• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

AluminiX - Aluminum Mini-ITX Case Build

Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (1.04/day)
Likes
655
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
#1
Alright, since I finally sawed the aluminum sheets to roughly the right size, something I've been stalling for way too long, I guess it's about time I started a project log. This way I might actually work on it a bit more:roll:

All pics can also be found here

A little explanation:
First off, I like to fiddle around with stuff. I'm not a skilled craftsman, but I'm prepared to learn anything by doing it.
Second, I also have a weak spot called "buying second hand stuff", which made this system possible. The worst thing I had to do in my opinion is get brand new aluminum sheet :D

This case will be dubbed AluminiX, simply because I couldn't come up with anything cooler that would express what it is (an Aluminum mini case).
Its purpose is to be a fiddle-server, a music box and maybe something else I come up with.

It's a work in progress and it will be updated right here on TPU.

The Goal

To make this heap of stuff:


Into something like this:


Lots of tiny fiddlings

The first thing I did is encase two Zalman 120mm fans:


This used to be a fullsize ATX mobo tray:


As you can see on the first pic, the USB ports aren't on that spot anymore. The holes were too hideous and the cables would be a huge mess. Instead, I did this to the USB ports:

They're nekkid now!:eek: Don't worry, I'll fix that later on.

The PSU was de-grilled and the fan in it was mounted on rubbers (see first pic).
I modded the 20-pins plug into a 24-pins version using four cables and a plug off of a converter cable. The result is rather bulky and needs to be wrapped or hidden :D

To Do list:
- Refine the alum sheets (grinding, sanding)
- Fix the mobo tray on the base plate
- Make a bracket to mount the PSU where the USB ports once were
- Make a HDD bracket out of the same alum sheets (or modify the one I have to my aesthetic needs)
- Lots of angles to saw for the outside frame
- Make holes in everything to fit all the other stuff (also known as Peanut Butter Dremel Time:rockout:)
- Fix the nekkid USB ports
- If I get it working on VGA I'll add a small full-graphic LCD screen to the mix, as a primary display :D

Stuff I feel the need to make into something useful or cool (or, the Ghetto Mod Section):
- Asus Glaciator heatsink (stock from my 3870) without spacers, those I now use on my CF-IDE adapter card.
- Tubing from rounded IDE cables
- Leftover alum angles with wrongly placed drill holes
- 92mm and 80mm fangrills, model "Plain old frickin Circles"

Last thing for this first post: a big thanks to MKmods and CyberDruid for a lesson in alum bending (see first pic for my experimental piece) and confirming the 24-pin mod would work:respect:
 
Joined
May 19, 2007
Messages
7,662 (1.99/day)
Likes
536
Location
c:\programs\kitteh.exe
Processor C2Q6600 @ 1.6 GHz
Motherboard Anus PQ5
Cooling ACFPro
Memory GEiL2 x 1 GB PC2 6400
Video Card(s) MSi 4830 (RIP)
Storage Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320 GB Perpendicular Recording
Display(s) Dell 17'
Case El Cheepo
Audio Device(s) 7.1 Onboard
Power Supply Corsair TX750
Software MCE2K5
#2
im in awe ...
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (1.04/day)
Likes
655
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
#3
Thanks, and it's not even near completion yet :D

This project will probably take a nice while as I "started off" gathering stuff this summer. Good side about it is that it has probably matured into a well-working design now.

As always, I'm all ears for suggestions.
 

Wile E

Power User
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
24,318 (5.95/day)
Likes
3,682
System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
#4
You should embed a 7" LCD, like those found in cars, into the case.
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (1.04/day)
Likes
655
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
#5
You should embed a 7" LCD, like those found in cars, into the case.
Actually, I'm tracking down two options atm. I've bought a second-hand small LCD and I'm on the lookout for a pre-modded PSONE screen, they're pretty nice.
 
