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Old 06-26-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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first of all I appologise for how my brain works

has anybody built a twin system i.e. two motherboards in one case with associated ancilleries probably mod two cases (have to be the same ones)

one m/board for gaming
one m/board for work/internet

dual monitors

could you share cd/dvd drives with separate H/D's for each motherboard

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Old 06-26-2005, 09:45 PM   #2
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why do that, you can build a computer that will do all of that and you won't have to bother with 2 mobo's and modding the case and all that. Too much effort for something that is really simple to do.

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Old 06-26-2005, 11:58 PM   #3
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Or just get 2 really smal cases and a KVM switch. If you look hard enough, you might find a KVM switch with USB(say to share external CD/DVD drives) audio, and of course your input devices and monitor
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Old 06-27-2005, 01:01 AM   #4
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The usb ports on a kvm switch are for usb mouse and keyboards, not storage devices.
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Old 06-27-2005, 02:39 AM   #5
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there's really no point in it unless you're going for looks.
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