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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    Thanks,Biscuit but it seems I like on the wrong side of the SE to a lot of Hexites!! Funnily,I do know Maidenhead though!!

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    I think you'll find 1mm sheet metal tough to cut without a rotary tool tbh. Problem with a jigsaw is that the holes you need for the IO section are too small to do effectively with a jigsaw - they're more for big cuts. Best bet would probably be some good HSS metal bits in a variety of sizes, some metal files, and a hacksaw to shape the corners. You can chain drill a series of holes for the IO section and use the metal files to smooth all the edges, then cut the outside edge to the right shape for the case and screw it inot those circular channels that run along the edge of the case.

    Hmmm, I might need to get Paint out to show you what I mean!

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I can gain access to a lot of tools but not a Dremel or a band saw.
    I've got a maplin dremel-like tool - used it to rectify the fan hole on your current case after my holesaw fell apart and ripped it to shreds! Bring this new build with you to the LAN next weekend and if you've got some mesh by then we can figure something out I'm sure.

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    The 120MM fan fits perfectly. I got the 2000RPM version which is noisy,so will reduce the speed down a bit.


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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    The build is very much a work in progress still,but here are some new pictures.





    I used a 4N25,so that the LED is at full brightness.



    I have just stuck on the fan grill ATM,but hopefully I will get some double sided tape or foam.



    The fan just about fits.



    The system is actually not too noisy IMHO.
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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    Very nice fit!
    Are you going to try and mould the fan grille and hide the Motorola symbol somehow?

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    I measured the power consumption at the wall and at idle the PC was consuming just under 31 watts at the wall and around 66 watts under IBT.


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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    It looks like at least I won't need a new DC-DC power block!!

    Even under two IBT cycles the CPU was well under 60C!!

    The system also makes very little noise too which is good.

    I wonder if a 65W TDP A10-5700 based system would work fine in the case??


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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    Given my experience with the "100W" A6-3670k, possibly! Only question is whether the greater concentration of heat (i.e. the CPU and GPU all in the same packet) would cause a problem, as your current build has that heat spread out over 2 chips and therefore more heatsink.

    I still reckon that's one heck of a build though - absolutely love it How did you install the OS - by booting from a USB stick?

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    I installed the OS using a DVD drive,I suppose I should try this new fangled USB stick install thingy next time!!

    It does seem the SPCR power readings were accurate! I have the following DAS too:

    http://www.edge10.com/technical_pdfs...et%20small.pdf

    I am thinking of attaching the DAS via E-SATA to the PC and installing a suitable OS. I could then use it as a server.


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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    Ooooh, nice piece of kit

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    The DAS200 is made by CFI and is essentially has the same case used by the VIA ARTiGO A2000 and M’SERV S2100:

    http://www.viaembedded.com/en/produc...%28EOL%29.html

    http://www.viaembedded.com/en/produc...%28EOL%29.html

    I actually thought of modding that case instead,but the cost of the pico-ITX motherboards is too high,and most of the cheaper ARM boards seem to lack SATA. This ARM based board does have one SATA port:

    http://techreport.com/news/23526/49-...-hdmi-usb-sata

    However,it lack GbE.
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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    What kind of throughput to do you using it?

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

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    What kind of throughput to do you using it?
    I don't have a server of any kind ATM(used a Shuttle G2 as one for a while),but I would only be doing backups,streaming stuff of it and the occasional download. The lack of SATA on most of the ARM based boards is the major issue for me.


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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    So the DAS is USB... kinda limiting then

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

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    So the DAS is USB... kinda limiting then
    It has E-SATA too and so does the Zotac 9300 motherboard luckily!!


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