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First post, by pojo

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I bought a Shuttle XPC machine that had been modified to house ITX motherboard.

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Power supply (Enhance brand) was dead on arrival, I will recap it but maybe I'll just order a replacement for now.
You can clearly see some bulging capacitors -- cheap crap.

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I then tested the motherboard a bit together with YMF744 sound card.
Windows XP and Dosbox in 640x400 looks pretty great on a CRT monitor.

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Did not like the color scheme so I decided to paint it, I went for two-tone anthracite grey / metallic pink.

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I have the choice between two motherboards for this build:

Gigabyte GA-GC230D (Atom)
VIA EPIA PD (C3)

I did test the EPIA with MS-DOS, but I could not reliably get
DSDMA working with the Yamaha card. Therefore I think I will just
use the Atom board together with DOSBox, less hassle that way.

Another thing I will add is a Kryoflux board and two floppy drives
for disk dumping. There's no software for XP so it will have a dual-boot
Linux installation as well.

Reply 1 of 6, by wiretap

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Ahhh, you painted the hard to find plexi cover? You could have just put an inlay behind it like this.. I have a template for it you could have printed.

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My Github
Circuit Board Repair Manuals

Reply 4 of 6, by Xplo

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wiretap wrote:
Ahhh, you painted the hard to find plexi cover? You could have just put an inlay behind it like this.. I have a template for it […]
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Ahhh, you painted the hard to find plexi cover? You could have just put an inlay behind it like this.. I have a template for it you could have printed.

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Sorry for the thread revival. Thats an awesome front bezel replacement mod on that shuttle there wiretap. Any chance of a link to the template please!?