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Best part is that is some sticky stuff like tape residue or something and it comes right off so the case is in awesome shape!!

Whats in it:

GA-H67N-USB3-B3

i3-2125

CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB)

Thermaltake Slim X3 CLP0534 80mm CPU Cooler

What I am waiting on still, PICOPSU-160-XT I ordered a 120w by mistake lol

OK so I went with a couple of videos instead of pics. I will post picks later after I get the cube all sorted out.


[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi8-3GW0HAU[/VIDEO]


YAY landscape mode FTW lol
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtyWspW8RN4[/VIDEO]


SO as you guys can see its a tight fit!!! But it is manageable.
Once I have the one all figures out I will go into detail with pics on what I did and how I did it. It's really not to bad and I am not taring up the insides to fit anything, mobo is attached to a non conductive high temp resistance plastic in which that is mounted to the aluminum heat sink.

Once I get Lion on it and run some load then we can see where it sits for temperatures and if I have to figure anything else out. I am trying to make this as simple as possible for other people to follow along and build there own if need be. I dont have a crazy amount of tools and if this can be done simple then it will be a nice side job for anybody wanting a cube.


edited by eelhead 1/1/2012 :D Happy New Year!
 
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Re: My Next eel Customod !

Have fun and good luck!

What are your thoughts? Pico PSU or integrated? HD3000 graphics? Going to keep the latch mechanism?

Do tell......

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Re: My Next eel Customod !

Am I a horrible person for hoping that you'll fail because it will cost me at least £1000?

Seriously, it will be great to see a supercharged cube in daily use.

David
 
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Re: My Next eel Customod !

Can't wait to see how this turns out! Good luck!
 

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Re: My Next eel Customod !

minihack said:
Have fun and good luck!

What are your thoughts? Pico PSU or integrated? HD3000 graphics? Going to keep the latch mechanism?

Do tell......

:D
I am thinking Pico PSU as to keep it cool in there and room for some SSDs, I hope.
Definitely going to go with HD3000 for video and most likely the mobo from the Customac mini as it works OOB :D

I am going to keep with the original caddy and latch but new DVD drive and what nots.

Orangezorki said:
Am I a horrible person for hoping that you'll fail because it will cost me at least £1000?

Seriously, it will be great to see a supercharged cube in daily use.

David
lol I hope not to fail as I want this to be my HTPC set up.
I think it will look awesome in the living room after I polish up the case.

VeganHipster said:
Can't wait to see how this turns out! Good luck!
Thanks and either can I !!
 

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Re: My Next eel Customod !

wooow, is a mini hack? :lol:
 
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Re: My Next eel Customod !

can't wait eelh , try to post modding video :geek: :ugeek:
 

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Re: My Next eel Customod !

For the optical drive conversion and mounting into the Cube chassis I highly recommend these brackets from Parism off the cubeowner forum. He has very few sets left. See this post:

http://www.cubeowner.com/forums/index.p ... l=brackets

They let you get mounting exactly right without using a hot glue gun!

I used some when sticking my old style Mac Mini into a cube. That was back in the days when you could only get slow 2.5" drives and with little storage, so my mod then was to put Mac Mini, two 3.5" drives and a PicoPSU in the case. My wife is still using it!

Here are a couple of nostalgic pictures.....

Topalt.jpg

P4030036.JPG

As you can see, this was a sawn off Cube that is used on it's side.

Anyway, that is going off topic (!). Good luck and check out those brackets.
 

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