Trying to Build an Economic Rendering Laptop

Howdy everybody! Thanks for taking the time to read this! I'm an Animation student, and I'm trying to put together a reasonably priced laptop for 3D rendering and gaming. I really have no idea where to start, but I have around $1500 to spend on it. I don't really have the technical know-how to build it myself, so I'm assuming my best bet would either be a custom computer builder or one of the larger brands. Any suggestions for brands, tips on where to buy it, etc? Thanks!
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  1. you can put together desktops but not laptops...laptop parts do not have standard specifications except the hard drive, ram and processor

    for best bang for the buck i would recommend building a desktop and you can upgrade it down the road. if you go with a laptop yes its portable but you cant upgrade them
  2. I made you a desktop parts list you can use since I'm waiting for my class to end lol anyways I went with an 8 core amd and two 10k rpm drives in raid 0 since you will be doing 3d rendering


    $70 NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan Black Steel / Plastic Gaming mATX Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146065

    $140 each x2 Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136929

    $90 GIGABYTE GA-880GM-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128440

    $190 SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004

    $20 LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106276

    $60 SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256061

    $55 Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104262

    $189 AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.9GHz/4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor with Liquid Cooling Kit FD8150FRGUWOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106011

    $100 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    $289 ASUS VE278Q Black 27" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
    Item #: N82E16824236103
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236103

    $60 RAZER Black 1 x Wheel USB Optical/Laser 6400 dpi Imperator 2012 Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153079

    $45 RAZER Arctosa Silver 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823114010

    Subtotal: $1,449.88 +shipping
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