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Is it possible to mount very small PC-like computers on an electric socket? [closed]

I've been thinking of getting something like Raspberry Pi (or similar small computer) to use as a print server, but am irked by the prospect of having to find a shelf for it near the electric socket ...
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What is the name of this USB form factor?

I saw several news articles about the YuibKey several years ago, and always thought the way it was shaped was really cool. Instead of requiring a box-shaped connection like normal USB-A, it is a ...
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Lenovo M92P tiny PC Graphics Card Upgrade [closed]

Is it possible or does any tried upgrading the the graphics card of Lenovo M92P Tiny(1 Litre)? Here is the specs: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/desktops/thinkcentre/m-series-tiny/m92p/ I'm planning to ...
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Difference between Mini-ITX and thin Mini-ITX

Recently, I've noticed a new type of motherboard form factor: Thin Mini-ITX. I've tried to find specification of it, but couldn't find any useful info. Wikipedia page about Mini-ITX doesn't have any ...
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Can I build a slimline/low-profile PC that will fit high-end graphics cards?

At first I was thinking to do this with some specialized motherboard form factor that uses a riser board so the video cards are parallel to the motherboard. However, it seems that no one really does ...
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Computer will not turn on without the wires being pulled towards the power supply

I'm fixing a computer and what appears to be gaffer tape is holding the power supply wires together that connect to the motherboard. When the wires are pushed towards the power supply (the upper left ...
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Form factor of ATX expansion slots

I am building my own computer case, but I am having difficulty finding the form factor specifications for the ATX expansion slots - in particular the maximum height of the slot and the spacing of the ...
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Will an e-ATX motherboard fit in a large ATX form factor case?

Is it possible (without drilling any holes or anything) to fit an e-ATX motherboard into a large computer case whose form factors are only ATX and micro-ATX? The case itself should have enough space ...
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How to determine motherboard/case form factor

I have an old (no more than 5 or 6 years) Compaq that I'm planning to re-purpose. The motherboard and CPU need to be replaced but I'm going to be able to re-use the hard drive and optical drives. I'...
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What is the reason for CPUs being so small?

The more transistors a CPU has the faster it is right? We seem to keep trying to make the transistors smaller and smaller yet the size of the CPU remains the same, a few cm squared. Why isn't the ...
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How many types of PCIe graphics card form factor?

How many types of sizes are there for the form factor of graphics card? I am refering to the L-shaped metal part that juts out from the casing, allowing external connection to the monitor. I have a ...
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What are the differences between 2.5“ and 3.5” hard disks?

What does the 2.5"/3.5" value indicate? The thickness? I want one of my friends to buy 1TB hard disk for me. I know I want a 1TB capacity and 7200rpm, but don't know how to choose between 2.5" and 3....