Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Thrackan, Nov 15, 2008.
I'm currently trying to decide whether I should use the PSone LCD on this case, or if I will hook it up to my main rig... To put it blunt, it sucks as a primary display, because the video chip doesn't handle it correctly on VGA/D-SUB and the picture quality on S-Video isn't that good.
The S-Video on my main rig gets a way better picture on the screen.
Though, realistically, I have no space to put it in my main rig at all...
Revised planning & ToDo post
Small change in plans, I'm going to make a standalone housing for the 5" LCD (which I'm already calling a "monitor"), based on a spare speaker stand for my Creative Inspire 6700 set I still had laying around (flawless, still in plastic! )
Yes, I haven't worked bork crap on the case. I did do a lot of software stuff like installing and configuring, and getting that 5" LCD to display something readable
I'll work on the case again when I feel like it, so there It's still cold outside and I'm a pussy
But, a short sum up is in place of what to do on the system:
ToDo - Hardware
- Get them aluminum plates grinded and sanded
- Make a tape mockup to feed the drooling mouths here at TPU
- Cut holes in the plates:
>- Front: Power button, Character LCD, HDD LED
>- Left side: 120mm fanhole, USB port holes
>- Right side: 120mm fanhole, slimline CD hole
>- Rear: Cut enough off for the mobo tray to fit, hole for a Molex to feed the monitor
- Bend 'n fit a piece of alum to rest the PSU on
- Bend 'n fit a 2x HDD tray
- Find a spare place to stick the CF adapter (and I really mean to "stick" it on somewhere using Velcro)
ToDo - Software
- Further downtrim of the current Xubuntu install (going towards a terminal-based server instead of X)
- Get an FTP server going so I can fill those 2x500Gb HDD's with the music/movies that are currently filling my main rig
- Write the darn stuff I want to get up and running (fully customizable "web"radio interface, incorporating an intelligent request system and more)
ToDo - after that...
- Disassemble the current "monitor" setup (read: remove duct tape )
- Make it nice!
Of course, this is just a list for me so I remember what to do
Cool, Keep up the good work . Good to see some one else making cases .
Bork! I think I killed the LCD's graphic signal by cutting off the VGA cable (even though it's running on s-video).
Now I really don't know if I'm gonna use it...:shadedshu
And of course, bad things never come alone. Coil whine is back, with a vengeance! I guess this means hardcore PSU mistreatment then
Ouch! That sucks I hope you get that all fixed up cuz I'm looking forward to seeing this finished
It's probably a matter of stringing the original wires back together, but that's gonna take some effort. I'll try it, but probably only after the rest is done.
Gonna see if I can get a second hand 15 incher or something.
I think I have a 15" CRT
I think my desk is crowded enough without a CRT
Got a nice second hand 15 inch lcd to use. Still have to find the courage to test the PSone screen
The PSU is not the cause of the coil whine! It's the motherboard. Which is good, because the motherboards coils are easily exposed. To be glued!
It's still cold outside, so no manual labor...
After Xubuntu and Debian I'm now running Ubuntu Server 8.10 out of the box. Wireless goes well, still some quirks to fix.
Coil whine fixed! Yay for me!
Now for the next experiment with this thing: Windows 7
Gotta see if I can fit it on CD's since I'm too lazy to unscrew my DVD player on my main rig
nice work thrackan - I like it a lot so far coil hum is a bitch, especially when your gfx does it...every time I move the mouse it whines..
Thanks, it's a lot of experimenting and not a lot of building at the moment... I'm thinking about redoing my ubuntu server install with really the minimum of minimals installed.
I'm getting a Master/Slave Double CF->IDE adapter this week, moar experimenting!
Ooh, nice! I'm gonna keep my eye on this project. Can't wait to see the outcome. Keep up the good work
do let me know where you got the double CF from... Atom build is next.
Dutch site though, if you're lucky they will ship to the UK
haha I was hoping it was an international brand
also, lol "winklewagen" crazy..
You could try the good ol DealExtreme... That's where I got my first (single) one.
Busy installing Windows 7, thanks to:
I'm using 2 4GB CF cards on one adapter and a microdrive (from my MP3 player) as install media on the other CF adapter
Seriously thinking about ditching the CD-ROM drive and using the microdrive instead...
haha i had to laugh so hard
it's such a nice experience to laugh
btw Thrackan I'd like to see some new pictures !
Geez necropost. For new pictures, I need to actually do something on this project.
hey Thrackan keep up the work. here is "Little Bee" a project i'm working on.
I want to see some more progress on this project.
I will get back to it in the next couple of months, thanks for being interested
I don't think I read which mobo it was in the first post. What's the spec on the mobo ?
Well, the coloring looks like Jetways, and the 20pin power socket location seems like Via C7 platform ?
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