Joined
Sep 23, 2007
Messages
2,887 (0.77/day)
Likes
1,030
Location
On top of a mountain
System Name Shop Dog
Processor E8400
Motherboard Asus Blitz Formula SE
Cooling d-Tek FuZion
Memory 2 x 2GB DDR2 800 G Skill
Video Card(s) EVGA 7900 GTX
Storage 150GB VelociRaptor
Display(s) Acer 21.5 1080p LED Back Lit Monitor
Case Working on it
Audio Device(s) PCI SoundMax
Power Supply Silverstone 750 Modular
Software XP Pro SP2
Benchmark Scores Super Pi 11.56s 1M at 4050mhz
#6
Looks like you got Tinkeritus in Extremus
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (1.04/day)
Likes
655
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
#7
I'm specified as a homo fiddlerus in the biology books :D
 
Joined
Jul 20, 2008
Messages
4,016 (1.17/day)
Likes
900
Location
Ohio
System Name Desktop|| Virtual Host 0
Processor Intel Core i5 2500-K @ 4.3ghz || 2x Xeon L5630 (total 8 cores, 16 threads)
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V || Dell PowerEdge R710 (Intel 5520 chipset)
Cooling Corsair Hydro H100 || Stock hotplug fans and passive heatsinks
Memory 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 || 12x4gb Hynix DDR3 1066 FB-DIMMs
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 760 Gaming Twin Frozr 4GB OC || Don't know, don't care
Storage Hitachi 7K3000 2TB || 6x300gb 15k rpm SAS internal hotswap, 12x3tb Seagate NAS drives in enclosure
Display(s) ViewSonic VA2349S || remote iDRAC KVM console
Case Antec P280 || Dell PowerEdge R710
Audio Device(s) HRT MusicStreamer II+ and Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 || Don't know, don't care
Power Supply SeaSonic X650 Gold || 2x870w hot-swappable
Mouse Logitech G500 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Keyboard Logitech G510 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Software Win7 Ultimate x64 || VMware vSphere 6.0 with vCenter Server 6.0
Benchmark Scores Over 9000 on the scouter
#8
This looks pretty sweet; subscribed.

No suggestions at the moment, I'm tired :p
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (1.04/day)
Likes
655
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
#9
Currently on their way:
Philips LP064V1 LCD screen
http://www.datasheetcatalog.org/datasheet/philips/LP064V1.pdf
PSONE LCD screen, working on 12 Volts, on S-Video and possibly through D-SUB
Pix are from the guy I bought it from as I don't have it yet.



One of these babies will be built into the case, obviously. I might keep the other too.

Also, a fresh set of Corsair Dominators for my normal PC is coming in this week :D

Oh, I'm going to have so much fun! Can't wait till it all gets here :roll:
 

Attachments

Joined
Jul 20, 2008
Messages
4,016 (1.17/day)
Likes
900
Location
Ohio
System Name Desktop|| Virtual Host 0
Processor Intel Core i5 2500-K @ 4.3ghz || 2x Xeon L5630 (total 8 cores, 16 threads)
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V || Dell PowerEdge R710 (Intel 5520 chipset)
Cooling Corsair Hydro H100 || Stock hotplug fans and passive heatsinks
Memory 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 || 12x4gb Hynix DDR3 1066 FB-DIMMs
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 760 Gaming Twin Frozr 4GB OC || Don't know, don't care
Storage Hitachi 7K3000 2TB || 6x300gb 15k rpm SAS internal hotswap, 12x3tb Seagate NAS drives in enclosure
Display(s) ViewSonic VA2349S || remote iDRAC KVM console
Case Antec P280 || Dell PowerEdge R710
Audio Device(s) HRT MusicStreamer II+ and Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 || Don't know, don't care
Power Supply SeaSonic X650 Gold || 2x870w hot-swappable
Mouse Logitech G500 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Keyboard Logitech G510 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Software Win7 Ultimate x64 || VMware vSphere 6.0 with vCenter Server 6.0
Benchmark Scores Over 9000 on the scouter
#10
Nice! You should sell which ever one you don't use here. If the price is right, I could be interested for sure.
 
