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Are theyre any compact HTPCs with a custom mobo with notebook chips

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February 25, 2013 3:21:26 AM

Reference: MacBook pro 15" (mid 2012)

Red: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M GPU
Orange: Intel Core-i7 3720QM 2.6 GHz processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz)
Yellow: Intel chipset
Aqua: onboard DDR3 ram
Total motherboard size (my estimate): 10" x 5"

Take out the big gap and you could possibly make it 7" x 5"

This would make a very powerful HTPC, and it would be very compact too even with cooling, hard drive, ram, DVD drive, and maybe a Power Supply.

Has anyone seen anything like this? And no not the Mac mini (no graphics chip)
February 25, 2013 3:23:18 AM

grahamf said:
Reference: MacBook pro 15" (mid 2012)
http://i47.tinypic.com/2m280w6.jpg
Red: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M GPU
Orange: Intel Core-i7 3720QM 2.6 GHz processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz)
Yellow: Intel chipset
Aqua: onboard DDR3 ram
Total motherboard size (my estimate): 10" x 5"

Take out the big gap and you could possibly make it 7" x 5"

This would make a very powerful HTPC, and it would be very compact too even with cooling, hard drive, ram, DVD drive, and maybe a Power Supply.

Has anyone seen anything like this? And no not the Mac mini (no graphics chip)

Personally I would be happy not being able to upgrade the CPU or GPU, so something like this would be really awesome for me. And I'm perfectly happy with the performance.
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