Gaming Laptop build with MSI-GTX-750ti-LP

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  1. Tucker427

    Tucker427 Newbie

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    I decided to put my MSI GTX 750ti LP inside my 15.6 laptop by extending the laptop base. I'm using my Dell Optiplex 390 SFF as a donor for this build. The Dell Optiplex motherboard is mounted on the under side of the laptop keyboard panel. It has a i5-2400 CPU - 8GB DDR3 RAM. The Dell Optiplex PSU is too big for this build so I will be using a Seasonic SS-250SU 250W PSU. The laptop used for this build is a Fujitsu LifeBook AH530 that has a 1366x768 LED screen, this screen will be replaced with a higher resolution 1600x900 screen. The extended base of the laptop is now 6.5cm

    Parts needed to complete the build:
    Seasonic SS-250SU 250W PSU
    PCI Express 16x Flexible Extension cable
    LP156WD1 (TL)(B1) 15.6" LED 1600x900 screen
    LCD Controller Board
    Ultra slim keyboard with touchpad

    Work so far in pictures:

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    bennyg Notebook Deity

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    Well that's one way to implement an upgradeable cpu and gpu in a laptop :)

    Are the fans on the side 4cm, or larger?
     
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    Tucker427 Newbie

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    The 2 side fans are 6cm - Laptop base is 6.5cm and total laptop thickness 7.5cm
     
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    Tucker427 Newbie

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    Build update:

    Everything is going great so far. I have the new SFF PSU mounted and I also made a bracket to mount the Hard Drive. I've got the pci-e extender cable connected to the GPU. I booted the system up with an external monitor and played 'The Crew' with medium to high settings getting around 50 fps. The laptop screen has been replaced with a 1600x900 (Matte) screen but I'm waiting for the LCD controller board to arrive from China before I can connect it.

    In the meantime I'm making the plastic paneling to go around front and sides.

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    Tucker427 Newbie

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    Update:

    Received the LCD controller board from China and installed it in the laptop. Good quality board, no setup needed simple plug and play. Image quality looks fantastic, also no lag. Using a short HDMI cable to connect it to the GPU. I'm using a 12v 2amp power adapter to power the board but I plan to power it from the PSU in the laptop. The LCD board has a 4-pin speaker output so I ordered some 5w loud speakers to fit on the front panel. I still have the side panels to fit. Anyway, I've been gaming on it, surfing the net, streaming videos, etc. All good!

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    Looks pretty cool

    What is the final weight?

    And could you run some benchmarks:D
     
  7. Tucker427

    Tucker427 Newbie

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    Weight is 3.6kg compared to my old Dell D630 laptop that is 2.3kg.

    Non overclocked results:

    PcMark10 score 3075
    FurMark score 2195 37FPS Max temp 68C Preset: 1080
    CineBench R15 score 69.25fps OpenGL / CPU score 421cb
    Real world gaming results playing The Crew: High settings with FXAA up to 60fps and with 4XMSAA up to 47fps (1600x900)
     
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    Update:

    Received the speakers that connect to the LCD board, bigger than what I thought. They sound great installed, lots of volume!

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