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Using old laptop components with a mini-itx motherboard

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#1 ayupmiduck


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Posted 16 October 2016 - 12:26 PM

Hi all,


I have ripped apart my old laptop (Asus a53e) and recovered what I believe is a i7-2670qm cpu and 6gb mobile ram. 


Anyone aware of whether I could use these components with any kind of motherboard? preferably a small mini itx solution?


I wonder if this will actually save me money or if I am dreaming..... Surely there has to be something out there..... 


Thank you in advance

Edited by hamluis, 16 October 2016 - 12:30 PM.
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Posted 16 October 2016 - 05:37 PM

Hallo, ayupmiduck.


(Not from Yorkshire, by any chance?)  :thumbup2:


There is this possibility, it seems; apparently mini-ITX boards that take the mobile i7s are quite thin on the ground, but it might give you some pointers:-




Hope that helps.



Mike.  :wink:

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