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Looking for a laptop. Would like to try to make one.

post #1 of 7
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I want to build a custom laptop and was wondering if I could get soemthing for around $500-1000.

I don't know much about mobile processors and socket types but I'd like to build one from barebones, yet all I can find are prices ranging from $1,300 and up and the pretty much have everything except for a processor and OS.
I don't even know if it's good or not.

Can someone guide me on where to look, and what to look for ?

One thing I'm set in stone is that I want a 17 inch screen.

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post #2 of 7
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115410

I was wondering if I could beat this?
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Seagate 500GB 7200.11 + Seagate Barracuda 250GB Samsung SHS203B Win 7 Samsung 22Inch 226BW 
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Seagate 500GB 7200.11 + Seagate Barracuda 250GB Samsung SHS203B Win 7 Samsung 22Inch 226BW 
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post #3 of 7
well my suggestion is dont build a laptop
buy one that you can customize online and have ship
1000 is minimum to have anything decent to buiuld
id say if you built a laptop and payed 1000 you could get one of equal or better value for arround eight hundred and you dont have to sppend time building it
i looked into that option to no bueno
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actually i just stumbled across a site that will sell MoBo+8800 m gtx if you are interested PM me. takes ddr2 and supports 1333 FSB. I am hoping to enlist the services of CD to build me a gaming rig in a slim briefcase which is similar to a laptop and i plan on using this kind of set up
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Check out my laptop in my sig. It's $1349 at bestbuy. 17 inch screen. It's very expandable. You can have up to 4gb of ram, theres an extra hdd slot so you can go SATA raid. It's also a socket p proccessor so you can upgrade it (it even allows the new penryn mobile chips). DID I MENTION IT HAS AN 8800M GTS?!! Its pretty much the best mobile graphics card (next to the 8800m GTX of course)

All in all it's an insane deal.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1195599780039

Theirs also a thread dedicated to this notebook in this section.
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post #6 of 7
very nice deal u got. but u cant beat mine deal i got 7800gtx m dell 9300 for only 550.
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very nice deal u got. but u cant beat mine deal i got 7800gtx m dell 9300 for only 550.
not bad at all (the gtx is a great gpu and laptops with that card are very expensive) but that P4 gives me the chills lol
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Intel Core 2 T5450 1.67ghz PM965 8800m GTS 512mb 4gb PC5300 
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AC Adaptor Sexy 
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Intel Core 2 T5450 1.67ghz PM965 8800m GTS 512mb 4gb PC5300 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250gb WD Scorpio DVD+/-RW/DL/RAM Drive Vista Premium 32bit 17" 1440x900 
PowerCase
AC Adaptor Sexy 
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