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Looking for enclosure for custom HTPC case

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Mike_J_Potter, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Mike_J_Potter

    Mike_J_Potter Well-Known Member

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    I am considering building a custom case for mt HTPC since I can't locate a case that fits my demensions and space requirements. Every small case I find is too small to properly fit a silent heatsink, and the antec Aria is noisy since the cpu heats up the case forcing the fans to run faster. My current plan is to buy a cheap micro ATX case and move the needed parts over to a new enclosure. I like the way component amp cases look and since I don't plan on using a CD drive (will install software over wireless network)(or front USB on the PC the plain front works perfectly. Is there a source for just a amp enclosure or something similar. I like the way this looks but is too expensive since it is a complete amp. http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=302-605 Can I just order the casing from somewhere? I still need to figure out exact dimensions but once I see my options I can figure it out.
     
  2. Matt Wright

    Matt Wright Well-Known Member

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    Well I know one thing you could do is get something similar made at a place like
    http://www.frontpanelexpress.com/

    Have that custom made to graft on to a typical desktop PC case and people would never know [​IMG]
     
  3. Sami Kallio

    Sami Kallio Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure you don't want a DVD player in your HTPC? Ripping movies to HD and copying them over wireless was my only option for a little while and I was very happy once I got the DVD back in there. An external USB HD was a little help but that wouldn't have worked for long term either.

    (of course this is assuming you want to watch movies with your HTPC)
     
  4. Mike_J_Potter

    Mike_J_Potter Well-Known Member

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    The DVD isn't really needed besides the initial OS install, I haven't really used it. The majority of the content I use on it is playing MP3s, or downloaded content such as IPTV shows. I have a DVD player hooked up to the same TV so I just use that for DVDs.
     

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