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Compaq 4508 Case/mobo size

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Anonymous
July 18, 2005 11:03:47 PM

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I have an old Compaq 4508 that is just sitting at my feet as I type. I was
wondering if anyone knows if the mobo, powersupply, everthing inside the
case could be scraped and put in a new micro-atx mobo with a slim design
power supply. I have not found any specs on what the design is, but I do
know it is tight, very tight. It would make an awesome little server or
even portable computer. People would laugh as they see this old compaq
and think that it was just that, an old compaq. But then bam here is this
little kick ass computer. Anyway if any one knows please tell me.
July 18, 2005 11:58:56 PM

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Forget it. The 4500s were very proprietary. The motherboard was manufactured
specifically for that specific micro tower case. I know of no standard board
that will come close to fitting, size-wise, output connector wise or front
panel connector wise. In addition there is really no room for a separate
processor fan. The power supply blows inside the case as opposed to standard
PSs that pull air out.
HH




"mostsleek" <mostsleek@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I have an old Compaq 4508 that is just sitting at my feet as I type. I was
> wondering if anyone knows if the mobo, powersupply, everthing inside the
> case could be scraped and put in a new micro-atx mobo with a slim design
> power supply. I have not found any specs on what the design is, but I do
> know it is tight, very tight. It would make an awesome little server or
> even portable computer. People would laugh as they see this old compaq
> and think that it was just that, an old compaq. But then bam here is this
> little kick ass computer. Anyway if any one knows please tell me.
>
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 1:20:10 AM

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Yea I know that there is only one fan that does it all. This would be a
pretty cool case for a small screaming machine. It would be like a
sleeper computer. Well I guess it is time for some customizing.
!