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  1. Posts : 14,576
    Windows 10 IoT
       #1071

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    Triple 160 x 80 color LCD displays, 1-GHZ, Broadcom BCM2835, 512MB Ram, Wireless 802.11n / Bluetooth 4.1 / LE, Micro USB, mini HDMI. It's running a full Linux distro and is a PC. Just not a Windows PC. In my defense it won't run Windows.
    Might be a little bit off topic but I'm in a mood to have a little fun. It doesn't have to be big to be fun. =)
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  2. Posts : 1,191
    Windows 11 Pro x64
       #1072

    Pretty cool new toy. that I'll bet you'll have lots of fun with.
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  3. Posts : 12,725
    Windows 11 Pro
       #1073

    Looks cool. Sounds like fun, congrats.
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  4. Posts : 14,576
    Windows 10 IoT
       #1074

    My background is in electronics, I'm a retired Electronic Technician. The Raspberry Pi has kept the old brain going and given me a lot of fun stuff to do and try over the years.

    EDIT: Plus the Pi Zero is ~ 7 bucks Canadian, and the Zero W is ~ 14 Canadian. I don't have to spend a lot of money to have a lot of fun. The new Pi Pico Microcontroller is like 5 bucks. Woot.
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  5. Posts : 26,338
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #1075

    Today kids have Raspberry Pi and build mini computers that can be used in Smart home or as regular PCs.
    When we were kids we had this and could make radios or sound effects
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  6. Posts : 4,557
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1076

    I remember building rockets, that was neat

    It had a 10 switch countdown control, I was like Dad, where`s the dam Fire Rocket Now switch
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  7. Posts : 14,576
    Windows 10 IoT
       #1077

    Cliff S said:
    Today kids have Raspberry Pi and build mini computers that can be used in Smart home or as regular PCs.
    When we were kids we had this and could make radios or sound effects
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    I had one of those when I was a young lad. It was one of the things that got me interested in electronics.
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  8. Posts : 14,576
    Windows 10 IoT
       #1078

    AddRAM said:
    I remember building rockets, that was neat

    It had a 10 switch countdown control, I was like Dad, where`s the dam Fire Rocket Now switch
    Did that too, lots of fun.
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  9. Posts : 14,576
    Windows 10 IoT
       #1079

    The Raspberry Pi was intended to get kids back into programing. Who knew a bunch of use old timers would also jump on board.
    All kinds of cool stuff out there for todays youth all ages really. BBC MicroBit, Arduino etc. I have a couple of each.
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  10. Posts : 77
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       #1080

    Define 7 Tuxedo Build


    May I present my Tuxedo Build;

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    Case: Fractal Design Define 7
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    MB: MSI b450 A-pro Max
    GPU: MSI RX 580 Armor 8gb
    Mem: 32 Gigs GSkill FlareX
    PSU: Antec 850w HCG
    Ext Cables: Antec Sleeved w/ Black Combs
    Cooler: Corsair h60 modded w/Corsair ML120 pro white led
    Drives:
    WD SN750 500gb nvme (w/10)
    WD Blue 1tb sata (games & jazz)
    WD Black 750 gb (legacy)
    OCZ Arc 240 sata (Linux)
    Opical: DvD super write master w/lightscribe

    I had planned to mount the two ssd's on top of the psu shroud but I think that would have been a cable management nightmare. So in the back they went and instead decided to display the old legacy drive instead. I think it looks good & helps hide some cables. Drive is mounted with the included multi-bracket & I used some rubber grommets & washers with 3" 6/32 bolts and some nylon hollow dowels. This had the affect of bringing the drive about inline with the sata ports again helping out with cable management, I think. I also bought some extra white sata cables which match the sleeve/braiding on the extension cables. Single black sata power cable extensions were used to help minimize extra power connectors shown. Two included 140 Fractal fans up front, moved the third (from the rear) to the bottom between the psu & drive cage, helping drive some cool air up to the gpu area. These three fans are a constant 1000rpm quite quiet. As mentioned I replaced the h60 cooler fan (max rpm aprox 1700) with an ML 120 (max rpm aprox 2400). The gpu support, don't laugh, is a cut piece of wooden dowel wrapped in white nylon electrical tape.
    I've heard the ML120 ramp up at times but it's not distracting, it's white led rolls with the tuxedo theme along with the led light strips. Those, while I think they look good were a pain to wire in. Magnetic backed strips, good, but they had molex connectors. Yeah, so I bought some male sata to male molex adaptors so I didn't have to run the molex modular line from the psu. The idea there being less restriction on the bottom fan. With all that in place you might think the cable management would be a mess in the back but it's not.
    I'd also like to mention I keep an eye on things with msi command center, core temp, & tech power up gpu. My temps avg about 64-71c. On an h60. With the front panel / door closed. Granted it's winter and on the cooler side. That being said once summer rolls up if temps become an issue I can upgrade to a 240 up top those seem to be a sweet spot. Or do a push / pull on the h60. I've concluded that builders sometimes max out on aio's or custom loops just because they can. Nothing wrong with that. Plenty of positive reviews on youtube on the define 7 some of them them cautioned about thermals I gotta say I think they're just going for ratings, this case has plenty of air flow even with the filters in and door closed.
    Happy computing.
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