Build Your Own

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    Raspberry Pi Model B+ Review: An Awesomely Versatile $35 Mini PC

    When it comes to inexpensive project PCs, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is cheap, capable and better than ever. Raspberry Pi Model B+ Review: An Awesomely Versatile $35 Mini PC : Read more
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    Interested in making Custom Android Phone (Combination of parts)

    So I've been interested in making my own Android Smartphone, as it is open source. I was wondering if it would be possible to combine parts from different phones (The speakers from my HTC M8, the camera from another phone, etc) to make a Frankenstein of a phone. Also how hard would this be? I'm...
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    Can I use a larger screen with my small phone.

    Okay, Basically I was wondering what it would take it build your own smartphone. I'm trying to do it for a school project and hoped it would be fun. After doing some research I found out that soldering lots of components is not fun so I decided to buy a used phone and salvage parts from that. I...
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    Can you put Galaxy s6 internals in a Bluboo Maya Max body? Two questions inside Please help!

    I have a technical question. I am not sure which forum I should put this In. I have a broken Galaxy S6 edge and I really like the bluboo Maya Max phone but I heard the software sucks. My question is, is it possible to switch the software/motherboard/internals from the galaxy s6 to the Bluboo...
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    Upgrade what to do.

    Heya all again so ive currently have Lg 906Pa 1100w system i am lack of sound even i put on full vol 40 it doest seems to be loud enough ive moved house and it has living room connected with kitchen but still i dont get the sound that i am wanting so will sell it, there is a lad selling his...
  6. Odonix

    Cheap Barebone Laptop/Barebook?

    I was thinking of building a laptop. It can't be expensive either, but when I search for barebone laptops they are all $600+. All I need is a case/shell and motherboard. Does anybody know where I can get a cheap one? Something like this?:
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    New sound speakers

    I am looking to buy some new speakers so I wanted some help... I am between these two which one should I get...???
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    Two Devices, One Keyboard

    I have an LG 60UH8500 TV as well as an HTPC in my living room. The TV doesn't support bluetooth keyboards, so that's not an option. I'm looking for a keyboard that will allow me to switch between PC and TV input. Does such a device exist?
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    I want to build my own laptop. Is this possible?

    I want to build a laptop. Is this possible? If not build a laptop, I want to ask about Sager notebooks; this seems to be a way to buy a quaity notebook with the potential to upgrade parts in the future (such as, maybe install an i7 from a i5 Intel processor) My needs: I teach high school and use...
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    I'm going to build a custom Laptop. Which laptop build or parts should i use? More like a high performance laptop

    Hey there, I'm going to build a custom laptop. I'm not sure to which laptop build (if any) or parts should i use? I want to build a high performance gaming and work laptop (for running large applications and still work smoothly) I have a budget of $1K max. Any help is appreciated, Thanks.
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    Build your own customised phone

    I think people should no longer buy these mobiles which are sold out in the market. The best thing is to build custom mobile phones in which we can install multiple os or any os to hell with these companies they are just ripping people of their money.
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    I have MSI GT-70 0ND

    So lately I've been trying to play new games like Witcher 3 and AC Unity and got absolutely unplayable FPS - my GPU isn't any good ( This laptop has GTX 675 MX, whatever that means). Most of the other components of my computer are pretty good and they don't need to be upgraded, however i need a...
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    1st PC Build

    Recently, the laptop I've been using for 4 years has gotten completely laggy and unusable. I tried running my antivirus but it is no use. I was thinking about buying another laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad T420 Used) but I thought maybe building my own desktop might be better and cheaper. I will only be...
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    building a pc help

    i wanna know which pc can run gta iv!!!(not v) at the lowest price but it will run softly on the best setting preformance... to help you i got the system req: Minimum: Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz Memory: 1.5GB Free Hard Drive Space: 16GB Video Card: 256MB...
  15. Knucklehead545

    looking for a good surround sound

    Hello, i have a budget of about 320$, i want to find a good surround sound 5.1 with a receiver. i would like the sub to hit lowest note at most 20 hz and highest 2 khz. i don't want any pyle, sony, samsung, and bose, if refubershied it would be fine. I prefer to have onyko, denon, yamaha, and...
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    Adding RAM to PC

    Hello, (This is my first time building a PC, so please explain in detail - Thanks) I am going to purchase this BUNDLE: I've noticed that it...
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    In fact, what would be the reason to build your own laptop ?

