How To Build A Sonoma Notebook

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HDD for Sonoma laptop

Post by lacaprup » Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:09 am

Loved the whitebook, Nate. I was wondering about a HD at 7200RPMs to go with that system though. Is it worth it for the extra $100 it will cost? Any suggestions for a 7200rpm HD?

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Post by infinitevalence » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:17 pm

That all depends on what you want to use your laptop for, if your looking for battery life and dont mind sacrificing alittle performance then a 4200 or 5400 rpm drive will greatly improve your battery time. if you want all out perforamnce then yeah go for it but your not going to see that much difference from a good quality 5400 like the seagate to a 7200.
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Re: How To Build A Sonoma Notebook

Post by k2ray » Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:44 pm

Apoptosis wrote:How To Build A Sonoma Notebook

Building a notebook computer has never been easier and Legit Reviews shows you how to build a Sonoma Notebook. An average computer enthusiast can assemble a whitebox notebook chassis in less than 15 minutes and can cut the cost of ordering a pre-built notebook in half.

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wireless card

Post by exodus » Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:37 pm

Just bought a similar setup (different memory) to your write-up. I have it all assembled except for that Intel wireless card. The description says black lead to main, white lead to aux. The photo shows the opposite. Which is it? Thanks.

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Post by Apoptosis » Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:39 pm

I've actually done it both ways and it works either way, so I don't think you can do it incorrectly and damage the wireless card.

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Post by exodus » Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:30 pm

Got it, thanks for the quick reply. Now to figure out how to install those video drivers and overclock it.

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Post by Apoptosis » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:03 pm

if you need any help just post it up and I'll be more than happy to help you.

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Post by Tempesta » Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:27 pm

I saw Nate's workshop at QuakeCon '05 and was very impressed. I'm really considering building my own with this chassis come next year to replace my current laptop (which is almost two years old and is starting to develop minor but annoying problems). I may just hang on another year since I have until February '07 before the warranty runs out. Decisions, decisions!

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