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Old March 15, 2009, 11:38 AM
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I know this isn't common, but it must be possible. If I wanted to build my own laptop from scratch, where would I find the parts? I dont want to do barebone.
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Old March 15, 2009, 12:08 PM
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I have no idea. Personally I would go with a company that builds it for you. CyberPowerPC or something. Good luck on this!
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Old March 15, 2009, 12:50 PM
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Unfortunately there is no way to really build a laptop completely from scratch, you'll have to buy a barebones laptop that comes with the chassis, LCD, motherboard, graphics card (most times anyway), DVDRW drive, battery, keyboard, etc. all in it. Then the only things you have to buy are the CPU, RAM, a hard drive, and the WLAN module.

I know MSI and OCZ make some pretty good barebones laptops...
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Old March 15, 2009, 03:19 PM
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Its possible to buy a "barebones" laptop which starts you off with the basics and then you just add in the CPU, RAM, HD, and etc, BUT these are hardly worth it. Frankly the deals and prices you can get a full laptop at nowadays, makes its pointless and way more expensive usually.

In my opinion? You better off buying a full laptop.
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Old March 15, 2009, 04:44 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy OCZ OCZNBIS15DIYA 15.4IN DIY Barebone Notebook W/ GeForce 8600GT 512M DVDRW Battery - OCZNBIS15DIYA In Canada.

Add your own CPU, Ram and HDD. But on the whole building your own laptop is not anything like your own desktop. There's plenty of ways to mod your laptop though.
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Old March 15, 2009, 06:19 PM
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Ever heard of AVADirect?

They have some very good customer service, and their work is solid. They're the ones that built my current laptop.

The prices they run are not even half bad, either. I wouldn't hesitate a moment to buy another laptop from them.

They custom-build just about anything you want, and won't give you any of that extra, useless junk that a lot of other companies try to shove down your throat. These guys focus on just what you want, and they assume that you know what you're talking about.

Head over to www.avadirect.com and see for yourself.

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Old January 11, 2012, 10:42 PM
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I to am looking to build a custom laptop for a customer of mine. I have been building pc (desktops) for a long time now, but never a laptop. I looked into it sometime ago, and thought it just isn't possible. But recently (as mentioned from Moneyless above) I found a company called RK Computers who from what I heard is a really good company with good reviews. They offer barebone laptops (whitebooks) for a good price in my opinion. They are limited on choices, but what they have is good from what I can see. I know that I am really considering doing a build with their equipment, and wondering what anyone else thinks about that? And to answer the op's question, Yes, its totally possible and I have done some research into this RK Computer company and they look like the way to go. I would encurage you to go ahead and order your barebone system today. Anyone else with some thoughts on the company? Sorry for the long post
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