mini PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Robbb_uk, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. Robbb_uk

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    I've taken on the task of turning my mates PC into a multimedia mini PC for his front room for the lowest price possible. He want to use his original PATA hard drive, monitor, 2 IDE DVD RW /Rom drives, memory, AG X8 graphics card and floppy drive.
    Which is the best direction to go? if i buyt a barebone system with case, mobo and processor, what guarantee do i have that everything else will fit inside?

    any links or advice would be much appreciated
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    As far as making sure everything fits, you'll need to buy a motherboard that is the form factor made for the PC's case. Unless you are tossing in the kitchen sink, the various components you want to add should fit ok. I found a couple of links should you need them.

    http://www.pcguide.com/ref/mbsys/mobo/form.htm

    http://www.formfactors.org/
     
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  3. Robbb_uk

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    nice one cheers. anyone know a mini pc case that takes 2 optical drives?
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Found this quickly on Savastore, Robb...

    Mini-case
     
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  5. Robbb_uk

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    i was thinking more of a small form factor cube style case....
     
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  6. SimonV
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    I'm doing the same thing later in the year, Aopen do some great cases LINK.

    I think I'm going with the AOpen XC Cube AV EA65-II, it comes with some great features for multimedia.

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