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Unread postAuthor: Demon » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:13 pm

I know I was very often, especially when my spudding budget collided with other needs (In this case, a decent computer for computer science classes).

Spudding truly is a gateway to all engineering fields and the skills learnt from building launchers comes in handy very often.

This computer Hybrid saved me 700$ had I bought a laptop equivalent in any store.

I3-3220
GTX650 (GTX 670m equivalent)
Dead silent cooling system (4x120mm silent fans)
60gb SSD and 160gb HDD
Wifi, HD screen, Keyboard, etc.

All those goodies for 600$. Its runs Nexuiz at 150fps, at ultra/maxed out.

If you need a good portable computer but you are torn apart by a tight budget, give it a try.
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Unread postAuthor: mikehunt042084 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:51 pm

I need more details about that beauty, I have to have one.
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:08 pm

Very nice build, far better than all those riced up towers. Planning to put a 12v ATx supply and SLA in the backpack?
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/sarcasm, /hyperbole
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Unread postAuthor: Demon » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:38 pm

The PSU is already in there, it's a 300W one. What do you mean by SLA, Zeus ? The first box you can see in the picture with the bag open is where every single component of the computer rests. The gpu, cpu, psu and both drives. The other white panel is the screen and keyboard.

mike the design is very simple. It's a box with the motherBoard fixed on it along with the PSU and the drives. The only tricky part was to have the graphic card to lay in parallel to the motherboard. I stripped off the cooling fan and used a 10" pcie extension to have it lay flat and as close as possible to the motherboard.

Then you glue 4x 120mm fans together and have them blow air directly over the naked heatsinks of the GPU, PSU and CPU.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:03 am

That's crazy, would be hilarious to see someone whip that out for a lecture at uni :D
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:09 am

Very nice! Just don't take it to a metropolitan centre with trigger happy police, bunch of wires coming out of a rucksack... they'll shoot first and not even bother to ask questions later.
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Unread postAuthor: Demon » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:35 am

That's crazy, would be hilarious to see someone whip that out for a lecture at uni


Maybe that already happened a few times :D The look on people's faces is priceless. The staring ends up being quite annoying tough.
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Unread postAuthor: Demon » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:38 am

Hehe, looks like 9gag enjoyed the design :)

http://9gag.com/gag/5970589

13000 upvotes :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: wyz2285 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:45 am

:lol: :lol: I saw it on 9gag this morning, never thought about see it here
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CpTn_lAw wrote::D "yay, me wanna make big multishot pnoob with 1000 psi foot pump compressor using diamond as main material. Do you think wet bread make good sealant? " :D
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:56 pm

Demon wrote:Hehe, looks like 9gag enjoyed the design :)

http://9gag.com/gag/5970589

13000 upvotes :shock:

Dear god, 9gag has even spread its ugly tentacles to spud files, the end is nigh.
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Unread postAuthor: Demon » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:42 pm

Now, now, don't let a few of the members convince you all others are the same.

Most comments on the post are moronic and uninformed replies, but all in all it only is an oversized community where some few decided to give a bad name to the whole.
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