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mediaBIN2.1 Mini-ITX Project :: zAAm

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by zAAm, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. zAAm


    Mar 27, 2005
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    Hi Guys

    I've been wanting to upgrade my current media and file server to a more power friendly version for a while now and decided I need to make some plans on the new build.

    The current server is a 1.6GHz P4, 384MB DDR400, 2x320GB baby running Ubuntu Server 9.04. It's only running a proxy, firewall and samba so it's not taxed very much but when I try to run DC++ clients on it it starts to struggle, especially when I'm accessing files over the network concurrently.

    Now, the new rig is as planned:

    • Intel Little Falls 2 Mini-ITX with Atom 330 Dual Core 1.6GHz CPU
    • 2GB DDR2-800 (Although it only supports 533, 800 is cheaper ;))
    • 2x320GB Seagate IDE's (the current drives)
    • 1x1TB Seagate SATA 7200.12 32MB
    • Space for another HDD if needed
    • Gigabyte 370W PSU (Plain vanilla)

    I'm trying to save space as well and I want to make a custom box for it. I thought that clear Perspex or Plexiglass will do fine as it's pretty inexpensive and easy to work with (Also, I can get it laser cut for free here at our university, I just pay for the materials :D).

    Done some work in SolidWorks and this is one of the things I came up with so far... Any ideas will be appreciated. Still need to do the front panel design and so on.

    Front: Forgive my tacky fan sketch, just wanted to make it look like a fan, didn't need to be authentic ;)


    The whole box is 200x240x250 (w/h/l).
    10 Year Member at TPU

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