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bonanza2000 February 1, 2013 04:50 AM

Has anyone build an "all in one" style computer?
I have some very old Gateway Profile "All in one" style computers at the office because they have a very small foot print. Unfortunately they are impractical to upgrade past adding some RAM.

Has anyone built or does anyone know of a way to build a upto date computer using the VESA mounting holes on the back of a monitor to attach a chassis and maybe use an ITX board? What parts did you use? Was cooling an issue? How'd you get it all to play nice in such a small package.

I have built several computers with the Silverstone SUGO SG06B case but I want something even smaller.

Thanks for the input, hope someone has some experience in this department.

GT7R February 1, 2013 09:02 AM

I've built an I3-3220 build in an Antec ISK-110 vesa case. A Thermaltake X3 mini for the cooler, 2 Corsair XMS 1600 sticks and a WiFi card. Should look something like this: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7219/7...3c87c8d1fc.jpg (it's not mine)

ZZLEE February 1, 2013 11:39 AM

ASUS or Zotac

Have not played with them Myself

Edit : this Shuttle SZ77R5 Mini PC Barebone Intel Z77 LGA1155 DDR3 1PCI-E16 SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI 500W 80 Plus

there own board and cooling,

Perineum February 1, 2013 12:53 PM

M350 Universal Mini-ITX enclosure

bonanza2000 February 1, 2013 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by Perineum (Post 687884)

WOW that looks slick.

The shuttle isn't quite what I am looking for and the Antec might work.

I am not sure I understand the PSU for the M350. What does it mean when it says
PicoPSU-120 12V DC-DC ATX power supply

- Tiniest DC-DC ATX PSU
- 120 Watts
- 12V input
- 100% silent, fanless
- Over 96% efficiency
- Plugs directly into the ATX connector
- Long Life, Solid Polymer Caps, Japan
- Perfect for mini-ITX boards
- manufactured by mini-box.com
- ROHS compliant version
- PicoPSU + Adapter Bundle
- US Pat. no 7,539,023 Price: $39.95

Is there some 24 pin connector for the motherboard and then some kind of adapter that plugs into a "brick" style power supply like what comes with a laptop?

tangrisser February 1, 2013 04:42 PM

PSU for the M350 is actually two portions

1. AC Adapter - Looks very much like a notebook power adapter.
2. PicoPSU - It has most of power connectors for PC (4+4pin, 24pin, molex and sata, etc.) and it connects to AC adapter which sits outside of the chassis.

You will need to make sure that both AC adapter and the PicoPSU have matching power or higher on the AC adapter AND enough juice to run everything you intend to run.

I'm sure there is a better way to explain this but this is best I can explain

Dzzope February 2, 2013 01:26 AM

Take it apart and drop in laptop components?

bonanza2000 February 2, 2013 08:25 AM

I have half disassembled the Gateway Profiles but they use a lot of odd parts and the only thing that is practical is a RAM upgrade which I did. Went form 1/2 a GB to 2 GB but the things run XP and are slower than Christmas. I think my money would be better spent getting new components and an SSD

I've been looking at that miniBox 350 and it looks pretty neat. For $102 they have a bundle which includes the power supply and parts. I have an email question into them but I think I might order one and see what I can make it do. If I do, I will report back on it.
M350 Enclosure WITH PICOPSU-150-XT and 150W Adapter KIT

Evil Genius Jr. February 2, 2013 08:28 AM

Like this?

bonanza2000 February 2, 2013 01:50 PM

That is pretty slick too!

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