Hey Guys, I'm a newbie to custom design and modify of hardware as I have only ever built systems they way their intended and bought cases. I have this really wacky idea to take out my second laptop from its case and pretty much just stick it on a piece of plywood and customize it from there. The reason is that the system itself struggles heavily with cooling and I would really like to do something like hook up a liquid cooler to the CPU. Another idea was to get an external GPU on the wood as well so I can put my own full-size card. I'm worried about a few things. Is it compatible, Dust and having an "open case" and whether or not this is just a really bad idea. Just a heads up this is not some rig that I'm trying to save money by using the old laptop motherboard but more of a project. I would also like to add more ram but all the dims I think are taken up. If I could either get told how much of a bad idea this is or a few tips it would be greatly appreciated.