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Project: minioOo

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by baoshi, 4 Mar 2007.

  1. baoshi

    baoshi New Member

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    Okay, how to start? Here is my first published project log for home server, currently named minioOo.


    The Components: (as of 24-02-2007)
    VIA EPIA M10000 mini-itx board
    Kinston 512MB DDR266
    Seagate Momentus 5400.3 120G HDD
    DC-DC picoPSU 120W
    AC-DC 12V 5A (60W) PSU

    As per my calculation, with only 1 HDD installed, the server should not consume more than 35W under load. A PSU rated 60W is more than sufficient.

    Everything starts from planning and sketching first

    The front side
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    the back side, for 1 or 2 HDD
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    The system measures 220x85x200mm(HxWxD)

    So the real work

    24-02-2007

    The alum sheets and bars for the frame (stripped from a 2U kvm switch)
    [​IMG]

    AD-DC PSU mounted onto bottom panel
    [​IMG]

    Frame built-up
    [​IMG]

    For those who is interested in how big it actually looks:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 5 Mar 2007
  2. baoshi

    baoshi New Member

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    Update 04-03-2007
    Progress is slow but smooth

    Finished motherboard tray
    [​IMG]

    At the back is the 2.5' HDD. Compare with the sketch, same hor?
    [​IMG]
    to be continued...:shade:
     
  3. Fusen

    Fusen New Member

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    looks very sharp, any chance you can put something else than a stanley knife next to it for size comparison :]
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    the Mobo is 17x17cm I think. Looks very nice though.
     
  5. Nix

    Nix New Member

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    Yey a mini-itx mod. Love smaller mods, require more planning and in the end i think look a lot better. Will be keeping an eye on this one.
     
  6. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Super-clean so far. Very interesting.
     
  7. Evenge

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    Clean, tiny and nice! :thumb:
     
  8. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    hey that looks great, good idea with the hdd placement as well.
    i acn see some great detail in this mod!
    what is the alu section called? looking for something like that for an upcoming mod
    good luck
     
  9. B[x]

    B[x] New Member

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    I'm curious, why didn't you put two HDDs next to each other? Would a second not fit?

    That's some very clean work thus far. Nice sketch-up work.
     
  10. hellas91

    hellas91 New Member

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    Uhm..i like that bars

    The case is awesome,simply but strudy :thumb:
     
  11. HoffmanMyster

    HoffmanMyster New Member

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    OK, this is a really cool and simple mod (which is hard to do), and I like it a lot, but I cant stop wondering why you only have a 120 GB harddrive. Dont servers usually have larger harddrives? And it definetely looks like you could put one in there, I just wanted to know if there was a specific reason you chose to do that the way you did.
     
  12. davidbacsik

    davidbacsik New Member

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    I would assume that's all the storage he needs, but I can't speak for him.
     
  13. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    I was thinking the same.
     
  14. baoshi

    baoshi New Member

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    To various ppl asking the HDD thing, yes I did planned for 2 hdd side-by-side so I can have a soft RAID. But I need to save more for the next one ;)

    To rowin4kicks and hellas91, I have no idea what the alu bars are called. I took them from a 19in 4U case. Without these bars I would not even start this project.
     
  15. Solaris

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    Very nice start, looks promising, subscribed. :D
     
  16. baoshi

    baoshi New Member

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    Update 011-03-2007
    Quite satisfied with the progress this weekend :D

    Finished back panel, I'm going to buy some brasso and polish it.
    [​IMG]

    Cutting a fan bracket using nibber, very tedious work but I cannot afford a holesaw
    [​IMG]

    Fan bracket cut and put in place
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    Put everything together...
    [​IMG]

    Next step will be the wiring... to be continued. :yawn:
     
  17. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Very clean work all the way. Especially with the nibbling, I know how time consuming and booring that is when you could just use a holesaw and get it done in seconds!
     
  18. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff New Member

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    Sweet looking case :thumb:
     
  19. Dr.Joe

    Dr.Joe New Member

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    I had to register, because I love small Mods. I really like how evertything is constructed and planned, and the AC/DC PowerSupply catched my eye. Where did you get it from??

    greets jo

    Sorry for my english...
     
  20. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Great work!!! I too am into SFF and that PSU has really caught my eye too. I wonder if I can get one in US? :idea:
     

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