Solved Best hardware to turn Lenovo laptop into desktop

February 1, 2016 at 01:30:32
Specs: Windows 10
Hi!
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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February 1, 2016 at 15:25:33
Let's see...
You will need:
A mid tower case
A motherboard that will fit the case (ATX or micro ATX)
A CPU to fit the motherboard
A good air cooled CPU heat sink (a good air cooled heat sink will provide 90-95% of the cooling of a self contained liquid system and be 80% simpler than a custom water system)
Gaming graphics card
Power Supply
RAM (desktop)
SSD for C drive
Fast HD for storage.....
OH!! That's right, that's an entire new build.
That's what you will need. As above, clean out the laptop and see how much you can get for it and you might get a decent start towards your build.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
February 1, 2016 at 03:03:42
Sell the laptop and buy a proper desktop. The Frankenstein hybrid that you describe is never going to work.

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#2
February 1, 2016 at 05:39:10
How do you plan on attaching water cooling? I'm not saying it can't be done, but as ijack said, it would definitely be a 'Frankenstein hybrid'. You'd have to completely dismantle the laptop, pull the board, then build some sort of case or stand to mount the board to so that you can connect the water cooling setup. And of course, the laptop power supply wouldn't be able to power it so you'd have to come up with some sort of external power source. Plus any water cooling setup you purchase would have a water block designed to fit a desktop CPU/board so it would take modifications to get it to fit. IMO, it's not worth the effort. Maybe you should just invest in a decent cooling pad for your laptop & be done with it? Either that or build a desktop from scratch. You should be able to build a kick@ss gamer for well under $1000.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Otherwise you'll end up with a Rube Goldberg contraption:

http://machinevisionsource.com/blog...


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#3
February 1, 2016 at 14:54:15
If the laptop is overheating you may need to blow out the dust/ dirt from the vents. Use canned or compressed air. DO NOT use a vacuum cleaner due to static discharge. Won't get the crud out anyway.

I also agree with both the above comments. Your laptop graphics are what is holding you back and that can't be upgraded.


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#4
February 1, 2016 at 15:25:33
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Let's see...
You will need:
A mid tower case
A motherboard that will fit the case (ATX or micro ATX)
A CPU to fit the motherboard
A good air cooled CPU heat sink (a good air cooled heat sink will provide 90-95% of the cooling of a self contained liquid system and be 80% simpler than a custom water system)
Gaming graphics card
Power Supply
RAM (desktop)
SSD for C drive
Fast HD for storage.....
OH!! That's right, that's an entire new build.
That's what you will need. As above, clean out the laptop and see how much you can get for it and you might get a decent start towards your build.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
February 1, 2016 at 15:46:31
"Let's see...
You will need:...

...OH!! That's right, that's an entire new build."

Agreed. You're essentially trying to make a silk purse of a sow's ear. Too much needs changing to pour money into that system.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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February 1, 2016 at 16:28:21

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