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 Post subject: I'm looking for case drawings for Gigabyte Brix Pro.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:56 am 
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Hi there.
I would like to create a custom made acrylic case for Gigabyte Brix Pro GB-BXi7-4770R. So, I'm looking for digital drawings for this case.
Maybe someone has already done it?
The noise and heat are a little bit annoying me.
I have never seen any other suitable case for this tiny PC (or am I wrong?), that's why I decided to make my own.
Thanks for advice.


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 Post subject: Re: I'm looking for case drawings for Gigabyte Brix Pro.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:42 pm 
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DEM_G wrote:
Hi there.
I would like to create a custom made acrylic case for Gigabyte Brix Pro GB-BXi7-4770R. So, I'm looking for digital drawings for this case.
Maybe someone has already done it?
The noise and heat are a little bit annoying me.
I have never seen any other suitable case for this tiny PC (or am I wrong?), that's why I decided to make my own.
Thanks for advice.



Welcome to the forums DEM_G.

What's your concept for the case? As far as I can see, the Brix only has one moving part. Which happens to be the heatsink and therefore the culprit when it comes to excessive heat and noise. I doubt an acrylic case, of a similar size and design to the standard Brix case, would do any good in reducing heat and noise output. Have you considered replacing the heatsink?


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 Post subject: Re: I'm looking for case drawings for Gigabyte Brix Pro.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:49 pm 
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Silent but deadly wrote:
What's your concept for the case?

The idea is to cut a hole on top of the acrylic case and install the Noctua NF-A9 PWM fan (http://goo.gl/3eCuAG) or NF-A8 PWM (http://goo.gl/LM2Gq1) instead of the original Everflow BB7515BU blower fan (http://goo.gl/yT8hk2).

At first I thought just to replace the fan, but I couldn't find any 75x75x15mm 4-wire blower with more than 12 CFM airflow like in the original Everflow fan. It would be the easiest way.

The second thing I thought was to cut a hole in the original case but due to the structure of the case I can’t realize how to drill the hole properly without damage. The case consists of metal inside and plastic outside (http://goo.gl/ErDQ4C).

The sad thing is that the Motherboard is not compatible with the NUC formfactor (http://goo.gl/V5S0wM) with a variety of NUC cases.

So I’m thinking about to find a digital drawings of this Brix Pro case and someone who can make it in acrylic.

Silent but deadly wrote:
Have you considered replacing the heatsink?

The heatsink in this system is unique. It is molded around the power button and some of the components (http://goo.gl/JBzUDE and http://goo.gl/S4MQgI). I'm not sure that I’ll find a similar heatsink with better heat irradiation.

If I don’t find some solutions I’ll have to sell my Gigabyte Brix Pro and buy the Intel NUC NUC5i7RYH (http://goo.gl/hMEOZV).


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 Post subject: Re: I'm looking for case drawings for Gigabyte Brix Pro.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:34 am 
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screw these to the heatsink, https://www.enertron-inc.com/store.asp and place a second heatsink at the other end, outside of the case.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm looking for case drawings for Gigabyte Brix Pro.
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 9:58 am 
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Hi, here is my improvements: http://vicsoftwa.re/install_new_fan_on_brix_pro_i7.html


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