Pyramid HTPC

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September 7th 2009
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Key Features:
High Rated Intel CPU Scratch Build
System Specs:
  • Intel T7200 Core2Duo
  • Mini-ITX Commell LV-677
  • 2Gb DDR2
  • 160Gb HDD
  • Gforce 9400GT
Performed Mods:
Complete scratch build
Toke a long time to build. but resulted in a cool piece. I made a vid on the build and the thing in action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpIsqy-HJ_U Has moving side panel and lights all controlled from remote control.
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39 Comments on Pyramid HTPC

#1
Laurijan
Look like the pyramide spaceships from Stargate :)
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#3
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Nice job and excellent vid:)
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#4
Howard
super sick!!! it's masterpiece!!! saluteeee!!!
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#5
sneekypeet
Wow just wow, very well thought out, love the video....10/10
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#6
mhikevin
great built..very impressive..the groove details makes a realistic effect..i follow your work log and you took a long hard time building that case with all that custom parts and custom mechanism you did..but the result is fantastic!! I'm sure that case weighs heavy..how many tons weighs that thing?lol...10/10 from me for the hard haaaaard work and terrific built!
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#7
pantherx12
Not to my taste but looks outstanding technically.
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#8
Duke_GuRu
Love Pyramids; Specially yours (I'm Egyptian), 10/10 for the outstanding work, build quality, Lighting everything looks Awesome nice job. but where is the Keyboard and mouse? and do they match the Awesomeness?
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#9
Unregistered
TNX! @Laurijan,A Cheese Danish,HammerON,Howard,sneekypeet,pantherx12

mhikevin said:
I'm sure that case weighs heavy..how many tons weighs that thing?lol...10/10 from me for the hard haaaaard work and terrific built!
Tnx mhikevin, It's not that heavy as it's a mini PC. I think about 5 kg.

Duke_GuRu said:
Love Pyramids; Specially yours (I'm Egyptian), 10/10 for the outstanding work, build quality, Lighting everything looks Awesome nice job. but where is the Keyboard and mouse? and do they match the Awesomeness?
Yeah the pyramids have always something mystic about them. I got a matching keyboard (build in mouse and bluetooth) and remote control for it (remember it's a HTPC so in normal circumstances i only need the remote).

Keyboard and mouse
Remote
#10
(FIH) The Don
This is sick!!! in the good way, i am out of words. 10 from me
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#11
steelkane
Everybody you have to watch Gup video, Gup you are more then a sick bad-ass model builder, Amazing Build I keep replaying your vid, Smooth
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#12
tzitzibp
impressive work! havent had the chance to check the video, but the pics show that you 've done fantastic work! respect!
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#13
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
tbh, I never was a fan of these Pyramid cases.. but yours really altered my perspective. Really creative and flawlessly pulled off.

Worthy of a nobel prize. every inch of it.
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#14
mhikevin
Bjorn_Of_Iceland said:
tbh, I never was a fan of these Pyramid cases.. but yours really altered my perspective. Really creative and flawlessly pulled off.

Worthy of a nobel prize. every inch of it.
yea,i agree..wit all the hard work and long time building this case,it should be rewarded..i've seen and followed his work log,trial and error at first..remarkable built at the end..i like what he did with all the customized remote hydraulics..and the customized lcd's pcb..brilliant idea..very,very impressive..before i work with my architect cousin..and built a miniature of an hospital here in our city,and taking a long time to built,that's why i understand it's very difficult to build miniatures..specially if mechanisms are applied..overall this case is a head turner..
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#15
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TNX! @The Don,steelkane,tzitzibp

Bjorn_Of_Iceland said:
tbh, I never was a fan of these Pyramid cases.. but yours really altered my perspective. Really creative and flawlessly pulled off.
Worthy of a nobel prize. every inch of it.
TNX! I think this is mostly due to the way it's build : Layers.
Through the use of the layers u get much more a depth effect than when u would use straight panels.

mhikevin said:
yea,i agree..wit all the hard work and long time building this case,it should be rewarded..i've seen and followed his work log,trial and error at first..remarkable built at the end..i like what he did with all the customized remote hydraulics..and the customized lcd's pcb..brilliant idea..very,very impressive..before i work with my architect cousin..and built a miniature of an hospital here in our city,and taking a long time to built,that's why i understand it's very difficult to build miniatures..specially if mechanisms are applied..overall this case is a head turner..
Many TNX mhikevin!!....I sure appreciated it if someone actually sees the work involved in it.
#16
Mussels
Moderprator
Laurijan said:
Look like the pyramide spaceships from Stargate :)
my thoughts exactly.


definately a unique looking system.
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#17
erocker
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10/10. Epic awesome uber 1337 PWNZORZ!!! Really beautiful job.
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
after looking at the pics more, i too gave it a 10/10

specs be damned, the unique look and quality of the case just sets it apart. it really is something special.
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#19
StrongPimp
Gup said:
To view this case mod, go here.

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Specs:
Intel T7200 Core2Duo
Mini-ITX Commell LV-677
2Gb DDR2
160Gb HDD
Gforce 9400GT

Mods:
Complete scratch build

Toke a long time to build. but resulted in a cool piece. I made a vid on the build and the thing in action Pyramid in Action!!
Has moving side panel and lights all controlled from remote control.
woah that is amazing! and you actually built it all by yourself from scratch. :) I give it a 10/10!

You are a genius, not everyone can build something like that from scratch... I am jealous lol. BTW Are you a millionaire?
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#20
King Wookie
This case is epic! Specs may not be of the best, but flawless execution of the concept.
My first 10/10.
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#21
Unregistered
Tnx! erocker..:D

StrongPimp said:
woah that is amazing! and you actually built it all by yourself from scratch. :) I give it a 10/10!

