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Building from a Clevo barbones kit?

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I was just wondering if anyone could share their experience putting together a laptop from a Clevo kit. I'm thinking of ordering one from RJTech and adding in my own cpu (likely an ES i7 2720QM from ebay), ram, and hard drives (going for a SSD + HDD configuration replacing the optical drive.

I'll most likely be using the Clevo W150HR as my base, since I feel it's the best bang for your buck. I would go for Xotic, but my configuration would save me a few hundred dollars, and I'd take a lot of satisfaction in putting together a semi-custom lappy to go with my desktop. I'll be doing a good deal of gaming and during college, with some light photo editing and video editing work as well.

Any thoughts?
Mr. Fluffykins
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320 gb, 2 x 750 gb Seagates 7200rpm LG DVD read/write Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus 242H 23.6" 
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Razer Lycosa Corsair TX750 NZXT Phantom Razer Mamba 
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Mr. Fluffykins
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Phenom II 720BE (4th core unlocked) @ 3.4 GHZ Asus M4A79XTD Evo 2 x Powercolor 5850 ADATA 4 gb @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 gb, 2 x 750 gb Seagates 7200rpm LG DVD read/write Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus 242H 23.6" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Corsair TX750 NZXT Phantom Razer Mamba 
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Steel Series Qck Heavy 
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i7 2670QM Nvidia 560M 8 GB 1333MHZ 500 GB 7200RPM 
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post #2 of 4
Just make sure the final price of the custom laptop is lower than what it would cost to just buy a pre~built.

And that you are capable of putting a laptop together. Good luck
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Would you really be able to save even $100?


I thought about doing the same thing, but I thought all the Clevo vendors were already selling so close to cost it wasn't even worth it.
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Actually, based off of an identical configuration from XoticPC, I would be saving $300 with the upgrades mentioned.
Mr. Fluffykins
(13 items)
 
Sager NP8130
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 720BE (4th core unlocked) @ 3.4 GHZ Asus M4A79XTD Evo 2 x Powercolor 5850 ADATA 4 gb @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 gb, 2 x 750 gb Seagates 7200rpm LG DVD read/write Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus 242H 23.6" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Corsair TX750 NZXT Phantom Razer Mamba 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series Qck Heavy 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2670QM Nvidia 560M 8 GB 1333MHZ 500 GB 7200RPM 
OS
Window 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
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Mr. Fluffykins
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Sager NP8130
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 720BE (4th core unlocked) @ 3.4 GHZ Asus M4A79XTD Evo 2 x Powercolor 5850 ADATA 4 gb @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 gb, 2 x 750 gb Seagates 7200rpm LG DVD read/write Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus 242H 23.6" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Corsair TX750 NZXT Phantom Razer Mamba 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series Qck Heavy 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2670QM Nvidia 560M 8 GB 1333MHZ 500 GB 7200RPM 
OS
Window 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
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