Hi lads (and lasses). I used to be a gamer back in the day (way before SSD's, 1080p and Gfx cards that could power the SS Enterprise). Hell the last online multiplayer i really got into was Unreal Tournament. Due to space (and more importantly financial constraints) i'm unable to blow my whole load, so i have two options.... MSI GT72 6QD Dominator Pro G Inte®l Core™ i7 Processor, 16Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD & 128Gb SSD Storage, 17.3 inch G-Sync Laptop with nVidia Geforce GTX 970M Graphics - Black | very.co.uk and Alienware 17 Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD & 256Gb SSD Storage, 17 inch Laptop with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M 3Gb Graphics - Black | very.co.uk Obviously they're not the best money can buy and i don't want to be running every game i play on max settings (as much as i want to) i just want a machine that can handle 99% of what i throw at it. The optical drive of the MSI is a bonus (yeah i have and every day laptop to burn disc's etc) but it's not the be all and end all. I'm relatively new to the world of Steam and downloadable content etc but i'd imagine i'd get most of my games from there as im on 100mb fibre optic so bandwidth isn't a problem. Just wondering what you guys reckon? A desktop is a no go as i have 3 kids and there just isn't any space for one. Any input would be much appreciated. Thanking You.