1. Post #41
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    :siren::woop::woop::woop::siren:

    Logic Supply just got back to me, they've removed the motherboard from my order and released it from backorder status. It should ship by the end of the day, get here by Wednesday or Thursday. Now I can order the motherboard itself from another supplier and it will get here maybe Thursday or Friday.

    :siren::woop::woop::woop::siren:
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    Stop spamming the :woop: emoticon
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  3. Post #43
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    Stop spamming the :woop: emoticon
    Sure, sure, go ahead and ruin the one good moment I've had in the past week :froggonk:
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    Stop spamming the :woop: emoticon
    Harsh.
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  5. Post #45
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    So... are you just going to glue to the inside of the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive? Or find do you have some sort of contraption capable of mounting a pico mobo.

  6. Post #46
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    I ordered a hardware kit from the place that sells the mobo. It should have most of the screws I need. For the HDD I also ordered an HDD mounting bracket that I can mount to the case. I need more parts to get here before I can do any planning, though.

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    I ordered a hardware kit from the place that sells the mobo. It should have most of the screws I need. For the HDD I also ordered an HDD mounting bracket that I can mount to the case. I need more parts to get here before I can do any planning, though.
    You suppose to do the planning BEFORE you buy the part
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  8. Post #48
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    You suppose to do the planning BEFORE you buy the part
    Regardless of how I assemble it I will need the parts I ordered. And I have a rough idea of how it will come together, it's not like I'm just gonna hot glue all the parts in and call it a day. I will probably glue standoffs to the bottom/top of the HDD mount bracket and put the motherboard on those, since it and the hard drive are the same size.

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    You suppose to do the planning BEFORE you buy the part
    I find it easier to actually have the parts out infront of me when I plan.
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  10. Post #50
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    So this is nice. I've been trying for the past three hours to install Xubuntu to my hard drive. First I tried a LiveCD and managed to fuck burning that up. Then I tried Wubi to install it and now it's just saying it cannot find the iso. What the hell? I'm giving it one more shot.

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    Just burn a new live cd.

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    Burn at the lowest speed possible and verify written data if the software you're using allows that.

  13. Post #53
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    PROGRESS! Got it to boot from a new CD I burned, now it won't recognize either of my hard drives and demands I connect to the internet. Since I have a wireless card, I don't know how I'm supposed to do the latter, and I don't know anything about the former.

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    PROGRESS! Got it to boot from a new CD I burned, now it won't recognize either of my hard drives and demands I connect to the internet. Since I have a wireless card, I don't know how I'm supposed to do the latter, and I don't know anything about the former.
    Why don't you just put Windows XP MCE 05 on it.
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  15. Post #55
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    Why don't you just put Windows XP MCE 05 on it.
    Because I want to use it as a nettop more than a media center.

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    And I don't like windows media center all that much.
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    Because I want to use it as a nettop more than a media center.

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    And I don't like windows media center all that much.
    Ah, now I understand. I was not quite sure what you were doing with it in the first place. I hope Xubuntu works out for you.

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    Mac, sir, you inspire me.
    But hey, maybe I didn't read it well, but does it have WiFi?
    I saw a ITX with n one time, and making a tiny HTPC is a long-coming dream. :3:

  18. Post #58
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    Mac, sir, you inspire me.
    But hey, maybe I didn't read it well, but does it have WiFi?
    I saw a ITX with n one time, and making a tiny HTPC is a long-coming dream. :3:
    yes, I am using a USB dongle for WiFi.

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    can you put up some new pictures

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    Yes, pictures would be great.

  21. Post #61
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    I will get you pics as soon as my father gets home. Unfortunately all our digital cameras are either broken or take CompactFlash cards, which we do not have a reader for. Dad has an iPhone 4, which can take good pictures and get them to my computer as well.

    :siren:MOTHERBOARD HAS ARRIVED:siren:

    Unfortunately, my motherboard did NOT come with the I/O card board thingy it was supposed to. If the I/O module I ordered from Logic Supply doesn't fit it, then I have to send the mobo back to E-ITX and get a new one. The logic supply shipment should be here in a couple hours.

    Edited:

    So the Serener I/O module from Logic Supply is not compatible with the P820 motherboard. It might be possible to jump the wires over, but I would rather get a replacement from E-ITX instead, so I have e-mailed them. besides that one bit, I have everything I need to fire it up.

  22. Post #62
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    I fail. The I/O card thingy that it is supposed to come with is the USB/VGA/HDMI/Ethernet port assembly on the card. Which it does have. Now that I have read the owners manual, I know which pins are the power switch pins and can jump them with ease. As soon as I find a VGA cable (Live in an all Mac house and you'll understand why it's so hard to find one), I can fire it up and start installing Xubuntu on it.

    Edited:

    Also, this should make Odellus happy. Apparently the 60w AC/DC adapter it comes with is made by Seasonic.

