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Hi all

 

This is my first post.

 

I am keen to start using cdlc as im fed up paying for dlc as it so expensive.

 

I have to buy a laptop first and i was wondering if this one would be up to the task.

 

m.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-Stream-11-y053na-11-6-32GB-Windows-10-Laptop-White-/112926210667

 

Im not too knowledgeable about laptops and pcs etc hence the need for my question.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

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First of all, what is your budget and what are your expectations from the laptop? Any suggestion would be random without knowing those. Rocksmith doesn't require a high spec PC but that Stream notebook is indeed crappy. Don't buy the laptop linked in the second post either, it's a 2 gen old machine. I'd go with something like this MIN for AAA title gaming:

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-Laptop-G5587-5859BLK-PUS-Anti-Glare/dp/B07CD3MRZD/ref=sr_1_11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1532460422&sr=1-11&refinements=p_36%3A2421890011%2Cp_n_feature_fourteen_browse-bin%3A2057441011

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Looks like the thing you will want is a second hand gaming laptop.

 

If it´s RS only you are good to go with a 2-4 year old model, what you will want is

 

- dedicated graphics card (Nvidia or Ati doesnt matter)

- at least 8 gig ram

- i5 cpu or up

- 15 or even 17" screen

 

Nothing else will really matter

 

Those come really cheap, 150-300€/$ you are in.

 

Don´t go underpowered!!!

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You still haven't told us what your budget is, and there is no ATi laptop from 2-4 years ago. ATi died over 10 years ago when AMD bought them, who even still says ATi for AMD that is beyond me...

and honestly, you won't get far with a $300 laptop. I bought a Precision M6600 for $275, and that was about it. It's a well built machine with a workstation version of the 6970, and it sucks badly in games like PUBG or Siege. Those games are unplayable on it, however it would play RS without any issues I suppose.

I wouldn't suggest that laptop as it's a workstation rather than a gaming machine. As for the rest, there will be 4GB RAM laptops that are kept in their original condition, you can always add another 4GB stick of DDR3. That's really cheap. Same goes for old CPUs, you can replace a dual core with a quad on the cheap. It's just the GPUs that cause a problem when replaced sometimes. MXM cards are hard to find and expensive.

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Well then yeah, you can indeed buy some cheap used laptop within the specs Rodman mentioned. Here is one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-Envy-Laptop-i7-Laptop-Sleeve-Carrier-Case-Bag-Willing-to-Trade/163137403427?hash=item25fbbf3a23:g:OZ0AAOSwHlRbN1B1

The 770M can handle Rocksmith and then so on if you want to play a bit more intensive stuff. It's 90 Pounds above your budget but maybe make him an offer.

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That looks bit of a netbook form of laptop because of the 11 inch display. I have a TabPro S that has a 12 inch screen and it's frankly pretty small. No discrete GPU and low resolution display too. The screen is an IPS however so it should look good.

I'd look into something with an older quad core at least. Those Pentiums tend to lag, and I believe you will want more screen estate than 11 inches for reading Rocksmith.

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Hey guys, I have rocksmith on ps4 and pc and just discovered the existence of Cdlc, and I'm really excited to try it. To use it, I need to buy a new laptop, so I was wondering if someone could help suggest me a good laptop with a budget around 1k.

 

Here is how I'm gonna use the computer

 

1)play rocksmith on my tv via hdmi

2)use music producing programs like reaper and connect instruments to record music

3)listen to music

 

I will not stream videos, play other games than rocksmith 2014, and will not require more memory than the cdlc files and music recordings.

 

So yeah it's a new project that is largely motivated by the cdlc on customsforge, being a big music fan, seeing all the songs on the database is blowing my mind!!! :)

 

Thanks!

 

(Did you find something smitty248?)

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I got sorted.A guy in work gave me his old laptop.Bought rocksmith off someone on ebay for 12 quid and now have a ton of cdlc im working through.Most of it is really good but some tones especially  on some Rush songs have been horrible but most of the other stuff is spot on.

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You still haven't told us what your budget is, and there is no ATi laptop from 2-4 years ago. ATi died over 10 years ago when AMD bought them, who even still says ATi for AMD that is beyond me...

 

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Hahahaha, no offence, man!

Yes, it´s AMD for a while now, you know sometimes it sticks.

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