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    Questions on PC setup. Will it ever end!

    I have been talking to dashboard over from the CF forums. I have been giving him my ideas on the rear system to get 6 independent users on 1 system. I told him that I was going to use my KINO-690S1 board with 5 USB to VGA cards. He explained that it may not be a good idea, because these types of cards tend to suck at full screen video. So back to the drawing board.

    Because I now have lots of space in the back, and have room for a full desktop board, Ive decided to do so for the rear system. What I am wondering is what other users are running as far as full desktop boards?

    My idea was to go with this MoBo (I am trying to stay within the Zotac family).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813500019

    Its basically the same as I have now, but has two PCI slots added.

    I then wanted to add two of these PCI graphic cards.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129042

    Then pair it with 4GB of RAM, and add a CORE 2 DUO.

    Do you think my OPUS 320 will be able to power a setup like this? Only other devices that will be connected is KVMP switches and USB soundcards, all which are powered externally.

    Any ideas and comments would be helpful.
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    Let's see if I got this right:
    you are trying to make a car-plane system where each person has there own system?
    If so, what do airplanes use?

    Server + thin clients???

    Or why not just put 1 good system for the driver and el' cheapola boxes per passenger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SapporoGuy View Post
    Let's see if I got this right:
    you are trying to make a car-plane system where each person has there own system?
    If so, what do airplanes use?

    Server + thin clients???

    Or why not just put 1 good system for the driver and el' cheapola boxes per passenger?
    There is a good one for the driver and passengers. Then I want this second one to be a second system to allow independent use.

    I have already thought of that. Powering so many units is about near impossible. Thats why I went from 6 PC systems down to one big one that replicates six. Thing is I didnt think about bandwidth so now I have to change it out. I just dont want to change it out and nothing works because of powering issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1
    Questions on PC setup. Will it ever end!
    No.
    You should know that by now.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    No.
    You should know that by now.
    LOL..... Im just going to take my chances with using 5 USB cards. I am either running into power issues or hardware limitations. As long as I buy a good USB graphics card I should be ok. i am going with a DisplayLink 195 chipset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    LOL..... Im just going to take my chances with using 5 USB cards. I am either running into power issues or hardware limitations. As long as I buy a good USB graphics card I should be ok. i am going with a DisplayLink 195 chipset.
    we've discussed this a dozen times already...so i'm just going to leave it at see previous comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justchat_1 View Post
    we've discussed this a dozen times already...so i'm just going to leave it at see previous comments.
    I want others peoples comments though. Stop posting in my threads if your just going to bring up other posts.
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    not really into hardware but I keep wondering if you should try an actual server instead of a core2duo. My macbook pro bogs down with heavy applications.
    something like xeon or such ...

    I'm thinking of that guy who put that rack server and rack equalizer in his truck.
    He also had huge pipes for power. lolo, probably bigger than what powers my house

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    Quote Originally Posted by SapporoGuy View Post
    not really into hardware but I keep wondering if you should try an actual server instead of a core2duo. My macbook pro bogs down with heavy applications.
    something like xeon or such ...

    I'm thinking of that guy who put that rack server and rack equalizer in his truck.
    He also had huge pipes for power. lolo, probably bigger than what powers my house
    Gudging from the stats, the DisplayLinks require 1.2ghz and 512mb of RAM. So C2D should be fine. The problem with trying the server and thin client route is that they dont support touchscreens. I tried N-Computing and that was an awesome solution until I couldnt use touchscreen. It also limits how software can run and a bunch of other stuff.

    Are you talking about 1996C1500. Yea, hes an audio head so he has all that crazy EQ stuff. Only one PC though. Its cool how he got all of it into the server case.
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    I dont think it would work. Most of the video over USB adapters are limited to 1 or 2 per system. You need to check with the MFG of the adapter you planning on using to see if it will support 5 on a single pc.
    I already told you what I think is the easiest solution. Buy 6 Intel D945GSEJT boards, 3x mini box DC-DC USB boards, 6x hard drives of your choice, and 3 of the mo-co-so Black Box Mobile cases. Our case will hold 2 of the Jt boards and the power consumption should be low enough that you can share a single DC-DC USB with 2 boards. That way you would have 6 truly independent systems (power aside) inside of a fairly small footprint, 3 cases.

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