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Buying gaming Laptop, Screen-size vs. GFX card or CPU?

Hi all, I'd really appreciate some help. I've identified a couple of laptops within my budget, but there are a few specs I need help with. I'd appreciate any thoughts and advice you have.

The top of my budget is basically:

i7-5700HQ up to 3.50GHz CPU
GTX 970M 3GB Graphics
16GB DDR3 RAM / 256GB SSD [or 128GB SSD - doesn't change much, price wise]
15.6” FHD 1920x1080 Screen

I am considering getting something with a 17.3" screen instead,
but to do that I would either have to drop the GFX card down to
a GTX 960 or 965, and/or drop the CPU down to 4720HQ.

Do you think either of these compromises are worth making?
I can always plug the laptop into a bigger screen when I'm at home, I guess.
I am committed to 16gb RAM, at least 128 GB SSD, and an I7 47xx or 57xx processor, and GFX of at least GTX 960, preferably 965.
Any advice would be appreciated.

thanks
Janco

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Clarification Request
One question.

Are you a student?

If so, stick with 15 inch models. Those that leave the laptop on the desk at home can opt for the 17s.

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No, but I move around

thanks.

I'm not a student, but I do move around a lot with my laptop.
I'm more curious about the performance loss from GFX 970 to 965 or 960,
and i7-5700HQ to i7-4720HQ,
and if either of those bumps are worth it for an extra 2" -actually 1.7" - of screen?
thx

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Then a nod to 15 inch models.

17 inch models seem to not take kindly to a lot of travel.

As to the exact measurements, you get out the ruler and take them to task if they don't measure up.

As to the GPUs. Google like this to see the differences.

Notebookcheck 970m
Notebookcheck 960m

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