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Old 02-13-2010, 11:15 PM   #11
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what qualifies as a computer
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Well, no matter how hard, it isnt the motherboard. It will probably be a power supply. I just cannot work with those.
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...A device that computes. I think that is probably the simplest term I can sum.
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That too. Actually he said a "True Computer". I personally take that as a fully functioning home pc like Grant said.

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Well, no matter how hard, it isnt the motherboard. It will probably be a power supply. I just cannot work with those.
What's your plans to make a hard drive?
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CPU and GPU. Both are in the competitive market for "cutting usage cost" so the architectures are getting incredibly small.

Oh, and I mean he loves his sarcasm :d.

EDIT: And yes, I would imagine the HDD would be a bit difficult. Especially since the finished product must be completely clean.
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What's your plans to make a hard drive
Actually, the hard drive is later, as it is not truly "necissary" as you can boot a computer without one.

Excuse me if I spelt that wrong

EDIT: He loves his sarcasm, eh? And to think he is a mod XD
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Well, no matter how hard, it isnt the motherboard. It will probably be a power supply. I just cannot work with those.
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creating motherboards, cpu's, ram sticks, hard drives, gpu's, and even the basic power supplies require years of training and study in fields of electrical and computer engineering. Then to actually physcially create each piece of hardware will require further study in polymers and mechanical. You will have to have to use extremely advance technology and software, usually requiring years of training.

A singular person doesn't specializes in "computer". Like programmers every person specializes in their own are of expertise: creating better architechures, producing hard drive disks, even spending lots of time on creating the most efficient power supply or case design.

It usually requires hundreds of workers and specialists and special factory equipment and standards to put together the modern home computer.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:25 PM   #17
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creating motherboards, cpu's, ram sticks, hard drives, gpu's, and even the basic power supplies require years of training and study in fields of electrical and computer engineering. Then to actually physcially create each piece of hardware will require further study in polymers and mechanical.

It usually requires a team specialists and factory equipment and standards to put together the modern home computer.
Wasnt the first Apple computer made by a bunch of college dropouts?
Anyways, Im not doing this alone.
And Like I said, I know the things I am about to encounter.
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You could possibly get the blueprints for some of Intels older CPU's and scale them. You'd have a VERY large processor and would then need a larger mobo, as well. That is, if you intended to make all items from blueprints, to scale.

I honestly don't have the slightest clue about how to map out the wafers.

Not sure if you've ever seen a "sped-up" version of technicians flipping through the pages that map each layer of the silicon wafer for a processor, but it's intimidating just watching.
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So you're skipping everything else and all you are left with is RAM and a MOBO.
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RAM is probably not too difficult. Solder on the NAND chips to a silicon stick then map your interface.

For a mobo...You might be able to purchase some general purpose microprocessors for the chipset. And the rest is basically interfaces and transistor mapping. The logic behind them is beyond me. I know my basic functionality for the purpose of diagnostics and understanding general computer processes, but the true logic behind the algorithms is very far out of my league.
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