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Corvette ZR1 Desktop PC

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November 4, 2010 1:52:25 PM

This is my version of the “Mobile” PC. The foundation was a 1:6 scale Radio Controlled Corvette. Converting the kit into a PC wasn’t enough, it had to be a Corvette ZR1! A slimline laptop DVD is incorporated into the roof. The paint is factory “Jetstream Blue” with hand painted ZR1 logos. The system is a Jetway NC64 Core 2 Duo Mobile ITX Mainboard with Intel Quad-core Q9000 mobile processor. Mushkin’s 60GB Callisto SSD and 4GB DDR3 PC3-8500. HD Video is generated by GIGABYTE 512I Radeon HD 512MB 64-bit. PC is powered by a 150W “Brick” Power Supply and 9.6V R/C battery for cruising around the parking lot.







A slimline laptop DVD is incorporated into the roof.


The Corvette's Cowl Induction is an 80mm LED cooling fan


22mm Bulgin "Green LED" resistant switch is mounted in rear as the Main Power.




The foundation was a 1:6 scale Radio Controlled Corvette Kit by Newbright.

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November 4, 2010 2:21:00 PM

Pretty cool
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November 4, 2010 3:26:10 PM

Pretty awesome. Love that you actually kept the radio controlled aspect. i saw a bunch of mods like this, but they gut the car and so it just looks like it but doesn't actually drive. As always, awesome mods MM!!
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November 8, 2010 11:02:31 AM

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

ZR1 corvette! It almost sounded like a PUN - mobile PC. Great work!
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November 8, 2010 1:55:28 PM

Glad you like it! Thank you for the comments :) 
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November 18, 2010 12:05:25 AM

I'm looking at an upgrade for the Vette... this GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 Motherboard and Core i7 920









CPU

1. Support for an Intel® Core™ i7 series processor/Intel® Core™ i5 series processor/ Intel® Core™ i3 series processor in the LGA1156 package (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.)
2. L3 cache varies with CPU

Chipset

1. Intel® H55 Express Chipset

Memory

1. 2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory (Note 1)
2. Dual channel memory architecture
3. Support for DDR3 1666 (O.C.)/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
4. Support for non-ECC memory modules
5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest supported memory speeds and memory modules.)
Onboard Graphics Integrated in the Chipset: (Note 2)

1. 1 x D-Sub port
2. 1 x DVI-D port (Note 3) (Note 4)
3. 1 x HDMI port (Note 4)

Audio

1. Realtek ALC892 codec
2. High Definition Audio
3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
4. Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN

1. 1 x Realtek RTL8111E chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Expansion Slots

1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)

Storage Interface Chipset:

1. 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices
2. 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s connector on the back panel supporting up to 1 SATA 3Gb/s device

USB Integrated in the Chipset

1. Up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)

NEC D720200F1 chip:

1. Up to 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel

* USB 3.0 10x performance is a maximum theoretical value. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
Internal I/O Connectors

1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector Connectors
2. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
3. 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
4. 1 x CPU fan header
5. 1 x system fan header
6. 1 x front panel header
7. 1 x front panel audio header
8. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
9. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
10. 1 x debug card header
11. 1 x chassis intrusion header
12. 1 x clearing CMOS jumper

Back Panel Connectors

1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port Connectors
2. 1 x D-Sub port (Note 2)
3. 1 x DVI-D port (Note 2)(Note 3) (Note 4)
4. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5. 1 x HDMI port (Note 2)(Note 4)
6. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
7. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
8. 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s connector
9. 1 x RJ-45 port
10. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/ Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)

I/O Controller

1. iTE IT8720 chip

H/W Monitoring

1. System voltage detection
2. CPU/System temperature detection
3. CPU/System fan speed detection
4. CPU fan speed control (Note 5)

BIOS

1. 2 x 64 Mbit flash
2. Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
3. Support for DualBIOS™
4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b

Unique Features

1. Support for @BIOS
2. Support for Q-Flash
3. Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue
4. Support for Download Center
5. Support for Xpress Install
6. Support for Xpress Recovery2
7. Support for EasyTune (Note 6)
8. Support for Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2
9. Support for Smart 6™
10. Support for Auto Green
11. Support for ON/OFF Charge
12. Support for Q-Share
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November 18, 2010 12:15:44 AM

You will want an i7-870 CPU, not a i7-920. The i7-920 is on a LGA 1366 socket and your motherboard is a LGA 1156 socket.

Also, the Corvette is sweet looking by the way!!!
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November 18, 2010 12:16:07 AM

very nice build awesome finish on it well done pal :-)
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November 18, 2010 2:41:28 AM

+1 to tecmo34 - he spotted the obvious difference with the ram slots of a 1366 mobo
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November 18, 2010 2:48:18 AM

That is REALLY sweet, nice work!

Now when someone says their PC is faster than yours, ask them thier 0-60 time and [:badge:5] when you see the funny look on their face.

Oh and I cannot resist:

Marty McFly: Are you telling me that this sucker is nuclear?
Dr. Emmett Brown: No, no, no, no, no. This sucker's electrical. But I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need.
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November 18, 2010 9:58:49 AM

Best answer selected by MonsterMawd.
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November 18, 2010 10:01:06 AM

Thank you, Glad you like it!

tecmo34 said:
You will want an i7-870 CPU, not a i7-920. The i7-920 is on a LGA 1366 socket and your motherboard is a LGA 1156 socket.

Also, the Corvette is sweet looking by the way!!!



Thank you for that :hello: 
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November 18, 2010 10:55:28 AM

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