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Unread postAuthor: rl93 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:53 pm

I want to build a computer or pda. I was wondering if anyone knew a good website has a list of parts and instructions and where i can find the parts for building one.
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Unread postAuthor: FreakyShotGlass » Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:59 pm

Building a PDA is practically imposible but building a PC is easy.
Check out http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardware/guides/build_computer/ and http://www.waterwheel.com/Build_A_PC/build_PC.htm those sites should point you in the right direction.
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Unread postAuthor: rl93 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:05 pm

cool. thanks :D
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Unread postAuthor: COD_FILLETS » Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:34 pm

You could also try use/make smaller cases for parts for computers to have a jerry-rigged computer/(very large) PDA. Instead of using a large (and heavy) computer case, use lighter plastics and containers such as a water proof container (like this from Ranger Surplus) to hold a hard drive.

You could also try disassembling an old laptop (like the IBM ones) and make/find/use smaller cases to make it even more compact, maybe wearable.

Otherwise, build a PDA/computer from scratch is nearly impossible for the average person.
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Unread postAuthor: FreakyShotGlass » Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:37 pm

COD_FILLETS, building computers from scratch is very easy I build all mine because it works out to be around 300-400% cheaper than if you buy a fully assembled PC. PDAs would be very hard to assemble unless you can get parts for them.
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Unread postAuthor: COD_FILLETS » Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:40 pm

FreakyShotGlass wrote:COD_FILLETS, building computers from scratch is very easy I build all mine because it works out to be around 300-400% cheaper than if you buy a fully assembled PC. PDAs would be very hard to assemble unless you can get parts for them.


Not quite what I ment, when I said building it from scratch, I ment designing every component (or atleast the major ones: CPU, HDD, etc.). Otherwise build a computer from parts is very easy, almost a plug and run kinda thing.

Im also looking for new video card, I have an ATI X300SE, any recommendations for an improvement under $100.
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Unread postAuthor: FreakyShotGlass » Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:51 pm

Well building every component for a computer from scratch is practically imposible. Video cards for under $100, nVidia GeForce 6600 256MB is good so is the ATI Radeon X550 256MB.
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Unread postAuthor: COD_FILLETS » Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:54 pm

Well, my X300SE is 512 mb, but I think its DDR (2 maybe). Does the faster ram do better than more of it?
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Unread postAuthor: FreakyShotGlass » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:11 pm

The card probably isn't even using all 512MB because it doesn't really have enough pipelines and other such thing to use it all.
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Unread postAuthor: rl93 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:26 pm

ive been thinking about getting an old laptop or somthing to take apart and make smaller. im not sure what kind i should get. and i have like no money right now

have any of you seen the flipstart computers those are freakin small
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Unread postAuthor: COD_FILLETS » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:31 pm

rl93 wrote:ive been thinking about getting an old laptop or somthing to take apart and make smaller. im not sure what kind i should get. and i have like no money right now

have any of you seen the flipstart computers those are freakin small


1. Ive seen good deals on ebay, but wouldnt rely on it heavily cause the people on it cant be competely trusted. My father got scammed (for about $12) on ebay for a CD a while back.

2. Flipstart computers? What are those?

Ive seen a homemade mac put into a plexiglass cube (but cant find it). It was something like this:

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Unread postAuthor: rl93 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:39 pm

thats sweet lookin
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Unread postAuthor: COD_FILLETS » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:41 pm

Lol, just thought of something, you could use homemade miniaturized computers to make a landwarrior system for paintball/airsoft games :D. Though the powersupply and display would be a problem :?
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Unread postAuthor: rl93 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:45 pm

that would be cool.you just gave me an idea
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Unread postAuthor: COD_FILLETS » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:50 pm

Found something similar:

The "S-CUBE"

"Windows XP Box" (Its what it says, a Windows XP OS box PC)
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