There are sites that do barebones laptop construction too. One last word. If you cant afford a laptop that comes with a stand-alone grapics processor (they add lots of money), I suggest going for an AMD A-series machine with 8 gig memory. The graphics is built into the processor so there's no bus to slow things down. the A-8 apu is a pretty solid chip. I found an a8 for 525 bucks.