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Already have my sig rig folding away for cc but I also have some extra stuff and was wondering if/how I can get them folding. I have an extra mb (ep45-ud3p), cpu (E8400), gpu (4850), psu, and ram.

Here's what I need help with:
- no case. What do I need to do for just an open air type test bench? How can I power on/off without power switch?

- no internal HDD. I do however have a portable USB HDD, can I boot and run from that? Planning on using Ubuntu 10.04.

- no wireless card. Can I some how share my other pc's wireless connection (which is in the same room) with an ethernet cable?
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If your main PC has 2 ethernet ports, then yes you can bridge the connections. It would be easier if you had a switch to split your signal. Cheap 4 port ones (1 from your router, 2 for each PC) would be the easiest way to do it as for some reason, when friends have bridged connections, usually the main host rig crashes. I wouldn't know how to set up the network settings on ubuntu to accept the host connection anyway.

As for a case, a piece of cardboard can usually work quite well (might want to put a little more time and thought into that part...)

For powering the machine on, I notice the motherboard doesn't have any direct power buttons. I am not sure exactly how you could wire an extra switch to the board or how you could override the connection. I'll leave that to someone else.

For external hard drives, make sure your bios is set to have external or USB boot. You should be ok.
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post #3 of 12
Basically to power it on you just need to use a screw driver or some thing to touch the two pins where you would normally plug in the "power switch" for a case
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by NITRO1250 View Post
If your main PC has 2 ethernet ports, then yes you can bridge the connections. It would be easier if you had a switch to split your signal. Cheap 4 port ones (1 from your router, 2 for each PC) would be the easiest way to do it as for some reason, when friends have bridged connections, usually the main host rig crashes. I wouldn't know how to set up the network settings on ubuntu to accept the host connection anyway.

As for a case, a piece of cardboard can usually work quite well (might want to put a little more time and thought into that part...)

For external hard drives, make sure your bios is set to have external or USB boot. You should be ok.
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Basically to power it on you just need to use a screw driver or some thing to touch the two pins where you would normally plug in the "power switch" for a case
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Thanks for all the info, now the only thing is the internet connection. If I could I would just put my wireless router in my room but it won't run off the cable jack in here. Only thing I can think of is to try and use my droid for usb tethering when it needs to upload/download a WU, if it will work in ubuntu. Also looks like I won't be able to fold on my 4850, all I see is info for nvidia clients.
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post #6 of 12
If your other computer is connected by wireless you can then plug the new computer into the other computer with an ethernet cable and it will work. I used to do this with my laptop and my desktop, this was using win 7.
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Originally Posted by nz_nails View Post
If your other computer is connected by wireless you can then plug the new computer into the other computer with an ethernet cable and it will work. I used to do this with my laptop and my desktop, this was using win 7.
Yes. I described this by bridging the connections on the host machine in the network connections window.
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If your main PC has 2 ethernet ports, then yes you can bridge the connections.
Im just saying his main comp doesn't need two Ethernet ports
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post #9 of 12
Yeah main comp if it has a wireless internet then right click on that network connection and go to th3 third tab or so and click on share this internet connection then use the ethernet to connect the other comp..
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Im just saying his main comp doesn't need two Ethernet ports
Right, I didn't point that out in the original message. It should have been 2 network connections.
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