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by Hyphe
Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

Just 1 or 2 years and it'll be ready? :-P Looking nice Hehe, if you knew how many ideas I have, but oh so little time... and space... :lol: It got real tight with the old PSU. Works perfect though. http://www.wnd.se/htpc/dvd-slot-in.jpg The button on the backpanel: http://www.wnd.se/htpc/dvd-button...
by Hyphe
Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

Found a button for an old project that fit perfect, and I got the cable from an old reset switch, after some soldering it's now ready for test tonight. I will drill a hole for the button that can be accessed on the backplate. :D http://www.wnd.se/htpc/dvd-button.jpg http://www.wnd.se/htpc/dvd-button...
by Hyphe
Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

I got the DVD Mini and the EF16 PSU but the PSU started beeping when I tried it so I will have to return it and get a new one. The temps went down dramatically somehow so I am happy but I need a silent one :wink: The S3 Resume function stopped working when I used the EF16 so that makes me a bit worr...
by Hyphe
Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

Here are a couple of images of the FloppyDTV card. No sign of the PSU yet... Unfortunately I cant recieve DVB-T signals from my apartment, so I have switched back to the analog tuner. Had to try it though :lol: The card with CAM module: http://www.wnd.se/htpc/floppydtv-t.jpg Installed http://www.wnd...
by Hyphe
Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

I think you mean GB in the bold :) Hehe, you are correct! :D It's GB. The HD arrived today but I can't fit it until the power supply arrives. The motherboard was out of stock at the supplier so I'll wait with updating that part, I do not really need them at the moment. I got the FloppyDTV-T card la...
by Hyphe
Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Aopen i945GTm-VHL? Comes with HSF? Compatible with Merom?
Replies: 46
Views: 21771

Hmm, typical. Well I hope you get it sorted out with a new cpu...
by Hyphe
Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Aopen i945GTm-VHL? Comes with HSF? Compatible with Merom?
Replies: 46
Views: 21771

Have you tried updating the bios? Is there no way to flash the BIOS without getting into Windows? Wouldn't a DOS floppy work?
by Hyphe
Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Aopen i945GTm-VHL? Comes with HSF? Compatible with Merom?
Replies: 46
Views: 21771

Getting anywhere? I ordered the same mobo, i945GTm-VHL, and a T7200. The retailer could not verify the BIOS, and since they did not have it in stock, their support assumed it was the latest. Their supplier seemed to have sold out the motherboard, so hopefully I willl get a later BIOS...when it arriv...
by Hyphe
Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

Thought I'd give a quick update. :D The project is not dead, I've been busy with other things like moving and getting a new job. I have decided to take the project to phase two before finishing it. I just ordered new hardware to get one step closer to be able to watch DVB-T and playback Blu-ray and ...
by Hyphe
Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Aopen i945GTm-VHL? Comes with HSF? Compatible with Merom?
Replies: 46
Views: 21771

b3nbranch, did you order the board? If you did, what bios did it come with? Did the C2D work?
by Hyphe
Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

Thank's Blair, It was my last piece of perspex, so it has to be the final, for now at least :wink: I will order more though since it's hard to work with and, who knows what will happen before I have finished it, I still have to cut it to correct width, do the routing for the slot-load dvd, and paint...
by Hyphe
Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Measuring the Efficiency of mCubed's Borg Heatpipes
Replies: 30
Views: 22524

Thanks for the great review! I wonder when this system is inserted inside a closed case, whether it would help to insulate the pipes at their midpoint so that the pipes are not dissipating heat back into the case near the cpu. This is a good idea, do you have a suggestion of what to use to insulate?...
by Hyphe
Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

I must say that perspex is not easy to work with, specially not in these sizes, It might be because I am a beginner :wink: . I have spent 4 pieces of perspex so far. After a couple of hours with the 3 millimeter sheet I gave up, It did not give after for my attempts to bend it around the model. I su...
by Hyphe
Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

justblair wrote:You must be excited! :)
Oh yeah! That's what keeps me going! :D
by Hyphe
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