Joined
Sep 23, 2007
Messages
2,887 (0.77/day)
Likes
1,030
Location
On top of a mountain
System Name Shop Dog
Processor E8400
Motherboard Asus Blitz Formula SE
Cooling d-Tek FuZion
Memory 2 x 2GB DDR2 800 G Skill
Video Card(s) EVGA 7900 GTX
Storage 150GB VelociRaptor
Display(s) Acer 21.5 1080p LED Back Lit Monitor
Case Working on it
Audio Device(s) PCI SoundMax
Power Supply Silverstone 750 Modular
Software XP Pro SP2
Benchmark Scores Super Pi 11.56s 1M at 4050mhz
#11
LCD mods. w00t
 
Joined
Nov 18, 2006
Messages
2,964 (0.73/day)
Likes
397
Location
your local vending machine
System Name HTPC||Lenovo IBM ThinkPad
Processor AMD Phenom II x4 965 stock 3.4GHz||Intel C2D T9300 @ 2.5GHz
Motherboard Zotac 890GX-ITX WiFi||Lenovo 8918CTO
Cooling Stock 3x 120's||Stock stuff
Memory 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 6-6-6-15||3GB DDR2
Video Card(s) Asus 3870x2||nVidia Quadro NVS 140M
Storage 1TB Seagate Barracuda, 1x 2TB WD EARX ||Hitachi 160GB 7200RPM
Display(s) Samsung T260HD||
Case SilverStone Grandia GD05||
Audio Device(s) on-board||on-board
Power Supply Cooler Master 450W||6-cell
Software Windows 7 Pro x64||Windows 7 Pro x64/Linux Mint x64
#12
*Subscribed
Nice find with the PSOne screens! If all goes well, it looks like it would be a really nice build
:toast:
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (1.04/day)
Likes
655
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
#13
Neh. The LG/Philips screen got in today, but I don't think I can possibly wire it up. Especially since I only have a D-SUB VGA port and the LCD only has digital RGB channels.

Who knows though, maybe I can put this beauty (cause it is!) on the PSONE screens controller :D
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (1.04/day)
Likes
655
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
#14
Hazzah! The PsOne screen is in!
If I'm not mistaken this baby will immediately fire up as it's soldered for VGA and has the 12v Car Adapter, which I will modify for Molex :D

Now, if only the workday would end...
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (1.04/day)
Likes
655
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
#15
Okay, due to my VIA board being unable to process custom resolutions and interlacing, I've ordered a composite cable for the video signal. Let's see how that will work out...

On a side note, I fixed the stability problem on the Jetway board by flashing the BIOS:rockout:

Though flashing a BIOS on a board that randomly reboots (yes, even when in BIOS) is not for the faint of heart, I can at least keep it running now and remotely control it and since I don't have a spare monitor and the PSone screen isn't working yet, that's at least one big step forward.
Actual case work will probably resume next week. It's cold outside and I have to work in the shed:(

I've done several tests today:
1. The CF card has a throughput of around 25Mb/s on the CF->IDE adapter. Not too shabby for a $2 adapter from DX :D I might try the 6Gb microdrive I have here as well, but I doubt it will do above 8Mb/s anyway. Access times of 0,6ms ROCK though. I so want a proper SSD for my main rig now...
2. PSU is giving me some coil whine. I'm going to apply some hot glue or nail polish to fix that.
3. PSU fan is fricking loud, even with the grill cut out. Going to put a resistor on the lead to fix that since it's not running hot at all.
4. CPU temps got to a wild 25 degrees using Orthos, measured by SpeedFan. I'd give it about 10 degrees more, but that's pretty cool under full load with just the push/pull fans on the sides. Guess the VIA C7 isn't comparable to a Core2Duo at all when it comes to (load) temps.
5. My nLited windows install is crap. Still wondering if I will bother with making a new CD or switch to Xubuntu straight away. Either way, I will need a better remote control alternative by the time I switch to Linux, cause LogMeIn only supports PC and Mac.
6. I probably won't bother trying to wire up the Philips LCD. It's a beauty, but I don't have the required connector cable, control board or documentation on how to actually make it work on VGA (VESA would probably do, but I don't have a VESA connector).
7. I'm going to sleep now instead of trying to come up with more points :D
 
