build my own macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ibuyufo, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. ibuyufo macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    Crazy question but is it cost effective to build a macbook pro from assorted parts that can be found online? Part of the problem is that I am not sure what goes into a macbook. Has anyone done this?
  2. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    Google hackinotsh and start there
  3. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    jsut buy a mac
  4. djhyro macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2007
    depends on if you get the display and logic board at a reasonable price..those are the two most expensive components
  5. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    What goes into a MacBook Pro:
    Proprietary logic board
    Proprietary screen
    Proprietary casing
    Proprietary camera
    Proprietary speakers
    Proprietary trackpad
    Proprietary keyboard
    Proprietary fans
    Proprietary heatsink
    Proprietary CPU
    Proprietary GPU
    Proprietary hard drive
    Proprietary RAM
    Proprietary glass

    Simple answer is no
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Building pretty much any laptop from parts is virtually impossible; way too many specific parts and it would cost more to buy the parts separately than to just buy the whole thing.
  7. GermanyChris macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    All of that is on eBay..

    You could do it without much issue, but I can't see it being cost effective.
  8. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    People buy broken macbooks and sell the parts. If it would have been cheaper to buy the parts and assemble it, they would've just fixed the computers instead.

    You can build your own hackintosh and throw in a few "original" parts if you want? Otherwise it actually would be quite cool to have your own /whatever/ of a specific brand and model that you've assembled from parts. But in that case, it should be something that doesn't lose value by the minute, like a nice watch or a car...

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