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Case Mod - In Progress No name - Streacom HTPC

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Jack, 10 Sep 2018.

  1. Jack

    Jack Member

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    Hello everyone

    Long time and no posts been out of any PC scene for a very long time now just getting back into it and it’s changed a lot!!

    Anyway on to the project no name as yet

    The case in question is.....

    Streacom F12C
    https://streacom.com/products/f12c-chassis/


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    An extremely small case to fit a ATX motherboard and perfectly fits into my cabinet too, I managed to get it cheaply from quietpc from the B grade section but was basically brand new costing £165

    I also picked up some second hand pc parts off eBay as I’m starting from scratch I didn’t really have the cash to by new generation part so I forked out £225 and got...

    I7 3820
    Gigabyte ga-x79-ud3
    16gb ram
    Psu
    Ssd and 1tb hdd

    I have just purchased a ASUS gtx 1060 to go with it, yes it’s gonna be a tight fit

    So on with the modding

    I had knocking around some c shaped metal

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    So using the trusty dremel I got to work shaping the metal to form my first mod in this superb case

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    I made 2 of these metal.... things
    Then went on to try and mount them in the case, firstly I drilled one hole in the metal then marked up and drilled the case.
    Finished off by tapping a case fan screw to secure.

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    I will only be securing one side of the 2 bars as I don’t think it will come loose, but can anyone guess what they are for? Here is a picture of both in the case

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    Sadly guys my endless supply of dremel discs ran out so this is where I stop right now, sorry it’s not much but keep looking as I have a few cool ideas for this little case

    Next update will be final cuts made to bars and painted along with ...... attached

    Cheers thanks for looking
     
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  2. lowfat

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    Could you post direct links to images instead of thumbnails? It is either we look at tiny pics or have to open every single pic.
     
  3. Jack

    Jack Member

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    Any better?
     
  4. Jack

    Jack Member

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    Update No 2

    Graphic card arrives!

    So test fitted and as I thought there were some clearance issues..

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    So a little mod work and it’s in

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    Thankfully it fits in the top PCI slot! Gives me loads of room next to card...

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    Sadly the brackets in my last update are still not finished but here’s an idea of what they will look like..

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    Big wasted space down there too

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    Until next time
     
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  5. Jack

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    Another update

    So started to paint the rails for the SSD’s and installed them

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    Also installed one exhaust fan along with a bit of cable management, luckily the motherboard stand off’s are rather high so wires can be hidden under the motherboard

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    Motherboard installed

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    SSD wiring was slightly tricky lol

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    Tried to keep cables tidy it’s a hard task

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    AIO installed along with GPU time to test and install windows

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    Still to fit is 2 x 3.5” HDD cd drive oh and a 240 radiator
     
  6. storm-83

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    Great start!

    I am in the process of building a htpc myself.
    Trying to reuse an old cheap case laid on it's side - so not as high profile as this one.
    - might borrow the rail-idea for my ssd & hdd!
     

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