Quakecon 2005 "Build your own notebook"

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Post by Apoptosis » Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:41 pm

I dug around a bit and found this...

Arima:
M623-DCX - X300 / X600 /X700 graphics w/ 15" LCD

It meets what you are looking for, but i can't find a supplier online. Either you can contact Arima directly or a local retailer/supplier who can order from Arima.

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Post by mongol05 » Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:47 pm

Apoptosis wrote:mongol05 -

Welcome to the forums and congratulations on winning the processor. Did you get the 760 or 770??

I found all the following prices via Froogle and shopping.legitreviews.com

Processor - Free
ASUS Z71V Chassis - $724 - Axcent Micro
CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive - $90 - ABS Computer Technologies
2 x 256mb Kingston SO-DIMM's - KVR533D2S4/256 - $76- MWave

Since you got a free CPU you would need the above parts $890 and then a hard drive ($115ish). Hopefully you have a Windows XP cd sitting around to use. Total cost would be just over one grand which is a steal.

Add in a good hard drive and you will have a sweet system! If you have an idea what sized monitor you'd want in a smaller notebook let me know and I will think about other good notebooks that would have ATI or nVidia graphics.
It was a 760 and I'm very excited about putting it to good use :)

I was thinking of a 12 inch widescreen, something similar to that small laptop on stage that the someone said looked like a sony laptop. I want it to be light and small enough that I can carry it to class without it being cumbersome.

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Post by mongol05 » Mon Aug 15, 2005 5:08 pm

Also, what about the wireless network card, where did you find that?

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Post by Apoptosis » Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:48 pm

mongol05 wrote:I was thinking of a 12 inch widescreen, something similar to that small laptop on stage that the someone said looked like a sony laptop. I want it to be light and small enough that I can carry it to class without it being cumbersome.

ASUS Z33A
• Intel® Pentium® M Processor 730-765, 1.6GHz-2.10GHz , 400/533 FSB, 2MB L2 Cache
• Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional Edition
• 12.1" TFT LCD
• DDR II 400MHz DRAM support
• Hard drive supporting 40/60/80GB
• Combo/DVD-ROM/DVD-Dual
• Mobile Intel® 915GM Express Chipset
• 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE 1394, card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO)
• 3.3lbs (with 3-cell battery pack)

Something like that is ~$810 shipped. Note you lose the PCI-Express graphics, but gain in weight and size (only 3.3lbs)

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Post by mongol05 » Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:21 pm

Apoptosis wrote:
mongol05 wrote:I was thinking of a 12 inch widescreen, something similar to that small laptop on stage that the someone said looked like a sony laptop. I want it to be light and small enough that I can carry it to class without it being cumbersome.

ASUS Z33A
� Intel� Pentium� M Processor 730-765, 1.6GHz-2.10GHz , 400/533 FSB, 2MB L2 Cache
� Microsoft� Windows� XP Professional Edition
� 12.1" TFT LCD
� DDR II 400MHz DRAM support
� Hard drive supporting 40/60/80GB
� Combo/DVD-ROM/DVD-Dual
� Mobile Intel� 915GM Express Chipset
� 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE 1394, card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO)
� 3.3lbs (with 3-cell battery pack)

Something like that is ~$810 shipped. Note you lose the PCI-Express graphics, but gain in weight and size (only 3.3lbs)

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If only it was cheaper than the Z71V, I would go for this probably. It's a shame that the retailer you link for it had it out of stock.

Also, where'd you get the price for the internal wireless card?

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Post by kdugger » Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:51 pm

Based on input from the Quakecon event and this forum, I took the plunge and ordered the parts for my first laptop build. Everything came in yesterday. I ended up with:

ASUS Z71V
Pentium M 760
2 x 512 DDR2
60GB 7200 RPM
Intel Pro A/B/G Wireless
ASUS 24X CD-R 24X CD-RW 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM

Everything went together easily and I couldn't be happier. Not a single hitch with hardware or XP installation.

Thanks for all the help...

Keith

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Post by Apoptosis » Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:06 pm

awesome news. If you have a camera take some pictures would love to see the finished build!

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Post by mongol05 » Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:34 pm

kdugger wrote:Based on input from the Quakecon event and this forum, I took the plunge and ordered the parts for my first laptop build. Everything came in yesterday. I ended up with:

ASUS Z71V
Pentium M 760
2 x 512 DDR2
60GB 7200 RPM
Intel Pro A/B/G Wireless
ASUS 24X CD-R 24X CD-RW 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM

Everything went together easily and I couldn't be happier. Not a single hitch with hardware or XP installation.

Thanks for all the help...

Keith
What brand and model # hard drive did you go with?
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Post by Nikon » Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:36 pm

I was at the second workshop can ya please post the rest of the pictures if any....sry off topic but i wanted to know

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Post by kdugger » Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:46 pm

mongol05 wrote: What brand and model # hard drive did you go with?
I went with the 7200RPM Hitachi Travelstar 7K60. Fast and quiet!

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Post by kronchev » Tue Sep 13, 2005 3:33 pm

omg you can see me in the 3rd picture

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