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by pm.stacker
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26077

Re: The quiet beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium!

4) replace the original crappy lame power-reset buttons with something better 8-)
by pm.stacker
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26077

Re: The quiet beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium!

This morning the beast arrived :shock: :mrgreen: Just finished emptying it from everything that was stock mounted (HDD cages, fans, ties, slot covers, filters, cable rubbers...) I'm writing the TODO list for this new build :-D this time I want it done nicely and perfectly 8-) 1) replacing, when poss...
by pm.stacker
Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26077

Re: The quiet beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium!

I would do the same but I have to place the PSU in the upper position (I had some trouble finding a new big case which allows for good old top PSU placement, the other would've been Lian-li PC-A70B but it has only 7 internal fixed HDD slots and I need 8+2... with Elysium I recycle my old SAS backpla...
by pm.stacker
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 26077

Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/MOTM1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/WS4B/MOTM2.jpg Updated V2.8 These days I'm stocking up on some new components to build my "version 2.0" Xeon workstation, this time big nasty and quiet :mrgreen: for the previous build...
by pm.stacker
Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Testing WD10JPVT along with a very nice Seagate ST9750420AS, new SATA short cabling and will try a fanless 2120T CPU next week :-D
by pm.stacker
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Replaced the two HTS547564A9E384 Hitachi drives with the new WD10JPVT and a recycled WD5000BEVT to match :-) will see how does the JPVT do... the 5000BEVT is one of the last batches from Jul 11 with a slightly different top cover, from tests last year it's cooler and quieter than previous 5000BEVT d...
by pm.stacker
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone ML03 HTPC build
Replies: 10
Views: 16284

Re: Silverstone ML03 HTPC build

I dismantled this build in favor to the new 1U system you can find the thread down here (Full DIY HTPC...). Anyway when I had it running, fanless PSU didn't heat up: Seasonic X-400 GOLD tend to become hot when you load near power limit (i.e. >300W), my build was <150W so no problem, it remained alwa...
by pm.stacker
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Finished and placed. :-)
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by pm.stacker
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

They ain't short: they're 4 Lian-li ST90 SAS/SATA cables which are 90 cm long, carefully tucked up. :-) the only one which is very short (7.5 cm) is for the WD20EARX and it was taken from an old AC Ryan 5.25 external box.
by pm.stacker
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Here we are almost done 8-) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK7/th_P1020013.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK7/th_P1020014.jpg Black mask tape for the 1mm of ODD that protrudes into the front panel, I don't want any silver there (ODD bezel is 2mm, front p...
by pm.stacker
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Finally I was able to tidy up the four 35" (90cm) SAS cables from Lian-li, which have a very small connector that fits well under the 2.5" HDDs, routing them all around the case :lol: In the meantime, new 2.5" cabling 5V-only :wink: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK7/th_P1010988...
by pm.stacker
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Modifying the 2.5" bracket to make it symmetrical, without hidden screws and able to act as a cable holder too :wink: but I'll have to make a new power cable http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK7/th_P1010974.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK7/th_P1010976.jp...
by pm.stacker
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Some readings after 2 hours of idling and Mediaportal: CPU=45C MB=40C HDD0=35C HDD1=40C HDD2=38C FAN=2000 (25% speed), slightly warm air from the exhaust ports. Installed 2x Hitachi 5K750-640, one's a little hotter because it has the PCH underneath. WD20EARX stays cool as always 8-) Waiting for ultr...
by pm.stacker
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Could have routed it to the top or to the rear HH slot nearby but being this a 1U solution intended to be stackable with other hifi components I wanted exhaust CPU air to go towards the rear. And with the 45° angled curves turbulence is reduced, I tried putting fan on max speed (5500) with and witho...
by pm.stacker
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK7/th_P1010951.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK7/th_P1010958.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK7/th_P1010956.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK7/th_P1010960.jpg http://img....
by pm.stacker
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Just finished building the air duct, instant loctite for bottom-to-sides and... american tape :lol: for the top, but it seals well and can be removed if needed.
Have to cable up the HDDs with temp SATA cables to check system working, ultra-short cables are coming next week :wink:
by pm.stacker
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Simple way, since I don't have a milling machine: trace out position of every connector, and then open ports by drilling and precision handfiling. Could have done it "old way" like I did some old builds with precision inner handsaw but it's 3mm alu, a lil' tougher than plastics :mrgreen: I don't hav...
by pm.stacker
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

