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July 17, 2012 2:11:02 PM

Hello!
It is summer and my dad has asked me if I would like to build my own laptop. I said Yes and he told me to do some research. After researching hard I found that he has given me a horrible budget for what I need. Here is some info:

Budget: $350
Minimum ram: 3 GB
Minimum space: 200 GB

Gaming? I play a little minecraft, nothing too serious, just don't want it to be laggy. I also play toontown, but that
doesn't really require much.

I am also starting to program... I am thinking of starting in something like Java or Flash.

Current materials: None.

Could someone help me? I can't find any decent barebone laptop that would fit my needs.

Any help would be extremely appreciated.

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July 17, 2012 2:13:24 PM

noahdutch said:
Hello!
It is summer and my dad has asked me if I would like to build my own laptop. I said Yes and he told me to do some research. After researching hard I found that he has given me a horrible budget for what I need. Here is some info:

Budget: $350
Minimum ram: 3 GB
Minimum space: 200 GB

Gaming? I play a little minecraft, nothing too serious, just don't want it to be laggy. I also play toontown, but that
doesn't really require much.

I am also starting to program... I am thinking of starting in something like Java or Flash.

Current materials: None.

Could someone help me? I can't find any decent barebone laptop that would fit my needs.

Any help would be extremely appreciated.


I would also love to use this Ram:
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...
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July 17, 2012 2:26:42 PM

Idt your going to get anything good around 350. Save up some money. Of course you could probably browse on ebay, but I don't like purchasing laptops off ebay, had issues in the past.
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July 17, 2012 3:53:17 PM

Noah...yes lord?? build be a pc with and i5 and 8g of ram so i may smite people in company of heroes.... :D  :D 

it hard to build a laptop as the laptop vendors dont make stock motherboards like they do for a pc. your better off looking at hp/dell closeout on there web page or daily deals on new egg and micro center if you want a laptop.

now 350.00 will buy you a good desktop pc for light gaming and coding.
intel h61 mb and g520-620 cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
these are just two quick combo kits i found online. if you want to game then toss in a small video card. or a mid size one and a larger power supply. 18-22 inch lcd run 80-150.00 new then keyboard..mouse and speakers.
with more money i would go with an i5-3450 locked cpu and a h77 mb. then when i saved up some cash put in a ssd and a gaming gpu. have a rig that last you a few years.

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July 17, 2012 5:20:58 PM

Thanks, but since my dad is so strict on the price, I guess I will just make the laptop for fun.

Lets see...

Ram: Maybe 524 MB?

Hard drive: 75-100 GB?

Motherboard: Whatever is cheap

Video card: Whatever is cheap


Im gonna try that, see what I can do :sol: 
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July 17, 2012 5:53:11 PM

If you are willing to build a desktop:

CPU: Intel Celeron G530 2.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($45.59 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P23 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 5450 512MB Video Card ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill R101-P-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($25.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($27.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $303.03
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 17, 2012 6:54:11 PM

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