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MegaPVR_Rack

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Interesting? Wanna see inside? :D

System Configuration:
Intel Core i3-2120T (35W)
CoolJAG DEN-7 CPU cooler
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H mobo
Seasonic SS-350M1U GOLD PSU
2x2048MB DDR3-1333
HDD0: OCZ Vertex3 60GB
HDD1: Seagate ST9750420AS
HDD2: WDC WD10JPVT
HDD3: WDC WD20EARX
ODD: Optiarc BD-ROM BC-5640H
TV Card: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-4400
Audio card: ESI Juli@ RCA mode
Front display: Tinsharp STN negative blue 40x2 HD44780-compatible (LPT1)
Case: DIY tailor made by me ;)
Remote: Hauppauge USB MCE
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x86
Mediaportal: 1.2.2.0

Building phase is 90% complete, remains to do the CPU air duct and check/clean internal cablings.
 
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powermarcel10

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    All made by yourself? Wow! Impressive!

    Some pictures about the inside would be nice..

    And 4 HDD's in such a flat device.. That's awesome! :)
     

    MegaPVR_Rack

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    I made one very similar to this in Feb 12, with the shorter depth version of the empty box (280mm vs. 350), it had almost the same hardware except mobo (Asus P8H67-M-PRO) and PSU (FSP external 150W brick and PicoPSU-150-XT), but it was very crowded inside and it had no front LCD, 4x USB ports instead but for a true Hi-Fi look I decided to ditch those (I have a small hub on the stereo rack). Without feet this thing fits a standard 1U rack.

    I have only this finished view of the inside, while I was working on the last touches to the front bezel. All front components are mounted to the backing front plate, ODD in a suspended cage derived from a broken Icy Box external slim-line enclosure, this way I placed the two 2.5" HDDs right under it, SSD sideways and 3.5" used as ATX cable holder :D
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    The front diisplay system, simply a PCB to convert the LPT1 26-pin header to the display 16-pin, provide 5V display and backlight power plus contrast adjustment.
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    DVB-S2 and audio card one on top of the other. Note the LPT1 ribbon position...
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    SSD and hidden (underside) reset button
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    FIrst display tests, LPT1 set to ECP+EPP auto, minidisplay to HD44780 compatible comm. delay 8
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    powermarcel10

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    Amazing! Great project and very profesional..

    Way more difficult to build than my mother fat case (<-------------------) :p

    Thanks for sharing this with us! :)
     

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