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> Mini ITX worth it?, Mod ITX case
STEVON
Posted: Mar 16 2011, 11:06 PM
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I have a modified Mini ITX case for the home theater. Was a lot of work to make a flexible PCI-E extender cable, cut CPU fan hole through the top of the case then shoehorn half height PCI-E card, chipset cooling fan with two 3.5 inch hard drives. I'm wondering what everybody else is doing?
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Posted: Mar 16 2011, 11:07 PM
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Posted: Mar 16 2011, 11:08 PM
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Posted: Mar 17 2011, 05:08 PM
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Looks like you are using a slightly smaller case than mine. I'm using a black foxconn case and I did not need to cut any holes in the case. the only thing I needed to do was clip off a plastic brace on the CPU fan, which is a stock intel CPU fan, because the brace was hitting the back of the DVD drive. Everything else is integrated onto the motherboard including a geforce 9300 video with HDMI a/v output. Considering that the final product is about the same size as an XBOX I do think using MiniITX is the way to go.


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Posted: Mar 18 2011, 12:28 AM
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QUOTE (SsZERO @ Mar 17 2011, 06:08 PM)
Looks like you are using a slightly smaller case than mine. I'm using a black foxconn case and I did not need to cut any holes in the case. the only thing I needed to do was clip off a plastic brace on the CPU fan, which is a stock intel CPU fan, because the brace was hitting the back of the DVD drive. Everything else is integrated onto the motherboard including a geforce 9300 video with HDMI a/v output. Considering that the final product is about the same size as an XBOX I do think using MiniITX is the way to go.

Thanks for the comment. Using ZOTAC GE9300-G-E board, had a few problems with it but once I put a fan directly on heatsink (should have come with one), everything settled down. Unfortunately for me, I purchased the Hauppauge Colossus full height capture card. Went to a ThermalTake ElementQ VL5000 series. Will have to sell this case to recoupe some of the money invested.
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