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News VIA announces Pico-ITX

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 26 Jan 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. Cabe

    Cabe New Member

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    I would have liked to see at least the drive connectors (im assuming its sata I havnt seen a full spec sheet yet but the VX700 cirtainly supports it) possibly on the underside?
     
  3. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Wow thats small.
     
  4. Buzzons

    Buzzons Active Member

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    isnt the line of many pins on one side an IDE port?
     
  5. WILD9

    WILD9 Been here aaaaages

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    I don't see any memory chips/expansion slots?
     
  6. derbaum

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    probably on the downside .
     
  7. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    i cant belive the size of this! there is definatly a modding oppertunity here (and how the hell does that thing run vista!?!?!)
     
  8. Echo

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    How many could you fit in a standard casE? It's incredible! but agreed with rowin4kicks, how on earth does such a small chip run vista?
     
  9. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    Quote from MS site:

    Just the Memory is the Bottleneck.
     
  10. LVMike

    LVMike New Member

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    i will buy own for a little music/ip radio box build i have planned. Only now, i will add video too!
     
  11. rpsgc

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    Where are the memory slots? :blah:
     
  12. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    As others have said, likely the underside. Knowing VIA, you'll have a SODIMM and Mini--PCI down there.
     
  13. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I could use this for a car mp3 player I want to build! :thumb:
     
  14. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    I had the same thought. You could fit that one in case the size of a radio.
    Can anyone say DIN slot PC!!!
     
  15. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Now that is sexy. :thumb:
     
  16. David_Fitzy

    David_Fitzy I modded a keyboard once....

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    why not fit one with a LCD screen in your rigs 5" bays

    What ethernet does it support? 1Gb? If it does follow my idea above with an internally fitted network storage box hooked up to the main rig and the pico itx :D

    Home made vista-esque sideshow but better!
     
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  17. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Mod a bunch into the rear expansion slot plates and put one in each unused expansion slot - or maybe gut a few old CD-ROMs and put complete systems (including laptop or flash drives) in each 5 1/4" bay :D

    Or better yet, skip the case and just mount the whole thing on the back of an LCD or LCD stand.
     
  18. sam.g.taylor

    sam.g.taylor Apparently I'm Greg Kinnear

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    Sounds cool. Very cool.
     
  19. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    You can see on the larger pictures:

    <a href="http://www.linuxdevices.com/files/misc/via_epiapx_1.jpg">larger pic</a>

    there is something on the underside of the board.

    might have to look at running one of these of a CF to IDE adapter if possible for a very small solid state video player.
     
  20. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    OMG OMG OMG WERE IS MY TAPE?????

    holly crab!!!! i WANT one!!!!!! i love big computers but this thing rocks the house!!!!!
     
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