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post #61 of 665
now I am really confused.... black one for 89

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112293

ugh
post #62 of 665
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Originally Posted by Emerlin View Post

so.... that is a great price. The black version is $65 more - and with a smaller power supply. I wonder how efficient the power supply is.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...PC-Q09%20black

what am I missing - the silver one looks like a steal!

No, it's $20 more.
PC-Q09FB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112293

You can assume the red and black versions cost more than silver because of the additional finish.
post #63 of 665
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Originally Posted by Emerlin View Post

now I am really confused.... black one for 89

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112293

ugh

This one is even more confusing.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112306
The description is black and the picture (and part number) say white.
post #64 of 665
I went with the PC-Q07 for my mini-ITX build. It is a small case but it has a tower profile (8.19" x 7.60" x 11.02"). This fit nicely in my setup. It has the advantages of a full size optical drive bay, full size PSU bay, room for one 3.5" drive and one 2.5" drive. You can even place another 2.5" drive over the optical drive if needed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...227&Tpk=pc-q07
post #65 of 665
IN WIN BQ660 (left), W76 x H225 x D193 mm (very small, 3.3L, smaller than Antec ISK-100, 3.7L), 1 x slim ODD, 1 x 2.5", 80W. IN WIN BQ656 (right; identical except for the appearance) is found at Newegg.com. But BQ660 looks better for me. Zacate + this case = a nice replacement of a media streamer.


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post #66 of 665
and for those that cant afford an Origen but like em a LOT...

try a Wesena mini itx...

https://www.wesena.co.uk/section.php/2/1
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post #67 of 665
Here's a mini-itx case with a half-height expansion slot: http://directron.com/wi02bk.html.

A word of warning on all these cheap cases with a 100W-200W PSU: The PSU is highly inefficient, and can consume 8W-12W more power when compared to the picoPSU or other DC-DC PSUs.

If you need mini-itx cases with expansion capabilities check out these from logic supplies: http://www.logicsupply.com/categorie...pandable_cases. These are perfect for Zacate systems.
post #68 of 665
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PDXscreen View Post

I went with the PC-Q07 for my mini-ITX build. It is a small case but it has a tower profile (8.19" x 7.60" x 11.02"). This fit nicely in my setup. It has the advantages of a full size optical drive bay, full size PSU bay, room for one 3.5" drive and one 2.5" drive. You can even place another 2.5" drive over the optical drive if needed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...227&Tpk=pc-q07

Be sure you get a PSU that has a large fan that can draw the air out from the case. It's the only ventilation. It just doesn't work well without it.

I've done a couple of builds with this case. The first was with a Seasonic SS-350ET which has a large fan and that one has worked like a dream. The second was with a Antec EA-380D which doesn't have the large fan. Temp were always high enough the CPU fan was spinning high and loud.

If you want to use a picoPSU for this case, I have build a blanking plate that has a mount for the picoPSU jack and an 80mm fan. I am using it for mine with a i3 / H55. You can PM me and I'll send details.
post #69 of 665
renethx> do you know where to find that BQ660? If I can find that my search is done, I'm building a Zacate system!
post #70 of 665
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Originally Posted by gazebo View Post

Here's a mini-itx case with a half-height expansion slot: http://directron.com/wi02bk.html.

A word of warning on all these cheap cases with a 100W-200W PSU: The PSU is highly inefficient, and can consume 8W-12W more power when compared to the picoPSU or other DC-DC PSUs.

If you need mini-itx cases with expansion capabilities check out these from logic supplies: http://www.logicsupply.com/categorie...pandable_cases. These are perfect for Zacate systems.

The only thing about these Logic Supply case is their industry look. Also the fact they give you a PCI slot riser you have to buy a PCie Riser - http://www.ameri-rack.com/PCI-EXPRESS.htm
post #71 of 665
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Originally Posted by solamnic View Post

and for those that cant afford an Origen but like em a LOT...

try a Wesena mini itx...

https://www.wesena.co.uk/section.php/2/1

USA Site - http://www.wesena.com/
post #72 of 665
Since everyone is busy building boxes, I thought I would mention that the Win 7 HP Family Upgrade is $124 over at the Egg. Don't know if you have use for 3 licenses, but at $40+ ea it ain't bad.

BT
post #73 of 665
And $99.99 on Amazon.
post #74 of 665
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Originally Posted by dj4monie View Post

The only thing about these Logic Supply case is their industry look. Also the fact they give you a PCI slot riser you have to buy a PCie Riser - http://www.ameri-rack.com/PCI-EXPRESS.htm

I picked up some of these flexible pci-e 1x risers. They work really well for 1x PCI-e firewire and USB 3.0 cards.

Don't buy a rigid riser like this as the PCI slot on theses cases will not fit perfectly for a PCI-e card.

If you are into really small form factor bookshelf style mini-itx cases with a expansion slot you won't find a smaller case than these. I owned a variety of these starting from VIA mini-itx days. These cases have seen quite a few systems since then, ranging from AM2/Nvidia 8200 to Atom 330 to DG45FC to Core i3/530.
post #75 of 665
What would be a good wireless adapter to use with these SFF cases? All the internal ones I've found would be too big for the smaller expansion slot. Intel makes some nice mini PCI express cards for laptops, but I can't find any way to adapt that mini connection to pci express or anything else.

