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Epiae - HTPC

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by swf, 25 Dec 2004.

  1. swf

    swf What's a Dremel?

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    Hello, I'm new here.
    This ist the worklog of my HTPC and as you know, a picture says more than a thousand words.

    The specs:

    Via Epia PD1000
    512MB RAM
    40GB Samsung 2,5" HDD
    Teac slimline DVD-ROM
    80Watt fanless power-supply

    And here are he pics :D.

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    The first drawing, with dimensions in mm.

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    3D-rendering of Epiae, made with the Doom3 mapeditor :hip:

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    Size comparison with an old CD-ROM.

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    Mainboard and I/O-shield mounted.

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    The slimline DVD-ROM drive bay.

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    After reconsidering the design I came out with this.

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    Test fit.

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    The only fan in the whole case.

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    Front

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    From an other direction.

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    The top.

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    DVD-ROM open.

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    Inside.

    This is the progress so far, comments appreciated.
     
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  2. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    That's looking fantastic so far. I really like all the holes, it's very original.
     
  3. Feline

    Feline What's a Dremel?

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    Nice! The more HTPC's I see, the more I really want to build one (not cos I need one, just cos I want one!)

    I like the white and silver, it's a nice change from all-black. Which VIA mobo are you running, and how much did all of the electronic components cost?
     
  4. iceman3083

    iceman3083 What's a Dremel?

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    very cool.. but were did u put the power supply i dont see it in the pics and wat type of power supply did u use?
     
  5. ev0lution

    ev0lution What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice! Im about to start on a similar sized system but in all aluminium sheeting instead of acrylic. Did you cut out the plates on the top of yours by yourself or did you get them laser cut?
     
  6. kimnkk

    kimnkk What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice indeed! I love it so far!

    I wouldn't mind a more detailed worklog though, since it's a very interesting project.

    Keep up the good work! :thumb:
     
  7. rool

    rool What's a Dremel?

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    Very nicely done. A clean looking case.
     
  8. Kumo

    Kumo What's a Dremel?

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    Sweet! Nice job.
     
  9. swf

    swf What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you for the compliments. :D

    @Feline
    Via EPIA PD1000 mainboard and I spent about 330$ for the hardware. I bought the DVD-ROM and the HDD from a friend who upgraded his notebook.

    @ev0lution
    The engraving is milled, the holes are drilled (15mm for the plates and 9mm for the acrylic).

    @iceman3083
    It is a 80Watt Morex fanless powersupply, the DC converter board is the blue thing behind the front and the 80watt AC to DC Adapter is external. Morex product page
     
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  10. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    Oh yes.. I will be subscribing to this :)
     
  11. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    What a beauty :dremel:

    Did you do the recessed circles yourself with some crazy tool you own or did you have it done in a metalwork shop?
     
  12. swf

    swf What's a Dremel?

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    @mrplow
    Metalwork shop, I tried do to it with a hole saw but the result was just awful :duh:.
     
  13. apoogod

    apoogod trix arent just for kids

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    great job swf you have givin me some great ideas, keep up the good work
     
  14. Stuntman

    Stuntman Minimodder

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    very vey nice!!! I want one! :D More Progress = Totaly awesome! Cant wait to see the outcome!!!


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  15. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Dude... sweet!!!

    What is the actual housing made of? Is it plexi?
     
  16. Le Tordu

    Le Tordu What's a Dremel?

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    Nice work man, but, two questions :

    - why didn't you make the front aluminium sheet a bit longer to be centered on the case and to fit (in width) with the two other sheets on the top ? It could have been a little bit better ! :idea:

    - what is the rad over the CPU ? :eeek: Is it an "Epia Special" or a modified one ?

    Keep on the good work :thumb:
     
  17. swf

    swf What's a Dremel?

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    @Le Tordu
    To leave some room for the powerswitch and leds. It is the standard heatsink that comes with the epia Board. I just removed the fan, because it was too noisy (6000rpm :eeek:).

    @ReFredzRate
    Plexi

    Here is a schematic of the "cooling-system", it is working surprisingly well, you can feel the air coming out of the ventilation holes and all the components are running really cool :).
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  18. Blanbec

    Blanbec What's a Dremel?

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    It looks great !!!
    :thumb:
     
  19. scotty6435

    scotty6435 What's a Dremel?

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    That looks awesome!!!11

    It's really cool that you've made the ventilation holes a feature of the project. Consider me subscribed...
     
  20. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    So who did all of the machining?
     

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