SSD suspended support bracket http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK7/th_P1010902.jpg Cutting the L-shaped ODD bracket to gain height. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK7/th_P1010909.jpg Filing the aux ODD bracket to fit between the 3.5" drive and DVB-S2 card. htt...
by pm.stacker
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Clearance gained :-D and DEN-7 mounted, the fan is made by Everflow but it is very quiet anyway when in min speed (920 RPM), inaudible once I close the cover. Even at full speed the noise it makes is mostly "whoosh", very little buzz or motor noise, well done CoolJAG 8-) Just found a way to mount an...
by pm.stacker
Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Testing without front panel, with the NT07-1156 stripped of its fan and cover closed (no vents), it gets warm, I'll check temps after restoring the Acronis image. Note: well-planting the WD20EARX on the case bottom, NO vibrations at all! :-D only a faint buzz from the PicoPSU Shame: the 3.5" drive o...
by pm.stacker
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

The active 1155 HSF I will get tomorrow, is the CoolJAG DEN-7 http://www.cooljagusa.com/uploadfiles/image/201128191223.png The HS itself is very similar to a Dynatron LGA775 I had which was VERY noisy due to broken bearings :-?, fan is 75x75x15, 1000-5500 rpm, 18-52 dBA, typically a server HSF. The ...
by pm.stacker
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Right now the covers are of anti-scratch coated steel, they're the stock covers, as options I can have alu covers with standard rear vent or full vented by request, I was planning on getting an alu cover anyway because it doesn't have the little curved "lip" inwards on the front side which I would h...
by pm.stacker
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Re: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

And this is not the deepest box they make in this 1U line: there's the 350 mm (13 3/4") deep too, with that I would've been able to cram 2x3.5" and 4x2.5" inside, but then maybe that's a lil' too much for a Pico-150, given that it has to provide power for my DiseqC+LNBs upstairs (15W max) :-? now I ...
by pm.stacker
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC
Replies: 27
Views: 16710

Full D.I.Y. mATX slim-line HTPC

Having a 1U empty metal box laying around, I decided to build a new case for my HTPC :-D System config is the same as my previous ML03: i3-2100 (soon to be i3-2120T) 2x2048 MB (Kingston VLP low profile) Asus P8H67-M-PRO PicoPSU-150-XT Terratec Cinergy S2 Hauppauge HVR1700 OCZ Vertex3 2x Hitachi 5K75...
by pm.stacker
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silenced vintage/old/retro PC builds
Replies: 3
Views: 2516

Silenced vintage/old/retro PC builds

Having quite a bit of old hardware laying around I decided to rebuild some of my past configurations in a quiet way, I know it may sound strange but I'm having fun rebuilding machines I owned years ago and see that they still work... :-D. I'll try to use only contemporary components, unfortunately n...
by pm.stacker
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone ML03 HTPC build
Replies: 10
Views: 16284

Re: Silverstone ML03 HTPC build

Modifying to mount audio card facing up and PCI contacts towards the expansion slots http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK6/th_P1010178.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK6/th_P1010181.jpg Modifying the 3.5" support cage to fit the ATX cable http://img.photobu...
by pm.stacker
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone ML03 HTPC build
Replies: 10
Views: 16284

Re: Silverstone ML03 HTPC build

Monday arrived the mobo and graphics card, today the CPU arrived :-D now sys' all built up and I'm trying to install 7HPx64. Corsair Dominator modules set to 1.5V DDR3-1333. Trying HD2000 IGP for now, HD6450 becomes way too hot with the PCI riser cables on it... :-(
by pm.stacker
Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone ML03 HTPC build
Replies: 10
Views: 16284

Re: New Silverstone ML03 i3-2100 build

Unpacking and checking case http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK6/P1010077.jpg Removing the PSU fan filter, since my X-400's fanless :mrgreen: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/dunk5.1dts/RACK6/P1010082.jpg Testing PSU fit with grille upwards, it's long so bottom 2.5" unusable...
by pm.stacker
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone ML03 HTPC build
Replies: 10
Views: 16284

Re: New Silverstone ML03 i3-2100 build

For now, on Aug 24 an i3-2100 will arrive along with the mobo and a Radeon 6450HM :wink: