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Just wondering on size restriction i can get the new casing cheap and cant imagine if with liitle modding a mini itx would fit....obviously pre 2010 minis

anyone know sizes?

thanks

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WOW does no one out there own a mac mini pre 2010 and a ruler? hold on wait let me just check what i wrote "now did i ask if i could tickle someones balls and slap them with shamu....nope not this time, definitely about a mac mini" come on guys really? Or is it so blatantly obvious it wont fit that your saving me the embarrassment of being told no? I do mean with a little bit of modding so kinda roughly fit?

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Uhm
Maybe some of the people reading this thread don't have a Mac Mini lol

here is a google search
http://support.apple.com/kb/sp505
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Mini

You should of posted with the foreplay first and maybe people would of answered you :P

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vonda bar!!! thanks eelhead that helps a bit wonder how thivk the pastic. might just buy one off ebay and get to some breaking lol

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Your welcome and good luck stuffing stuff inside that thing :P

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wouldn't be the first time I've had to stuff something in a tiny space....Giggady! tbh tho she wasn't as pretty as an apple mac lol!

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Just a random thought, I wanted to mod a mac mini into a tissue dispenser.

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zammykoo you legend that would rock in fact I would love a variety of mac mini utility boxs....hand dryer, tissue dispenser, piggy bank.....LUNCH BOX!!!!!!!!! oh if i wasnt about 20 years to old to have a lunch box :P

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mac minis are tiny not sure you will be able to do much with it apart from a cd rack or fitting it in your car. i was looking at something when i was in the local apple store near me. theres this router or something like that that looked like a g5 case but really small i was thinking about that as a micro atx i will have a look around for it a sec

http://store.apple.c...mco=MTMzNzkyNzk

or maybe 2 of thoes stuck together.


you have to think outside the box to get it in the box

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"you have to think outside the box to get it in the box " love that quote ha!

I have a strange feeling this may turn into ...alternate uses for a mac mini case :) ha!

I love the mac minis but they are a bit shizzle really just a nice idea all in a lil box you can easily move around it would be nice to turn it into what it was meant to be

i was thinking about something like this inside

http://www.novatech....0-g0eay0dz.html

with on board gpu's getting better this could work i think with a small solid state drive

you can even get 35w sandy chips would be lovely




ahhh in fact this would easily fit with 4cm spare width and 4 cm spare depth!!!

http://www.novatech....oxdq67epb3.html

OHHHH NO

now ive proved it means spending more monies :/ lol

I definitely wouldn't mind this in a mac mini case

http://www.novatech....ech/basket.html

sub 500 quid for what would currently out perform my full atx build :D

in fact it would even fit the new one

http://support.apple.com/kb/SP585

and apple lower specs are over £600

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I wanted to do this too. With the mini itx board i have (17cmx17cm) it would be too big for the old mac mini. However, it would fit in the new ones, but its just the height that is the issue. If onboard gpu's were a viable option it could work well, unfortunately, to my knowledge you still need a discrete gpu so its too much height!

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what a nice little mobo that is! youv given me ideas now too

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Sorry to say gr4fk, but linking to the basket page on a website won't let us see what's in it. Your basket is stored on your PC in your cookie for that site, all we'll ever see is a blank page :(

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ahhh {censored} yeah what a douche lol here is my basket ;


Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

CSR-4G1609 £33.32

OCZ Vertex Series 30GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive

OCZ-VSSD30 £54.40


Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz (Sandy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 - Retail.

IL-I52500K £133.32


Intel DQ67EP Intel Q67 (Socket 1155) Motherboard - B3 Revision

IL-DQ67EP £89.16


Akasa mini-ITX & micro-ATX Low Profile CPU Cooler

AKA-7106HP £11.48


Samsung SN-T083C 8x DVD+/-RW Slot Loader SATA Black - OEM

SAM-T083C £24.99


Total Basket Value: £417.99 inc vat

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cant wait to see the build start. if you want, a vinyl wrap design done i will do it for free that just gives me something to do. man i need a job

this is trafficface btw the wife beater ha ha

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ahhh {censored} yeah what a douche lol here is my basket ;


Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

CSR-4G1609 £33.32

OCZ Vertex Series 30GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive

OCZ-VSSD30 £54.40


Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz (Sandy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 - Retail.

IL-I52500K £133.32


Intel DQ67EP Intel Q67 (Socket 1155) Motherboard - B3 Revision

IL-DQ67EP £89.16


Akasa mini-ITX & micro-ATX Low Profile CPU Cooler

AKA-7106HP £11.48


Samsung SN-T083C 8x DVD+/-RW Slot Loader SATA Black - OEM

SAM-T083C £24.99


Total Basket Value: £417.99 inc vat


May I ask why you went for the i5-2500K over the 2500 or the 2400?

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what psu are you using. unlness i am missing something. you will need a new really small psu. or is the board laptop style plug in?

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You can get pico psu. Which is like a laptop charger, in that it has a external block(whatever that bit is called) then plugs in to an internal board (generally attached to the 24pin plug) that splits for hdd power ect. ect.

http://www.mini-itx....tore/?c=10#univ youll see it all there

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^ exactly

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im building an ultra cheep version of your build ha ha the specs are so bad its embarrassing so i wont say but it costs around £180 with a lot of money saving going on here

gr4fk hows the build going. i have been looking at what your trying to build and made a scale model out of cardboard. hight is an issue. obviously its all about how you lay it out and i have put 2 micro fans in my model but it doesnt look like it can be done with the mac mini. so i have just designed a new case out of cardboard that will fit and is about an inch taller.

the model is funny i could actually just build a pc into it. want to see a pic? of the new model?





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