Search Members Help

» Welcome Guest
[ Log In :: Register ]

Mini-ITX Boards Sale, Fanless BareBones Mini-ITX, Bootable 1G DSL USBs, 533MHz Fanless PC <-- SALE $200 each!
Get The Official Damn Small Linux Book. DSL Market , Great VPS hosting provided by Tektonic
Pages: (2) </ 1 [2] >/

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

reply to topic new topic new poll
Topic: Hardware Noob, Help me please< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
Jared Offline

Group: Members
Posts: 6
Joined: Nov. 2005
Posted: Dec. 29 2005,21:09 QUOTE

I have another question if you could help.

Would there be a problem with using a laptop Hard Drive (Toshiba 60GB SuperSlim MK6026GAX Hard Drive) inside of a desktop computer? And if I do use this HD is there any special powersupply/proccesser/ect I would need

Thanks in advance. If your wondering I am trying to fit it inside of a VCR case, which is quite abit smaller than the tower my feet are resting on, so need to stay small (Mini ITX).
Back to top
Profile PM 
doobit Offline

Group: Members
Posts: 912
Joined: July 2005
Posted: Jan. 09 2006,14:58 QUOTE

You may need an adapter for the IDE cable, and power, but you can make it work.

"Help stop internet piracy...use Linux!"
Back to top
Profile PM WEB MSN 
Breadman Offline

Group: Members
Posts: 22
Joined: Jan. 2006
Posted: Jan. 12 2006,22:17 QUOTE

You generally can use notebook components in a desktop system.

e.g. Using a intel centrino cpu is on the one hand quite expensive but on the other hand it does not produce so much heat as a pentium IV (more quiet), does have a similar performance, does not need a big power supply (120 watt for a system are enough, compared to more than 300 of a P4)'s the same with the hard drives: smaller, quieter, need less power.

@Jared: that is quite important for your small machine: you do not have enough space for a proper cooling system. so spend a lot money for heatpipes, fans...etc or stay small with the cpu frequencies (much more smaller than 3 GHz).

If you want to have a cheap system:
- AMD Duron 1800 Mhz (or AMD 2800pro System as it may be called) in a bundle with a mainboard (also itx) for $50 (ATX) $90 (ITX) on e-Bay.
- 256 MB DDR266 RAM (If you use some kind of Windows as well: min. 512 MB, if possible: 2x256 MB). they cost app. $100 for 512 MB
- Case with power supply

- optional : cd /dvd -drive, floppy, hard-disk....

I installed such a system half a year ago it cost about $300 with a 250GB hard-disk (normal desktop hdd) and a nVidia FX5600 graphics adapter and a multi-format dvd-drive.


* Wenn die Sonne kommt, schein' ich mit! *
*             *
Back to top
Profile PM 
7 replies since Dec. 25 2005,23:45 < Next Oldest | Next Newest >

[ Track this topic :: Email this topic :: Print this topic ]

Pages: (2) </ 1 [2] >/
reply to topic new topic new poll
Quick Reply: Hardware Noob

Do you wish to enable your signature for this post?
Do you wish to enable emoticons for this post?
Track this topic
View All Emoticons
View iB Code