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Scratch Build – In Progress Ioncito v2.0 [Update TODAY]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by elGafas, 27 Oct 2009.

  1. elGafas

    elGafas Myopic

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    Well this project is basically a new HTPC to match my sofa, based on the Ion platform. This is my 2nd BFS (1st if I finish this one before the other :p)

    Here we go:

    Hardware:
    MB/CPU/VGA: Zotac Ion ITX-B-E, Atom 230 1,6ghz, GeForce 9400M
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    OCZ Flex Ex DDR2 800mhz 2x2Gb:
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    Veris Multimedia Station Basic:
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    PSU Compaq ANX-145A, 145w, 20 pin:
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    Case size:
    290 mm high
    310 mm deep
    160 mm wide

    First building pics:
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    3mm MDF sidepanels fixed with 1/8 allen screws

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    Sidewindow
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  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Looking good - SFF Cheesecake!
     
  3. elGafas

    elGafas Myopic

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    Thx!

    Motherboard!!!
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    Fake Leather
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    Nailing
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    Mini copper nails
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    Gluing 1
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    Gluing 2
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    Done
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    Close Up
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    Texture
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  4. elGafas

    elGafas Myopic

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    Here's a little modification i've done to the Atom/Ion heatsink:

    Tiny bench :p:
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    Here you can see the ugly "rubberish" thermalpad Zotac used to help the Atom touch the heatsink (theres a height diference of .8 - .9 mm between the CPU and the nVidia chipset):
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    Here you can see it all cleaned:
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    Tuniq TX2 + .75 mm copper plate to help the Atom reach the heatsink:
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    Temperatures running Street Fighter IV Bench BEFORE the modification:
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    And After:
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    I think -20°C its a great improvement.

    BTW: The CPu is OCed to 2.0 Ghz 24/7
     
  5. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Oh my god, that leather is an absolutely GENIUS idea!
     
  6. elGafas

    elGafas Myopic

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    Sleeving:
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    Non-led vandal switch... needs some polishing.
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    More sleeving:
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    Sleeving done:
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  7. sk8roy

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    WOW...Love the leather sides, very clean sleeving, and great job on the aluminum frame!!!
     
  8. elGafas

    elGafas Myopic

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    Thanks again guys!

    Working on the top and front of the case:

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    Expanded Aluminum mesh:

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    Flex Ex!

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    From now on you'll get the "live" updates.

    Stay tuned!
     
  9. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    This is a hell of an idea, and that sleeving looks so clean and nice and pretty

    I like :)
     
  10. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    Wow, this kind of modding makes me want to whack out a bit of sleeving and a jigsaw!

    love your work, cant wait for some more updates!
     
  11. DeltaFX

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    Nice but single core ?
     
  12. sentek

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    ive never seen leather on a case before, looks really nice though :D

    edit: nice sleeving job too!
     
  13. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    Are you going to squeeze a watercooling loop in for the Flex memory !!
     
  14. elGafas

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    Thanks!!

    Lol, thx!

    Wallet hurts :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:

    Thank you.

    The original idea was to build a custom block for the Ion+Atom... but it's on hold till next month.
     
  15. Raiden

    Raiden Portuguese reviewer

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    Is this leatherface case? :D

    Realy good idea !
     
  16. elGafas

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    Dad&Son:
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    Started cutting the hole... but its 1am and a neighbour complained :S
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    So now I'm gonna wake up at 5:30 and make a lot of noise (6)


    OFF: Look what a found!!!! My first "True Fire" 2 x 5 1/4 case!!!!!!
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  17. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    OFF:

    Did you spray that 'True Fire' case ?
     
  18. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Well if you aren't going to cool the Flex memory just yet, you should get some white tubing to take from barb to barb, almost like a handle.

    Looks killer!
     
  19. elGafas

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    Yes sir, airbrushed.

    :naughty::naughty::naughty:
     
  20. elGafas

    elGafas Myopic

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    In your face Neighbour!!!!!
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    Hammer time:
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    Transparent varnish
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    White epoxi paint:
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    Black Epoxi paint:
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    That's all for now...
     
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