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  • DLC commented on bmlbytes's instructable Build your own laptop8 months ago
    Build your own laptop

    This must be an old instructable... He said about the memory, "New ones should have DDR2 type". DDR2 laptop memory is so old, plus it cost so much more because it's so old.

    In all honesty, the time it takes, and the hit and miss you will have attempting to build your own laptop from a "barebone" state, will be much more costly than just buying something newer already built. Desktops are a different story... For laptops, it is so hard to match a used mainboard to fit your shell, then getting the right CPU, Graphics etc. compatible with the mainboard, plus everything else will cost way more than just buying one already built. If it's the challenge of building it that drives you, just buy one and tear it down, then rebuild it (not the same, I know). Not saying it can't be done, but it's just not as easy as you think it should be. Also the poster recommended getting the DVD drive first, you need the mainboard first, then buy the compatible DVD drive ...see more »In all honesty, the time it takes, and the hit and miss you will have attempting to build your own laptop from a "barebone" state, will be much more costly than just buying something newer already built. Desktops are a different story... For laptops, it is so hard to match a used mainboard to fit your shell, then getting the right CPU, Graphics etc. compatible with the mainboard, plus everything else will cost way more than just buying one already built. If it's the challenge of building it that drives you, just buy one and tear it down, then rebuild it (not the same, I know). Not saying it can't be done, but it's just not as easy as you think it should be. Also the poster recommended getting the DVD drive first, you need the mainboard first, then buy the compatible DVD drive to fit.

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