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So, I got this really good idea for combining a low power computer with a high power computer. have a ATX case and then mod it to where you can attach a 30 dollar Raspberry Pi micro computer to one of the 3.5 inch bays or some where around the inside and put a high performance mobo.

So why would I have this? Think of having a low power solution to where you can just flip a switch and turn on the Raspberry Pi for Facebook or YouTube without having to sacrifice power of your 1,000+ Watt computer. Not only that it will be quite because it has literally no moving parts except for the hard drive and optical drive. (But that can be solved by having a SSD).

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I like it, I have often considered building a low power system. Now with that raspberry pi, it can be tucked (modded) away into your current compter. No need for building a second "hidden" system in a tiny little case, when it can just fit into your current case.
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I like it, I have often considered building a low power system. Now with that raspberry pi, it can be tucked (modded) away into your current computer. No need for building a second "hidden" system in a tiny little case, when it can just fit into your current case.

Yea you certainly don't have to use the Raspberry Pi. But I just thought that since the Pi has no 24 pin power connector (It has a cylinder connector for power) so you don't have to place another PSU into the case to power the thing. Also it's about 35 dollars.
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