Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster
You are assembling a laptop? I didn't know it was possible to buy separate components to put one together.
yep.. It definitely is..
About a year ago, it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack to find the parts for the laptop, but it's not too difficult nowadays.
You want to search for a 'barebones' laptop. most of these come with a processor already in them but some of them don't. I think that its cheaper just to buy one without the processor and add in my own that I buy separately, but I want to make sure I don't run into any compatibility issues..
Originally Posted by foothead
What will this machine be used for?
Lol I should have answered that question as well in my first post. It's going to be used for a little gaming, (Warcraft 3 if anything) but everything else will be for normal use, (writing documents, etc.)
The reason I want a big power machine is at my job, I constantly need to test out programs before I run them on the customer's computer.
Also, most computers regardless of how fast they claim they are, and no matter how much you clean registry, temp files, cookies, startup apps., everything you can possibly think of, start running slower.
I just want one that can consistently give me top performance for years to come