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Project: HedgeBox (passive HTPC) Easter update

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Tursas, 13 Mar 2007.

  1. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    I like it. A lot. Great work so far!
     
  2. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Both awesome and sexy at the same time omgwtf!one2testing.

    Keeping an eye on this one!
     
  3. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    That looks sweet.
     
  4. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    very interesting project! :D
     
  5. Matkubicki

    Matkubicki New Member

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    The shot of the X from the side with just the heatsinks showing is amazing, sexy and a few other things as well. Almost a shame that won't be the final front, i'd want to sit and look at that all day!
     
  6. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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  7. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    hey congrats on a brilliant fresh looking case design mate
    i thought for a wile the log might be dead but the results have been brilliant
    well done
     
  8. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    congrats on the frontpage and a verry promising looking case.
    Was just wondering about one thing.. how will you distribute the heat between all of the heatsinks? I understand you will use heatpipe to transfer the heat from the pc to the heatsinks but whatabout from one heatsink to the other? Is there such a tight and smooth fit between each of the sinks that you could use thermal paste without worrying about loss of alot of cooling ability?

    goog luck

    /GNU
     
  9. DeKemp

    DeKemp BEER.

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    where do you by heatpipes :S.
     
  10. dullonien

    dullonien Master of the unfinished.

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    QuietPC sell them or try eBay like Tursas did.

    The preject looks awesome so far. Great idea and better execution. Can't wait to see more.
     
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  11. derbaum

    derbaum New Member

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    i would use phaseplanes instead of pipes. they are flat and can be bend by hand.
     
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  12. Gordy

    Gordy Evil Teddy

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    Can I just say wow!

    Nice work so far, definitly will be keeping an eye on this one.
     
  13. Garbach

    Garbach New Member

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    Sexy??? Sexy???

    That thing looks like a Kilrathi battlecruiser!!! Where are you going to put the plasma torpedoes & the laser turrets!!!

    [​IMG]

    Awsome stuff.. can't wait to see how this one turns out!!
     
  14. Starman97

    Starman97 New Member

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    You could also put some fins on the inside faces of the heatsinks.
    Fins can absorb heat as well as dissipate it.
    For some sealed equipment they do exactly that, they use a double sided heatsink on the enclosure wall with an inner circulating fan. This cools gear in very dirty or wet environments.

    Think about creating a path for the air inside to circulate, place fins in the path to pick up heat and transfer it to the outer fins. Use 120mm fans at 7v or with variable speed controls, rubber mount them so the vibration is not transferred to the case.

    You might also think about watercooling, quiet, low RPM pumps are available.
    You have a lot of heatsink area, if you put copper serpentine loops on the backs of all the heatsinks, that's alot of surface area. It's all about moving the heat from areas of high concentration to place with larger surface area.
     
  15. Tursas

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    Whoa! My baby made it on the frontpage!!

    Just came back from a long work trip. Havent had much time for anything.
    Off again for a week...

    I did attach the heatpipes to the mainframe. Bending of the pipes is a nightmare.
    Its little bit all over the place right now. I had to disassemble the whole thing just to measure things. So frusturated that I forgot to take the pictures. I will send new pictures as soon as possible.



    Dreamcaster: Thanks for the good tip. Page was great. got some good inspiration from there. They proved that it can be made.

    The Gnu: It is really hard to have a 100% tight fit between the heatsinks. I did some testing. I does transfer heat inbetween, but not a great deal. I havent tried it with thermal paste (so messy).I will try to have many heatpipes going to different parts of the case to distribute heat evenly.

    Dekemp: Heatpipes are by Mcubed. Got them from one store in Finland.

    Garbach: I also realized that my design looked like a spacefighter. I tought it looked little bit like a TIE Interceptor

    Starman97: I try to keep case totally passive. And I would not even dare to jump in the watercooling wagon. Mayby next mod.

    Thanks for the rest of the guys for the support. Update coming soon!!!
     
  16. Thuppu

    Thuppu New Member

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    Tursas! Very nice and interesting project. Extreamly cool outfit! Have to register to this forum when I saw this project.

    What kind of PSU are you using? Also passive?

    Reminds me a lot of my own fully passive htpc case I have been doing last months. I used heatpipes from Zalmans HDD Coolers, ZM-2HC1 and ZM-2HC2. The old model ZM-2HC1 have a lot better pipes that the new one. They tolerate much more bending... I can also recommend the semipassive PSU I used: ElanVital EVP-5007. Stays fully passive under 250W load.

    If someone is interested about the htpc project, you find it here. Texts are in finnish but there is a lot of pictures...
     
  17. MikeK

    MikeK New Member

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    This looks really interesting. It don´t looks like anything I have seen, but I really like the design.
     
  18. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    wow now this is a great looking case

    I think a C2D would be a lower power consuming CPU
     
  19. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    love it!!! very original idea!!!
     
  20. Xlixen

    Xlixen New Member

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    Looking realy good, cant wait to see updates!
     

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