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Modding Low-profile video card with internal VGA header

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Noah, 7 Aug 2005.

  1. Noah

    Noah New Member

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    Any exist?
     
  2. tm36usa

    tm36usa New Member

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    one posible thing to do is to look on newegg for low profile cards. You are looking for one that the vga header is connected with a ribbon cable like this one: http://images10.newegg.com/productimage/14-127-181-01.JPG But newegg doesnt seem to carry and lowprofile cards so you would have to mod the bracket. But that way you just unscrew the vga connecter and *BOOM* internal vga :rock:

    Ohh yeah thats a MSI AGP 5200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814127181 But I have seen pci cards like that too
     
  3. star882

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    Didn't Zapwizard use one for his Ammo Box PC?
     
  4. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    just get any card you want and solder on wires instead of the VGA connector.
     
  5. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    yeah, but tahts hard, because the spot is so small, it would be near impossible to do unless your a super good solderer. i tried that with a old vid card once, did not work AT ALL.
     
  6. Zidane

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    you could just get a vga cable, and loop it back inside the case. for a couple of monitors i have here the cable has a plug on either end, and the monitor has a socket (although, these two monitors have both vga and rgb inputs). or, why not just get a cheap vga extender cable and cut it shorter? hell, come to think of it, you could just nip into maplins (or your local equivalent) and grab a plug and socket and a few inches of ribbon cable and make one for a few quid.

    i dont think there is a card with ain internal vga header.... having a screen inside/on the case, is not really a common thing.
     
  7. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    no problem at all. Just cut the legs of the connector (it's not like it's going to be used anyway) and desolder one leg at a time.
     
  8. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    well, maybe i just suck at soldering. my iron is so old, i should really buy a new one.
     
  9. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    if you think that's hard try solder smd components with an ordinary solder. iv'e done that many times
     
  10. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    that's not hard, it just doesn't look so nice. Depends on the size. 0806 components are a bit tricky. Wery easy to melt.
     
  11. my58vw

    my58vw Plexi Expert

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    Thanks for the link... that is absolutly perfect for the mod that I am planning with the LCD display...
     
  12. LockmanX

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    I know there a bunch of 9600SE's that have what you're looking for.
     

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