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Case Mod - In Progress Project PC3 - Updated 20th Feb

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by stonedsurd, 25 Oct 2009.

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What should I name this project?

  1. PC3

    127 vote(s)
    66.1%
  2. PSx86

    36 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. PSMC (Playstation Media Center)

    30 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. PS-ITX

    11 vote(s)
    5.7%
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  1. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Whoa. A Mankz seal of approval?
     
  2. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Yes. He is butchering a heathen (a PS3) and putting in something worthy of cash (a PC).

    Why woudln't I approve? :p
     
  3. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon New Member

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    I am liking what you are doing stone. I have subscribed this till the completion.
     
  4. kureshii

    kureshii New Member

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    Seeing the motherboard in place always brings a fresh sense of perspective. Nice work :thumb:
     
  5. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    ZOTAC! nice MB choice bro.

    but it fits perfectly in the PS3 :D
     
  6. Arniegeddon

    Arniegeddon Harmonic Divebomb

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    Really like this project.

    All the best!
     
  7. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    this is awesome!



    not patrick.....
     
  8. null_x86

    null_x86 Thread Closer

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    This is cool (i is watching, needs moar modding...)

    not sparta
     
  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone :)
     
  10. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    voted psx86; just sounds cool,
    but would a x64 os not been better?

    and that is a very daring mod, no sony attorney at your door yet?
     
  11. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Haha, not yet! :D
     
  12. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon New Member

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    Any updates there my friend, this is a very cute mod and worth talking about with friends. :)
     
  13. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Not yet, I'm afraid. I'm waiting for the CPU + RAM + PicoPSU to show up.
     
  14. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    While I await the CPU, RAM and PicoPSU, I got this in the mail today - a Titan TTC-NK54TZ low-profile heatsink.

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    It's TINY, has two heatpipes, a really flat base and is pretty damned quiet. I am most pleased. Of course, I had sleeved it the moment I got it :D
     
  15. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    Wow that IS flat! Look forward to see how it performs.
     
  16. null_x86

    null_x86 Thread Closer

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    me too! but its going on a mini-itx so the heat wont be all that much
     
  17. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    cute heatsink :)
     
  18. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    make sure you remove that plastic before you install the heatsink! ;)
     
  19. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Yup! I'll only be running an E5300 and I'll try and undervolt it too.
    Of course :hehe:
     
  20. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Small update for today - I got the PicoPSU! :clap:

    Anyway, I threw out the 1U power supply and slapped in the Pico after sleeving it (of course). And with the space gained, I even worked out a new place for the HDD. I think this makes the third HDD location, and hopefully it's the last :hehe:

    PicoPSU:
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    Sleeved:
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    HDD mount - I used motherboard standoffs and bolted them to the floor of the PS3. Since there's a sort of 'step' towards the left of the PS3 base, there are two standoffs stacked along the right side of the drive while there is only one each on the left side. Credit for this simple yet effective idea goes to E.E.L. Ambiense and his Project BluBawx. :thumb:
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    Another look at the stacked standoffs:
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    And a view from above:
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    I'm _still_ waiting on my CPU, RAM and Bluray drive to show up, so till then, adios.
     

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