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I am thinking about re-doing my bedroom Habey build into this...

One of the nicest simple ITX cases I have seen in a while...

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I just found a better picture of the In-Win H1 HTPC case http://nl.hardware.info/nieuws/26010...gen-voor-htpcs

It's the white one (it comes in black as well, but the black one next to it is the existing H1 - not the H1 HTPC).
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Streacom FC8 Fanless Chassis

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Material: All aluminum, 3.5mm thick body
Available Colors: Silver / Black - Brushed finish
Motherboard Support: Mini ITX - Please see list of tested boards
Hard Drive Bays: 1 x 2.5″ + 1 x 3.5″
Optical Drive Bays: 1 x Slim slot loading drive, left side eject button
Front Ports: 2 x USB, 1 x SD Card Reader
Expansion Slot: 1 x Low Profile Expansion Card
Cooling: Passive Heatpipe Solution - Recommended CPU Thermal Design Power: 65W
Dimension: 240 x 250 x 100mm (W x D x H)
Power Supply: PicoPSU & AC Adapter (not Included)
Remote Control: MCE Compatible IR Receiver & Remote (not Included)
Net Weight: 2.5KG

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Core i3-2105
Intel Desktop Board DH61AG
2x2GB DDR3 1333 Mhz SO DIMM 204-pin
60GB SSD
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Streamcom cases are nice, I like the FC5. But it costs $300 and you have to wait 3-4 months for then to make a small change to the heatpipes - if you have a motherboard needing longer pipes. Im sure in that time either the ceton Q will come out, or the In-Win H1 HTPC case (which is plastic and probably costs no more the $50-60) will come out
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I am thinking about re-doing my bedroom Habey build into this...

One of the nicest simple ITX cases I have seen in a while...


What is it? Me likey.

[Edit: found it]
http://www.morex.com.tw/products/pro....php?fd_id=151

 

 

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What is it? Me likey.

[Edit: found it]
http://www.morex.com.tw/products/pro....php?fd_id=151

Yep. Pretty good option for $50.
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Yep. Pretty good option for $50.

I am really interested to hear how well it fits the Intel stock cooler and how well everything stays cool with HDDs/SSDs installed in the tray above the motherboard. If you go for it, please post a review.

Morex makes some cool cases. Searching for this I discovered some more here:

http://www.mitxpc.com/products.asp?cat=185

The 3388, 6600 and 6610 look interesting.

 

 

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Streacom FC8 Fanless Chassis

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Does Streacom make a shorter fanless case without the ODD bay?
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I am really interested to hear how well it fits the Intel stock cooler and how well everything stays cool with HDDs/SSDs installed in the tray above the motherboard. If you go for it, please post a review.

Morex makes some cool cases. Searching for this I discovered some more here:

http://www.mitxpc.com/products.asp?cat=185

The 3388, 6600 and 6610 look interesting.

Agreed. Looks like they are geared toward car pcs but put a pico in one of those and it would make a very nice and simple HTPC.

As soon as I get my new Silverstone HTPC case I will order one of those morex cases and post a complete review.

We may be on to a new option...
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I am thinking about re-doing my bedroom Habey build into this...

One of the nicest simple ITX cases I have seen in a while...


Why are you switching out the Habey? heat? i love the look of the case but it does get hot after a two hour 1080p mkv. I do have sleep working well so the only time its on is during use, otherwise its in sleep state. I hope i'm not ruining my components; SSD, mobo etc.
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I had to cut a hole in the habey because it was so hot.

It works but I just want to try something different. If the Habey had a cover like this one then I think it would be perfect.
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I wish we could get this version of the "Habey" case here:

http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale-mini...bb9747338.html


 

 

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Does Streacom make a shorter fanless case without the ODD bay?

Yes, it will. This one on your picture is FC8-OD. FC8 will follow.

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I had to cut a hole in the habey because it was so hot.

It works but I just want to try something different. If the Habey had a cover like this one then I think it would be perfect.

If you had a drill press you could probably make the habey top just like that case
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Ive seen the Travla C287 (www.travla.com/product_d.php?id=0000000028) in person now and I think I want to do a build with it. Supports 2x2.5 and a slim ODD. Nt bad for the price. Didnt get to see how much room for the hsf though.
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If you had a drill press you could probably make the habey top just like that case

Sure. But the point is that I/we shouldn't have to. Its a poor design.
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Check out this Morex case made especially for HTPCs with only the DH61AG motherboard:

http://www.morex.com.tw/products/pro....php?fd_id=152

Be sure to click on the picture -- the thumbnail is squished.

