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  1. 85 votes
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      Yes this question has come up before… If there is enough interest in making a larger version of Recompute, it can be done. Similar question has been asked about full ATX board cases. If enough of you out there vote this Idea up we can make it happen… We are going to need a couple hundred folks to commit to buying one and then we can make it. Looks like you guys have some homework.

    • Buy a case

      Could i just say, buy a case and build my own inside? About how much would that cost?

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        In regards to just buying a Recomptue case… Yes you can buy just the case, which includes the power supply and USB ports. The cost is $160 + shipping. You need to supply a MATX motherboard, RAM, Processor and 2.5" SATA hard drive. If you would like to order one email us directly at Info@recomputepc.com and put case purchase in the subject line and we will invoice you directly.

        Originally we offered just the case kit and we did not sell very many. Lots of folks have inquired about getting a case with out a power supply, however, that is not possible as the power supply we use is specific to the case design and can not be substituted out with any other model. In regards to a template or pattern set to cut your own Recomputes, that is possible but very unpractical. Let me explain, to most people…
      • Extra slot for second hard drive

        I am building a media centre. Need 1 slot for solid state drive and another for high capacity data drive.

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          Hello Michael… The kit is designed to hold one 2.5" SATA laptop hard drive at the standard 9.5mm thickness. The 1TB laptop drives are a bit thicker at 12.5mm an will not fit in the hard drive slot without some modification. As for two drives there are a few options. Many builders have used a IDE plug in solid state drive, like this

          http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=SF16B6Y40&title=Super-Talent-16GB-40pin-Vertical-IDE-Flash-Disk-Module-MLC

          as a primary boot and OS drive and then used the slot for a standard mechanical drive. This set up works well with a Linux based media center and boots super fast.

          The next option is to use a solid state 2.5" drive as your primary boot drive in the body use an external drive as your storage. USB is easiest but slow. You can replace one of the front USB ports with an ESATA port like this:

          http://ak.buy.com/PI/0/500/208668126.jpg

          Otherwise you will need a motherboard with…

        • Get off the AMD boat, They are the most inefficient horrible processors ever.

          To compete with the AMD 8 cores you are using , Try an Intel 2400 or 2500k which perform MUCH better ( statistically , Benchmark wise ) and cost the same or less. They also stay cooler and use a LOT less power.

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            • add rack mountable design

              How about a servercase/rackmountable design. I could really use this as a selling point for servers as these rooms are protected from people spilling stuff

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              • 4 votes
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                • If you have cardboard pc, why do not have a monitor ?

                  put display led or lcd into cardboard box and couple a webcam or all in on pc (monitor, cpu and drive)

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                  • Make clearer what parts are sustainable.

                    The general impression seems to be that the Recompute concept is oriented toward sustainability, but exactly what measures have been taken toward that end? Is the case made from recycled materials? Is it recyclable? What about the electronic parts inside? Greater transparency on this point would be valuable.

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                    • EMF

                      After looking through your website I couldn't find anything about EMF and the Recompute case. Since cardboard does not block EMF what does the Recompute use against this?

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                      • serious fire hazzard

                        what happens if someone accidentally spills a drink?????!!!!!!
                        Seriously WTF!
                        Also, that thing will go up in flames.!!!! '0'

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                        • A laptop or tablet version? with a flex screen

                          Could be a cardboard with a flex screen. pretty nice to show off around

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                          • upgrading

                            Can we upgrade these computers ourselves?

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                            • Cardboard gaming rig

                              Can you make a case thaty will support a haswell processor and an Nvidia gtx 780ti gpu with 16 gb of ram? and have it dual boot with windows and linux?

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                              • 1 vote
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                                • 1 vote
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                                  • Alternative case design

                                    Suggestion for alternative case design: **Shelf Space**

                                    Seriously, all those USB ports are awesome, but where the heck am I going to put my external drives with #$%! short 12" cords?

                                    A slight modification of the case to provide some space to set external drives would be awesome :)

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                                    • 1 vote
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