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Modding This would make an interesting mod....

Discussion in 'Modding' started by m0ng0lh0rde, 11 Aug 2007.

  1. m0ng0lh0rde

    m0ng0lh0rde New Member

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    Cramming a PC, into a 3.5" hard drive.

    Use a Pico-ITX board (picture pulled from geek.com, to avoid deep linking to them)
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    I wonder what to Pico-ITXs will run when they come out, and I've got a couple dead HDs laying around...
    :idea::idea:
     
  2. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    I was planning to build a case for a pico itx that is smaller that 3 hdd, but in one would realy be a hard challenge !
     
  3. Dogers

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    As long as it doesn't come with a power brick the size of the X360's, that'd be ace taped to the back of a 30" monitor :D
     
  4. bubsterboo

    bubsterboo New Member

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    That would be awsome! Get one of those DC-DC powersupplys, use a power brick to plug into the molex. Then i guess you would need to use flash for the HDD.
     
  5. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    It would be pretty cool to have a modular computer built in the carcasses of hard disks, especialy if you couldnt tell from the outside.

    I dont think it will be possible to run a 30" monitor from one of these, all current 30" monitors require dual link DVI and this board has only onboard VGA and miniPCI expansion. Even if you could get a miniPCI-PCI adapter i havent seen a PCI graphics card with dual link DVI.

    Moriquendi
     
  6. Dogers

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    Well.. Make it a 24 incher then :p :D
     
  7. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    wow that would be interesting, and pretty awesome. Wouldn't it be pretty difficult though to be honest?
     
  8. bubsterboo

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    If you used a DC-DC powersupply and some kind of flash storage i don't think it would be too tough to make it fit.
     
  9. m0ng0lh0rde

    m0ng0lh0rde New Member

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    I suppose, if you felt packing it into a 3.5" HD would be a bit too tough, tracking down a big old 5.25" HD (the monsters that filled 2 5.25" bays!) would be a lot easier...
     
  10. bender386

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    it has dvi but you have to use a small dongle type thing to get the plug as there is no room for it on the board just a small pin header
     
  11. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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  12. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    I think its a 1.0GHz P3 class processor so its not too bad, besides its not designed for high power only small size.

    Without dual link it still wont work with a 30".

    Moriquendi
     
  13. Moondog

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    Via has been getting around cpu limitations through hardware mpeg decoding and other support chips for quite awhile. It should be fine for browsing, watching video, and other lighter tasks.
     
  14. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    I played GTA3 on a 1GHz epia m10000 for a while, it wasn't as bad as you might imagine, I could get 1024x768 but no eye candy at all.

    Moriquendi
     
  15. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    a board that small is enough eyecandy itself ;)
     
  16. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    What happens if you plug two different PC's Mini ITX, into one 30" monitor? Also you may be able to go VGA-HDMI with on VGA cord, not sure.
     
  17. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    i sense the use of a PicoPSU coming on
     
  18. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    All the current 30" panels have no internal image processing because there isn't currently a chip that can handle the data rate needed to run 2560x1600, this means that (AFAIK) there are no 30" monitors that have any kind of analog input. Also I don't think VGA supports a high enough resolution, youd need something like a reverse TrippleHead2GO to combine the outputs which would give you three separate desktops, you might as well have three separate monitors. I really like the idea, it would be great to have a huge monitor/computer that you could carry around like an artists portfolio but I just don't think the technology is up to it at the moment.

    Moriquendi
     
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