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post #1 of 8
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Hey guys n galls.

I've got a question for you all but first here is a little story.

Once upon a time... No seriously. I have been given a Micro ATX case, it has a Pentium 4 and 512mb RAM in it, problem is it runs like crap.

I'm wanting to build this into a little media center for my TV but I don't want it running slow as and I want Windows 7 on it, I decided that I would gut the whole thing, spice it up a little and slap a ton of new, more powerful hardware into it, problem is that is it of a crazy shape, observe from these photos I took from Google (because my camera takes shocking photos at this time of night!)



That is the unit, notice that it's longer than it is wide?



This is what it looks like with no sides.



And this is kinda how I want it to be, window in the side (because mine doesn't have a window in like most other models) and some new hardware in it.

I was thinking of modding the case to fit a normal mATX mobo or something but I figured it would be too much hardwork.

Any suggestions on what I could possibly do? What mobo I could get (looking at AMD more than intel)

_Fri
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post #2 of 8
Thats an mITX chassis for sure. There are a pile of AMD ITX boards around, it depends on what features you need. Are you going to reuse the PSU?
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a fresh install of windows and more ram would probably do wonders. but it aint gunna run crysis without a full blown hardware upgrade.
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Unfortunately the original PSU had blown out so it was replaced with a different one which doesn't fit it all to well but I was going to cut a sheet of Aluminium and rivet it in place to provide better support. I'm looking for a mobo with HDMI or DVI out if possible, if not I guess I could get a small GPU for it that does support HDMI or DVI.

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post #5 of 8
Can you provide the name of the case? Looking at it again it might be one of those awkward form factors like mini-DTX or something, it does have two slots. Then again at that time there were micro-ATX that were as small as ITX boards are now.
post #6 of 8
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sure it's the FIC Ice Cube VG61 =] And yeah, the mobo is wierd shape, the IO ports are kind on the top end of the board not the side lol
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Friburg View Post
sure it's the FIC Ice Cube VG61 =] And yeah, the mobo is wierd shape, the IO ports are kind on the top end of the board not the side lol
Ok it is an intel SFF AKA mITX these days. Looking at ITX boards there aren't a whole lot of AMD ones, I thought there were but I was thinking mATX.

Something like this with a llano CPU would work well if you're looking for integrated video:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131789
post #8 of 8
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You sure that will fit? I don't wanna buy a mobo that wont fit lol if it helps I got a proper photo of the mobo, I took it this morning.



Thanks for all your help =]
_Fri
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