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how can i make a desktop smaller and portable?


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lemonie8 years ago
Use a saw?
Or are you talking about a desktop computer?
You wouldn't have a lot of options without buying / finding new parts - what have you got that's too big?

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shawntherobot (author)  lemonie8 years ago
its a windows 98 but i want to make it portable but it would probably be easier to buy a new one right.
You might be right there, I think that the mainboard in it's self is going to be an obstacle. If you have money look at micro- pico- nano- 'TX boards. L
shawntherobot (author)  lemonie8 years ago
in most computers isnt it usually that the casing is a little bigger than the room needed? Also what could i use for a power supply?
For a different case search the internet for "case mod", you should find some relevant ideas.
You need a stable regulated supply, but if you think "small" a lap-top type battery might be your best option - this would make things more complicated.

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shawntherobot (author)  lemonie8 years ago
Thats what i thought but would the lap-top battery have enough power to power a large computer?
Small computer remember...
You probably could find a smaller screen, but if you don't want to buy a smaller computer - see what you could get hold of in the way of parts and post these as a suggestion here?

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shawntherobot (author)  lemonie8 years ago
could an LCD screen work on such an old computer?
Yeah, it's the signal that matters not what it feeds to. I think most displays will handle a simple VGA - (this old machine can do a 256 colour display can't it?)

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shawntherobot (author)  lemonie8 years ago
right now my screen has 800x600 true colorscreen in parentheses it says(32bit)
if it doesnt just run the disk that comes with the monitor
shawntherobot (author)  lemonie8 years ago
do you think i could get a smaller screen that is LCD because the screen i have now is the other type that i forgot the name of
countable8 years ago
Get a smaller case...
shawntherobot (author)  countable8 years ago
What?????? its a computer what do you mean case. do you mean the casing?
Yes, it's called a case.