Windows 10: Can I build my own laptop? Solved

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  1.    27 May 2018 #1

    Can I build my own laptop?


    cyberpowerpc, ibuypower, dell, all these retailers (except for certain options) can let you customize your own desktop build and laptop build to your own choice, but im trying to find someplace that works in the vein of pcpartpicker, but for laptops. does something like that exist, or is everything pre-built and these retailers are my only choice?

    Reason being that ill most likely only use this laptop for when im out of town or going to a college/university. maybe do an SSD/HDD combo (OS solely for ssd, hdd for documents, videos, programs, everything else if possible). I doubt such a site exists, but if I can be proven wrong, all the better for it. if im proven right, then ok, ill deal with it down the road
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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       27 May 2018 #2

    Getting the parts will be difficult as the motherboard and the case are designed to fit together then one has to add the keyboard, palm rest with Touchpad and the display panel. I'd consider the Pi computer, build as one wants. Or get an USFF/Ultra Small Form Factor computer and Monitor plus a stand that holds the monitor with a bracket behind it for USFF. If it weren't for the weight of some of them the All-in-One computers would be good.
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       27 May 2018 #3
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  4.    27 May 2018 #4

    BrokenDaily said: View Post
    (OS solely for ssd, hdd for documents, videos, programs, everything else if possible).
    I never could quite understand putting ONLY the OS on the SSD and not programs and games. Why not take advantage of the faster SSD for loading the programs after Windows loads? Shouldn't the purpose of the SSD be to speed up the entire PC and not just speed up loading Windows?
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  5.    29 May 2018 #5

    Me too!
    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    I never could quite understand putting ONLY the OS on the SSD and not programs and games. Why not take advantage of the faster SSD for loading the programs after Windows loads? Shouldn't the purpose of the SSD be to speed up the entire PC and not just speed up loading Windows?
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  6. Clintlgm's Avatar
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       29 May 2018 #6

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    I never could quite understand putting ONLY the OS on the SSD and not programs and games. Why not take advantage of the faster SSD for loading the programs after Windows loads? Shouldn't the purpose of the SSD be to speed up the entire PC and not just speed up loading Windows?
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  7.    30 May 2018 #7

    I have SSD for Win 10 and SSD's for programs, games etc.
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  8.    30 May 2018 #8

    Hi there

    Historical as SSD's were small -- so you probably could only fit the OS on to it.
    These days with decent size SSD's no problem. I wouldn't though have a load of multi-media files on an SSD - these types of files don't require mega fast HDD access.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9.    08 Jun 2018 #9

    i have been thinking of using a SFF case such as the Shuttle PC but i haven't seen a coffee lake MB to put into one and there was mentioned to be arriving soon a display you can roll-up and put into a paper tube(for travel protection) it was on physics.org a while back i belive LG was making it.
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  10.    22 Jun 2018 #10

    had some trouble accessing tenfourms lately, but to reply to NavyLCDR's last post. From what I remember, if you have an HDD and it pear-shapes somehow, your best bet for data recovery is to send it to the manufacture of whatever brand it belongs to (my father's hard drive died, tried geeksquad, no dice. sent it to seagate, they got everything back). if the disk platters are intact, they can pull the data off of them and move it to another storage drive.

    With SSD's (faster than HDD's), if they fry or pear-shape because of a power-surge or something else, you're boned. all the data is permanently lost, and you'll have to bite the bullet and start from scratch (unless you have constant backups somewhere). I know if your house's wiring is properly grounded, kept up to code, and you have the right power-strip/surge-protector/UPS, this can be minimized (maybe even completely prevented), but if that deadly moment happens despite your planning, nothing can be done. Which is why some mainly use the SSD for the OS only (bar some programs that can't be installed onto a secondary drive) and either another SSD/HDD/SSHD for everything else

    now if there is a way to recover data off an SSD damaged by a powersurge or something like that with moderate to full success, ill retract my statement, admit foolishness, and use an SSD for the first time (excluding the SSD that came with my desktop which housed a recovery version of the Win7 OS it came with), but until then, im sticking with an ssd/sshd combo
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