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goeppingen
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:32 pm    Post subject: Need help to build a laptop computer Reply with quote

I`m looking to build my own laptop computer and need some help.
Can any one help me please.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:36 pm    Post subject: RE: Need help to build a laptop computer Reply with quote

That's quite a broad request!!! Can you narrow it down a bit to, say, what you need help with?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Need help to build a laptop computer Reply with quote

crispibits wrote:
That's quite a broad request!!! Can you narrow it down a bit to, say, what you need help with?


I`m looking for hardware to build a laptop computer and I know one store in vancouver have the new parts for laptop so whichmotherboard,cpu....so that I can upgrade later on.
But that will not overheat CPU,motherboard...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:43 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Need help to build a laptop computer Reply with quote

Still dont understand what exactly you need help with.
Picking out the hardware?
Puting it together?
Make linux work on it?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know of any DIY laptop hardware - the cases and motherboards are all pretty specialist and specific to the manufacturer. The only common things between most laptops are the memory, processor and harddrive. Everything else has to be made and/or bought to spec.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What sort of laptop do you want? One that's small and light with good battery life. A "desktop replacement" laptop? What do you want to use if for? Where do you want to use it? Choosing a laptop is so much more involved that a desktop. Building your own just adds to the choices.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
What sort of laptop do you want? One that's small and light with good battery life. A "desktop replacement" laptop? What do you want to use if for? Where do you want to use it? Choosing a laptop is so much more involved that a desktop. Building your own just adds to the choices.


I`m looking for small and it can be heavy or light with good battery life. A "desktop replacement" laptop and that I can run linux on not windowz,with AMD 64,512 mb ram,harddrive 60gb,a good sound card,motherboard,DVD-+RW,widescreen 17"
and power supply.
Of course that I can use at home and later time that I can upgrade the hardware like CPU,ram....
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Desktop replacement' is incompatible with small and good battery life. You either want a small economical machine or a big powerful one.

Why do you want to build one?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
'Desktop replacement' is incompatible with small and good battery life. You either want a small economical machine or a big powerful one.

Why do you want to build one?


If not that`s why I like to build my own and later time that I can upgrade CpU.
I like a big powerful one that`s fine with me because,if I`m get
AS5002WLMi-AMD Turion64 1.6ghz can I upgrade the cpu can I?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

goeppingen wrote:
nelz wrote:
'Desktop replacement' is incompatible with small and good battery life. You either want a small economical machine or a big powerful one.

Why do you want to build one?


If not that`s why I like to build my own and later time that I can upgrade CpU.
I like a big powerful one that`s fine with me because,if I`m get
AS5002WLMi-AMD Turion64 1.6ghz can I upgrade the cpu can I?


Nelz are you in holiday,if you are not why you don`t answer my Q.,but I answer your Q.
hmmmm Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to be able to upgrade the CPU, choose a motherboard that lets you do so. This question is best directed at the suppliers of the various motherboards you are interested in.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
If you want to be able to upgrade the CPU, choose a motherboard that lets you do so. This question is best directed at the suppliers of the various motherboards you are interested in.


Nelz I ask ASUS and they told me some of them can be exchange the CPU.
I will get ASUS or ACER notebook because I don`t know where to get to parts to build myown laptop.Any Idea which one is good for linux ASUS or ACER?.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably best to check Linux On Laptops for advice on which works best for you. For what it's worth I use an Averatec 6220 with 512Mb RAM, AMD Sempron 2400+ and 60Gb HDD. It's fine for what I want to do on it (coding Java, vector graphics, html etc) but if you want to play games it would be *very* poor. I get about 2 hours out of it and it's 2.68Kg, and 2.5 cms thick, so that gives some idea of dimensions and weight. I run Ubuntu on it, and everything worked straight out of the box, even wireless networking. Hope this helps

Oh yes, forgot - the bottom panel has various little panels that you undo to upgrade memory, CPU and hard drive (and wireless card, should you wish to). Very handy.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crispibits wrote:
Probably best to check Linux On Laptops for advice on which works best for you. For what it's worth I use an Averatec 6220 with 512Mb RAM, AMD Sempron 2400+ and 60Gb HDD. It's fine for what I want to do on it (coding Java, vector graphics, html etc) but if you want to play games it would be *very* poor. I get about 2 hours out of it and it's 2.68Kg, and 2.5 cms thick, so that gives some idea of dimensions and weight. I run Ubuntu on it, and everything worked straight out of the box, even wireless networking. Hope this helps

Oh yes, forgot - the bottom panel has various little panels that you undo to upgrade memory, CPU and hard drive (and wireless card, should you wish to). Very handy.


Thank you gentlemen for helping me I fund it a Laptop System Build - ASUS Barebones
Thx again Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps this is where you got the idea, but check out the September Issue of "cpu computer power user." The cover is "Build Your Own Notebook PC." Beyond that, all I'd say is check every peripheral against the Linux compatability tables. Smile
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