As you guys have pointed out, the reason was not enough heat and too much pressure. I took a 2 millimeter sheet and shaped it with less pressure, the result was better but still the precision is not good enough. I probably need help from a friend that can heat while I work with shaping it. A striphe...
by Hyphe
Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

Time for an update. :) I put some filler on the model, Plastic Padding Ultimate, we'll see if it can handle the heat. The peace of polycarbonate was a bit small so I bought some perspex, 2 and 3 millimeter thick to start testing with. I started out with a piece that was 3mm thick. Sawing the perspex...
by Hyphe
Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Silent Playstation 2-HTPC Hybrid WIP UPdate 17/10
Replies: 37
Views: 29103

Great job justblair!

I have seen you have found the beauty of aluminum! :lol:

Waiting eagerly for the update!

Hope you didn't get too shitfaced :wink:
by Hyphe
Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

I got the model together yesterday and I found out that I will need some filler to get the model smooth. Some images of the model:

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by Hyphe
Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

I made some tests painting on the polycarbonate, it looks pretty good so far. It will be hard though to get precision on the edges.

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by Hyphe
Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

I got the pieces for the model today. Usually there are always drawbacks, this time the holes were not drilled through the pieces :?, 2 millimeters deeper would have been enough. Nothing to despair though, I'll just have to finish them myself :D Some images: http://www.wnd.se/htpc/wood1.jpg http://w...
by Hyphe
Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

How much has the case cost to build? I have been hoping no one would ask the question :wink: Seriously it has not been as expensive as I thought it would end up at. Especially considering the amount of aluminum and making everything custom. Mostly because I have been lucky finding people who could ...
by Hyphe
Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

Just an update on what is going on. The pieces for the wooden model are now ready :) , I am travelling right now so I will pick them up when I get back next week and pick up the work from there. :D
by Hyphe
Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

Good news, I have been in contact with a company that could do the milling with my wooden model, I will most likely have the pieces available next week. :D This image was taken about a year ago and was the starting point for the project. Preparation was of course countless hours on forums and search...
by Hyphe
Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

Great job. Quick question, where did you get the heatpipe? Here's the website of the company who sells them. http://www.hifiatx.com/ They have a whole range of different heatpipe solutions for their HFX-Cases, these can be used in custom cases as well. Take a look at "Shop", you'll find local store...
by Hyphe
Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

I can see all his pics fine. Great new name, Stylencio, genius! Thanks, it felt like right on target :) Paternity leave? Does that mean congratulations are in order? Well, not exactly, he is 13 months now, I am on Paternity Leave from June to September though, pretty nice. But thanks anyway :D And ...
by Hyphe
Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

Hi guys, I've been kind of busy with job and paternity leave lately so the project has halted a bit. :? I have also had trouble finding somebody who can help me create a wooden model, I used to work as a furniture carpenter myself 10 years ago but I want the model 100% accurate and I do not have acc...
by Hyphe
Tue May 23, 2006 1:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiny, Silent and Efficient: The picoPSU
Replies: 142
Views: 217132

Here's an option that looks interesting in general for europe. :?: EF16 external 165W http://www.t-balancer.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=157 Features: small DC/DC adapter with external PSU, ATX-plug with P4 for 90V-264V long lifetime and reliable protection against over-current, over-vol...
by Hyphe
Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

Here's an image of the cutout and the attachment for the DVD: http://www.wnd.se/htpc/dvd.jpg I also got the time to make the attachments for the expansion cards, the precision is not the best but it works: http://www.wnd.se/htpc/back.support.jpg Next I'll probably pick the IR-reciever apart. That'll...
by Hyphe
Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

Thanks man! :) I think I have found some good films to use! Hope the heat in the heatsinks does not affect surface though. Yesterday I got the DVD-burner in there but I think it broke so I will have to get a new one later on but for now it's very seldom I use it anyway...I'll post some pictures late...
by Hyphe
Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 63164

The indicator spray might be an option, it seems to be hard to find though, I got a little inspired by the idea of putting my OLED-display in there and I tried to fix it yesterday (Only one row is working out of 2x20) but I could not find the problem. I have decided to make place for it and mount it...