General Hardware Discussion:
Update 13 Nov, 2009 at 10:00 PM:
I am losing trust in Newegg with this last order.
I received it extremely fast (~1 day with std. ground shipping), but that has come to be expected of them by me.
I bought a slot load DVD drive and when I went to hook it up, I noticed that its a different power cord (slimline) than normal SATA.
I had no idea of this and it was not mentioned anywhere in the description.
Now I have to wait for shipping AGAIN (most likely going to be a minimum of 3 days this time because its the week end now and that's if it ships from their CA warehouse) so the project is on hold for the most part until I get that adapter.
I tried hooking up my 2nd DVD drive out of my desktop, but it wont go past bios because of a disc read error.
I'm also thinking my IDE adapter isn't going to work. That one is my fault, but I still blame Newegg for this being on hold lol.
I will probably continue working on the housing of this whole thing, but that's going to be the hardest part for me (never worked with fiberglass before).
Update 13 Nov, 2009 at 11:40 PM:
After some more playing with it and my bios settings, I got my IDE USB adapter to work.
Now I need to get a PCI-E 1394 card so I can hook up my front panel Firewire.
Update 16 Nov, 2009 at 5:00 PM:
Took some new pictures. Have some things to say. Here it goes:
My tiny USB Bluetooth adapter.
USB number pad (Was going to be for entering passwords and addresses and such, but I couldn't get it to work. Hopefully Newegg will take it back)
Card Reader (I still need to figure out how to get some extra pins like what are on a motherboard for USB and 1394 to get full functionality out of this thing)
This is the Wifi adapter that came with my mobo (I think it might be external antenna capable, but what do I know)
Cheapo microphone for bluetooth and voice control (Has a hell of a lot of delay...)
Slot load DVD Burner (currently not in use because of Newegg not mentioning the necessary adapter)
This is why I'm not using this thing at the moment (Newegg never told me that I'd need a special adapter to get power to the darn thing!)
USB IDE adapter (probly not gonna use this cause it wont work for what I hoped it would)
Update 17 Nov, 2009 at 11:50 AM:
Uploading a few more pictures of the whole setup.
My workbench (Dinner Table)
Update 17 Nov, 2009 at 2:40 PM:
Got my Slimline power adapter today. Slot-Load DVD burner works great so far (except for the fact that it has cost me over $55 now...)
Update 21 Nov, 2009 at 6:00 PM:
Found an old 4 GB Flash drive.
Decided I'd use it as Ready Boost memory!