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Old 08-04-2012, 06:20 AM
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So, how does one install a video card in a system like this (HP)? This awful design is a new one for me.

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Old 08-04-2012, 06:26 AM
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none of those blanks "knock-out" ?

We've had good results with some of the USB video adapters, like USB to DVI from nvidia..

http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-UGA-1.../dp/B004AIJE9G
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:28 AM
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Nope...it's solid. Blew my mind they designed something like that. How INCREDIBLY stupid...
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:41 AM
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Looks like you'll be breaking out the cutters

Projects like this are fun!!

On the other hand, you could always get another case, $20 :P
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I would just cut the case out... considering the PCI slots match the cutting space :P (I wouldn't be surprised hehe)
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Yes, the new low end HPs are incredibly cheap. I was surprised when I saw they started using external PSUs for the desktops. At the rate they're going they'll probably be making cases out of cardboard in a year or two, then they can advertise that it's earth friendly & recyclable.
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So, how does one install a video card in a system like this (HP)? This awful design is a new one for me.

https://twitter.com/builtbymom/statu...677697/photo/1
Bah. Garbage.

Make sure, if you get a new chassis for it, that the board is a standard matx form factor. Some of the HPs have 'unique' boards that are outside of normal form factor guidelines and will not fit into a matx case.

Let us know how you get on?

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We started carrying this a couple of weeks ago. It's powered by a laptop power cord!
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That is about as bare bones as you can get without going raspberry pi.
2 Sata ports? sorry about wanting that extra hd. No expansion slots, a soldered down AMD...

I just cried a little on the inside.

That is about as upgradeable as a tablet.
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This is the "Compaq" version. Why do they make both ?

Compaq CQ2713w Desktop PC

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...odTypeId=12454
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