I did not build this, but I really think it is awesome. Am considering whether I should do something like this myself.
Notice, for instance, how he has even broken out the wires from the fans and soldered the sensor wires on the motherboard itself. And a serial port routed to the back of the case. All of it it is really well thought out.
Woah, that looks legit! I have to try this lol
That build is great, I had planned to do something similar to my old laptop but never got around to it but I may look into it again. Only real issue with it is that the fan is broken so it could fix the cooling and make a decent slow power machine for some stuff.
Yeah as long as you don't need the form factor, you can slap anything on it.
I have as well, but i didn't want to do ethernet through USB, but PCIe like this guy does is a great idea, again, if you don't need the form factor, all of these things are possible.
awesome how he got a 4 port NIC into play.
That guy is a total genius. I've been thinking about how to make a pfSense box out of a laptop and this guy realized exactly what I had in mind.
Yes, he kind of is If you overlooked it, he provided a write-up of the build here, maybe there's some inspiration to gather from it, even though it is not 1:1 with another motherboard.
I didn't see it! Thanks for pointing that out for me. If I can get my hands on a laptop I might give it a try.