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µGoat

Author: goatware
Used time: One day.
Cost: Probably around $600
Categories: Full case | Monitor | Other Computer Components

So here's the uGoat, my iMac/HybRed inspired mod. PLEASE NOTE that this is my first "real" mod, so that's why it may appear... crappy. I am currently working on a second revision of this that will actually look good as well as take less than half the space.

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Ā First of all the specs:
AMD64 3000+ OCed to 3200+
15.4" 16:9 LCD
80gb HDD
6100 IGP
512mb RAM (Hopefully 1gb soon)

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The process of building this mod was so unorganized and noobish that it didn't even warrant a worklog. Basically I just got the LCD, disassembled it, cut a hole in my main case (an old DSS reciever), and mounted each one on opposite sides. As you can see here, I put the PC on one side and the CD drive and LCD electronics on the other.

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The PSU is stuck through both "chambers" of the case. On the back is a piece of metal with the fan extruding through.

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So the good:
It works quite well indeed, hasn't fallen apart, and the screen is much brighter than it appears in the pictures.

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The bad (as you may see):
The construction is actually quite terrible. As I am a noob at construction, it's held together mostly with hot glue *gulp* and metal epoxy. There are disturbingly few screws or bolts. It still has no top, everything is generally uneven, and CDs tend to fall INTO the cd drive, meaning I have to spend a half hour fishing them out.

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Even so, if you prefer it to be non-portable, the uGoat works great. I managed to make this with a friend almost entirely (yes, start to finish) in a single night.


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18.03.2008 14:18 anonomosboblooks pretty good from the front
10.04.2007 19:00 orbutlutlooks like you just dropped all you components into the case! but i must say quite impressive for a single night!!
18.10.2006 05:18 goatwareI'm now developing uGoat 2.0 which will correct much of what's wrong with this thing.
13.10.2006 18:54 PolkaDothot glue?!?? my brain hurts. i like how the panel is mounted though, looks really trick.
11.10.2006 02:13 CircusactValliant attempt for the first run. sorta reminds me of the hybred in its first stages. but more n00bish. keep at it though. you have potential in the ultra portable, full power arena. PS.: get some proper tools tools. they will help emensely.
10.10.2006 22:58 goatwareYeah, that would match the rest of the tackyness...
10.10.2006 16:39 square35Maybe some ducttape to cover the top... :)