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Case Mod - In Progress The Retro HTPC

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by [WP@]WOLVERINE, 2 Oct 2011.

  1. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE New Member

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    My new project is to turn a DUX V1351 radio/recordplayer from 1954 into a HTPC system. Im using an P8H67-I Deluxe that Asus very kindly sponsored me with and along with that 8gb of ddr3 SO-DIMM and a 60gb Force3 SSD from my friends at Corsair. I havent landed a cpu yet but im working on it.


    First some images of the radio in it original state
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    First thing to do is to strip out all the old and broken internals to make room for some brand new hardware.

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    The top needed some cooling so i added two 120 mm CM Sickleflow fans

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    I decided to redesign both the front and the back of the case since i wasnt really happy with it and why not take full advantage of my newly built CNC milling workshop in my garage.

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    The new redesigned front and back
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    5mm Acrylic that has been painted black and is mounted and ready to be milled
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    Stage one
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    Heres a couple of videos of the machine doing its thing :)



    the new front and back ready
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    Thats it for this post but more will follow soon
     
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  2. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    nice idea i like it

    subscribed :rock:
     
  3. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Really cool! Absolutely great idea! :thumb:
     
  4. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    :dremel:hell yeah! brilliant mod
     
  5. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Those new panels are just awesome. Totally suited to the case.
     
  6. improprietary

    improprietary FT03 is a bitch to watercool

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    you add neon lights to this or pimp it in any other way i will murder you.

    btw nice project.
     
  7. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE New Member

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    i promise no neon light allthough the startbutton do have a red led :)
     
  8. RedManc

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    haha!

    Yeah this is a really nice idea its starting to look GREAT already I too hope you continue to do it justice it looks great!
     
  9. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Fantastic start and idea I eagerly wait to see more! :)
     
  10. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

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    Wow! What a start!! You're turning a beauty into a masterpiece. Those acrylic panels are amazing, and a perfect fit... This is my kind of modding. Wish I had a CNC machine... Keeeeeeping eyes on this one I will.
     
  11. DeltaFX

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    WOoo, mmmh, nice ! Well, you definetly need an usb radio tuner, a rotary encoder, and a piece of code to link the frequency displayed on the front to the radio tuner..... Uh, never mind you redesign the front :D
     
  12. improprietary

    improprietary FT03 is a bitch to watercool

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    bump.

    anything new?
     
  13. [WP@]WOLVERINE

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    A small update, theres not been much action in this build lately because ive been waiting for parts and a few days ago i got some nice packages from my friends at Corsair

    A nice little Force 3 SSD
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    And 8gigs of DDR3so-dimm
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    Now im just waiting for a psu from Fractal Design and i can proceed with the build. Also im still hunting around for a cpu but i havent managed to get hold of one yet. more updates will follow as soon as the psu gets here.
     
  14. improprietary

    improprietary FT03 is a bitch to watercool

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    Is there a reason you're choosing a fractal design psu?
    And are the ram installed behind the motherboard?
    What cpu are you considering?

    bump :)
     
  15. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE New Member

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    Well yes and its that appart from the psu having just the right dimensions i love Fractal design both their cases and psus is high in quality and low in price. The ram is installed exaxtly the same on this mainboard as in every other mainboard. The cpu choice is depending on what i can get but im aiming at a 2600K or a 2500k.
     
  16. improprietary

    improprietary FT03 is a bitch to watercool

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    :wallbash: i see that now

    i hope your choice on psu won't fail on you, i have not heard anything about them yet.
     
  17. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE New Member

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    Ive had alot of experience with the fractal design psus and i can safely say that its a very good choice. Also i now know that a 2600K is on its way so the cpu problems are gone :D
     
  18. [WP@]WOLVERINE

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    Some progress has been made and damn its tight but it fits :) ive got a 2600k and a CM Hyper 212 evo cooler on their way to me and the cooler will clear the roof of the case with about 1cm and thats not much but its enough :)

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    i also want to give a big shoutout to my sponsors because without them this build wouldnt have been realized

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  19. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    looking good [WP@]WOLVERINE

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  20. [WP@]WOLVERINE

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    Getting all the hardware in place now but the cable mess was to big and i had to cut away all the cables thats wasnt used to be able to get everything in. So now im just left with the 24pin and the 4pin and a single sata cable. This did wonders for the look and theres plenty of room.

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