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Gtek 19th Sep 2012 16:34

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Hi all!

I didn't post here for some time, so I decided to share one of the things, I've been working on recently.
In short, Tenuis is a prototype of a miniITX based system, made of aluminium and solid walnut. It's designed as a living room PC, or, as in my case at the moment ,as a general use computer, sitting next to my desk. It can house as mentioned, any miniITX board, full size graphics card up to 190mm long, nimiITX PSU, two HDDs/SSDs, and slot loader optical drive. Not for hardcore gaming, but it plays D3 at full no problem, if you as me :D.

Few progress photos I took occasionally:

how to in ̶̶̶7 steps:

step 1. sketch

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29821

step 2. sketch more,
figuring out smallest possible dimensions, components positioning and materials calculation,

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29833

step 3. quick model to confirm,

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29822

step 4. get some walnut :)

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29823

step 5. make chassis parts and assemble,

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29824

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29825

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29826

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29827

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29828

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29829

step 6. add walnut (step 4) and paint it black (you cannot go wrong with black :) )

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29831

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29830

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29832

step 7. stuff it with components to make it work and show off


... next time :thumb:

Gtek 19th Sep 2012 16:49

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29834

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29835

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29836

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29837

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29838

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29839

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29840

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29841

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29842

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29843

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29844
http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29845
http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29846

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29847

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29848

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29849

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29850

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.p...ictureid=29851

KidMod-Southpaw 19th Sep 2012 17:13

Sweet jesus...

That's astounding! :jawdrop:

[ZiiP] NaloaC 19th Sep 2012 17:16

That.... is.... gorgeous.....

Blazza181 19th Sep 2012 17:25

Well, DAYUM!

aramil 19th Sep 2012 17:31

Epic mother of all things amazing & stylish.

Fantastic.....

Sent on my CM10 JB powered i9100 by TapaTalk 2

Meelobee 19th Sep 2012 17:34

Wow that's awesome! It reminds me of Bang & Olufsen for some reason.

tp148 19th Sep 2012 17:34

My god that's beautiful.
Really nice work

sixfootsideburns 19th Sep 2012 17:48

pretty sessy little build you got there mate. This build definitely makes me a little jealous and I'll explain why... For the past few months I've been telling my girlfriend I would build her a new comp for home use, and if you gave her this she would probably love you more than me! :hehe:

Congrats man, very classy little system

Del.irious 19th Sep 2012 18:01

freaking awesome! I love it. Simplicity, elegant, stylish, small design. Simply beautiful...well done! I just may have to build something similar for my HTPC, so inspiring.

whatsthatnoise 19th Sep 2012 18:20

Love the small footprint! Top job :rock:

ModsofNorway 19th Sep 2012 18:43

That's awesome work dude!!!!

hoochy 19th Sep 2012 18:56

For something so simplistic in essence, that is so fantastic. I love it. I really does remind me of a high end audio equipment aesthetic. Good job. Would be nice to have a set of speakers or similar for the unit in the same style :)

Nexxo 19th Sep 2012 19:02

That is teh sexy. :thumb:

jokkos 19th Sep 2012 19:02

amazing.... we wants it! we needs it! :clap::clap:

Ch2pa 19th Sep 2012 19:04

I love it:eeek:

Gtek 19th Sep 2012 19:43

Thank you guys!

Quote:

Originally Posted by sixfootsideburns (Post 3170176)
pretty sessy little build you got there mate. This build definitely makes me a little jealous and I'll explain why... For the past few months I've been telling my girlfriend I would build her a new comp for home use, and if you gave her this she would probably love you more than me! :hehe:

Congrats man, very classy little system

lol thanks! I'm sure your build will be awesome, and if for some reason not you can have this one :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by hoochy (Post 3170228)
Would be nice to have a set of speakers or similar for the unit in the same style :)

Thanks! and yes, that is exactly what I was thinking about, and I will make a set of matching speakers at some point for it, maybe on a special request. just need to sacrifice gtx 650 for some nice sound card a learn some more about speakers lol.

Pranja 19th Sep 2012 20:38

This is so elegant.

I can imagine it next to some nice pair of wooden speakers in living room by tv.

shah 19th Sep 2012 21:11

:jawdrop::jawdrop: speechless ...:jawdrop::jawdrop:

sixfootsideburns 19th Sep 2012 21:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gtek (Post 3170263)
Thank you guys!



lol thanks! I'm sure your build will be awesome, and if for some reason not you can have this one :D

Well I appreciate the vote of confidence! I agree with what others have said though, my first thought on this was that it would look really sweet as a taller floor unit to house any audio gear.

I just came back to look at it again and I'm still loving it. Truly a gorgeous piece of worksmanship. I actually have a design already modeled in Solidworks for a mini-itx build that is fairly similar, but seeing yours completed is still astounding. Aesthetically the black and walnut just work so well!


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