Quiet Ahanix D.Vine 5 (Almost finished)

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Quiet Ahanix D.Vine 5 (Almost finished)

Post by Hagis » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:24 pm

Hello great forum this is :D

Gives a lot of inspiration so i will try to give some back now :)

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Short story about this project:

This was started back in 200509 but was aborted due to my best friend died
so this project was halted until now in december when i felt for continue building it so now its like 98% finished 2 things remain the exhaust fan in the psu will be exchanged its "pretty quiet now after adding an serial resistor to it" but not enough silent,

And then i am building an circuit who will operate on when the dvd is ejected that an ccfl will light up the tray its finished mounted an "breadborard" tose boards ju just stick the components into without need to solder...

Its an:
CPU: Celeron 2,93ghz slightly overclocked to 3,03ghz
MB: Asus P5P800S
HDD: Maxtor 250GB sata
DVD: Nec ND-3540
GFX: Radeon 9250 ViVo
NTW: D-Link dwl-520+

I think i got every thing right atm

Will update the thread with more pics later of the construction etc...

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Post by Kato » Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:37 am

I can´t believe no one has commented yet, so let me be the first to say i like your htpc. I really love that case it looks like a piece of hiend audio gear. Why did you go for the water culling, it seams to me it is overkill for a celeron and it takes up a lot of space(you could have had more HDs in there)? Where does the fan gets it´s air from, and how loud is the PSU(this seems to be a mayor limitation of this case, it is big enough to take potentiality a SLI setup but you could never find a small, quite and powerful psu)

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Post by blubberhoofd » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:11 am


love the D-vine cases.

I always thought the ideal setup would be sucking up air through the radiator and out of the case through a ducted vent hole above it, but the ducted exhaust path you created should work just as good.

So all I can say is that I'm impressed ;)

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Post by McBanjo » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:04 am

Nice system :)
I think I'm in love with that airduct, really nice
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Post by Kato » Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:31 am

Ooh, i didn´t even see the air duct, looks great, nice work. :D

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Post by JazzJackRabbit » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:15 am

Awesome work. But.... too much work (yeah, I'm lazy), would have never done it myself. Props for all the time you invested in it.

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Post by Enzo_FX » Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:11 pm

i have the same case. I want to suspend a hard drive somehow in the dead space to the side of the DVD drive. Also might put a fan in the bottom intake.

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Post by jhhoffma » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:42 pm

When I first saw this post, I thought, "not with 60mm fans, you didn't!" But that is a very nice setup. I wouldn't have thought a W/C system would fit in an HTPC case, nor that you could cut a SATA cable and solder it back together with no detrimental effect on data integrity.

Glad to see I was wrong on both accounts.
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Post by kfuglsang » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:26 am

Could you possibly re-upload the pictures?
- They seem to be broken.

I'm considering getting the case myself and am very interested in how you did it.

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