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Looking for parts

by leader0101 / April 2, 2007 2:20 AM PDT

do you guys know where i can find computers to build a whole computer? i want to build one of thos dell xps m1710 laptops. i found a website that has most of the parts for it but not the chasis or motherboard.

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Let me be blunt.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2007 2:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Looking for parts

Some think laptops are made from parts like we build desktops from. Sadly this is not the case and you shouldn't expect a lower price because you collected the parts.

Tell more if you are new to laptops and expected to find motherboards and such to build your own.

Bob

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help me on this
by leader0101 / April 2, 2007 6:40 AM PDT
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well if u could just tell me where to find those whitecase or whitebox laptop barebones or where they sell broken laptops id be in business.

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Dell once did whitebox but...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2007 6:50 AM PDT
In reply to: help me on this

Soon discovered the volume didn't push down the prices. Broken parts are easy to find on Ebay but why would you want broken unless you were in need of "props" for a movie stunt.

I'm going to treat you as bluntly as I can so you can catch up on why laptops differ from desktops.

a. There is no "motherboard" for a laptop you buy then build your laptop.
b. There is no "case maker" for laptops either.
c. There is no "parts" supplier that you go to and build your own laptop.

Laptops are not like desktops and every once in awhile you run into someone that is thinking they can build a laptop if they can find out where laptop parts come from.

Bob

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