    My case is : I, in the past, build a lot of desktop from scratch. Got a nice shell, best motherboard available and al memory, harddrive, sound card, etc. At that time, hard drive where big...8Gig. HA! No. I know, it was a long time ago. But At that time, laptops were for rich companies. Today...
  18. Storm Crow

    Picking out a gaming/casual headset

    So I have a Razer Deathadder mouse I want to get along with the blackwiddow keyboard (both chroma). I then saw they had a headset as well that was chroma also, so I figured why not. But then I watched a couple videos ( one of them done by linus sebstian) and their reviews didnt seem to hot...
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    Will This Max LoL?

    I'm looking to buy a low budget laptop to play League Of Legends on and came across this one. I want to be able to play LoL on max settings with a steady 40-60 fps. I know that's a lot to ask for with a $500 budget, but I want to at least get as close to my goal as possible. Will this laptop do...
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    Great Gaming Laptops?

    Hey guys! I'm looking for a good laptop to use for school and video games. I'd like to stress on the gaming aspect, as I hate dealing with lag. I work in IT at my university, so I'm not a complete noob, But I'm definitely open to any suggestions. My price range is somewhat flexible...
  21. tomsguideUS

    How to Build a Fort in Clash of Clans

    In Clash of Clans, you build your own fort, but you also have to protect it. In this game, you can't have a strong offense without a stronger defense, so you can take your opponent's attacks while you dish out your own. Here is how to build your fort in Clash of Clans: Steps: To build a good...
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    Building an HDMC from scratch

    Hello guys, First of all, I'd like to point out that I'm very much a newbie to building stuff from components alone. Yes, I do know how to take something apart and back together, because it's just plugging in cables and tightening screws. Also, I'll try to do my best with keeping up with the...
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    Build Your Own Google Cardboard

    Google Cardboard is a handmade virtual reality experience made of cardboard, lenses, a magnet and some fasteners. Google offers the Cardboard as a low-cost, open-source headset that you can use with your Android smartphone to enjoy a DIY virtual reality experience. Google also offers steps for...
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    Build a Quadcopter drone

    Quadcopters are a lot of fun to fly. Using one as a drone is even more interesting. It is completely possible for anyone to build his or her own quadcopter drone. Here are the steps to follow to build your own functional quadcopter drone. Step 1: Acquire the parts necessary to build the drone...
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    First custom PC Help

    I am going to build my first custom PC and i need some advice. Are the parts compatible and should I maybe upgrade something? CPU: Intel core i5 4670 Mobo: msi z97 PC mate GPU: Sapphire radeon r9 280X Ram: Cruciale Ballistix sport 8gb HDD: WD Blue 1TB Case: Thermaltake V4 PSU: XFX pro 550W Thanks!
  26. bestmak

    Customizable Laptop Websites?

    Hey yall! I know that its not possible (for a cheap price) to build your own laptop including the GPU like you would with a computer. Buuuuuut I found some websites like xoticpc and sager and they offer you to sorts create the laptop on the website then you get it (no shit). Here are my...
  27. Aditya Kewl

    msi r9 270x 2g 2gb ddr5 oc gpu

    Guys I am From India and I Want to buy a new GPU and i am thinking about MSI AMD/ATI R9 270X GAMING 2G 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card...
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    Building a laptop for the first time, need build advice!

    I'm looking to build a laptop that i can use as a personal workstation that i can use to code and run other various programs. It does not need to be able to run advanced programs like video editors and i ideally want to be able to keep it on a reasonable budget. I've never built my own laptop...
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    Apple headphones mic not working on PC

    The mic on my apple standard headphones (also tried with Beats Studio integrated mic) doesn't work on the pc I built. I bought a 2 male to 1 female audio jack, and when i make one of the inputs mic and the other headphone, only one of the sides outputs sound and the mic still doesn't work. It...
  30. patrichpachich

    Help me about gaming monitor

    I will buy ASUS 23" VX239H IPS tomorrow But I dont know its refresh rate, Ill still consider to but it even its 60Hz. but what if its below 60Hz?
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    Astro A40 Question

    Do you need a mix amp for ur astro a40? what does the mix amp even do?
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    [Need Advice] Parts search to build 'gaming' laptop (~$1200-$1600)

    Hi! I'm a student, and I use my computer mainly for video games and in-game recording with a recording software (causes framedrop) and also render videos (takes quite a few hours on current laptop). TL : DR This summer, I will have enough money to buy all parts in one go for a laptop build. But...
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    Laptop or desktop??(gaming and video editing) about to buy a new laptop for gaming and video editing...which one will be better and is the asus model worth the extra 200 pounds over the msi model?? also what can i get if i build my own pc build (i need monitor but no mouse no keyboard and no windows) budget is 1250...
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    Can You Build Your Own Laptop?

