QUOTE(Therrol @ Jan 26 2006, 05:45 PM)Ok, pretty soon I'm going to be buying myself a new computer, but I decided to go the route of a laptop. It would be handy for school and college in a few years.
Anyway, I'm on a super old AMD duron 800 right now. I hope this new computer wil last me at least 2-3 years.
so I want something in the price range of 1000-1500 CAD, and I would really like a build it yourself laptop do I could maybe get some parts off ebay.
I want 1 gig of ram, 2 would be nice though. 60-80 Gig HD, and wifi are the mains.
For a processor I woild go for a Turion 2ghz, or maybe the newer one.
15" monitor is fine, If It's not ALOT more expensive I'd go for 17"
Any suggestions? Do you think it's a good idea to buy a processor off ebay?
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You can probably find a MSI barebone, but I have no idea where it is sold in Canada. /unsure.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='unsure.gif' />
MSI 1029 should be a good fit...http://www.msicomputer.com/NB/...spec.asp?model=MS-1029
If you want a 17", the 1036 is also a fantastic option...http://www.msicomputer.com/NB/...spec.asp?model=MS-1036
These are available as a bareboe as well as pre built from MSI and from some other companies which re brand laptops.
Is buying a cpu off ebay a good idea??? Well if you are buying from a reputable seller the chances of it being defective would be less, but in any case I would say avoind it and buy the cpu new since you never know what the cpu has been through if buy through ebay.
HP Pavilion TX2500..AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 3GB DDR2 800, 320GB 5400rpm SATA, ATi Radeon HD3200/M780G.