OCZ DIY Gaming Notebook 15"
Published: 11th February 2009 | Source: OCZ | Price: £500 (barebone) |Looking Inside & Assembly
Before we get down to the building of the DIY, it's probably a good idea that we familiarise ourselves with some of the internal components. Turning the notebook upside down, we can see that there are two compartments which can be opened with a cross head screwdriver. The compartment closest to the front of the notebook houses the hard disk along with the Realtek wireless card, and as you'd expect from a modern system, the DIY uses a standard SATA interface that is capable of taking any 2.5" drive including SSD's.
Opening up the second compartment reveals access to the CPU socket, memory slots and various other components. Moving from left-to-right in the image below, we can see two DDR2 SODIMM slots followed by the 478-pin FCPGA CPU socket (pink) with the Intel PM45 chipset positioned just below. Over on the far right is the ATI HD3650 GPU covered with an orange shim and surrounded by three Qimonda memory chips.