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All of the resellers I contacted, refused to sell me a notebook with following config. They said ether u buy what we sell you or gfy....

So I figured "screw u all", Ill just order parts & put one together myself.

But I havent owned or built a notebook before. So I need some advice. If u know any good components that u would recommend, feel free to share the information.

I do not plan to make it right away, I can w8 like half a year or a year or so.

Also I do not want it to be slower than my current desktop, see signature.

1) How do I know if RAM + Motherboard + CPU have same FSB speeds to gain max out of each component?

2) the biggest issue is probably the corpus, any recommendations?

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1) Around $1300

2) Display around 15" / Matte screen.

3) RAM 2x2 GB (as low TRAS as possible )
3.1 RAM + Motherboard + CPU FSB = 1:1 performance.!

4) Hard Drive, not too small, not too expensive SSD

5)
5.2 Watching HD
5.3 Zipping/unzipping 100MB archives a lot! - speed counts
5.4 No gaming intended

6) win XP sp3

7) Good keyboard

9) Nvidia graphics around 256mb 

10) Battery it will be plugged in all the time anyway but I do have constant power failures that last less than 0,2 seconds


Important!!!
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corpus..........- matte, to avoid being easily scratched & no fingerprints
CD/DVD..........- read/write
Boot from USB...- Yes
wifi/LAN........- integrated
Headphones Jack - YES ( for 5.1 speakers)
MIC Jack........- YES
FLOPPY DRIVE....- None
Webcam..........- None
Heat............- as less as possible
Silent..........- as much as possible

Edited by magicalmuffin - 12/28/10 at 8:58am
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post #2 of 26
you cant build your own really.


you can buy barebones laptops.
post #3 of 26
You don't build notebooks because the parts are tightly engineered.... There was an attempt a few years ago but it failed. It doesn't work.


You won't find a new laptop with XP.
RAM latency isn't important to matter.
GPU memory isn't as important as the GPU core.
All laptops run off their batteries when available.
Why do you even need a discrete video card if not gaming? CUDA?


Companies are correct in telling you to leave them alone.... There are literally 100s of laptops that meet your actual requirements.

Honestly, the only requirement that actually matters out of all that you listed is "good keyboard". Go get a ThinkPad.
Edited by DuckieHo - 12/28/10 at 9:03am
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post #4 of 26
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You don't build notebooks because the parts are tightly engineered.... There was an attempt a few years ago but it failed. It doesn't work.
This
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post #5 of 26
you sure that you didn't browse newegg or god forbid bestbuy for a laptop like that? I mean if you need an ssd, just buy one and add it into your laptop (if it is supported)
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Go get a ThinkPad.
Took the words right out of my mouth Duckie; the other stuff too.

Also, with #3, neither matter in the slightest with a laptop, and 1:1 doesn't matter any ways with the post-nehalem Intel world.

Go check up on the Thinkpad T410/510's, that is pretty much what you are asking for. Lenovo is offering big end of the year discounts on many models, so this week is a very good time to buy.
Edited by trueg50 - 12/28/10 at 9:08am
    
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post #7 of 26
Barebones lappys can be customized to some extent but it's not really the same as building your own.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Go get a ThinkPad.
Hell yes!
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post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
Took the words right out of my mouth Duckie; the other stuff too.
ThinkPad T510 with an i7 and NVIDIA Optimus would meet the real requirements.
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...CB7EE99E68D075
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Intel Core i7-620M Processor (2.66GHz, 4MB L3, 1066MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64
15.6" HD+ Anti-Glare Display with LED Backlight and WWAN Antenna
NVIDIA NVS 3100m Optimus Graphics with 512MB DDR3 Memory
4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
500 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
Multi Recorder Optical Drive (12.7mm)
6 cell 2.6Ah Li-Ion Battery - Dual Mode
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 100010
Use the code: USPYEAREND

It's $1,061.65.

Use $200 for a 120GB SSD or $130 for 500GB Momentus XT.
Edited by DuckieHo - 12/28/10 at 9:12am
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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post #9 of 26
1. Buy Thinkpad.
2. Install SSD of choice.
3. Install Windows 7.
4. ???
5. Profit.
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post #10 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
ThinkPad T510 with an i7 and NVIDIA Optimus would meet the real requirements.
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...CB7EE99E68D075
You mean the one I added to my post while you were posting?

I have a nasty habit of editing a lot
    
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