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I find that building a desktop is quite easy and was wondering if the same was true of laptops ?
Does anyone no ne sites that have laptop building guides?
Also, does anyone no wer i cn buy parts?
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No, building a laptop would be in fact very difficult. So many things in such a small space, and then theres no way of attaching the lcd screen after the build. I unno, mayube theres laptop barebone kits out there.
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ive done it before
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wel do u no newer wer i cud find a guide nd parts, cus iv herd frm ppl dat da main restriction is da smal workin area. btw, cn u gt liquid cooling 4 da tings?
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post #5 of 5
laptops are difficult animals, my lappy was built from o/e parts stripped from loads of other lappies but getting the cooling right and the airflow to be smooth os biggest issue with fitting none standard parts.

i just used bits from higher powered models from the same series, m/b in laptops are usually specifically shaped to fit the case so thats 1 problem. as are heatsinks, u get several or one large one for the m/b and gpu etc and then a dedicated copper one for the cpu but again all taylored specifically to the case and laptop so difficult to change.

with screens u'll find that they arent all cross compatible, lower res and higher res are specific to their own motherboards in a range of laptops with different connectors for the screen at both screen and m/b end!

so its not a simple task and availability of non stock parts for graphics is almost unheard of, iirc fujitsu use seperate graphics cards (ATI) in certain laptops, as do dell but even then they arent all that cross compatible. all the connectors from different manufacturers are different for screens n the like.

ram/cpu and hdd is easy, biggest one u can find, slap it in.

i built mine few years ago now using a packard bell case and screen. then got hold of a m/b with highest spec gpu i cud find for that case which was the geforce go 440 64M and then just threw memory and a decent p4 at it and its still going okay atm! rebuilt it several times since tho cuz its a bit unreliable considering its sposed to run a p4 2.0 256 ram and a 30gb and i have it on 3.06ghz, 1gb ram and a 60gb 7200 hdd!
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