GET A LIFE Click image to go to final post INTRODUCTION What the heck is this you might think with a title like that. Well ..it's my third project. You might have seen my other ongoing project ProtoHype, it's not dead or not even on a pause if you were wondering. The reason for doing this new project at the same time is because I had this idea that I just couldn't let go of. So I just had to do it. Since ProtoHype is also nearing the stage where it's about time to look in to the future hardware, I had this idea that this project might help me attract some sponsors. And also.. since ProtoHype is a ongoing long story, I wanted to prove to myself that I could design and build something small and fast aswell. So basically, this project will be a small Mini-itx based system. The finished project will be a totally dead silent pc with no moving parts what so ever. No moving parts means no fans and that means a lot of aluminium for passive cooling. The finished pc won't be a monster gaming rig as you probably already figured out, it will be more of a webbrowsing/HTPC machine placed in the livingroom. Why the title? Well It's something that I won't explain just yet. I think you might be able to figure it out pretty soon. Let's just say that there's a bit of irony involved. The looks? The size is about 25x25x10xm and we are talking anodized an brushed alu. I won't give away much more than that but I'm pretty shure the heatsink will probably be one of the weardest looking so far. HARDWARE Zotac ION ITX A330 Corsair SSD Force 60GB 90w PSU Cooling: Aluminum + heatpipes So.. let start shall we. As with most projects it all starts of with a big piece of alu. 10mm thick and 200mm wide. (CLICK TO ZOOM) Im off for a greate start. When starting the machine I was cheking the alignment and got my whole face splattered with that white oily liquid. Felt stupid as hell (CLICK TO ZOOM) (CLICK TO ZOOM) (CLICK TO ZOOM) Here you have the basic parts of the heatsink. Those shapes are just basic so far and will change pretty much before its time for assembly (CLICK TO ZOOM) I hope you will like this project as much as I like building it.