Last edited:
Joined
Apr 10, 2008
Messages
544 (0.15/day)
Likes
76
Location
In a house
System Name F34R T3H 0R4NG3
Processor AMD Phenom II 945
Motherboard DFI DK 790gx LP JR
Cooling Scythe Mugen II
Memory G.SKILL Trident 4GB DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX260 Core216 55nm
Storage Western Digital 80gb Vraptor
Display(s) Westinghouse 19" LCD
Case Antec Mini P180 Black
Audio Device(s) Onboard :/
Power Supply Antec Signature Series 650w
Software Vista x64 SP2
#16
yeah, dont you hate how decent psu options are very limited for small form factor? I've had 2 die on me so far, one blowing up but at least the safety features worked right, so i still have the board

looks like a cool mod, I'll have my eye on it
 
Last edited:
Joined
Apr 21, 2008
Messages
5,230 (1.49/day)
Likes
661
Location
IRAQ-Baghdad
System Name MASTER
Processor Core i7 3930k run at 4.4ghz
Motherboard Asus Rampage IV extreme
Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory 4x4G kingston hyperx beast 2400mhz
Video Card(s) 2X EVGA GTX680
Storage 2X Crusial M4 256g raid0, 1TbWD g, 2x500 WD B
Display(s) Samsung 27' 1080P LED 3D monitior 2ms
Case CoolerMaster Chosmos II
Audio Device(s) Creative sound blaster X-FI Titanum champion,Creative speakers 7.1 T7900
Power Supply Corsair 1200i, Logitch G500 Mouse, headset Corsair vengeance 1500
Software Win7 64bit Ultimate
Benchmark Scores 3d mark 2011: testing
#17
what a great work i see , really impressive
 
Joined
Jan 12, 2007
Messages
2,276 (0.57/day)
Likes
230
Location
Cairns QLD, Aussie
System Name GaMEr / HTPC
Processor FX8320 4.5ghz so far NB- 2815mhz / X2 255 @ 3.2ghz (Temp till BD)
Motherboard 990FX-UD5 / GA-MA785GPMT-US2H
Cooling XSPC - 240rad 480rad 5 x 120mm out, 6 x 80mm in / H220-edge 1/2" & 2 x 120mm Magma
Memory 4gb PI 6,8,6,18 1T 1706mhz / 4gb Crucial D9's 1400 @ 6,6,6,18,1T
Video Card(s) 3gb HD7950 / Onboard
Storage 2 x 120gb Sandisk ultra plus 2tb WD / 60gb vertex 2 + 2 x 2tb WD Greens
Display(s) 3x24in Dell Ultra (portrait) / NEC 32" FullHD LCD
Case LL PC71A Full tower / Antec fusion black with Imon remote Modded for WC
Audio Device(s) OB / Auzentech cinema 7.1
Power Supply TT 700w TR2 / TT 600w Litepower modded with Noctua S12 fan.
Software 7 Ult / 7 premium x64
#18
That is looking great man. I will keep an eye on it. :D
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (1.04/day)
Likes
655
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
#19
yeah, dont you hate how decent psu options are very limited for small form factor? I've had 2 die on me so far, one blowing up but at least the safety features worked right, so i still have the board

looks like a cool mod, I'll have my eye on it
I could go for a Shuttle replacement if this one dies. Or nick one off my work. Those small Dell machines we have here are full of them...
Anyway, I've tortured this €10 second hand PSU more than enough for me to not be surprised if it dies:nutkick:
Then again, who cares for €10:rockout:

I'll snap a pic of the running stuff tonight, since I've left you without pics long enough :p
 
Joined
Jul 20, 2008
Messages
4,016 (1.17/day)
Likes
900
Location
Ohio
System Name Desktop|| Virtual Host 0
Processor Intel Core i5 2500-K @ 4.3ghz || 2x Xeon L5630 (total 8 cores, 16 threads)
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V || Dell PowerEdge R710 (Intel 5520 chipset)
Cooling Corsair Hydro H100 || Stock hotplug fans and passive heatsinks
Memory 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 || 12x4gb Hynix DDR3 1066 FB-DIMMs
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 760 Gaming Twin Frozr 4GB OC || Don't know, don't care
Storage Hitachi 7K3000 2TB || 6x300gb 15k rpm SAS internal hotswap, 12x3tb Seagate NAS drives in enclosure
Display(s) ViewSonic VA2349S || remote iDRAC KVM console
Case Antec P280 || Dell PowerEdge R710
Audio Device(s) HRT MusicStreamer II+ and Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 || Don't know, don't care
Power Supply SeaSonic X650 Gold || 2x870w hot-swappable
Mouse Logitech G500 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Keyboard Logitech G510 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Software Win7 Ultimate x64 || VMware vSphere 6.0 with vCenter Server 6.0
Benchmark Scores Over 9000 on the scouter
#20
If you weren't on another continent, I'd wanna try and get that Phillips LCD off of you :p.

