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Old 21st April 2007, 12:50 AM   #1
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Talking Crazy summer project !

Hi everyone !

Last year I complete a good sounding tube amp. After a successful year in electrical engineering, I have more than ever crazy projects in my mind. One of them is this one :

I want to build a audiophile motherboard !! (this is why I post in everything else)

What I aim :

- Intel chipset (I think they have a better development resources...I think)

- Basic functionality
- Running an OS, probably Fedora (linux)
- Running a music player
- Storing my music
- Basically a high quality digital music player, to replace those noisy chip that motherboard company is using.

- Cooling with heat sink, I got a 16 inches long .25 C/W left from a passlab project, so I'll probably wont take those new duo core

- Relative low cost, I`m a student... I'll use eBay

- PCI slot for putting a sound card

- USB transfer

I think this is it, it's an highly educative project, I hope it's going to see the end.

So if you have resources for me it would be HIGHLY appreciated, any comments or suggestion is appreciated, I'm open to explore every way !

Thank !
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Old 21st April 2007, 12:54 AM   #2
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Hi.
You want to buils a motherboard? Or do you want to build a computer that plays music?
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Old 21st April 2007, 01:06 AM   #3
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Motherboard !..a complete one in its full complexity !!
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Old 21st April 2007, 01:12 AM   #4
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Might be good for ideas:
http://web.media.mit.edu/~ladyada/make/minty/index.html

http://www.ladyada.net/make/minty/fabrication.html
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Old 21st April 2007, 01:14 AM   #5
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Ambitious. 6 to 8 layers of complexity, not quite the same league as a tube amp.
My question is: why? there are at least 50 different manufacturers producing a vast array of motherboards for virtually every application. Oh yeah,and cheap too.
But hey, it's your time. Good luck with that.
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Old 21st April 2007, 01:21 AM   #6
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Why ? : Because !.. It's a big ambitious project, for learning purpose ! This project cover a lot of theory in many domain of my field of study.
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Old 21st April 2007, 01:25 AM   #7
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Cool.
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Old 22nd April 2007, 09:03 AM   #8
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Don't you mean summer(s) project? Like all the summers of your life?

Have you analyzed how your tube amp really works? There is plenty to learn in the small (only by comparison) projects most people do!
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Old 22nd April 2007, 09:25 AM   #9
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Hi,

Your biggest cost will be the PCB.

If you can pull this off, I'd be interested in one and seeing how well Debian can one-up the Fedora version

Cheers!
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Old 22nd April 2007, 02:03 PM   #10
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Your biggest cost will be the PCB.
I would like to see a hard-wired motherboard, please.

John
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