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Windows 7: Computer making help

03 May 2013   #1
gigabyte284

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Computer making help

I have been thinking about making a decent laptop as a fun activity to pass the time.
I was hoping the good people of Seven forums could tell me where and what to get the best computer parts from at a decent price.
My budget is $300.
Here are the specs of my preference:
2.00 Ghz processor.
150-200 Gigabyte internal hard drive (2.5 inch for laptops, right).
3-4 Gigabytes of RAM.
15 inch LCD display if possible.
A decent video card at a good price.
I'm counting on you tech experts.
Thank you for your time!
Please feel free to make any suggestions, tips on how to make a laptop are appreciated.


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04 May 2013   #2
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

This sounds interesting.....but surely you can only refurbish a laptop, not build one from scratch??
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04 May 2013   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I agree. It is impractical to try and build a new laptop from parts. This is nothing like building a desktop.
By the time you are done it would almost certainly cost more than a pre-built machine with the same specs.
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04 May 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Laptop parts aren't readily available like desktop parts. The main obstacle would be to find an empty laptop case. $300 won't get you there, a monitor to fit a lappy is in the $150 range, battery maybe $75, charger another $40-$75.

The major problem is there are no standard parts except maybe a mobile CPU and many of them are hard soldered to the motherboard by precise machines.
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04 May 2013   #5
gigabyte284

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay,where can i get parts to build a normal desktop with the same specs?
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04 May 2013   #6
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Newegg.com, microcenter.com are a few places
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04 May 2013   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Tiger Direct and Frys are two more popular one. run through them and grab the lowest price, I check Amazon too.
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