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    worlds first 17" monitor in computer tower?

    i have had this project in my head for a while, i have searched for a while over the last 2 years, and so far, have not seen any larger then 7" screens in cases(there is a Shuttle brand media center case with 7" touch screen, and there is the thermaltake unit meant for user installation into a case-somehow).

    i finally was able to do it after work was getting rid of some out-of-warranty lcd monitors that had backlight issues-- $5 of capacitors later, and the monitor came back to life, so i dug out my dremel, some lexan, and some nice chrome hex bolts, and a day later, voila:




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    I've seen similar mods at LAN parties before.
    Not original, but still cool and very handy.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    What you need to do now is come up with a way to hide the majority of those cables. I see a power connection on the side for the monitor, and the vga/dvi dongle and cable. If you could hide those that'd be spiffy!

    Then with a wireless network card, maybe rig up something to use internal USB header for a wireless keyboard....you'd only have power/audio out of the back.

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    thank you all for your help minus the useless post by sjlucky...

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    i have had this project in my head for a while, i have searched for a while over the last 2 years, and so far, have not seen any larger then 7" screens in cases(there is a Shuttle brand media center case with 7" touch screen, and there is the thermaltake unit meant for user installation into a case-somehow).

    Apparently, you missed seeing THIS ONE.

    I settled for a Moncaso case with 7" screen for my HTPC. I wanted a rack-mountable piece (had to fab my own rack ears, tho), and didn't want it taller than 4U. I think the Origen is at least 5U.

    Yours looks pretty good, though! Nice fabrication work!!


    BTW... How are you faring with the weather back there? I was in La Porte, Indiana until Saturday afternoon. I heard that region got slammed with a BIG storm Saturday night...

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    thanks for the comments!


    Quote Originally Posted by jpinkerton View Post
    What you need to do now is come up with a way to hide the majority of those cables. I see a power connection on the side for the monitor, and the vga/dvi dongle and cable. If you could hide those that'd be spiffy!

    Then with a wireless network card, maybe rig up something to use internal USB header for a wireless keyboard....you'd only have power/audio out of the back.
    the next idea for this is to try to convert power section to take 12v off the power supply, or i am considering at least tapping into the computer power supplies ac jack to eliminate a cord.

    the graphics card outputs will probably get relocated once i get a newer, and better card to murder.

    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom_First View Post
    Apparently, you missed seeing THIS ONE.

    I settled for a Moncaso case with 7" screen for my HTPC. I wanted a rack-mountable piece (had to fab my own rack ears, tho), and didn't want it taller than 4U. I think the Origen is at least 5U.

    Yours looks pretty good, though! Nice fabrication work!!


    BTW... How are you faring with the weather back there? I was in La Porte, Indiana until Saturday afternoon. I heard that region got slammed with a BIG storm Saturday night...
    that is a pretty cool case, though, at $1,200 it had better be...
    apparently Google failed me..

    for the weather, i don't remember any of it being real bad, i know it stormed some, though, i was involved in a loud lan party till about 11:00, so the weather didn't matter

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