How To Build A Custom LCD Display For Your Case

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How To Build A Custom LCD Display For Your Case

Postby oil_injected » Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:23 pm

This has probably been posted before, but i just came accross it. I am new to the modding forum. And i thought that it might stur up some ideas in some of you.

http://www.overclockers.com.au/techstuff/a_diy_lcd/
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Postby Twisty » Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:47 pm

I have not seen that before. Looks cool :)

I'm going to have to make a similar display interface for Uni project I am doing presently.
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Postby oil_injected » Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:09 pm

I am going to make one that mounts ontop of my monitor. I am going to display my winamp info on it. So i can run my other applications in full screen and still know what is playing in my winamp player.

I want to get a backlit unit. Anyone know a good source for one?
CASE - Antec 900 Gamer Case
MOBO - ASUS Stryker Extreme
CPU - Q6600 2.4Ghz 1066mhz quad-core
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Postby Sabrewings » Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:05 pm

oil_injected wrote:I am going to make one that mounts ontop of my monitor. I am going to display my winamp info on it. So i can run my other applications in full screen and still know what is playing in my winamp player.

I want to get a backlit unit. Anyone know a good source for one?


I just bought a Matrix Orbital display. Blue background lighting with white text. Sure, it'll cost you $100, but the software alone is worth it (LCDC).

http://www.frozencpu.com/lcd-05.html

Final product (before I painted the LCD to match the case :oops:)

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Postby Twisty » Sat Nov 19, 2005 3:12 am

www.rswww.com
www.digikey.com

are the ones I know that also retail in the US.

The displays are suprisingly expensive. £10 for 2x16, £15 if backlit.
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Postby scottla » Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:43 am

Link's down. Can't wait to check it out.

Also, I'm very interested in this:

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http://www.frozencpu.com/lcd-30.html

In particular, I have two machines on KVM in addition to my main. One sits on the side of the desk. I'd love to put an LCD into a few 5.25 bays and be able to see what's on the machine w/out having to switch.

Can any smart people out there tell me how I might get a vga feed into this thing to make it a mini-monitor?

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Postby phoenixn » Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:01 am

scottla wrote:tell me how I might get a vga feed into this thing to make it a mini-monitor?

Easiest would be to get a video card with composite video out. Then you could plug straight into the display unit. Many such video cards are available in the sub $30 range. Check newegg.
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Postby Sabrewings » Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:32 am

scottla wrote:Can any smart people out there tell me how I might get a vga feed into this thing to make it a mini-monitor?

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Those LCDs are pretty sweet. 8)

It runs off a composite signal (yellow RCA jack), so you'd need a video card with at least S-video output, hook up a coverter to composite, then run it in through an empty PCI slot.
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Postby ThEvil0nE » Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:16 pm

This is what I got and have been sitting for months in it's box. It's a Sony lcd. I just don't have extra time as before to tinker on my PCs :cry:

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Postby DAVE1 » Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:19 pm

i still like the one in this thread
http://motherboards.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=66656&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

the one that comes out of the drive
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