 

 

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Check out this Morex case made especially for HTPCs with only the DH61AG motherboard:

http://www.morex.com.tw/products/pro....php?fd_id=152

Be sure to click on the picture -- the thumbnail is squished.

I like it. Has everything you need for the DH61AG, including the intel CIR module.

edit: just found this. some pics of it packed with the hardware http://morex-miniitxpc.blogspot.com/...x-chassis.html
edit2: hmmm, the case in those pics looks like a different revision. same basic concept though.
edit3: just found this for DH61AG http://www.intel.com/cd/channel/rese...cts/394803.htm
edit4: this one is kinda interesting too http://www.g-alantic.com.tw/7093/ga6502/ internal pics here http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v1/524..._HTPC_Case.jpg
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If you go to this page: http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic....34811&start=40

And go down four posts, there's information about how to order the Viako cases. They are pretty expensive, especially the shipping from Korea (no US disrributors). From the post:

"Here are the prices for Viako cases:
(these are not published prices but ballpark numbers. There are many options that may alter your final price.)

ML 55 w/ 120W DC PSU & Adapter - $115 + DHL about $40
ML SELF w/ 120W DC PSU & Adapter - $135 + DHL about $40
ML SELF w/ 250W Flex PSU - $145+ DHL about $40

For order inquiries, contact Lance at lance@viako.com. Paypal and wire to their bank seem to be their desired payment method. For PayPal, use Lance's e-mail."

YMMV. NAYY. Just quoting the post.

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I am thinking about re-doing my bedroom Habey build into this...

One of the nicest simple ITX cases I have seen in a while...


Check out this new Shuttle barebone:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-125-_-Product

It might look familiar -- almost the same case as the 557 with a different faceplate and top (there's better pictures at the newegg link, showing the other side where you can mount 3 x 40mm fans).


 

 

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Check out this new Shuttle barebone:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-125-_-Product

It might look familiar -- same case as the 557 with a different faceplate and top (there's better pictures at the newegg link, showing the other side where you can mount 3 x 40mm fans).


The solid top is a big deal to me. I like the holes for better cooling in these small cases.
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The solid top is a big deal to me. I like the holes for better cooling in these small cases.

Agreed. I am curious once you put two 2.5" devices in where the drives mount in the 557 if they'll block airflow to the CPU HSF. It would be nice if the mount was moveable front to back.

 

 

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Check out this new Shuttle barebone:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-125-_-Product

It might look familiar -- almost the same case as the 557 with a different faceplate and top (there's better pictures at the newegg link, showing the other side where you can mount 3 x 40mm fans).


This might be good for my little bedroom PC I wanna build. Any idea what motherboard is in here? There's only one review on it.
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This might be good for my little bedroom PC I wanna build. Any idea what motherboard is in here? There's only one review on it.

I was curious about this myself and Googling didn't turn up anything. I went to the Newegg site hoping to find a picture with the cover off that might show a model number. I found one that shows the CPU positioning. So, my guess, solely based on the positioning of the CPU and heatsinks on the board (as seen in a Newegg image showing the top cover off), is Foxconn. Because, if you look at the motherboard from the back I/O panel, Foxconn is the only manufacturer I could find that has a H61 mini-itx with the CPU on the left side and not on the right side of the board. ASUS, Intel, Gigabyte, Jetway, Biostar, Zotac -- the CPU is on the right.

That jives with other Shuttle barebones I've seen in the past that also use Foxconn.

 

 

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The solid top is a big deal to me. I like the holes for better cooling in these small cases.

Me too. I've never been afraid to get out the drill and get to work on an otherwise nice case! It's just metal (or plastic)
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This might be good for my little bedroom PC I wanna build. Any idea what motherboard is in here? There's only one review on it.

I think you might be right. Good detective work. This is a sweet nice small case, but I think for the money, I may stick with my planned build.

It'll be quite a bit larger than this one, but at $236, with a Sandy Bridge Celeron, 4GB RAM, ASRock H67 chipset, that ain't bad. Still need a HDD on top of that, but I've got a few lying around.
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I think you might be right. Good detective work. This is a sweet nice small case, but I think for the money, I may stick with my planned build.

It'll be quite a bit larger than this one, but at $236, with a Sandy Bridge Celeron, 4GB RAM, ASRock H67 chipset, that ain't bad. Still need a HDD on top of that, but I've got a few lying around.

If you wanted to build something like the Shuttle, the Morex 557 case seems to be available a few places. You're restricted to a low profile cooler, 2.5" HDD/SSD and no ODD. You'd also need to use a picoPSU-type PSU or if you got the DH61AG motherboard, you'd need a 19V AC/DC adapter. It can be done!

 

 

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