What actually causes coil whine? I've never heard of putting hot glue or nail polish on to fix it :confused:
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (1.04/day)
Likes
655
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
#21
It's supposed to be a high mechanical resonance on the coils. Sealing it off with hot glue or nail polish *might* fix it, but it's not guaranteed that it will work.
Nail polish/hot glue will not kill the coils, so it's worth trying.

Coil:
 
Joined
Jul 20, 2008
Messages
4,016 (1.17/day)
Likes
900
Location
Ohio
System Name Desktop|| Virtual Host 0
Processor Intel Core i5 2500-K @ 4.3ghz || 2x Xeon L5630 (total 8 cores, 16 threads)
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V || Dell PowerEdge R710 (Intel 5520 chipset)
Cooling Corsair Hydro H100 || Stock hotplug fans and passive heatsinks
Memory 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 || 12x4gb Hynix DDR3 1066 FB-DIMMs
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 760 Gaming Twin Frozr 4GB OC || Don't know, don't care
Storage Hitachi 7K3000 2TB || 6x300gb 15k rpm SAS internal hotswap, 12x3tb Seagate NAS drives in enclosure
Display(s) ViewSonic VA2349S || remote iDRAC KVM console
Case Antec P280 || Dell PowerEdge R710
Audio Device(s) HRT MusicStreamer II+ and Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 || Don't know, don't care
Power Supply SeaSonic X650 Gold || 2x870w hot-swappable
Mouse Logitech G500 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Keyboard Logitech G510 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Software Win7 Ultimate x64 || VMware vSphere 6.0 with vCenter Server 6.0
Benchmark Scores Over 9000 on the scouter
#22
That makes sense, thanks :toast:. Good luck with that.
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (1.04/day)
Likes
655
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
#23
Something to look at while I'm not doing anything...

Just to keep you guys entertained: the system as it's currently sitting on my desk :D


PSU internal shot. Notice the 3-pin adapter, which is holding a resistor (those Zalman thingies).
Runs quiet as hell except for some coil whine now:toast:

Did glue the coils with modeling glue. I tried heating a dried up piece of glue first and it did absolutely nothing, so I felt safe using it. Heck, if it doesn't work, I'll grab the hot glue gun:rockout:



Well, it isn't running, since the glue on the PSU is drying, but you get the point:wtf:

Sidenote: my composite cable was SO near my door today! But I wasn't...:banghead:

Sidenote 2: I'm so going to make leftover aluminum into RAM heatspreaders :D
 
Joined
Apr 10, 2008
Messages
544 (0.15/day)
Likes
76
Location
In a house
System Name F34R T3H 0R4NG3
Processor AMD Phenom II 945
Motherboard DFI DK 790gx LP JR
Cooling Scythe Mugen II
Memory G.SKILL Trident 4GB DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX260 Core216 55nm
Storage Western Digital 80gb Vraptor
Display(s) Westinghouse 19" LCD
Case Antec Mini P180 Black
Audio Device(s) Onboard :/
Power Supply Antec Signature Series 650w
Software Vista x64 SP2
#24
oh man dont get me started on shuttles rofl. Quite a pain to shut them up, If i ever decide to finish it, I'm modding my shuttle
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (1.04/day)
Likes
655
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
#25
Well, my simple modeling glue does the trick! Now, with a resistor on the fan and the coils shut up, I can finally enjoy the sound of the two 120mm Zalman fans :D
Some might have noticed that the big fangrills have been taken off. They made a lot of turbulence noise, so they're not getting on the cube. Bad fangrills! Shoo!

I'm going to have to get the composite cable from the post office on Saturday, since I simply have to work tomorrow :( I should have had it delivered to my work in the first place...