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Old 12-04-2007, 01:18 AM   #1
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Default Alot of Laptop questions!

Im interested in building one
where can i get any parts?
It would be just like building a reg pc just alot smaller right?
the HDDs attach just like a desktop pc correct?
so the number of HDDs all depends on the mobo that is used
Laptop GPUs, where can i get one. or 2?
any information on this realtively non exhistant hobby is appreciated
i cant honestly find anywhere to get laptop parts
and i mean the stuff that goes inside the case!
thanks in advance.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: Alot of Laptop questions!

I Have never heard of anyone actually building there own laptop,but i will try answering your questions.

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where can i get any parts?
Ebay or google.

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the HDDs attach just like a desktop pc correct?
so the number of HDDs all depends on the mobo that is used
Fitting a laptop hardrive is exactly the same as a desktop computer,Exept smaller parts,and there is only 1 ribbon (No power chord)

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Laptop GPUs, where can i get one. or 2?
In most laptops i have seen,the GPU Is Actually inbedded into the motherboard.


As i said before,I honestly have never heard of anyone building there own laptop,Why do you want to?
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:57 AM   #3
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Default Re: Alot of Laptop questions!

thats why im asking everyone here
and alienware has gpus that they stuff into their pc
(which alienware is just a subsidary of Dell [bought in 96])
they use the 512MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX GDDR3
so im just wondering
and google? didnt think of that
now the question become how reliable is ebay for pc parts
i mean would they actually work?
what condition are they in?
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Default Re: Alot of Laptop questions!

I Like ebay,I buy plenty of PC Parts from ebay all the time,as long as you buy from a good seller.Depends,You can get brand new parts to 2nd hand.

Yeah google is pretty good,type in what you are looking for,and a webshop selling that product should pop up.

But Still,Why cant you just buy a laptop? It would be cheaper....

I just did some research and some laptops do have an interchangeable GPU.
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:28 AM   #5
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Default Re: Alot of Laptop questions!

an interchangeable GPU
do you know what brands specificly?
like Alienware
Dells XPS?
i found several sites online with tons of parts!
and i like to do it myself
not to mention looking at what goes into a laptop is quenching my thirst
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:42 AM   #6
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well i found my site
and the part that i was looking for the most
http://www.laptopking.com/partpictur...ategory=boards
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Default Re: Alot of Laptop questions!

^ That's what kind of GPU Alienware uses, not all motherboards have that.
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Nah i wouldnt be able to tell you exactly what brands,i have never done this before,but i hope all goes well for ya!
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Default Re: Alot of Laptop questions!

on that site i could buy every part that i would need
to build and alienware laptop
including the case
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Default Re: Alot of Laptop questions!

well for the gpu, wait for the 8800M GTX to be more availible
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