13
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I am looking to get the highest end gaming laptop I can for my ceiling budget of £1150 - I have narrowed it down to arbico palicomp or chilblast but so far I only have offers from chillblast and arbico.

So of the two which do you think is best for gaming?

Pheonix I7 Gamer - Palicomp - £1134.99

WARRANTY: 3 Year Return To Base Warranty Q-JUMP: STANDARD - Upto 10 Working Days - FREE UK DELIVERY NEW CASES: THERMALTAKE Overseer RX-I Black Case With Blue LED POWER SUPPLY: 750W PSU - CIT Gold & 12CM Fan INTEL CPU.......: Intel Core i7 4+4 Core 3770K 3.5Ghz 8MB L3 CACHE (IvyBridge) CPU Overclocking: OVERCLOCKED AS STANDARD - SPEED AS PER SPECIFICATION CPU COOLING: ThermalTake Contac29 BP High Performance Ultra Silent Cooler INTEL MOTHERBOARD...: ASUS P8Z77-V LX With NEW Z77 Chipset RAM....: 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz - PATRIOT VIPER V3 RED Performance/Gaming RAM SOLID STATE HDD (SSD): 120GB SANDISK ULTRA SATA2 - 3Gb/s MASTER HARD DRIVE: 1TB (1000GB) SATA3 - 6Gb/s, 7200 RPM & 32MB Cache SLAVE HARD DRIVE: NONE RAID: NONE MASTER OPTICAL DRIVE.: SONY 24X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer & Dual Format SLAVE OPTICAL DRIVE: NONE GRAPHICS CARD (PCI-E): nVIDIA GeForce GTX660 TI 2GB TV CARD: NONE SOFTWARE: WINDOWS 7 Premium - 64 Bit Inc DVD/Licence EXTRA SOFTWARE: NONE PERFORMANCE TUNING: ADVANCED - OS Tuning For Best Performance For Windows7 TFT MONITOR: NONE KEYBOARD & MOUSE: NONE NEW SPEAKERS: NONE HEADSET: NONE CARD READER: NONE FRONT FAN CONTROLLER: NONE WIRELESS & NETWORKING (No Wireless As Standard): NONE Extra USB Ports: NONE Extra Firewire Port: NONE SOUND CARD: ONBOARD Standard Min 5.1 Or 7.1 USB FLASH PEN DRIVE: NONE CABLE MANAGEMENT: NONE COOLING: NONE NOISE REDUCTION: NONE LINK: https://www.palicomp.co.uk/index.php?g=co&a=cart&ccUser=5dc4db5949fc02a256b68943d2b5a405

or...

Arbico's offer. - £1138.00

• Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Black Case • 2 x Standard Case Fans • Quiet Xigmatek 600W 2x PCI-E PSU • Intel Core i7 3770K IVY Bridge, Quad Core (3.50GHZ, 8MB Cache) • Xigmatek Gaia CPU Heatsink and Fan • Standard Heatsink Paste • Asus P8Z77-V LX2, 4xDIMM, Max. 32GB, ATX (USB 3.0, SATA 3.0) • 8GB (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660Ti 2GB • Silent 120GB Ultrafast Solid State Drive SATA III (Boot Drive) • 1000GB SATA III (Storage Drive) • 24x Dual Layer DVD +/- Rewriter (Complimentary Upgrade, Saving of £15) • Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps • 2 Front + 4 Back USB 2.0 Ports • 2 x Back USB 3.0 & 2 SATA 3.0 Ports • Integrated 7.1 High Definition Channel Audio • Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit Version) Selected Services • VALUE: 2 Yrs Return To Base (1st Yr Parts & Labour, 2nd Yr Labour) • Performance Optimization - Included. (Complimentary Upgrade, Saving of £20) • Standard - 10 Working Days Build Time

  Jim_boob 20:26 PM 08 Mar 13

First post got formatted horribly, this one should be better.

