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Old 01-02-2003, 11:17 PM   #1
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building a amd system for linux


i have built my desktop system and am very very happy with it. i am looking at building a amd xp 1800 notebook for my girlfriend the same way as i did my pc, piece by peice. im looking for linux compatible hardware.

does anyone here have any experience doing this.

do u save much money in the end by doing this.

what options do i have as far as onboard memory and sound do i have a option to not have onboard and go with pci and agp this is very important to me i hate onboard components.

what about my mother board choice does anyone have a better idea.

what about the amd processor will i need alot of cooling fans to keep it happy.

what cases would you suggest.

does anyone know of any good links that would address building your first notebook.


thanks for any advise
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Old 01-02-2003, 11:46 PM   #2
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you can buy cheeper than you can build unless you can get the parts at wholesale.

Everything for laptops is very expensive when you go and by it retail, dvd, ram, monitor can by very expensive. even the floppy drive is going to be way more than the standard 3.5. not to mention motherboard and processor.


So I would say doing it would be cool, but not to save money.


check out this for details on what hardware works before you buy it.

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Old 01-02-2003, 11:52 PM   #3
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If you find a way to do it cheeper let us know, I was just about to go out and buy one. I would consider building if it isn't totally outragious.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 12:00 AM   #4
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what i am finding in my research is that notebooks are opisite as far as customization. if i were to build one i would haft to probly go with the configurations choices of lets say http://www.actonlinestore.com/smoreinfo.asp?iid=1422 or hp just to be safe.

when i get the time im going to do a comparison by finding componets on pricewatch. there is a barebones option and then add what u want but your really restricted.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 12:10 AM   #5
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I did a search for laptop motherboards and I got this

http://www.notefloat.com/laptop_motherboard.htm
 
Old 01-03-2003, 12:22 AM   #6
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I plugged in everything I wanted, $5500.


WOW


Ok I changed a few things and got it down under $2200


1.7 P4, 512 MB ram, Modular CDRW and floppy, 64 MB ATI 4x AGP graphics, 30G harddrive, Internal Wireless LAN + base, 64MB memory key, Spare Battery, XP Pro, internal modem that I'm pretty sure does not work with Linux.


Looks good to me!

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Old 01-03-2003, 08:38 PM   #7
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heres where to go to build you're laptop

http://www.tekstation.com/pd_amd_desk.cfm

this site is awsome and sells barebone laptops! you supply the ram, cpu and hardrive of choice. theres more just go to the link ok!
 
  


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