I have a dell xps l502x laptop that has a bad motherboard. Its specs are: i5, 8gb ddr3, 750gb hard drive, gt520m. Would it work if i bought a barebones pc and put in the hard drive which has windows 7 installed and the if and the ram. Does it take a lot of skill to put the components into a whitebox pc? I was considering getting a laptop such as this: http://rjtech.com/shop/index.php?dispatch=products.view... Any ideas or reccomendations are appreciated. Thanks.
WOuld any laptop i5 work in the laptop in my first message?
Well laptop processors are different form desktop ones, obviously because of the massive heat a desktop i5 would put out and your laptop not being able to handle it. You would be better of getting an identical processor to the one your computer currently has, along with all the other parts.