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Scratch Build – In Progress Tenuis 2

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Gtek, 15 Jun 2013.

  1. Asouter

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    The mSATA SSD is a nice touch, No power lead and no SATA cable ... nice and simple, makes me wonder why we mess about will standard size SSD's. Great work
     
  2. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    Thanks gents.

    I just finished first test and all seem to be ok. CPU sitting @ 50C in passive cooling mode. What I didn't mention is that I bolted CPU heatsink to chassis (+ some thermal compound for better heat transfer), so whole aluminium side part helps with cooling :)
     
  3. Primum Agmen

    Primum Agmen What's a Dremel?

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    Well that's certainly a more important detail. :D Is that 50C at load, then? If so, is there really much need to have the extra fan?
     
  4. Razbit

    Razbit What's a Dremel?

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    Usually I'm not a big fan of itx builds, but this is looking great :thumb:

    Anodized aluminium, this mod can't be nothing but PERFECT :D

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
     
  5. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    Thanks :thumb:

    Just finishes stress testing... CPU temps. peaking 62C, with blower @ 1200rpm (slowest possible), so it practically NOISELESS. Everything behaves how I wanted it to, so I'm happy :)

    [​IMG]
     
  6. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Brilliant, great job and I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole package come together now!
     
  7. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Stunning work as always man!
     
  8. Meelobee

    Meelobee What's a Dremel?

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    Is that mSATA for caching (Intel Smart Response & Rapid Start) or does it work like a normal disk?
     
  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Normal disk
     
  10. Noob?

    Noob? What's a Dremel?

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    I wanna see the bloomin' enclosure!

    Pretty PLEASE. :D :D :D
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I wanna see the bloomin' insides!

    The enclosure I've seen in my imagination already.:D -How does stuff fit?
     
  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Nice revision Peter, shes lost a lot of weight & looking great. :D:clap:

    It's a classic & me likey, thanks for doing more of a log this time, appreciated. :)
     
  13. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    Thanks guys.



    Internals layout. No eyecandy, as I was really looking for ''off the shelf'' solutions here, no custom cabling, component mods...

    [​IMG]

    That black part sitting next to it is blower cover. It's needed to redirect airflow trough CPU heatsink, because blower it self is mounted other way around, not at is should be. This way, it extracts hot air and exhausts it out of the case.

    [​IMG]

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    A little bit of statistics now. Tenuis 2 is more than 2.5x smaller in volume as original Tenuis. (16.55L ---> 6.28L). It's a bit shorter 740mm (850mm Tenuis), but much slimmer, 43mm (95mm Tenuis).

    Here they are sitting next to each other, during some testing :)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Looks fantastic!

    But could you not shave a few centimeters off by moving the harddrive and dvd drive down?

    I love the designs of these! :)
     
  15. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Packed tight like a laptop but with better access & the cabling looks good to me. :)

    Doubt I could make something slimmer, 43mm is really good going, matches the Intel NUC but this is far nicer. :D
     
  16. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    Thanks p0Pe!

    Yes, I could squeeze it a bit more, by moving DVD and HDD lower or use smaller HDD or use half height sound card, but it would be too short in my opinion. I wanted to preserve this slim and tall design. Also 75 cm is pretty much standard desk size, if you want to have it as PC for work and this kind of height is also just right for htpc... (switching on, inserting dvd from standing comfortably, etc...)

    Thank you Wayne.

    I'm happy with 43mm. 5mm is just wood :D
     
  17. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

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    Beautiful!! Even though you could lower it some as p0Pe says, I'm very fond of the tall/slim design and wouldn't change a bit
     
  18. Asouter

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    Looks beautiful, I'd have been tempted to ditch the hard drive and optical drive and make it even smaller.

    Wonderful build though.
     
  19. dullonien

    dullonien Master of the unfinished.

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    Stunning!

    I like the proportions, it wouldn't look right if it was any shorter.
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Delicious.:D
     

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