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Scratch Build – Complete ⭐ An Actual Toaster - Mini ITX build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Flux, 11 Jul 2020.

  1. Flux

    Flux Member

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    The final parts are ready and populated. I am not sure how to manage the cables.
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    I have printed clear brackets that clip to the toaster enclosure and will be screwed to the base of the cage.
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  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You can clip and re-solder the PSU cables shorter, and remove extras. That's about all you can do in a toaster.
    Now that I look at it, you should have opened the bottom up a lot more. This setup could hotbox the parts, (-the irony. :D )
     
  3. Flux

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    The bottom is the motherboard, I won't get any air in through there. But you are right, I am also a little concerned about airflow. But then again, It is an I5 6500, the TDP is said to be 65W, but at 100% load it uses 39W. So I hope I can get away with that.
    I am thinking about upgrading my hardware anyway, at that point I might also modify the PSU. For now I will just have to cram all the cables in there.
     
  4. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    using some mesh underneath you'd be surprised how much air can come up around the board through pressure. It will also help cool a rear M.2 drive and the back of the CPU socket.
     
  5. Flux

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    Oh, okay? Currently, the bottom is open anyway. So maybe I just put it on feet.
     
  6. Cheapskate

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    Ducting with foam is a possibility too. Something to force one set of fans to pull air from outside instead of swishing the air inside around.
    -Sorry, man. We like to overthink things here. I had to figure out how to keep something in a metal can like this cool too.
    We're loving the hell out of your project, otherwise there wouldn't be so much back-seat driving going on. :D
     
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  7. Flux

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    That's cool! I have tried running it with the enclosure for a while and I had no problems with thermals at all. I will revisit that problem with a future upgrade.
     
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  8. Flux

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    It is finished (for now)!
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    More pictures coming soon.
     
  9. enbydee

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    Amazing.

    Get me the marmalade.
     
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  10. MaximumBubbleMods

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    That orange glow really takes this to another level! :hehe: I love it man, nice work!
     
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  11. kim

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    Wow, fantastic result, it was quick as toasting slices of bread :grin:, looks like everything has been carefully planned from the get go :clap:, awesome :thumb:
     
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  12. Flux

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    Thank you! At the time of my first post, I have already been past the worst mistakes. :)
     
  13. Flux

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    Here is a video about it:


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  14. Jean R built

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    It does have the look of a toaster, so mission accomplished, it must be fun to see the look of surprise of someone's face who see it for the first time :hehe:.
    It's a smile catcher, good work :thumb:.
     
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  15. Cheapskate

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    Ah. I missed the exhaust fan. That should help. :D
    It came out extra fantastic. I think you will get in mod of the year competition, easy. -If... :worried: we get one this year.
     
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    Gotta agree looks amazing :rock:
     
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    Dot_Kappa 100% Puppet

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    The coolest pc-toaster :grin:
    The glowing effect is ver nice :cooldude:
    Nowadays it' hard to find an optical drive in a pc.... but you place two! :lol: +1 rep for you
     
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  18. 4LIEN

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    Very good work i really like the final result!
     
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  19. Dr. Coin

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    Congratulation that is a fantastic mod. :clap:
     
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  20. Flux

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    Thank you all very much!
     

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