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Ok so i had not been on here in a while mostly because i was scared to slip something out to one of my opponents

Im in this school competition called Skills Usa

Its a HUGE ORGANAZATION

Well anyway i did a COMPUTER MAINTENCE PROJECT

and won 1st place in districin feburary

2nd place in state this last weekend

there is no national level at all

what i did was built a computer inside of an old school nintendo

if you guys are interested in it i will post pics if not  then whatever

im just kind of a lil happy right now

btw i live in Austin,Texas

just so u know Texas is huge and i went up against hundredths of computer projects

so 2nd isnt so bad

in a state as big as Texas and as technological

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my teacher wanted me to join the computer maintenance part of skills usa, but i didnt get my money in fast enough.

Its a cool organazation

the pics suck but i promise there will be more as soon as i get my camera back

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pics and specs. and i hope you didn't just throw away those priceless nintendo internals?

Specs are as follow

600 mhz proccesor (you would b surprise what it can do with linux)

256 mb of ram

8 gigs

32x cd drive (slimline)

built in sound and video along with ethernet port

keep in mind i built this out of my own pocket by myself

most of the parts were used but hey it runs and it won me 2nd PLACE

ACTUALLY ONLY ONE PART WAS BOUGHT NEW AND THAT WAS AN ADAPTER TO CONNECT A SLIM CD DRIVE TO IDE

overall i spend a lil over $500

everything but the slimline cd adaptor was bought at local shops

keep in mind it is meant to b either a client or a server not a main computer

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So do you have any cooling issues on that thing in such a small case??? :shocked:

I left it running for 3 days with no problem

i have a small one inch fan in there but its mostly for show cause it doesnt do much

mini itx boards dont heat up as much

btw i took a power supply out of its case and placed it inside too

it also does not overheat but i have the lil fan pointing towards the power supply

just in case

its completely silent you can barely  hear that 1 lil fan running

its nice

SWEET. how does it run?  :evil6:

Its running right now abuntuu but i hate it and will probably go to pclinux os or puppy

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coknut i forgot to say thank you

so Thank You

:headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

Thanks Everyone for your interest like i said i will post more up i will just b a while

my first idea was to put a computer in a pizza box btw

i made a topic about that but decided to drop that idea since i had to keep a computer cool and a pizza box is desinged to trap heat and keep it in

but i might just attempt it now since this lil setup runs really cool with virtually no fans

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coknut i forgot to say thank you

so Thank You

:headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

Thanks Everyone for your interest like i said i will post more up i will just b a while

my first idea was to put a computer in a pizza box btw

i made a topic about that but decided to drop that idea since i had to keep a computer cool and a pizza box is desinged to trap heat and keep it in

but i might just attempt it now since this lil setup runs really cool with virtually no fans

sweet. that would be cool if you could..

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