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    I fail. The I/O card thingy that it is supposed to come with is the USB/VGA/HDMI/Ethernet port assembly on the card. Which it does have. Now that I have read the owners manual, I know which pins are the power switch pins and can jump them with ease. As soon as I find a VGA cable (Live in an all Mac house and you'll understand why it's so hard to find one), I can fire it up and start installing Xubuntu on it.

    Edited:

    Also, this should make Odellus happy. Apparently the 60w AC/DC adapter it comes with is made by Seasonic.
    :iia: Thats great, you have 60w of reliable power.

  24. Post #64
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    Well it runs. Now I have figured out how I can adapt the pin headers to something I can use with the Serener I/O module. But I need some help. I have been trying hard to find a single pin male to single pin female pin header thing. I need to translate the wiring on this motherboard to the I/O module manually, and I would rather not have to use a 1mm soldering iron. Like the headers that some case front panels have. You would not believe how much of a pain it is to find any headers besides USB with a 2mm pitch. Far easier to work with what I have. So if anyone can find me single pin header cables, I would GREATLY appreciate it. Either that or the front panel unit from a VIA Artigo 1100.

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    I don't know what witchcraft it is what you talk about, but I hope everything ends ok. I'm really interested in this project :shobon:

  26. Post #66
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    I don't know what witchcraft it is what you talk about, but I hope everything ends ok. I'm really interested in this project :shobon:
    Well it's simple. A lot of front panels on cases use connectors that only connect to one pin on the motherboard at a time in case your motherboard has a wierd pin arrangement. I need a bunch of those so I can connect the pin headers on my motherboard to the I/O daughterboard I got. I have the pin-out wiring for both the mobo and the dabo, now I just need some of the pin header thingies so I can wire it pin by pin to the daughter board.

    Edited:

    AHA! It lives, running Windows 7(same copy as my desktop)! Seems fairly snappy, but neither the VIA drivers for anything nor the drivers for the USB wireless dongle installed for it, so I couldn't connect to the internet to get correct drivers. I'm taking it to school tomorrow. They have a copy of XP I can use as well as lots of ethernet cables hooked up to switches for student laptops, so I should be able to get all the drivers I need. I can also probably bum a VGA cable off of them, too :buddy:

  27. Post #67
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    Posting from my mean lean pico machine :smugdog:
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    come on man pictures, especially since you're done now

  29. Post #69
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    come on man pictures, especially since you're done now
    Up in five minutes

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    iPHONE WOO!


    Yes, that is a quarter. A FUCKING QUARTER!


    Motherboard in top right, HDD snug in its mount bottom right, DVD drive on the left with its *shudder* ribbon cable :barf:


    Whole ensamble compared to a standard desktop keyboard. :pcgaming:

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    :smugdog:
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    so when are you planning on actually putting this into the DVD drive

  31. Post #71
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    so when are you planning on actually putting this into the DVD drive
    Once I get some pin header thingies so I can get front panel audio and power button and LED.

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    Thanks for the pictures. I'm totally going to build one of those.
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    Awesome idea.
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  34. Post #74
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    So I got a monitor worthy of such a penultimate computer. Found it in the garage, couple years old. It's a Dell UltraSharp something, I think it's 24" 1920x1200. Tried playing Half Life on it, it got most of the way through the opening sequence at ~10fps then crashed. About to try Judge Dredd: Dredd versus Death on it, might go better. I think it may be torture for the poor Chrome9, though, to run anything at this resolution.

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    So I got a monitor worthy of such a penultimate computer. Found it in the garage, couple years old. It's a Dell UltraSharp something, I think it's 24" 1920x1200. Tried playing Half Life on it, it got most of the way through the opening sequence at ~10fps then crashed. About to try Judge Dredd: Dredd versus Death on it, might go better. I think it may be torture for the poor Chrome9, though, to run anything at this resolution.
    Why in the fuck do you have a 24" UltraSharp sitting in your garage, unused?
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  36. Post #76
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    Why in the fuck do you have a 24" UltraSharp sitting in your garage, unused?
    A very good question indeed. But I think it would be best just to accept this particular gift and not question it.

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    A very good question indeed. But I think it would be best just to accept this particular gift and not question it.
    :wtc: If I had a UltraSharp 24" monitor I'd put it to use instantly.

  38. Post #78
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    :wtc: If I had a UltraSharp 24" monitor I'd put it to use instantly.
    Don't worry, I am. My previous primary monitor was a Samsung Syncmaster 720, 19" 1280x1024. I am going to use this one as my primary now and put the Samsung to secondary so I have tons more space to model. Plus it allows me to watch modeling lessons without alt+tabbing.
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    Don't worry, I am. My previous primary monitor was a Samsung Syncmaster 720, 19" 1280x1024. I am going to use this one as my primary now and put the Samsung to secondary so I have tons more space to model. Plus it allows me to watch modeling lessons without alt+tabbing.
    Great news, I'm jealous. I hate this stupid 1440x900 dual monitor setup.

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    I never heard of UltraSharp 24" monitors. What's special about them? :ohdear:
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