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Shall I build my own Dell Precision laptop from parts?

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I am going to upgrade my crap-top (Compaq Presario CQ60) soon to something faster; my school was using Dell Precision laptops, and they were pretty darn nice. So nice in fact, I wanted my own.

I obviously have nowhere near $2000, let alone $1000. My question is; would it be cheaper to buy all the parts from ebay sellers and construct my own Dell Precision? If so, how much would I save? Would it be a huge hassle to find all the parts?

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I am going to upgrade my crap-top (Compaq Presario CQ60) soon to something faster; my school was using Dell Precision laptops, and they were pretty darn nice. So nice in fact, I wanted my own.
I obviously have nowhere near $2000, let alone $1000. My question is; would it be cheaper to buy all the parts from ebay sellers and construct my own Dell Precision? If so, how much would I save? Would it be a huge hassle to find all the parts?
Thank-you for reading my post.

What your looking for is a Bare Bones Laptop. Search Amazon.
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 640Gb Samsung SpinPoint F4 2Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb 
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