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  1. #1

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    my newish build:

    edit: the pc I was hosting the pics on packed up I will take some more and update soon

    build was finished on 28th of march, just not got round to posting it here:

    this is the build that inspired this one my case is the same style as his , but its a couple of inches taller.

    the main use for this is as a torrent slave and a htpc, server duties come in 2nd

    i chose the Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX-I-E socket 775 over the atom ion board because i already had socket 775 cpu, and its nice to have abit more grunt when its needed such as encoding videos etc, aslo the idle power of this board + e5200 isnt much more then a similar atom/ion build

    ubuntu 9.10
    flexget: for auto download of tv shows from rss feeds
    nfs server: for my laptop,desktop and my older sisters ubuntu nettop (acer revo)
    ssh server: used for remote admin, and socks proxy.
    samba server: for my little sisters mac, and windows desktop
    ushare server : for streaming to the xbox360, rarley used, but its nice to have
    daap server: for itunes, rarley used, but also nice to have.

    Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX-I-E (i never installed the wifi board)
    Intel E5200*
    mini ninja heat sink*
    4gb ddr2 800*
    2*samsung 1.5tb f2 3.5" drives*
    Pico PSU 150xt* + dell Da2 220w power block* case
    ipazzport hand held keyboard and track pad*
    2*Artic cooling 8025 pwm fans both as exaust*

    *things i already had from the original server, so its just a new motherboard and case really :P

    Cost (when i brought the parts):
    motherboard: 100
    CPU: 50
    RAM: 40
    HDD: 70 each
    Case: 35
    Heat sink: 25
    Pico PSU: 30 + 20 for the block
    Remote: 30

    Total: 470 ... ouch , i didnt relize i had spent that much lol, i wish parts here were the same price as in the usa, you lucky people

    Power Usage:
    Idle sittign at openbox desktop: 33-35w
    running xbmc but not playing anything: 40w
    playing 1080p video xbmc : 40-41w
    playing 1080p video xbmc and running mprime: 72-75w

    the 200w power block is abit over kill, but i already had it

    all power usage measuerd from plug

    i could of saved power if i didnt have 2 full sized drives in there, but they dont make laptop hard drives big enough.

    has any one else noticed xbmc increasing power usage, even when just sitting at its home page, it cant take 5w of power for it to display an rss feed can it? any one knows a way to get the 5w less then it will be cool, as the pc is on 24h torrenting and unless im playin somthing then i have xbmc running for fast access.

    idle: both fans spinning slow, inaudable
    playing 1080p video in xbmc: both fans spinning slow inaudable
    playing 1080p video in xbmc and mprime: fans spin at 50-60% speed, are quiet, but can be heard 1m away, if you listen for them.

    i did try running the system fanless, playing a 1080p video and running mprime, the cpu was ok running at 50C but the chip set temp hit 99C and the pc powerd it self off, i think if you fitted a bigger hear sink on the chipset/igpu then fanless operation would probably be possible

    the 3.5" hard drives are screwed in the a cadge from an old case, and mounted on polystyrine (spelling?) at the front of the case so i cannot hear them unless there starting up.

    the thick black wire goin in the right side at the back is the power cable from the da2 block, it just fitted thru 1 of the holes alredy on the case, i have put a cabel tie to stop the cabel frm getting pulled out.



    i have ran mprime over night so see what temps i will far is been 15 hours

    core0 :53C
    core1 :53C
    chipset: 79C
    SDA: 23C
    SDB: 23C

    i was impressed with the case, for the price and size, the case was roomey inside, and very easy to work with, it practacly swallowed the mini ninja heat sink, and would probably take a full sized ninja if you wasnt going to have a optical drive or had one that wasnt as deep as the place holder im using now

    thanks for reading my first write up, any feed back or questions feel free to reply

    since i took these pics, I have replaced the fan at the back with a 120mm version, and i have changed the way the hdds are mounted, now i could fit 3 or 4 drives easily, if any one wants to see pics of the new hdd mounts then let me know
    Last edited by markp1989; 03-27-11 at 05:40 PM.

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    Plan on sticking an SSD in there for the OS?
    Case: Corsair Graphite 600T
    PSU: Corsair AX850
    Mobo: ASUS Rampage III Extreme
    CPU: Intel i7 930 (2.8Ghz)
    Cooler: Corsair H70
    RAM: Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 1600 (7-7-7-20)
    Boot Drive: Corsair Reactor 60GB x2 (RAID0)
    Storage: WD Black 7200rpm 750GB
    Interface: Logitech Ultra-thin Keyboard & Logitech G500 Mouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgettmann View Post
    Plan on sticking an SSD in there for the OS?
    right now the os is on a 20gb partition at the begining of the 1st drive, right now i cant hear the drives atal, so i dont really need to spend the money on an ssd.

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    U really dont need to run Prime that long... No one need... if you pass 2 hrs even 1 hour, ur gtg.
    Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 rev.2.1 - F6 BIOS
    PhenomII 965@4100Ghz, 1.450v / Scythe Yasya/Ultra Kaze fan
    4Gb G.Skills Ripjaws & 4Gb OCZ Platinum@1600Mhz, 7-7-7-21 1T
    HD 5870 XFX XXX
    Corsair TX750
    Antec 902
    120Gb SSD OCZ Agility 2
    1TB Seagate 7200 Storage

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    Nice neat build for your HTPC, was looking at that Mobo myself, but they are still very pricey here Downunder

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    Nice, the 1st picture link is not working though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devourment View Post
    U really dont need to run Prime that long... No one need... if you pass 2 hrs even 1 hour, ur gtg.
    i know it wasnt nessesary to run it that long, i was gone run it for a few hours to simulate encoding a long video, and i fell aslep.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly-Swagman View Post
    Nice neat build for your HTPC, was looking at that Mobo myself, but they are still very pricey here Downunder
    thanks, im really pleased with the motherboard, i was so close to getting an atom ion build, but this is alot better for my needs.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberkost View Post
    Nice, the 1st picture link is not working though
    thanks, link removed.

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    looking good
    CPU: AMD Phenom II 965 @ 4017MHz | MB: Asus M4A88TD-V EVO USB3 |
    GFX: EVGA GTX 470 SC | Ram: Corsair Dominator XMS3 4X1 1800Mhz 7-7-7-20 |
    PSU: Cooler Master 1250W | Cooling: CNPS Performa |
    Display1: Asus VE248 | Display2: Asus AL1916W |
    SSD: 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 | HDD1: 500GB WD | HDD2: 500GB WD | Case: Antec Gaming Twelve Hundred |
    Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow | Mouse: Razer DeathAdder |
    Sound Card: X-FI Titanium Pro | Headset: Siberia V2 |
    Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit

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