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Scratch Build – In Progress My full aluminium multimedia PC

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Fredo428, 9 Feb 2012.

  1. Fredo428

    Fredo428 New Member

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    Hello all !


    At first : Sorry for my bad english, i'm french...


    Here i'ts a new full aluminium realisation for my HTPC, i'm use 5mm, 2mm aluminium panel an 1mm mesh panel, the dimentions of this case are 270*200*60mm (L*P*H).

    The platform are based on a AMD E-350 processor, 4Gb of DDR3 memory and 1 320 Gb HDD, powered by a pico PSU 160XT cooled by a skytche slim fan if its too hot.


    Place of the pictures !

    The aluminium panels, thanks to block en stock for ther good quality and fast service !
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    Cutting the base and the rear panel:
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    Crilling the hole for the IO shield.
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    Fixation of the motherboard to view if i'm not failled :d
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    The data sata cable is under the motherboard:
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    I'm not use CNC or other for cutting my panels, here is my work zone !
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    Enjoy !
     
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  2. Fredo428

    Fredo428 New Member

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    Hi !

    Realization of the front support panel and the front panel !

    The support panel dimentions 26.6 x 5.9 and 26.8 x 6 for the front panel:
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    The tow pannel are fixed here :
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    Fixation witch 3 screws
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    The front is not fixed but he's fixed witch 4 CHC screws :
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    Enjoy !
     
  3. n1c3tr1

    n1c3tr1 New Member

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    Is there a reason why you went with a matx instead of an itx platform? Just asking because I was thinking of use the E-350 itx board from asus. Never thought of using the matx.
     
  4. Fredo428

    Fredo428 New Member

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    This platform to come from my mATX NAS Server... i'm recycling this for my htpc.

    I'm waiting for a mini itx witch low tdp ivy bridge processor...
     
  5. n1c3tr1

    n1c3tr1 New Member

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    Gotcha!! Just wonder if it was better for some reason.

    Love the build so far. Do you have plans to paint it or just leave it raw aluminium?
     
  6. Fredo428

    Fredo428 New Member

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    I'm painted the box witch black peinture brossed (sorry for the english)
     
  7. tp148

    tp148 New Member

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    Hi Fredo428
    Great mod so far!
    can you tell me what power adaptor you are using with that picoPSU?

    Cheers

    tp148
     
  8. Fredo428

    Fredo428 New Member

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    For the moment, i'm use a 60W noname block but i'im buy a 120W FSP power adaptor in next time !


    I'm rebuild the rear panel :
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    Fixation of the panel :
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    TADDAA !!!
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    Whitch the motherboard :
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    I'm added 2 6*6mm bar for more structure solidity :
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    Enjoy !
     
  9. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Off to a good start...nice work.:thumb:
     
  10. Fredo428

    Fredo428 New Member

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    Thanks !


    Creating the top witch the mesh panel :
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    Ajusting and screwing
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    The screws are not the final screw.

    Enjoy !
     
  11. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Nice and simple, just the day I like my cases
     
  12. Sarakon

    Sarakon The German

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    Don't you think that mesh will collect allot of dust?
    Otherwise nice n sleek :thumb:
     
  13. Fredo428

    Fredo428 New Member

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    I'm tested on other MOD, the mesh is a litlle filter but i'ts cleaned every montch.

    Sorry for the english...
     
  14. Sarakon

    Sarakon The German

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    I see I see... I would not have the patience for that :p

    (and no probs for eng)
     
  15. Fredo428

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    Hi !

    Buy montana black paint :
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    6 and 8mm CHC screws and 10mm TFHC screws
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    The final configuration, my 3 years old downloading server :
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    Adjusting and driling the front panel...
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    Threading :
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    Fixation with 4 screws (The final screws is Black CHC screws)
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    The power switch and HDD LED hole :
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    Rear view :
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    Enjoy !
     
  16. shah

    shah New Member

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    Very nice work and very simple :)
     
  17. m4cc3r

    m4cc3r New Member

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    I Like this also, as said clean and simple. :)
     
  18. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Curious to see if it can be run passively in that case, sub'd
     
  19. a1computers

    a1computers New Member

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    Very neat and clean design. Would you mind me asking what size allen head screws you used? e.g. m2 x 6. Thanks.
     
  20. Sarakon

    Sarakon The German

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    love the brushed effect!
     

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