You are a genius, not everyone can build something like that from scratch... I am jealous lol. BTW Are you a millionaire?
hehe, i wish i was...:D:D

King Wookie said:
This case is epic! Specs may not be of the best, but flawless execution of the concept.
My first 10/10.
Mussels said:
after looking at the pics more, i too gave it a 10/10

specs be damned, the unique look and quality of the case just sets it apart. it really is something special.
Specs are never high for a HTPC. Realize that it's major purpose is Home Theather stuff. (vids,music,online vids/trailers etc). For a HTPC it's even overkill.
#22
t77snapshot
The amount of work you put into this mod is amazing! I am very impressed and I think it's up there with the top greatest mods of TPU. 10/10 EPIC!!!!!
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#23
Unregistered
Nicely done.

Any one can put massive stuff in a rectangular big box. It is quite a challenge trying to stuff things into a small space and still manage to keep it cool enough to perform normally as every day PC. Rectangular/box is boring.

TPU should separate this site into two, one with OC (manufactured case), and the other really is about case mod (build from anything else but a PC case).
#24
Cuzza
ZOMG. I have never given out a 10/10 before but you sir are getting the first one. I am completely gobsmacked. Brilliant. And I don't really like Stargate!

If you are reading this thread people, watch the video. It is worth it.
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#25
Unregistered
TNX!!@t77snapshot,Cuzza

LengVang said:
Any one can put massive stuff in a rectangular big box. It is quite a challenge trying to stuff things into a small space and still manage to keep it cool enough to perform normally as every day PC. Rectangular/box is boring.

TPU should separate this site into two, one with OC (manufactured case), and the other really is about case mod (build from anything else but a PC case).
TNX!!

Well lotsa ppl have different opinions on what is a "CaseMod". A majority loves a case mod if it has the latest uberleet hardware in it and did throw in some lights. Look at the ratings this case gets. It rates from 6 to 10. So definitly ppl don't like it and don't see the effort it toke to make it, or ppl rate it a 10 that see the effort (tnx all for that..:D). It's like pantherx12 tells : it is not his taste but still can appreciate it.
Case modding should be were it stands for : modification.
On bit-tech they solved this by adding the tag "scratch build" or "case mod" to every project.
Believe me a pyramid shape has it's challenges and restrictions regarding stuffing a pc in it (i won't do it ever again...:D).
In the end it doesn't matter how anyone regards it. It's you who has to be satisfied on what you did (and I am..:D).
#26
Unregistered
Gup said:
TNX!!@t77snapshot,Cuzza

TNX!!

Well lotsa ppl have different opinions on what is a "CaseMod". A majority loves a case mod if it has the latest uberleet hardware in it and did throw in some lights. Look at the ratings this case gets. It rates from 6 to 10. So definitly ppl don't like it and don't see the effort it toke to make it, or ppl rate it a 10 that see the effort (tnx all for that..:D). It's like pantherx12 tells : it is not his taste but still can appreciate it.
Case modding should be were it stands for : modification.
On bit-tech they solved this by adding the tag "scratch build" or "case mod" to every project.
Believe me a pyramid shape has it's challenges and restrictions regarding stuffing a pc in it (i won't do it ever again...:D).
In the end it doesn't matter how anyone regards it. It's you who has to be satisfied on what you did (and I am..:D).
I completely agreed, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I guess we could called it "PC-Mod" for others, however specifically "Case-mod" is about the case art. There are OC-mod which I also appreciate the technical difficulty of cooling. I have couple of cases mod here and I know how difficult it is building crammed case, but I've never voted before. Yours are an exception, I gave it a 10.
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#27
Taz100420
As soon as I saw this, I said Stargate!. This my friend is P-I-M-P
I was waiting for some Gould to pop out when It opened lol :p
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#29
Unregistered
Tnx! @Taz100420

@erocker: Yeah it's featured on alot of sites now. I think geeky gadgets initiated this snowball. 10+ pages now if you google "pyramid htpc" ...........weird....
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#31
cerver
this case makes me hard in the groin section of my shorts...


10/10
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#32
King Wookie
cerver said:
this case makes me hard in the groin section of my shorts...


10/10
You have a good eye as shown in your mod. I'll be curious to see what you come up with next.
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#33
Unregistered
Excellent!!!!!!!!!!
Just 2 questions:
1: What about DVDRom
2: How much You want for one like this :))
#34
Unregistered
Tnx!@fvlasov,cerver

King Wookie said:
You have a good eye as shown in your mod. I'll be curious to see what you come up with next.
I got some new plans for a kewl thing but it's not a pc-mod. Just designing it if it's feasable. Think about hellraiser.....:)

vilnisr said:
Excellent!!!!!!!!!!
Just 2 questions:
1: What about DVDRom
2: How much You want for one like this :))
1 ? U mean if it has a dvd player? It has.
2 100k+.........:)
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#35
TheLaughingMan
This is one of those truly awe inspiring mods. I have seen a lot of mods and a lot of unique concepts and this is among my top five mods ever seen, easy. I am not even a fan of Stargate, but nothing knocks truly artist talent.

12/10
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#36
Soylent Joe
Das beautiful. It does look like something from Stargate. Noice job dude. :D
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#37
AsRock
TPU addict
Holly Crap.. 10 out of 10 for sure. Any chance of a mothership to :P..
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#38
Rameses23
10 from me total Respect. I'm passionate about all things Egyptian , but most of the Pyramid cases I've seen haven't really excited me. This is just outstanding! absolutely awesome :) and thanks for taking the extra time/effort to do such an awesome work-log. A lot of information there that will be so useful to so many people...
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#39
badmau5
I voted 10/10 because:

Amazing, so much work had to be done to achieve this impressive result. Great job!
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