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T7200 2GHz Core 2 Duo Meron 667 FSB

http://www.logicsupply.com/products/lv_677

3GB RAM - cheapest 667 on newegg

low profile 7600gs http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127237

http://www.logicsupply.com/products/c137b

PCI-E riser card and extender card - $23 total at logicsupply

15.4" TFT LCD with DVI - have (no stand nothing just screen and inverter board with DVI output

how do i make screen swivel on hinges i would make on the case to make it exactly like a lappy?

and what keyboard

edit: with that case i dont need a low profile! YAY just a thin card. so i will get a full size evga 7600gt which is thin and basically uber pwns, i love that card...
    
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post #2 of 17
You could probably get some tips from this guy, if its not covered in his worklog:
http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/itx-laptop/

Looks like he manufactured his hinges with nuts, bolts and sheet metal...
    
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No point in 3 Gbs of ram, two will do nicely.
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so should i make a custom case or use teh one i linked to the casetronic c137b
    
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Another idea would be to get an old portable computer, gut it and replace everything with the mini-itx setup...

Take a comp like this:
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/...sp?c=1065&st=1

And mod it into a new portable...

Edit: Go with a custom case, or use something like a briefcase to built it into... cmon... you know you want to...
Briefcase comp: http://content.techrepublic.com.com/...11-1184-4.html <- Using micro-ATX board, so with mini-itx you'd have plenty of room for keyboard etc...

Even better, go all out and build a wearable computer...
    
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Originally Posted by NullWolf View Post
Another idea would be to get an old portable computer, gut it and replace everything with the mini-itx setup...

Take a comp like this:
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/...sp?c=1065&st=1

And mod it into a new portable...

Edit: Go with a custom case, or use something like a briefcase to built it into... cmon... you know you want to...
Briefcase comp: http://content.techrepublic.com.com/...11-1184-4.html <- Using micro-ATX board, so with mini-itx you'd have plenty of room for keyboard etc...
A briefcase could be awesome.
    
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post #7 of 17
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hm...briefcase...

    
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Then you can be Sreenath the Spy... lolz...

After you build your briefcase comp, you can make your pen-gun and other spy toolz...
    
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post #9 of 17
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how about an airsoft usb gun? i've seen that before but it was meticulous engineering to take it apart and rebuild it in that small enclosure (he used the missle launcher enclosure

seriously: ok briefcase sounds nice
    
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Make sure to do a worklog, or suffer a beating.
    
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