Conversion - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-14-2012, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Matt77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 604
Default Conversion

Hey guise,
I have an Asus EEE PC 1005HAB netbook, that I'd like to turn into a desktop. How would I go about doing so? I want to put it into a MicroATX case or something.
__________________

Matt77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 05:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,296
Default Re: Conversion

Would be pretty difficult as you would have to custom make the mounts for the board itself, then make extensions for the LCD cables so you can mount it on the side panel or something. Then you would have to always use USB mouse and keyboard as you would need to remove or snip the ribbon cables that attach those to the board.
__________________

__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Matt77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 604
Default Re: Conversion

y mount the board?
How about making a Atom PC?
Matt77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,296
Default Re: Conversion

Why mount the board? What are you gonna do, toss the guts in there without screwing it down and call it a day?
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 05:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Matt77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 604
Default Re: Conversion

yes
Matt77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 05:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,296
Default Re: Conversion

Lol well have fun. Make sure the solder joints on the back of the board don't touch the case or you'll short it all out.
__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 05:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Matt77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 604
Default Re: Conversion

oh crap. I guess that wont work.
How about making a dirt cheap Atom PC?
Matt77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 06:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Veraster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 304
Default Re: Conversion

Here is a mini itx motherboard/cpu combo for a whopping $94:
Newegg.com - ASRock E350M1 AMD E-350 APU (1.6GHz, Dual-Core) AMD A50M Hudson M1 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo
So just add some ddr 3 ram, an extra hdd you might have laying around and get a low profile psu. You could even use the box the motherboard comes in as a case as long as you don't tip it over. Or better yet screw the motherboard into the cardboard lol
40gb hard drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16822136897\
Don't know if you want to spend that much. You could probably just ask your neighbor if they have an ancient pc in their closet that they don't need.
Veraster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 06:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Matt77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 604
Default Re: Conversion

I have $200 to spend on this >_>

It needs to have a 200gb+ HDD, LOTS O' RAM, a CD-ROM drive, fan kontrolluh, and video kard.
Matt77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 06:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Veraster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 304
Default Re: Conversion

On that particular motherboard, it has integrated video. If that's not enough, that motherboard has a pci-e slot.
How much ram do you need? Is 4gb enough? CD drives aren't that expensive. Dvd drives cost around $20 so i'm sure a cd drive will be less if you can actually find one.
320GB hard drives are around $60.
What will you be using this pc for anyway?
__________________

Veraster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Conversion? codingmaster Microsoft Windows and Software 2 09-07-2007 08:44 AM
conversion help Manis Computer Audio and Multimedia 4 02-15-2007 11:58 PM
conversion?????? PSERX4 Web Graphics and Design 4 01-01-2006 07:35 PM
conversion/ mlpage5 Microsoft Windows and Software 1 02-18-2005 01:57 AM
conversion? mlpage5 PC Gaming 1 02-14-2005 02:34 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.