    I recently built my own PC for the first time and it was a huge success, so much so that my Dad wants to know if I can build him a new laptop. Can you build your own laptop or is it much more complicated than building your own desktop, as far as getting parts?
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    Can you combine laptops?

    I have 2 laptops sitting around, and was wondering if it would be possible to combine the 2? i.e. the cpus, ram cards, stuff like that. they are both acers, one is just older and sitting there collecting dust. if it is possible, could someone either give me an idiot proof guide or point me in...
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    help choosing the right parts for a new computer

    hi im wanting to build a new computer to run 2 separate operating systems simultaneously id like to run both windows 8.1 pro and some form of Linux id like for both operating systems to have their own hybrid drives so the operating systems can both be saved to ssd. id also really like it to be a...
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    building my own laptop

    hi guys! i've been looking for a gaming laptop for quit some time now, and i've wanted if there's a way to build your own laptop? i dn't really have much experience with laptop, but if isomething with a 7970m will be cheaper than $1000~ i'll be all about it! what i'm looking in one: 7970m/680m...
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    Best gaming laptop under $700?

    Location: Canada or Romania I would like to run modern games the best it possibly could. Also I would like it to last for a few years(3 years or so would be fine) This is the laptop I have been heavily considering.
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    best specs for $1200

    Hi, i've been trying to find the best laptop solution for several days and hope to get some advise here. main purpose is work : a lot of multi-tasking including photoshop, some simple graphical editors, ms office = word, excel, powepoint, visio, several instances of prototyping software like...
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    Fast Gaming Laptop for Minecraft!!! 0 lag, budget about $900

    I want a fast gaming laptop! Needs good graphics, RAM, Video Card and decent battery life. I have heard that "there's no good gaming laptops" and to "build a Desktop," but quite frankly I don't believe that and there's absolutely 0% chance of me getting a desktop. I could care less about how...
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    Laptop Builder Sites

    1. What is your budget? 800-1000, although I would love to come in under budget 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 17 or over, I'm not overly blessed in the eyesight department. 3. What screen resolution do you want? prefer 1920x1080 but I can live with 1600x900...
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    Build your own laptop

    I am looking to either using an existing Toshiba (satelite XP Windows) Laptop for the build (i know very old) or going with someone's suggestions. I am looking for business applications and severe multi-tasking. ANhy suggestions or help?
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    Dell Studio 17 - build your own - no Blu Ray option

    Hi, I'm looking at either Dell, HP or Acer for a new high spec laptop. The Dell Studio 17 range has the option to configure the laptop to your requirements and I can meet most of mine (i7 Core, 4GB, 1080 HD screen). But for some reason there is no option to add a Blu Ray DVD player. Does...
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    Open Source DIY Tablet Kit Promises Versatility

    Build your own Tablet PC from a relative scratch. Open Source DIY Tablet Kit Promises Versatility : Read more
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    How (And Why) To Build Your Own Laptop

    Even a novice do-it-yourselfer can handle our simple recipe for building a "whitebook" homemade laptop. Customization was never so easy. How (And Why) To Build Your Own Laptop : Read more
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    How hard is it to build your own laptop?

    I have built several PC's, but I have never even owned a laptop, let alone opened one. How easy or difficult would it be to buy all the parts, and assemble one? Where would I even go to buy laptop parts? (newegg?). Any good reads? The only reason I ask is that it is generally 25-50% cheaper...
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    Build Your Own Search Engine: Yahoo Spices Up Search API

    Sunnyvale (CA) - Yahoo is offering a re-engineered version of its search API that allows individuals and organizations to create their own search engines based on Yahoo's technology. Build Your Own Search Engine: Yahoo Spices Up Search API : Read more
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    Supersize Your TV for $300: Build Your Own XGA Projector!

    I was thinking about trying this, but I only have a Laptop monitor to use. Any advice on not breaking it?
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    How To Build Your Own Laptop article

    I expected THG guys to come out with this How To first, but Maximum PC's April issue beat them out. I've been waiting for this for years. My main motivation is simply to save money. I prefer a lightweight laptop for browsing, email, basic communicaton, and a long battery life as opposed to a...
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    Build Your Own PVR

    Archived from groups:, (More info?) Why Tivo When you can Freevo?