Also where else would be a good source of these cases other than newegg?
post #76 of 665
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Originally Posted by augerpro View Post

What would be a good wireless adapter to use with these SFF cases? All the internal ones I've found would be too big for the smaller expansion slot. Intel makes some nice mini PCI express cards for laptops, but I can't find any way to adapt that mini connection to pci express or anything else.

Also where else would be a good source of these cases other than newegg?

See my thread (signature below) as I have my favorite usb wireless adapter there.
post #77 of 665
Another nice In Win case: BP671 Can't find those anywhere either. I like the BQ656 but it seems to have some complaints about a loud PSU. Winder if it is a standard mini-ITX PSU and can be replaced with this FSP? Or if the fan can be modded or replaced? Or even just removed if I have a case fan pushing air through the case and exiting through the fan?
post #78 of 665
Where are retailers of Wesena cases in US? Only Zygmunt's store?

It looks like yes.
post #79 of 665
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Originally Posted by bjterry62 View Post

Since everyone is busy building boxes, I thought I would mention that the Win 7 HP Family Upgrade is $124 over at the Egg. Don't know if you have use for 3 licenses, but at $40+ ea it ain't bad.

BT

Don't forget TechNet Subscription Standard, that includes

- Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86 for 20 systems
- Windows 7 Professional x64/x86 for 20 systems
- Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 for 20 systems,

all (and Windows Home Server, Office etc.) just for $199.
post #80 of 665
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Originally Posted by renethx View Post
Don't forget TechNet Subscription Standard, that includes

- Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86 for 20 systems
- Windows 7 Professional x64/x86 for 20 systems
- Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 for 20 systems,

all (and Windows Home Server, Office etc.) just for $199.
Slight correction to the above - it only gives you keys for 2 installations - not 20. So you could get 6 windows 7 installations between all the different versions.

All the other stuff is icing on the cake. If you go to the technet page they have a sheet of all the software included. It is a great deal and the keys never expire.
post #81 of 665
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Originally Posted by Emerlin View Post
Slight correction to the above - it only gives you keys for 2 installations - not 20. So you could get 6 windows 7 installations between all the different versions.
Yup, you can get 2 keys for each product (during the subscription period) and can activate it 10 times with each key (at any time): thus 2 x 10 = 20 times activation for each product. So you can install and activate the product in as many as 20 machines.

If you replace the mb in one system, then you have to activate it again; if you used up all 20, you are out of luck of course. Well, you can still install another Window 7 edition if the number of its activation does not reach 20 yet.
post #82 of 665
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Originally Posted by renethx View Post
Yup, you can get 2 keys for each product (during the subscription period) and can activate it 10 times with each key (at any time): thus 2 x 10 = 20 times activation for each product. So you can install and activate the product in as many as 20 machines.

If you replace the mb in one system, then you have to activate it again; if you used up all 20, you are out of luck of course. Well, you can still install another Window 7 edition if the number of its activation does not reach 20 yet.
Right... so doesn't that mean that you can only use 2 at the same time per version? If you can activate 20 machines at the same time that is awesome. I am not a subscriber yet, but am leaning hard that way.
post #83 of 665
Yes, you can run as many as 20 Windows 7 Ultimate systems, 20 Windows 7 Professional systems, and 20 Windows 7 Home Premium systems, all simultaneously.
post #84 of 665
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Originally Posted by renethx View Post

Where are retailers of Wesena cases in US? Only Zygmunt's store?

I like the value in the Wesena cases, so I hope more retailers carry them down the line. Is Zygmunt over PerfectHomeTheater.com? That's where I see availability.
Missing Remote recently did a write-up of the ITX-7 model: http://www.missingremote.com/review/wesena-itx7
Looks pretty cool.

CFC
post #85 of 665
Thread Starter 
There is a thread about the Wesena cases: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post19327088

It looks like the current in-stock line has the Wesena logo across the front. That's a deal breaker for me.
post #86 of 665
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Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

It looks like the current in-stock line has the Wesena logo across the front. That's a deal breaker for me.

I agree. There is a next generation coming in soon that is supposed to have a smaller logo in a different place. I think Perfect will post pictures of the new case when he gets them...

I really fancy the ITX2......
post #87 of 665
post #88 of 665
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by renethx View Post

How to remove logo (theshiv).

According to the thread the logo is painted on and attempting to remove it is not recommended.
post #89 of 665
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Originally Posted by renethx View Post

Yes, you can run as many as 20 Windows 7 Ultimate systems, 20 Windows 7 Professional systems, and 20 Windows 7 Home Premium systems, all simultaneously.

That's a lot of WiNdOwS!!!
post #90 of 665
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Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

According to the thread the logo is painted on and attempting to remove it is not recommended.

Paint is easy to remove, it's just that any other paint type finish will come off also. I haven't seen these cases up close (only the pics), but the silver one appears to have a simple brushed finish. If so, a simple heat gun will do the trick. I've used one of these for years working on golf clubs, hockey sticks, and a boatload of other things, to remove epoxy, paint, etc. I've yet to find a logo that can't be removed, especially on metal. The problem arises if there is also a clear finish on the case. If there is, it will come off too. If the black case is anodized, the same process would remove the logo also. You can get the guns at places like Home Depot and pick up a plastic scraper too. Apply heat till the logo starts to wrinkle and scrape it off.

BT
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