Pheonix I7 Gamer - Palicomp - £1134.99

WARRANTY: 3 Year Return To Base Warranty

Q-JUMP: STANDARD - Upto 10 Working Days - FREE UK DELIVERY

NEW CASES: THERMALTAKE Overseer RX-I Black Case With Blue LED

POWER SUPPLY: 750W PSU - CIT Gold & 12CM Fan

INTEL CPU.......: Intel Core i7 4+4 Core 3770K 3.5Ghz 8MB L3 CACHE (IvyBridge)

CPU Overclocking: OVERCLOCKED AS STANDARD - SPEED AS PER SPECIFICATION

CPU COOLING: ThermalTake Contac29 BP High Performance Ultra Silent Cooler

INTEL MOTHERBOARD...: ASUS P8Z77-V LX With NEW Z77 Chipset

RAM....: 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz - PATRIOT VIPER V3 RED Performance/Gaming RAM

SOLID STATE HDD (SSD): 120GB SANDISK ULTRA SATA2 - 3Gb/s

MASTER HARD DRIVE: 1TB (1000GB) SATA3 - 6Gb/s, 7200 RPM & 32MB Cache

SLAVE HARD DRIVE: NONE

RAID: NONE

MASTER OPTICAL DRIVE.: SONY 24X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer & Dual Format

SLAVE OPTICAL DRIVE: NONE

GRAPHICS CARD (PCI-E): nVIDIA GeForce GTX660 TI 2GB

TV CARD: NONE

SOFTWARE: WINDOWS 7 Premium - 64 Bit Inc DVD/Licence

EXTRA SOFTWARE: NONE

PERFORMANCE TUNING: ADVANCED - OS Tuning For Best Performance For Windows7

TFT MONITOR: NONE

KEYBOARD & MOUSE: NONE

NEW SPEAKERS: NONE

HEADSET: NONE

CARD READER: NONE

FRONT FAN CONTROLLER: NONE

WIRELESS & NETWORKING (No Wireless As Standard): NONE

Extra USB Ports: NONE

Extra Firewire Port: NONE

SOUND CARD: ONBOARD Standard Min 5.1 Or 7.1

USB FLASH PEN DRIVE: NONE

CABLE MANAGEMENT: NONE

COOLING: NONE

NOISE REDUCTION: NONE

LINK: https://www.palicomp.co.uk/index.php?g=co&a=cart&ccUser=5dc4db5949fc02a256b68943d2b5a405

or...

Arbico's offer. - £1138.00

• Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Black Case

• 2 x Standard Case Fans

• Quiet Xigmatek 600W 2x PCI-E PSU

• Intel Core i7 3770K IVY Bridge, Quad Core (3.50GHZ, 8MB Cache)

• Xigmatek Gaia CPU Heatsink and Fan

• Standard Heatsink Paste

• Asus P8Z77-V LX2, 4xDIMM, Max. 32GB, ATX (USB 3.0, SATA 3.0)

• 8GB (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3

• NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660Ti 2GB

• Silent 120GB Ultrafast Solid State Drive SATA III (Boot Drive)

• 1000GB SATA III (Storage Drive)

• 24x Dual Layer DVD +/- Rewriter (Complimentary Upgrade, Saving of £15)

• Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps

• 2 Front + 4 Back USB 2.0 Ports

• 2 x Back USB 3.0 & 2 SATA 3.0 Ports

• Integrated 7.1 High Definition Channel Audio

• Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit Version) Selected Services

• VALUE: 2 Yrs Return To Base (1st Yr Parts & Labour, 2nd Yr Labour)

• Performance Optimization - Included. (Complimentary Upgrade, Saving of £20)

• Standard - 10 Working Days Build Time

  nickf 15:22 PM 09 Mar 13

Sry to throw another at you , but have you looked at Scan . I have bought from them , and have been very happy with the quality of work , and there customer service . I link this example , which is not in your price range , but as you can see is very customisable ( I think I just made that word up ! ) . http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ConfigureSystem.asp?SystemID=1431 .

  Bris 16:51 PM 09 Mar 13

The bits that really matter as far as gaming is concerned are identical in both the systems you quoted so the rest is a case of what you fancy.

The Palicomp system seems slightly better value but there is very little in it which is what I would expect at this price point.

Although you mentioned a gaming LAPTOP in your original post I assume you meant DESKTOP.

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