I am looking into building my own laptop. The one I am looking at says I need a P4 prescott can I use any prescott or does it have to be made for a laptop?
Here are the specs on the barebook I am looking at:
Mediawave Clevo N9860 Barebone Notebook for Intel P4 up to 3.6GHz/NO VGA -OEM
Supported CPU: Intel P4 Up to 3.6 GHz, P4 Extreme 3.4GHz
Chipset: Intel 915P + ICH6
Memory: 4 x 200-pin DDRII 400/533, Max 4GB
Display: 17" WSXGA+ TFT 1680x1050
Graphics: *Support ATI Mbl Rad. X800 256MB/ATI Mbl Rad X800 Pro 256MB/NV GF Go 6800/GF Go 6800 DDRIII, (optional only)
HDD Size: 2.5" HDD
Optical Drive: Optional, support DVD/CD RW Comb
Communication: 56K , Gigabit LAN, 2x MiniPCI
Ports: 4 x USB2.0, VGA, Audio, FIR, 2 x 1394, S-Video, Port Replicator, Blue-tooth
Dimensions: 15.6" x 11.7" x 2" (WxDxH)
A 130+W cpu in laptop sounds like a great idea to me ! Especially when combined with a portable nuclear power station and then for outdoors use on Antartica.. or something.. Might even want to use it indoors (well, at least in an iglo), but be sure to keep those ultra think handgloves on to avoid burning your fingers.
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When I was going to build my laptop... I came here to Toms and asked a bunch of questions on building a custom laptop from scratch. The guys in the Notebooks forum let me know that it is silly to build laptops from scratch... it is painful, and more expensive. When we build our own systems we are used to saving money, but when it comes to laptops the rewards just aren't there for building it yourself.
It's pretty tough to cram that 479 pin CPU into a LGA 775 socket I'd think. :wink:
You can get parts for a laptop from a variety of places. Off the top of my head I can think of Coboc, RJTech, ISTNC, NCIX, and Anitec (last two from Canada). I should be able to build a Z71V laptop (P-M 1.86GHz, 1GB DDR2 PC4200 SODIMM, Geforce Go 6600, 15.4" WSXGA, 60GB 5400RPM, wireless 2195a/b/g, DVD+-RW DL, about 4 hours battery life) for about $1500USD.