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Turning laptop PC to desktop PC - NEED HELP

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#1 NeonCandy


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 05:02 AM

So iv been thinking of turning my laptop Lenovo Y510p into desktop PC because its overheating to much and i wanted to maximize the performance (overclocking, get an SSD and maybe a new network card). So il keep the rest of my hardware i just wanted to get a second opinion on what PC case should i use (I'm aiming for water cooling) and if i should add more RAM. 
Just so you get an idea what performance I'm aiming for i want to play Fallout 4 on High with at least steady 30fps. Now I'm only able to run around 20 fps with minimal settings.
Thanks for suggestions :P


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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:42 AM

You really cannot upgrade components on a laptop motherboard, aside from RAM since everything is integrated with no expansion slots.  Motherboards for laptops are custom and are usually not designed to be placed inside a traditional ATX case. 


If you are wanting to game in a desktop form factor, you would be better served by building a desktop PC from the ground up.



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 05:22 PM

To elaborate a bit: all laptop boards are designed to work exactly as the laptop ships - sometimes you can swap the HDD, RAM and optical drive, but that is it. Laptops do not follow a form factor like desktop boards do, so you can't stick it into a desktop case - it won't fit right. The only component that can be taken from your laptop and used for a desktop build is the HDD. (RAM is usually removable, but laptops use shorter sticks called SO-DIMMs which are shorter than the DIMMs desktops use.)

EDIT: if you are willing to do some work, you can also salvage the monitor panel from your laptop and use it as a PC screen - reply letting me know if you're interested and I will elaborate.

Edited by ScathEnfys, 01 February 2016 - 05:24 PM.

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