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assassin's Avatar assassin 07:51 PM 03-14-2013
Completed a passive custom build this week that I wanted to share.

The case is able to mount on the back of a flatscreen using VESA mounts, and is made of solid crafted aluminum. The inside of the case has a heatsink that's mounted to the internal edge, and screws directly into the motherboard.

Here is the full list of components:

Case: Akasa Fanless Chasis
Processor: Intel i3 3220T
Motherboard: Intel DQ77KB
256GB SSD
8GB DDR 3 1600 RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium
Assassin Ultimate Setup + Purchased Power DVD











Sammy2's Avatar Sammy2 07:56 PM 03-14-2013
Very nice. How loud is it?? I mean, what temps do you get??
ncarty97's Avatar ncarty97 06:47 AM 03-15-2013
Pretty sweet! What was the total cost to build?
AMG_Roadster's Avatar AMG_Roadster 07:06 AM 03-15-2013
Very cool. I keep thinking about building a fanless (passive) HTPC for the bedroom. I am also interested in the cost of this.
PartyRunner's Avatar PartyRunner 07:48 AM 03-15-2013
This is exactly what I would want for the bedroom.
Can this playback 1080 movies with no sweat?
Also, as others have asked what was the approx. cost to build this?
StardogChampion's Avatar StardogChampion 08:41 AM 03-15-2013
Nice!

I just picked up a couple of these Euler cases for some DH61AG/i3-2120T/8GB/64GB mSATA I have had sitting on the shelf waiting for the perfect case to come along.
StardogChampion's Avatar StardogChampion 08:43 AM 03-15-2013
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Very nice. How loud is it?? I mean, what temps do you get??

It should be perfectly silent -- there are no moving parts. It's always strange turning on a fanless case since there's no audible feedback.
Sammy2's Avatar Sammy2 10:22 AM 03-15-2013
I was merely kidding but am interested in the temps..
SDM123's Avatar SDM123 10:38 AM 03-15-2013
Would there be any storage for this build?? I am guessing that it would be attached to the network and access a Media Server in the house...
pm240sx's Avatar pm240sx 10:55 AM 03-15-2013
What are you using to control this? (ir reciever etc...)
assassin's Avatar assassin 11:57 AM 03-15-2013
Temps are around 55 C. Hope to have some screenshots later today for you.

Price is around $750 (cost of the components. Not what we would charge).
cburbs's Avatar cburbs 02:42 PM 03-15-2013
Interesting case - nice little setup.
rcrach's Avatar rcrach 03:51 PM 03-15-2013
That is nice! It looks like you might be able to add a couple of USB tuners in those empty holes on the back if you don't use networked tuners.
AMG_Roadster's Avatar AMG_Roadster 03:19 PM 03-16-2013
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Originally Posted by assassin View Post

Temps are around 55 C. Hope to have some screenshots later today for you.

Price is around $750 (cost of the components. Not what we would charge).

A bit more than I was hoping to see. I will have to keep an eye on the NUC's
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