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The included HuntKey 550w PSU. I'm using it until my Antec modular psu arrives in the mail, and it seems to be working pretty well.


Backside of the lcd panel on the front, viewed through where the PSU mounts


Inside of case with front panel removed

Inside of front panel. Its all aluminum, heavy and really solid. The end caps that slide in were glued with some sort of hot glue, and they pretty much fell out when I pulled the front panel off. Some 5 minute epoxy fixed that minor problem though.



Edited by leveldowen - 3/27/11 at 8:24pm
    
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Paint pictures. I'm not capable of leaving well enough alone, and I needed something to do until MicroCenter opened and I could go pick up some components.

Step 1: Self etching primer. I'm too lazy to bother sanding or glass beading the whole thing, so this worked just fine to get a solid foundation.






Trip to MicroCenter while the primer dries up.


And back to paint:



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post #13 of 18
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Some parts mockups. Thats a micro atx board, just so you can get a feel for how massive this case really is. It will easily fit a full atx board, 3 hard drives, an optical drive, and a standard length psu.






And finally some semi-completed pictures.




Overall, it seems to be a pretty well built case, and everything is nice and solid once its all together. For the $60 I paid for it, it was well worth it. Even if the PSU flakes out in a week, it was still a darn good deal.

If theres any requests for other things you want to see or other details, don't hesitate to ask.

Oh, and FWIW, Thats a Scythe Shuriken Rev. B (100mm fan), and a Sony Bluray drive thats about an inch and a half longer than a standard dvd supermulti drive. I pulled the faceplate off the drive tray and it works perfectly with the flip down door and the eject button.
The two fan mounts next to the cpu will fit both 80mm and 120mm slim (12mm thick) fans. So far, I don't see a need for them, but Pentium dual core E2200 also doesn't run very hot at all.
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post #14 of 18
Wow! That looks really good for $60.. Especially with the remote.
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Yeah, I feel likes its actually pretty well engineered for being so cheap. The PSU has its own intake and exhaust ports to keep all of the heat from the psu out of the case, and the rest of the case is all vented, including the whole top panel, so I'm thinking about taking the 80mm fan out of the back to see if I can't cut a little more noise out of it. The only thing I'm worried about is the passively cooled gpu, but I think the passive cooler is gonna have to go once I get the tv tuner and wireless-n card for it, since it partially blocks the pci-e x1 port.
    
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post #16 of 18
Looks absoloutely fantastic for an unbranded eBay case.

Good find!
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Nice job, although I am to lazy to pain the inside of a case :x.
How does the LCD work?
It looks like an MCE remote, does the IR Receiver just plug into a usb header or does it go on a CIR header?
What OS and front end?
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Nice job, although I am to lazy to pain the inside of a case :x.
How does the LCD work?
It looks like an MCE remote, does the IR Receiver just plug into a usb header or does it go on a CIR header?
What OS and front end?
The lcd is a standalone unit. its powered by a 4 pin molex, and has 4 temp sensor leads, a fan speed indicator, a 3 pin fan header, a hard drive indicator thats driven off the mobo hdd light header, a header for powering a traditional hdd indicator, and a clock/calendar. Theres also a little cmos battery for saving the date/time info.

It is a Windows Media Center remote, and the part number on the back comes back as a Happauge unit, and the receiver is listed in windows as an ehome unit. Either way, it works pretty well. The receiver mounts inside the front panel behind a semi-clear spot in the reflective panel, and seems to pick up the signal from just about any angle in front of it. It plugs into a usb header on the mobo, and has a port to attach the included IR blaster ports that are on a PCI slot cover on the back of the case, so I guess you could potentially use it to control a TV or receiver with some IR blasters that have a 3.5mm jack.

As far as OS/frontend, I'm running Win7 ultimate, and using xbmc because it works so nicely with all of my iso rips.
    
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