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Nutty's HTPC

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Nutty, 5 May 2006.

  1. Nutty

    Nutty New Member

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    The Time Is Here! After a long time of thinking I have now decided to make my first project! I already now want to point out that my english isn't the best one so please don't hate me because of my spelling :p.


    The Hardware:

    - CPU: AMD64 3000+ (3200+)(Need to buy)
    - MB: MSI K8N Neo2 (Already have)
    - RAM: 512mb (Need to buy)
    - GFX: GeForce 4 MX (Already have)(9800Pro if I can fix my old)
    - PSU: Know idea but I think I can get one for free.


    Hopefully it's going to look something like this when it's done:
    Material: PC (PolyCarbonat) Black-toned!
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    I orderd some parts from GTek a couple of days ago, which arrived today:

    Lian Li MoBo Tray
    Lian Li Button Kit
    Zalman ZM-NB47J

    The MoBo Tray (smaller than I thought it would be)
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    Some other stuff, ADDA 120mm, Powerbutton och LEDs, 30cm CCFL Green
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    Have some thoughts of making another fan-hole.
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    The little NB-fan can be really anoying so why not change it?!
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    I thought it would be a little easier to decide the size of the chassie if I had som components to work with! So I mad my own.
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    Then I remembered that I had a trashed HDD and a CD so I didn't need to make any more boxes :p
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    After that it was time to make the real drawings! Drawing + Prison Break = The ****!
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    A little bit of chaos in my room:
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    More to come, so stick around!
     
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  2. Nutty

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    Update* 26.04.2006


    The chaos continues:
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    And so does my project...
    I finished the drawings and gave them to my dad who is going to provide me with the material!
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    And now to the goodies! Some of the part were already finished, others I hade to fix myself.!


    The Top:
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    Quick check so everything fits:
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    The part which will be the Front, Left and Right side:
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    120mm fan hole:
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    Done:
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    The big hole was alreay done but I had to make other holes for the mounting screws:
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    Went pretty good:
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    What will be the HDD-holder:
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    Time to fix the front:
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    Didn't went as good as I hoped :/ When I tried to bend it, it broke:
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    I made a couple of more tries but with the same result... Have to think of another why to bend it!

    The HDD-holder went Ok at least:
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    The mounting will be something like this but not quite :p
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    All for this time... stick around!
     
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  3. Nutty

    Nutty New Member

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    UPDATE*2006.04.28


    After a couple of more tries with diffrent methodes and materials it went as I wanted!
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    Tiem to drill new holes for the fan.
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    Mounted! (ADDA 120mm)
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    Making a check so everything fits!
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    Pretty much how the HDD-holder will look like!
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    Drilling started!
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    Finished drilling + mounting!
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    Nutty...Patrick...I!
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    Some of my tools!
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    Time is 8pm and my stomack hurts!
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    YUMMI :p!
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    All for this time... stick around!
     
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  4. crazydeep74

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    Are you running AutoDesk Inventor to make the design? Good job so far!
     
  5. Dj Ovin

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    Good job! I like it ;)
     
  6. Nutty

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    Update*2006.05.16



    Time for a new update! It's been a while since the last one and alot have happend so let's get started :p

    Oh BTW
    crazydeep: The program I use is called SolidWorks!


    The HDD-holder mounted on the bottom plate.
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    MoBo tray (and No I chose not to make another fan-hole)
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    This is the **** that will hold the HDD!
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    Need to put something on the backside so it gets the wright distance!
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    Putting the parts together to see if everything fits as it should.
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    Found these. Great with som distance!
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    Well, time to fix these!
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    Will put the start and reset button on this plate!
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    Drawed and drilled!
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    Cleaned!
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    Glued and finished!
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    Will look something like this! (Except for the pen :p)
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    Found this round stick which I fixed a little! It may not be the prettiest way but it sure is quiet!
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    Mounted!
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  7. Nutty

    Nutty New Member

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    Time to fix the problem I've been having with the DVD!
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    Will look something like this:
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    The screws!
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    Totally stable!
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  8. Nutty

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    Not much to do now but mount the stuff!
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    Without any film or foile!
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    Thought it would be nice to fix the egdges!
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    The two dots you can see here got to go otherwise I won't be able to mount the motherboard!
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    All for this time, stick around!!!
     
  9. Zds

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    Looking nice and clean! You have some serious skill in bending acrylic.
     
  10. Lazarus Dark

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    that mobo tray actually looks really good through the acrylic.
    here's a thought: I bet it would look great if you polished the drives, psu, etc. to match the polish of the mobo tray
     
  11. Claas M

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    As I could see it it's SolidWorks
     
  12. Nutty

    Nutty New Member

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    Yes it's SolidWorks!

    I ordered the last parts this morning.

    1 x AMD ATHLON 64 3000+ S939 1.8G BOX VENICE
    1 x SAMSUNG DVD-ROM 16X BLACK BULK POWERDVD
    1 x BARRACUDA 7200.9 80GB 8MB SATA/3GB NCQ

    Hopefully they will arrive tomorrow or in the begining of next week!
     
  13. Nutty

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    I got the parts today!!! (Except I went with a Samsung instead of the Seagate!)

    I have mounted everything and it works! Even though I want to, I don't have time to make a real update with pictures today so it will probably come tomorrow instead!

    So stick around!
     
  14. DR_D

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    what software are you going to run on it?
     

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