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May 27, 2011
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Hi my modding friends,
I'm working almost 2 weeks now on a nice little project
And would like to share this with you. A kind of MCE / NAS for in the living room
(actually the only place without a PC) My wife was always against this, so I had to promise that it has to be a winner
And (almost) without sponsorship :)

This year's Cebit, I bought a kind of prototype NAS thing , made of some Acrylic and aluminum.
Real ugly, but this is gonna change....I hope ;)

I have a few last remaining pieces of UV green acrylic so this I'm gonna use for this build, with black ;)

2x HDD, Western Digital Greenpower 1.5TB
1x Intel 160 GB SSD
Een Asus E45M1-1 Deluxe
Een 220 Watt Coolermaster PSU
4x 60mm Coolermaster fans

The "thing" disassembled

And everything pulled apart

The Asus mobo

Enough Sata's and a PCI-e


It fits :)

Already cut 2 green pieces of acrylic



And placed the 2 HDD's

Fits next to the motherboard

For both sides I have cut a piece of UV green acrylic

Cut the shapes for the air-outlet

Same form as the original, still need to cut the fanholes for the 60mm fans

Also cut a piece acrylic for the front. And another piece slightly curved with 60mm fanholes.

I changed the fanholes and made square holes ​​with the dimensions of the fans

And sawn an aluminum plate with fanholes, this will be black acrylic which is looking better, I think

In the upper layers of black and green acrylic (in the middle) I cut a rectangle with the dimensions of an SSD

The cut rectangular green acrylic on the SSD.

Made the aluminum bars black.

And a little teaser for the next update ;)



Resident Wat-man
Jan 28, 2012
10,515 (4.81/day)
Concord, NH
System Name Kratos
Processor Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.2Ghz
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Cooling Zalman CPNS9900MAX 130mm
Memory G.Skill DDR3-2133, 16gb (4x4gb) @ 9-11-10-28-108-1T 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSI AMD Radeon R9 390 GAMING 8GB @ PCI-E 3.0
Storage 2x120Gb SATA3 Corsair Force GT Raid-0, 4x1Tb RAID-5, 1x500GB
Display(s) 1x LG 27UD69P (4k), 2x Dell S2340M (1080p)
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek® ALC898 8-Channel High Definition Audio
Power Supply Seasonic 1000-watt 80 PLUS Platinum
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9100
Software Ubuntu 17.10
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Very cool, can't wait to see it completed!
May 27, 2011
208 (0.09/day)
Ok you guys, this is becoming a high speed build;) The small tubes/ spacers that I showed in previous update is to create distances between the green and black acrylic

Step by step

Green acrylic on top

placed the bars

Placed the original sides with 60mm fans mounted

Cut a horizontal plate and placed it

Against this comes the bent piece of acrylic with the 60mm fans

Here I slide the existing piece and clamp the curved piece

Also cut the fanholes in the side plates

Placed the spacers also to the side panels. (bolts are going to be replaced ;) )

Both sides

And on top placed spacers again with a piece of black acrylic

Most acrylic is finished, Next job placing the hardware ;)
May 27, 2011
208 (0.09/day)
Update !!!

Coolermaster has given me a nice little PSU. The flex ATX 220w

Sad but true ... has to open for the sleeve job

First series of cables sleeved black.

Molex etc. also black

Used my Lamptron for the first time and must say it is a very useful kit.

Made the 24pins green.

And some black (had no more green)

To fit everything I have placed the mobo, HDDs and rams.

Placed the HDDs with some spacers

Now I can anticipate the little space I have left, so i've made ​​an aluminum tray for the PSU

Made it black

And attached it to the green acrylic.

Also made the rear from a piece of aluminium and cut the recesses for the IO shield and the PSU

Made the IO shield black

Fortunaly I had still some black Dominators

And now the challenge to get everything in the case ... but will certainly succeed ;)

May 27, 2011
208 (0.09/day)
Little change of plans but I've got the solution!!!
My wife wanted something for her Iphone, smartphone, Ipad, Tablet, MCE and NAS

Hopefully this will keep her quiet :D
Nov 13, 2009
5,614 (1.88/day)
San Diego, CA
System Name White Boy
Processor Core i7 3770k @4.6 Ghz
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe
Cooling CORSAIR H100
Memory CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB @ 2177
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 680 CLASSIEFIED @ 1250 Core
Storage 2 Samsung 830 256 GB (Raid 0) 1 Hitachi 4 TB
Display(s) 1 Dell 30U11 30"
Case BIT FENIX Prodigy
Audio Device(s) none
Power Supply SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W Modular
Software Windows Pro 7 64 bit || Ubuntu 64 Bit
Benchmark Scores 2017 Unigine Heaven :: P37239 3D Mark Vantage
Having started a mini-itx project of my own, I will be following this one closely!

As always awesome work!
May 27, 2011
208 (0.09/day)
Hmm, forgotten to update this one...sorry ;)

Final Update!!!

Where were we. The SSD I think
I have a nice 60GB SSD, this is more than enough for her.

Some extra storage

On the pictures you can also see that I have removed the sleeve... With it there was no room left.

Made some LEDs and a switch in ​​it

Power on

Made a cover for the front

Must find some nicer bolts lol

The cover for supporting her.....

And installed W8, time for her to find out how it works and where everything is;)

That's it!!!
Mar 12, 2009
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System Name Machine XII
Processor Phenom II 1155T
Motherboard Asus M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3
Cooling Custom Water Cooling
Memory 8Gb ddr3 1600mhz XMS 3
Video Card(s) HD5970 2Gb
Storage 128Gb Sandisk SATAIII 6G/s
Display(s) 19" + 23" + 17"
Case micro atx case
Audio Device(s) XFi xtreme OEM
Power Supply 750W
Software Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
That is cool it looks so professional.

I might try and put a ipad dock on my router build.