Building a gaming Laptop.

By kyleimageryx
Feb 6, 2006
  1. I think this is the right thread

    As the title implies, I am trying to build a laptop from scratch. I want it to be like a gaming laptop, so.. i want it to handle my games well and play them really well.

    What I ened help with is what kind of things should I buy, and when I have figured out what to buy, how to build it then. My budget is around 900 - 1500.

    Thanks - ki
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    Highly unlikely you can get a laptop that you can call a gaming laptop for that price. Its also just as unlikely you can build one yourself for that price. Higher end laptops from a major manufacturer are going to probably be cheaper than you can build one.

    Maybe somebody will correct me, but I just don'tthink you'll be able to do what you want on that kind of a budget.
  3. kyleimageryx

    kyleimageryx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Really, is that so. Didnt know that.

    Anyhow, can u name like the parts and stuff, and Ill see waht I can do with my budget.
    Cause I dont know what kind of parts I need for a laptop
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    hmm.. laptop parts are not as available as pc parts, and might be a bit too expensive for a single person to purchase, seperate or bundled, even if you find the shop to buy from.. and branded laptops (eg compaq, dells etc) usualy get their laptops mass produced by a manufacturing plant and then just rebadge them (hence why some laptops with different brands look/feel the same).
    however, you can get what tehy call "whiteboxed" units or something which is just the unit with parts, no os/progs installed or something.. but thats what i heard.... as far as how to aquire i wouldnt have a clue. but then again. i am writing this from the land of Oz, which is a few tech years/months behind the US... (industry wise i thinks)

    i rekon its better off making a mini/shuttlepc or somthing and just lug a 17" screen with u.. or plug it into one of those portable lcds things like the ones for the car..... but then u'd need power.. lol...

    edit: if you need a laptop with grunt i'd suggest the hp presomething zd800something.. cant recall the model.. its got a p4 chip running at 3.2GHz or 2.8, 512 mb ram (i think) lots of ports and such, 17" widescreen, 80-160gb hdd?? sorry i cant remember the specs exactly but its something like that.. on holidays from work so all that info's been shoved to the back of teh brain for now... :p :knock:
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    A Turion-64 or a Pentium-M running at ~2GHz will be faster for games then any Pentium 4, even an EE edition.
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