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i'm just teasing, I have an even older system (Pentium II) that still gets some occasional use now and then. One of these days, I might run some benches for HWbot lol. But it's nice that you were able to salvage those parts into a HTPC
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post #22 of 33
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ahh, but you are an adult, I am only a 15 year old teenager
When I sort this out properly I will post up new pictures, also my room gets moved around a lot.
Why do you assume that?

I was 16 when I did that. Age isn't an excuse!

Neither is materials, wood is easy to find. I made this (Old S478 P4 rig) for fun when I was bored a while back, made out of an old shelf and a walking stick.



Portable, and clean. As I said, you have no excuse.
    
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Originally Posted by alwaysAMD View Post
Is it even hooked up to a TV? I see that CRT there but I don't think this qualifies as a "HTPC". Maybe just a ghetto rig.
Well, actually I have my Media Centre pop up as soon as it starts up, it watchs shows that this rig records from the main TV in the living room so technically it is a HTPC

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i'm just teasing, I have an even older system (Pentium II) that still gets some occasional use now and then. One of these days, I might run some benches for HWbot lol. But it's nice that you were able to salvage those parts into a HTPC
Finally someone who understands how poor I actually am :') Thank you sir.
This system is salvaged parts, I did not spend over £15 on this, as that was all I have. lol
Edited by jdcrispe95 - 2/16/11 at 2:00pm
    
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post #24 of 33
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Don't use a case. Make a case.

I made this out of a shelf, with a few well placed holes for cable managment, and a HD mounting system out of PCIE covers. My old HTPC, Q8200/4GB/8800GT/S:



There is no excuse,
I'm thinking about doing something like that, how did you attach the motherboard? or is it just sitting there?
     
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post #25 of 33
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I'm thinking about doing something like that, how did you attach the motherboard? or is it just sitting there?
Lined up, and drilled, holes to screw in the motherboard standoffs.





    
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post #26 of 33
Must do that.
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post #27 of 33
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Damn! I took for granted it had at least AGP.

Then, get a PCI 8400GS. yes, they do exist
I think the onboard is better than any PCI card... lol mainly because this motherboard's PCI slots run at 66Mhz :'/
    
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post #28 of 33
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lol mainly because this motherboard's PCI slots run at 66Mhz :'/

That's crap, but a 8400GS would still beat its ass off
   
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post #29 of 33
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Lined up, and drilled, holes to screw in the motherboard standoffs.





what is that? thought it was homasote at first but second pic made it look like osb plywood
post #30 of 33
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what is that? thought it was homasote at first but second pic made it look like osb plywood
It's chipboard, 13mm, often used in flooring, or shelves. Sanded down and smoothed.

Might make a worklog, people seem to be interested
    
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