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What is this case?

Post by GaTeCrAsHeR2000 » Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:20 am

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Anyone got any ideas? Thanks

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Post by Lifecycle » Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:36 am

Welcome to SPCR!!

Don't know what the case is off hand but I don't think they are available retail - might be some kind of custom mass-produced case. Certainly looks like a VIA (C3) micro-ITX system to me.

Looks like some 40mm nastiness going on in there though... :x

If people here don't know, then the guys over at www.epiacenter.com almost certainly will, I would suspect.

Hope this helps!

Edit: My bad, just realised that you've cross-posted this on epia center already! :oops:
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Post by GaTeCrAsHeR2000 » Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:45 am

Lifecycle wrote:Welcome to SPCR!!

Don't know what the case is off hand but I don't think they are available retail - might be some kind of custom mass-produced case. Certainly looks like a VIA (C3) micro-ITX system to me.

Looks like some 40mm nastiness going on in there though... :x

If people here don't know, then the guys over at www.epiacenter.com almost certainly will, I would suspect.

Hope this helps!

Edit: My bad, just realised that you've cross-posted this on epia center already! :oops:
No worries mate, thanks for replying :)

So what do you think the motherboard is? I've looked at the Via's and I can't match it up to any of theirs

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Post by GaTeCrAsHeR2000 » Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:00 am

Palle from epiacenter has sorted it out for me, top bloke :D

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Post by Jan Kivar » Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:20 am

GaTeCrAsHeR2000 wrote:Palle from epiacenter has sorted it out for me, top bloke :D
Well what was it then? :D

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Post by GaTeCrAsHeR2000 » Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:43 am

Jan Kivar wrote:
GaTeCrAsHeR2000 wrote:Palle from epiacenter has sorted it out for me, top bloke :D
Well what was it then? :D

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Was a Cappuccino, probably this one http://www.cappuccinopc.com/cappuccinotx1.asp

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Post by meglamaniac » Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:45 am

I went and hunted his crosspost cos I was vaguely interested too :)

http://www.cappuccinopc.com/default.asp

Those are some seriously small pcs.

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Post by GaTeCrAsHeR2000 » Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:14 am

meglamaniac wrote:I went and hunted his crosspost cos I was vaguely interested too :)

http://www.cappuccinopc.com/default.asp

Those are some seriously small pcs.
I'm tempted to buy one, but I need it to be as silent as possible

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Post by ChucuSCAD » Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:31 am

I don't recall the manufacture of the unit but one of my customers, back in the day as a tech, had one of these. I would say he cooked about 4 CPUs in the course of a year. The variety he was using used a standard desktop P3 800, notebook drive, single notebook dimm. really cool looking but no good when it came to being run alot.

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Post by GaTeCrAsHeR2000 » Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:32 am

Ah right, thanks for that, looks like I will stick to the Epia 5000 and Morex 3677 I was going to buy in the first place

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Post by Lifecycle » Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:13 am

I'm tempted to buy one, but I need it to be as silent as possible
I reckon that there's a pretty small fan in there - either 40mm or 60mm, which at full tilt is going to give out a nice level of high-pitch buzz. :x

You could probably undervolt or swap out but a cramped case like that is going to need decent airflow to keep it from cooking and that means more noise, as there is no room to mount larger fans by the looks of it. :(

I also reckon that the board is probably a VIA C3 M-Series although I wouldn't consider myself an expert.

The Morex case you refer to is a pretty nice one although again, you are in 60mm case fan territory but that's pretty much par for the course in a case that size, I think. You might want to look at Travla cases also but if you're already digging about on Epia Center and such sites, then you probably know more than I do about this already... :P

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Post by Tibors » Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:57 am

The board inside that thing is definately not a VIA C3 M-series. That thing is the size of a CD-case. CD-cases are approx. 12x14cm. The VIA C3 M-series is 17x17cm. Besides the connectors are in the wrong places.
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Post by the_smell » Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:10 am

The board inside is probably a Nano-ITX (12x12cm), or something along those lines, althought I didn't think they were released yet.
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Post by Rusty075 » Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:21 pm

It's not a nano, it's not a Via either...its some odd proprietary form factor that they produce themselves. They've been selling them that size for several years.
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