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New HTPC build

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by Subliminal Aura, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Subliminal Aura

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 27, 2006

    Posts: 6,917

    Location: London

    Just built this and tbh I like it... The fitting is precise with no engineering faults

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    Temperatures open bench vs in case with the stock fan disconnected

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    Temperatures - installed Scythe Mini Kaze / cpu fan reduced to quiet

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    Temperatures overnight look much better, includes a load test just before 4am

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    The hard drive is under the motherboard

    All the stuff was sourced off the bay and the memory from MM.

    Specs

    pico PSU - 120W
    power brick - 60W
    Memory - 1Gig ddr3
    IONITX-P-E - Celeron su2300@1.2 (faster than an atom, lower on power)
    Case - LCDmod Kit C0AA-S1

    Total price £130inc exc hard drive :D

    Obviously I'm going to tidy up inside - New flat uv sata cables + the new Ballistix smart tracer
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2012
  2. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 30,612

    Location: Warwickshire

    Cool :D. Have you got a build guide anywhere? I'm sure people would be interested in exactly how you constructed it, materials used etc.
     
  3. Subliminal Aura

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 27, 2006

    Posts: 6,917

    Location: London

    Well the case itself came flat packed and is easy to build.

    I'll probably put a build log up after I've done some testing and applied some mods (temps have gone up as I'm not using their supplied fan)
     
  4. vanandjuanunited

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 20, 2005

    Posts: 5,217

    Will this take a 3.5in HDD or is it limited to laptop drives
     
  5. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 30,612

    Location: Warwickshire

    Oh :o. Assumed it was self-built for some reason, duh me.
     
  6. Subliminal Aura

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 27, 2006

    Posts: 6,917

    Location: London

    It's got space for 2 x 2.5" sata drives... However I'm going to route the sata cables out of the case for a couple of 3.5" drives powered by an external brick.

    I've uploaded a pic see the OP

    Easy mistake, I too considered building this from scratch for many years which never happened. Thank god for this kit :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011
  7. koolpc

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 2, 2004

    Posts: 11,344

    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    Awesome!!!!!
     
  8. sarge78

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 1, 2007

    Posts: 4,167

    Brilliant!! The case looks real nice.
     
  9. gropingmantis

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 5, 2010

    Posts: 3,398

    That looks great. I love being able to see everything inside.
     
  10. RJC

    Don

    Joined: May 29, 2005

    Posts: 28,299

    Location: Kent

    Nice system :)
     
  11. anemos101

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 2, 2010

    Posts: 72

    Zomg I want one!
     
  12. DragonWoLf

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 1,751

    Location: Southampton/Oxford

    :eek:
     
  13. Subliminal Aura

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 27, 2006

    Posts: 6,917

    Location: London

    Updated the OP with temperature figures.

    As expected the temperatures rocket to same as a Acer Revo or Zotac Zbox but nothing a fan mod can't help with
     
  14. koolpc

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 2, 2004

    Posts: 11,344

    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    Lovely jubbly case!!
     
  15. powelly

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 3, 2010

    Posts: 3,576

    how long did it take for the case to come? on the bay it says 1-4 weeks :(
     
  16. Subliminal Aura

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 27, 2006

    Posts: 6,917

    Location: London

    It came over quicker than I had expected - around about 5 working dates, maybe I got lucky ;)
     
  17. bugeyewrx

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 6, 2011

    Posts: 271

    Location: London

    Mine took 12 days .....
     
  18. Subliminal Aura

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 27, 2006

    Posts: 6,917

    Location: London

    Nice one - any pics or details of your build ? :cool:
     
  19. bugeyewrx

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 6, 2011

    Posts: 271

    Location: London

    My build log is here , you even get a credit :)

    Final pretty pictures are in the thread called ZOTAC HTPC in here .

    Mine turned out a bit different thought :)
     
  20. OCChew

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 19, 2010

    Posts: 131

    Neat. If I have time I will build one too ...