hey all, I am quite keen on seeing what I can get out of this Older Laptop. I originally got it as a portable system that I can bring around and with the use of a Docking Station I can use it to connect upto 2 monitors. The thing that appealed to me the most was its ability to use a docking station. I wanted the ability to just put it on the dock and have the functionality of a full system. I installed a SataIII 1tb hard drive in the main spot in the hard drive and I have a Ultrabay adaptor coming which would replace the dvd drive, allowing me to have another 1tb hard drive in there. The thing that appeals to me the most was the R61 laptop has the ability to change cpus. There is a number of docks available Basic Dock pretty basic and only has one vga out Medium Level Dock Supports DVI and VGA Twin Screen out Advanced 2503 Dock Supports DVI and VGA Twin Screen out Supports Low Profile PCIe card (inside the actual dock). The advanced dock also has an Ultrabay which will allow me to install another 1tb hard drive, but I will probably just end up using an external 4tb hard drive and plug it in since I won't be able to bring that hard drive around with me anyway. I don't play a lot of new games and i'm mainly using this system to have some fun. The R61 laptop does have a Express Port which would allow me to use a VIDdock but they are quite expensive. The factory T7100 cpu was ok, but I found that a T7700 2.4ghz cpu would fit in without any worries so I installed one of those. I'm using 3gb ram at the moment. I heard of some people installing a T9300 cpu but it required a modified middleton bios to get running. My hopes were to install a X9300 but the motherboard doesn't support overclocking so it wouldn't have made much diff haha. Graphics Card Choice The Advanced Dock does have some specific requirements for which Video Cards it supports Low-profile full-length or full-height full-length PCI Express card with x1, x4, x8 or x16 slot connectors. 50-watt power consumption limit. I am wondering if anyone could recommend a card that wouldn't require extra power connectors and would use upto 50w power? My recommendations so far have been the HD5450. The card must not use a large fan since there is only a small amount of space. I've been playing some older games like Serious Sam 2 and Half Life 2, just looking for a few more FPS. I hope the project might be interesting for a few members, the idea behind it was to show that older equipment (especially older laptops) is still very useful.