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Offline trekiej

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2010, 05:25:52 PM »
1U rack mounts use a muffin fan. It is low profile.
I am sorry, I do not know if it would work.
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Offline motorollin

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2010, 05:42:52 PM »
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Hi,

am i allowed to suggest buying the board from Steven http://www.clusteruk.com ?
He is helping a lot and needs every send. He spend a lot time, enthusiasm and money. Just my 2 cents....

Of course, you're allowed to suggest anything you like, as long as the board fits ;)

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Offline motorollin

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2010, 05:48:25 PM »
Quote from: trekiej;600785
1U rack mounts use a muffin fan. It is low profile.
I am sorry, I do not know if it would work.


Thanks for the suggestion - I'll add it to my list of things to look in to :)
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Offline JimS

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2010, 08:08:35 PM »
Look here:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=446&name=Motherboard-CPU-VGA-Combo
Some of these have low profile heat sinks, or smaller heatsinks with a fan.
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Offline motorollin

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2010, 08:19:46 PM »
That's awesome, Thanks Jim. Is there a compatibility list anywhere I can use to work out which of these is compatible with AROS?
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Offline JimS

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2010, 08:44:33 PM »
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That's awesome, Thanks Jim. Is there a compatibility list anywhere I can use to work out which of these is compatible with AROS?


I'm not sure about that... I've only started playing with AROS. It works on my desktop PC hosted under windows, that's about as much as I've done with it.  I remembered the newegg site when from when I was looking for a small mobo to build into a radio.
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Offline AmigaNG

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2010, 10:36:05 PM »
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Butchering a laptop might be the most economic idea (ironically),  you can pick them up cheap on eBay... Cheaper with a broken screen (which you won't need)... Keyrah looks like it will do the job... Though I have no experience with one.

I too have to agree, I never done a full mod so I was put off it, but I did see just about a month ago at a computer market an Acer Aspire One with a broken screen for just £40 and it did cross my mind, get it and rip out the motherboard to make my own all in one keyboard, but like I say I've not really done mods and as I'm saving up for a possible very dear computer (x1000 or sam460) I decided ageist it.

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Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2010, 11:25:38 PM »
I still think an old laptop is the way to go, but if you are set on a standard mobo then this should fit: http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=39

Offline fishy_fiz

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2010, 12:42:52 PM »
I cant offer any specific suggestions, but an ION based platform might be something to consider. Apart from maybe a 90 degree riser card (and maybe not even with a riser card) it might be your only option for hardware accelerated 2d and 3d. Vesa drivers are quite decent as far as Vesa goes, and the vast majority of cards will work in vesa at least, but if you have a choice between vesa and noveau/galium3d you'd have to be a madman to go the former  :)
If you have any specific questions about supported hardware feel free to ask. I cant offer much advice in the way of specifically low form factor hardware, but I am fairly well versed in what hardware is supported and to what degree.
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Offline motorollin

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2010, 12:46:40 PM »
@bloodline
Thanks for the link. I'll try making a model of the board from the dimensions on the site and try to fit it inside an A1200 case. I'll also post on freecycle for a laptop wth a broken screen, as I really can't afford to spend much on this project, and really don't want to wreck my MacBook.
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Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2010, 02:07:47 PM »
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@bloodline
Thanks for the link. I'll try making a model of the board from the dimensions on the site and try to fit it inside an A1200 case. I'll also post on freecycle for a laptop wth a broken screen, as I really can't afford to spend much on this project, and really don't want to wreck my MacBook.
Broken laptop is by a long shot the best idea. You'll really want something with a crappy BIOS (rather than the EFI based MacBook) as it's just more compatible with GRUB :) x

Offline paolone

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2010, 02:35:44 PM »
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Butchering a laptop might be the most economic idea (ironically),  you can pick them up cheap on eBay... Cheaper with a broken screen (which you won't need)... Keyrah looks like it will do the job... Though I have no experience with one.

The Keyrah works like a charm with A1200 keyboards! I've been using one for three years or so, and it didn't give any issue to me. Only problem for hiw would be fitting the keyrah and the Mini-itx mobo in the A1200 case, but it should not be a great issue once you decide to modify also the side holes.

Plan B might be using the A1200 keyboard with the keyrah alone, and connect it to a little, spare mini-itx case with the mainboard inside. I don't know if it's an acceptable compromise, though.
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Offline motorollin

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2010, 02:43:16 PM »
@bloodline
Do you know if there's a list of compatible laptops, or at least chipsets so I can find a compatible laptop?

@paolone
Thanks for confirming the Keyrah will work. As for mounting the board outside the A1200, well the whole point is to make it look and function as much like an A1200 as possible, so I'd rather mount everything inside.
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Offline nicholas

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2010, 03:06:17 PM »
I've got an old Compaq with a broken screen you are welcome to have mate.

It's a Pentium III era model.
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Offline motorollin

Re: Tiniest AROS-compatible mobo?
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2010, 03:12:26 PM »
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I've got an old Compaq with a broken screen you are welcome to have mate.

It's a Pentium III era model.


That's amazingly generous... thanks! Could you let me know the model please so I can check it's compatible?
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