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Old 11-13-2005, 12:53 AM   #1
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i was wondering if its possible to convert my notebook computer (alienware area-51 7700) into a desktop simply by buying a case and monitor etc.

or will it not work since notebook parts are smaller and the case is made for normal sized parts
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Old 11-13-2005, 12:58 AM   #2
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Umm...you can I guess if you can open the laptop case, disconnect all the wires take it all out, place it all in a case, and reconnect it.

But I personally think that, that would be painfully frustrating. I would just buy the parts for a DIY Desktop PC.

Well thats my 2 cents .
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Have fun finding a case that's gonna conform to your laptops motherboard's proprietary form factor. I suppose duct tape would work, but I wouldn't trust it too much.
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Old 11-13-2005, 02:17 AM   #4
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Why do you want to do this in the first place?
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Old 11-13-2005, 02:31 AM   #5
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couldnt you just get a moniter and plug it into the back, and set it on top of the laptop, and get a new mouse, and keyboard, and instant PC?
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Old 11-13-2005, 03:13 AM   #6
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couldnt you just get a moniter and plug it into the back, and set it on top of the laptop, and get a new mouse, and keyboard, and instant PC?
You could but that totally defeats the purpose of a laptop.
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Old 11-13-2005, 03:19 AM   #7
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You could but that totally defeats the purpose of a laptop.
Well i do beleive that is the point of this thread.

just look he said this

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NemesiS_1122]i was wondering if its possible to convert my notebook computer (alienware area-51 7700) into a desktop simply by buying a case and monitor etc.

or will it not work since notebook parts are smaller and the case is made for normal sized parts
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because he wants his notbook to be a desktop....so yeah...
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Old 11-13-2005, 03:46 AM   #8
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Well said arrizx,i agree, just buy a tower and a moniter and key/mouse and then hide your norebook/laptop, then it looks like you have a pc with a very very light case lmao.

Pwned, and would work yes.
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u cannot change a laptop into a computer simply by putting a case on it. there will be no case that will fit ur mobo in the laptop. powersupply would not fit and cd drives and hard drive will not fit
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:29 AM   #10
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Give me some money and ill make it fit.

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