Groups

    how to have a cheap wall mounted pc

    hi

    the eeepc has vesa mounting holes but it is fairly limited as a pc

    so, i thought maybe something like this

    ebuyer.com/pro…258

    create some sort of bracket to hold the pc behind the screen and mount it all onto a vesa mount

    then hook it up to some speakers (or alternatively buy a bigger monitor with built-in sound), use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse and bob's your uncle


    anybody got any better ideas?

    22 Comments

    What about a laptop, take the motherboard out and screw the case flat on the wall, then put the motherboard back in.

    You can either leave the screen on, as they will turn 180 anyway, or take it off, and just leave the base on, with the keyboard

    why do you want a wall mounted pc?

    I'm guessing they don't want leads up to a wall mounted TV :thumbsup:

    what about the leads going upto the pc though ? :?

    Banned

    Babbabooey;3699438

    what about the leads going upto the pc though ? :?



    would just be the power lead

    Babbabooey;3699343

    why do you want a wall mounted pc?



    That's exactly what the wife and father in law said to me when I said I wanted a wooden PC. Between laughing at me that is:thinking:

    imranmaz;3699448

    would just be the power lead



    a lead is a lead is a lead

    a small desktop case and a shelf just level with top of tv would be better than buying such a pc and mangling it?
    there fore possibly invalidating the warrenty.

    Original Poster

    it's really just to try to create something that looks a bit cool, is space-saving, without the costs of an imac

    plus i don't want an imac

    at the mo, my pc takes up a lot of desk space and i was just trying to think of a way to eliminate that

    scrumpypaul;3699673

    it's really just to try to create something that looks a bit cool, is … it's really just to try to create something that looks a bit cool, is space-saving, without the costs of an imacplus i don't want an imacat the mo, my pc takes up a lot of desk space and i was just trying to think of a way to eliminate that



    It wouldn't look cool. It would look stupid. To save space sell your pc and buy a laptop.

    Original Poster

    deek72;3699748

    It wouldn't look cool. It would look stupid. To save space sell your pc … It wouldn't look cool. It would look stupid. To save space sell your pc and buy a laptop.



    i think that's a bit harsh

    it would only be a slim pc hidden behind a screen

    i already have a laptop

    You mean something like this.

    ]http//ww…us/

    scrumpypaul;3699765

    i think that's a bit harsh



    I agree, but such comments are what we crackpots on the edge of innovation have to live with eh? :-D:thumbsup:

    scrumpypaul;3699765

    i think that's a bit harshit would only be a slim pc hidden behind a … i think that's a bit harshit would only be a slim pc hidden behind a screeni already have a laptop




    I just think it's a silly idea. I mean, how many of your friends' houses have you been to, or do you know of anyone who has a pc on the wall?
    I rest.

    deek72;3699864

    I just think it's a silly idea. I mean, how many of your friends' houses … I just think it's a silly idea. I mean, how many of your friends' houses have you been to, or do you know of anyone who has a pc on the wall?I rest.



    And 50 years ago, how many of your friends would have had one of those silly telephone things. I also rest :lol:

    Banned

    deek72;3699864

    I just think it's a silly idea. I mean, how many of your friends' houses … I just think it's a silly idea. I mean, how many of your friends' houses have you been to, or do you know of anyone who has a pc on the wall?I rest.



    Chill ur beans!

    I know plenty of people that have hidden PCs including ones built into the wall.

    OP. if you want it for your desk then this may be an option (dell SX280):
    http://www.hardwarecentral.com/graphics/screenshots/1096576681450plex356.jpg
    if you want a TV media centre:
    amazon.com/Son…2AA
    or
    amazon.co.uk/Son…W7A

    If it's cheap that you are after, then build it yourself. Make yourself a case to hold a mini ITX motherboard on the inside and the monitor outside. The Intel little falls 2 now has a dual core Atom processor.
    ]http//ww…rd/

    It's not hard to make a bracket out of sheet aluminium. The acer or a Dell hybrid would be small and easy enough to do.

    Or you could look at something like this ]http//li…190. You could put a cut down XP (n-light) and boot from CF. It would be plenty fast enough to run a web browser and Vlan. Then just wirelessly connect to your old PC that you can hide in the corner of the room.

    doberman;3700136

    If it's cheap that you are after, then build it yourself. Make yourself a … If it's cheap that you are after, then build it yourself. Make yourself a case to hold a mini ITX motherboard on the inside and the monitor outside. The Intel little falls 2 now has a dual core Atom processor.]http://www.logicsupply.com/blog/2008/10/16/intels-little-falls-2-the-diatomic-mainboard/



    Very interesting article, but the most interesting bit is that to upgrade from single core to dual core atom is only $13 or about £9. So hoping that in 2009 you will get dual core netbooks for £200.

    Original Poster

    some interesting stuff here

    i simply don't have the balls to make a pc from scratch otherwise i'd be sorely tempted

    it seems cool is in the eyes of the beholder

    the type of thing i'd need would have to include enough processing power for photo editing, plus have a dvd drive

    however, those tiny little falls things would be great to bolt onto the back of, say, a 22" monitor and use as a simple pc/web browser for the bairns.

    and, deek, i personally think something like that would just look WAY COOL MAN!!!

    scrumpypaul;3700780

    some interesting stuff herei simply don't have the balls to make a pc … some interesting stuff herei simply don't have the balls to make a pc from scratch otherwise i'd be sorely temptedit seems cool is in the eyes of the beholderthe type of thing i'd need would have to include enough processing power for photo editing, plus have a dvd drivehowever, those tiny little falls things would be great to bolt onto the back of, say, a 22" monitor and use as a simple pc/web browser for the bairns.and, deek, i personally think something like that would just look WAY COOL MAN!!!



    Maybe it would if done properly. I just imagine that if you have to ask on here then you're probably not up to doing it properly. Good luck to you if you have a go. Hope it turns out how you want it to.

    Original Poster

    tempted by the dell xps one now!!
    Post a comment
    Avatar
    @
      Text
      Top Discussions
      1. Gaming PC £700 / £800 budget22
      2. What would be a Mario Kart type game for the PS4?11
      3. advice needed on dumbell weight training please11
      4. Looking for a mobile phone with a £300 budget44

      See more discussions