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Desktop showoff time again

Discussion in 'General Linux Discussion' started by Daerandin, Jun 6, 2020.

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    I watched your video, very nicely designed. But does it really have but two USB inputs,
    Only if your sure she won't need more later?.
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    Two USB inputs are nowhere near enough, but most Mini-ITX motherboards have much more. So my plan was that the two inputs built into the case would be used for stuff that is frequently plugged and unplugged, and then I can either connect the other stuff directly to the motherboard, or buy some kind of USB expander.

    This is exactly why I am excited to build this, it requires me to be a little creative. Now I just wait for GPU prices to normalize, I just hope that will not take more than a year.
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    I love a new build! This one of yours looks like a lot of fun with a midget computer at the end of it.
    Does your wife know it's on the way?
    I mention this only because you must wait on the price of Vid cards to go down. Some wives, by no means all wives, find waiting to be rather difficult..
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    My wife does not mind having a laptop, in fact she was originally opposed to this idea. I had to convince her it would be economical over time. Instead of needing to buy a whole new laptop when it becomes too old, I can just replace components.

    Besides, I will primarily be doing this for my own sake. I am excited to build this system. I still don't know why I got so excited for this, probably because of the novelty of it, I've never built anything but your everyday normal desktop.
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    I just SO know that your talking about. I realized my wife needed a computer suspiciously near to the time I decided I needed a back up box.

    Hey at lest I built the box SHE needed rather than the box I wanted.":O}
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Nice looking case and build Daerandin!
    I built one like this for my Dad about 8 years ago and its still running nice.
    Small and compact, but can easily be upgraded in the future.

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