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PostSubject: Mini-itx project   Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:41 pm

I'm considering putting together a mini-itx system for fun and would like some ideas for something that we could turn into a case. Heres the parts that I have so far...


PSU

Ram
This could change depending on room in whatever we decide to make the case...

Mobo

Low profile heatsink
This could also change depending on the room in the case we make.

Some ideas that ive heard;

Gulick wants to put a pc in a carrying case. I thought about doing some sort of Shredder Pc. The part where you would normally put in the paper would be a slot loading dvd drive. Anyway, thats a stupid one i know, so let me know your ideas!

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:50 am

Give me a sec, im thinking...
If only Pico boards werent so hard to get.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817338008

Also: I bring you, Hal 9000 http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1827551,00.asp?kc=ETRSS02129TX1K0000532

as well as the hellusion box : http://www.casemodgod.com/Gallery/hellusion.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:44 pm

Okay, so i've actually decided to go a bit cheaper.

PSU - A spare psu should do us fine, from on old dell or similar oem is prefered.

Deciding on a cheaper mobo/cpu/heatsink combo(atom)

Same ram

I bought a cheap dvd-rw off of ebay

So far the only case idea I have, is to use a case from a 360 that has been gutted which would be awesome but has been done before.

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:14 pm

what exactly are you looking to spend?

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:45 pm

Not $800....

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:13 am

The components I looked up (half of which were yours) only came to $377 but thats not including material for the case.

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:34 am

Im thinking under $200 for everything but the case. Im not far off from that with the atom, 2gb ram, used psu, and a slim dvdrw. Just need to find a cheap 2.5" hdd and something to turn into a case

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:10 pm

120gb 2.5" sata has been purchased...

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:08 am

What do you have left?
Id like to see a PC shoved into one of those old boom boxes.

You remember :

It would not only have the functionality of the speakers, but a very discrete and semi-easy to carry case.

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:02 pm

Wellll.....

I have a 120gb 2.5" Sata Hdd, Slim DVD+-R/W, and thats it. All I need now is a cpu/mobo combo, ram, psu, and a custom case.

cpu/mobo = $64
ram = $22
psu = $20(or free depending)
case = ?

Oh, and here's your boombox pc Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:10 pm

what about one of those roll around luggage carts?

And Boombox pc = amazing.

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:21 pm

Yeah, I loved the lcd panel.

How about a pc in a WalMart sack?! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:33 am

Well, I settled on the parts and most of them are here

Case W/PSU Silverstone SG05-B
CPU = e6320 from current school pc
Ram = 2gb DDR2 800mhz Gskill
Mobo = Zotac W/9300m + HDMI + PCI-E x16
Heatsink = Zerotherm Atom 30h Low Profile
Optical = Slim Blu-Ray Rom / DVD+-RW
HDD = 120gb sata notebook drive

Not the mod job I was hoping for but it will work great as an htpc or maybe even a school computer.....

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:35 am

nice... but we were going to build a box

Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:16 pm

Yeah, but i realized that i wanted an upgraded htpc and a funky box will not work for the wife for that purpose. Besides, we have another 9 months in school, you think im done messing around between now and then? Ive used 3 different rigs in mcp alone Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mini-itx project   Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:34 pm

Jlong wrote:
Yeah, but i realized that i wanted an upgraded htpc and a funky box will not work for the wife for that purpose. Besides, we have another 9 months in school, you think im done messing around between now and then? Ive used 3 different rigs in mcp alone Smile

Touche. Ive got too many projects myself and not enough time.

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