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CURV3D | By C4B12

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hello there!

Im pretty new here and want to show you a little project Im working on, its actually pretty finished, new motherboard and changing to only 2.5" disks will be the last thing. However, this all started as a side project to my other build Cold Winter, but turned out to be pretty fun and took a lot of time. Its a simple HTPC but with a special design.

Hardware that I build the case around:
Asus AT3IonT-I Deluxe
Intel X-25-V G2 40gb
4gb Corsair DDR3
Western Digital Green 2TB & 3TB

I have a Asus E45M1-I Deluxe on the way thats gonna be powered with a picopsu instead.

I got the idea for this build when I was looking at some of the acrylic I had left from Cold Winter. Saw some nice shape coming. So I started cutting, and got these two acrylic pieces:

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I got some nice hifi-looking feet and some hinges to put the two pieces together.

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Then I made a front and backplate and powdercoated them white. Installed a LCD and a simple power switch.

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Installed a simple Intel Atom motherboard with 4gb ram and a lot of harddrive space.

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Installed a intake 100mm fan under the motherboard.

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And here is some overview pictures, its almost finished here. But as I said Im getting some newer hardware.

Left side

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Right side

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Backpanel

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Frontpanel

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With kind regards
Johan Nyman
post #2 of 21
Thread Starter 
I can never really finish a build, like many others I think. Anyway, I sold the harddrives I was using in this build before, got a 1TB 2.5" instead and a Corsair Force SSD. Also a Asus E45M1-I Deluxe is coming. So some hardware upgrades is going on here.

When changing to only 2.5" disks I wanted to make a harddrive bay. Here it is!



I drew up some different designs but I went with this one, measured out and cut with a jigsaw. What about some white paint on these?





And this is how it looks in the case:



What do you think?

Johan Nyman
post #3 of 21
How are the temperatures? Since there isn't any ventilation, are the temps high? But I'm loving it. A+ Work.
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Failuyr View Post

How are the temperatures? Since there isn't any ventilation, are the temps high? But I'm loving it. A+ Work.
I have the 100mm intake fan under the motherboard. Actually I didnt need that either. But the temps are ok for a htpc. Air always get in and out, in some kind of way. smile.gif Thanks anyways!
post #5 of 21
I love it!!!
I am currently working on a HTPC project but this looks more elegant smile.gif
your case will fix perfect in the living room.
Awesome!!
post #6 of 21
This is f.ing awesome! Subbed ofc!
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by necrologis View Post

I love it!!!
I am currently working on a HTPC project but this looks more elegant smile.gif
your case will fix perfect in the living room.
Awesome!!

Thanks! Yours will be nice too Im sure. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by may3 View Post

This is f.ing awesome! Subbed ofc!

Thank you! smile.gif
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hmm what could this be???



My friend, HCP, thought I should make a harddrive bay in the same design as the case. So heres the result.



Which one of the harddrive bays do you like? I cant decide really. smile.gif
post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
Made new cutouts of the second design, this time for three harddrives. Sanded down the edges and ofcourse painted it white. I think Ill go with this design actually, I asked around what people thinks and its 50/50. But when the case has this round, smooth design it feels better with a similar harddrive bay instead of something with raw edges.

Second design rev 2:





In the case





It kinda looks like a smaller version of the case. Ill go with this one!
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hoi!

My new motherboard is here! Finally, without the i/o shield though so I had to get a new one from ebay. However, I installed the new mobo and this time I need to use a picopsu so some sleeving was done. Now you can see my harddrivebay in action! wink.gif

Whats in here???





Open it up and tada!





Goodlooking cooler!



Im pretty satisfied with this harddrivebay.



I cant decide if Im going to go like this, with sleeved cables, or hide them all under the harddrivebay and motherboard so only the sata cables is showing. What do you think?

Cheers!
Johan Nyman
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