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post #1 of 14
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I want to actually build a laptop from scratch. And yeah I know its diffucult but i want to give it a shot. I will build a laptop shell from compressed bamboo. I dont know where to buy a motherboard for it. I was thinking along the lines of using itx components and an under clocked cpu to use less power. I think desktop components would make more sense for customizablity. Thoughts? Opinions?
post #2 of 14
I'd go with laptop components due to the heat they can take and the much smaller size. You should be able to find motherboards for a laptops pretty easy that has the GPU and CPU right in it.
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post #3 of 14
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Any links perhaps? I'm having no luck finding G1 or G2 socket motherboards.
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how will u connect the itx board to a laptop monitor? dont they use a different connector?

if u use a itx board its going to be fat.
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post #5 of 14
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how will u connect the itx board to a laptop monitor? dont they use a different connector?

if u use a itx board its going to be fat.
I was thinking about that.... It just seems frustrating that there isnt more out there. And I cant find laptop boards that are actually good
post #6 of 14
Better off buying a barebones and modding it...
post #7 of 14
To be honest, you'd be better off buying a half decent lappy of ebay or whatever and just modding it to make it more personal to you. Building a laptop from scratch is gonna be one massive headache after the other.
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post #8 of 14
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I guess so, Im feeling adventurous though and have a ton of time on my hands over the summer.... sigh.
post #9 of 14
Yeah i know what you mean, i toyed with the idea a few years back and lost interest pretty quickly when i realized just how tricky it was going to be.
Modding a laptop however can be good fun, custom paint jobs are tricky but quite rewarding, either that or some online company's do a selection of pretty decent vinyls for lappys.
Good luck
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post #10 of 14
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I'm gonna mod the hell out of any laptop I get. I can tell ya that much. I actually have this sort of insane idea for liquid cooling in a laptop, but I will get into that later. heh heh heh
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