Motherboard --> I'm looking for a Motherboard that can hold 2 graphics cards. Are they available to the public? How well do they work? Will 2 of the second-best NVidia cards be better than 1 of the best?
Case --> Are barebones laptops built for specific motherboards? Can I buy my hypothetical dual GPU board and put it in any case that I think looks cool?
My idea of this hypothetical laptop is an equivalent the 17" Alienware laptop without the $4500 price tag, but I feel comfortable approaching that amount (~$3800.) I'm hoping to keep my hypothetical computer in the "high-end" category for the next several years.
These are the parts I'm considering buying:
-Micron 4GB DDR3 RAM PC3-8500 204-Pin Laptop SODIMM (x2, total 8GB)
-SAMSUNG SpinPoint MT2 HM100UI 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-Intel Core i7 2820QM / 2.3 GHz 988-pin Micro FCPGA - L3 8 MB - Box (might change depending on the motherboard.)
-Windows 7 Professional x64 (OEM Version)
-The best GPU(s) I can find (If they don't come preinstalled.)
All I think I'm missing is a case (which would hopefully come with a screen/keyboard/touchpad,) and motherboard, which also hopefully comes with a built-in sound card.
Any advice you'd like to tack on would also be appreciated!