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The end of the road for the DIY PC?



 
 
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Old March 19th 13, 09:31 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.chips,comp.sys.intel,alt.comp.hardware.amd.x86-64
Alexander Schreiber
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Default The end of the road for the DIY PC?

geoff wrote:
The motherboard industry could cook up a flexible solution
all on their own.


... but MB manufacturers usually work from reference hardware put out by
Intel/AMD/etc. Would they be willing to produce items not covered in the
reference?

What does BGA really mean, one buys the MB/CPU as one item?


BGA = Ball Grid Array, the CPU no longer has pins to fit into a socket,
but an array of small solder balls. This is then soldered onto the mainboard.

In other words: you'll buy the CPU & mainboard as a single package.

Or does the
whole DIY concept die and the Newegg 'Computer Hardware' section disappear?


Not so fast. There are still plenty of options: graphics cards, disks,
memory, additional controllers, cases, PSUs, ...

Kind regard,
Alex.
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"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and
looks like work." -- Thomas A. Edison
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Old March 20th 13, 11:28 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.chips,comp.sys.intel
Trent[_3_]
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Default The end of the road for the DIY PC?

On Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:31:30 +0100 Alexander Schreiber
wrote in Message id:
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BGA = Ball Grid Array, the CPU no longer has pins to fit into a socket,
but an array of small solder balls. This is then soldered onto the mainboard.

In other words: you'll buy the CPU & mainboard as a single package.


There are sockets that hold BGA chips.
http://www.advanced.com/products/bga-socketing-systems

Yes, they are very expensive now, but if implemented on a mass scale like
PC motherboards, and given the ability of China to make low cost
technology on a large scale, I wonder...
 




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