If you'll read further, the reason most people aren't running a high-end super-powerful PC is because of power considerations.
There ware ways around this, however, so read on....
I have now ordered two 7" touchscreens (woohoo, im on the track!) and should be with me either today or tomorrow
After reading the FAQ's I realised that nobody has placed a spec up for a high powered machine (seeing as ill be running dual VGA output). Could someone please list the parts that I would need and where I could get them from to build a "high spec but small in size" machine? or would it just be easier me buying a high end shuttle PC? (any suggestions?)
Thanks for the reply.
I already understand that mate, I was just hoping someone would know of a fairly decent spec machine that will do the "dual vga" as not many people have done it before.
Any more info would be appreciated
My project is going to have dual VGA, although it's not going to be used immediately.Originally Posted by aurora
Shuttle SN41G2 with a Mobile AthlonXP 2400+.
It will all fit within the power constraints of an Opus 150w power supply with room to spare.
thanks again mateOriginally Posted by DarquePervert
ive noticed that the PSU is 250w on that website, are you sure that is ok with the opus 150w?
You don't really need a super duper machine to run dual vga. In fact you just need a dual vga video card, which can be found pretty cheap. I just don't know how two seperate touch screens will act together ? Will you use the same video output on both monitors or two different ?
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Originally Posted by CapitaineFritz
ive been told that the software aids alot when running dual screens. It basically remembers application positions or something (if not then theres definately software to do it). The output will be different (least I hope else ill be selling a screen soon lol) Ive been told that as ill be running 2 apps at the same time (1 for each screen) then I could need something quite powerful. This is why I enquired about it
Define "higher spec" and "fairly decent spec". Dual VGA doesn't really need all that "computing power" since most of the strain is on the vga cards themselves. Hence, a system running dual display card could run on reasonably powered machine without a sweat. Of course, it depends on what u actually want to see on your dual displays - gaming would be the only vpu+cpu intensive applications you would run - but I doubt it would be worthwhile playing on dual 7 inch screens (unless u are running dual 12's).Originally Posted by aurora
And yes, power becomes a big issue with these machines (as already mentioned). You could probably post what you intend to build and see what others would have to say. Cheers !!
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ok heres what I intend to do with the PC:
have 1 screen running nav and another running music/movie/another app
I will not be playing games whatsoever
I cannot get an M10k board can I because I need to whack a nice AGP (dual vga) graphics card in there or something?
Yes, I'm sure.Originally Posted by aurora
The power supply on the Shuttle unit is rated for 250w. That doesn't mean that all the components I'm going to be putting in will draw that much. By using the mobile processor, my total power usage will be around 110-125w with all the accessories added on.
And the Opus DC-DC power supply will replace teh 250w that comes witht he shuttle barebones unit.