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Cool I'll give it a try. Its pretty cheap too.

I just run it with Windows Media Center, I've read online not to install the S/W that comes with it. The only quirky thing is if my computer goes into a power saving shutdown, I need to reboot to bring the card back up or it acts like there's no signal. The onscreen pic above is OTA TV reception.
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post #12 of 26
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Seemed like the fan cables were probably blocking air flow around the CPU cooler, due to the fans originally being oriented for ease of access to connectors. Had to remove everything to re-orient the fans and add an extender cable, which enabled me to jam everything in both corners and run the extender along backside of mobo. No easy task but results were worth it as CPU temps seemed to drop 2-3C, and looks much cleaner.

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Nice,fan looks huge haha,but its the other way round hehe.
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Nice,fan looks huge haha,but its the other way round hehe.
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Nice,fan looks huge haha,but its the other way round hehe.

All a matter of perspective!

The ubiquitous tasty beverage can shot


Edited by frack0 - 4/7/14 at 10:18pm
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post #16 of 26
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Lone Industries came out with the L2 which allows a 2 slot wide video card, so I upgraded to 5.3L of beast.

Mobo: Asus P8z77-I deluse
CPU: i7 3770K
GPU: Galaxy GTX 750 Ti
RAM 2x8GbB G.Skills Ripjaws X
PSU HD-Plex 160W 16-24v input
AC-DC Brick Dell 330W
HSF: AXP100 with Prolimatech 140mm PWM fan
Case Fans:2x Akasa 80x10 PWM

Wanted to use the 7.4mm jack board bit the DIN holes are 19mm c-c whereas the board is 20mm c-c had to bend in the hole mounts while unsoldering looked a little untidy so used this rubber washer to give it a better look




Next, had to move the end SATA connector a bit tighter to fit the drive cage


Location for PSU, will use a Fujipoly thermal pad to mount to front


Back to baseline with new PSU


GTX card came with a backwards slot bracket, had to grab this off ebay for $5


Tight fit for jack mount with fan installed




Video card installed and back up and running



Ran Prime95 plus Kombustor torture tests concurrently getting ~ mid 60C on CPU and GPU cores
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Thanks for the update OP. I'm definitely interested in upgrading to this case. I currently have a Streacom FC8 EVO (sans optical slot) and I'm curious to know your opinion of the build quality of the L2. The FC8 Evo's build quality, in my opinion, is extremely high, but then the cost reflects this as well. Does the L2 have much flex, if any? Or does it feel pretty solid?
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post #18 of 26
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Thanks for the update OP. I'm definitely interested in upgrading to this case. I currently have a Streacom FC8 EVO (sans optical slot) and I'm curious to know your opinion of the build quality of the L2. The FC8 Evo's build quality, in my opinion, is extremely high, but then the cost reflects this as well. Does the L2 have much flex, if any? Or does it feel pretty solid?

I've only seen Streacom's stuff online so I can't really draw a direct comparison but the L2 is solid no flex at all. All screw holes have threaded steel inserts so they don't get mangled like some aluminum cases I hear of and it's very easy to work on as both side panels and even the bottom are removable.
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I've only seen Streacom's stuff online so I can't really draw a direct comparison but the L2 is solid no flex at all. All screw holes have threaded steel inserts so they don't get mangled like some aluminum cases I hear of and it's very easy to work on as both side panels and even the bottom are removable.
Excellent... now to wait for them to get stock thumb.gif
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post #20 of 26
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Finally got around to installing the Fujipoly thermal pad to stick the PSU to the front panel and trimming my power LED leads. Found that the 5mm LED slips into the RAM heat spreader real nicely gives a cathode/strip appearance without blowing out in brightness in such a small case.







Some stats, pretty please with the results, CPU/GPU both seemed to max out mid 70s on a warm night here. No PSU issues.
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