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Windows 7: Does such a HTPC case exist?

26 Oct 2012   #31
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

mount the drives so all the extra wires can fit inside well, also think about getting a quick release support as it will come in handy special considering the size of the case. also raise your multiplayer untill your computer doesnt start anymore, this way you can find out how much you can get without creating any more heat, it is processing power for free


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26 Oct 2012   #32
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
mount the drives so all the extra wires can fit inside well, also think about getting a quick release support as it will come in handy special considering the size of the case. also raise your multiplayer untill your computer doesnt start anymore, this way you can find out how much you can get without creating any more heat, it is processing power for free
Yeah, a drive cage may be the best solution. I'm still figuring out how to attach it to the case.
I'm hoping to get custom power cables so I don't have to worry about excess wires as much, but I think the front cables will tuck behind the SSD just fine.

If I'm getting an unlocked CPU, then it definitely makes sense to see how high i can go. Though i think it may be more involved than that...
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27 Oct 2012   #33
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

as far as i know all you do is raise the multiplier untill it wont boot, so raise by 1, reboot and run prime 95 10 mins, shut down, rasie multiplier again and so one untill the pc itself wont boot or the prime 95 fails. dont forget to run it before tring the overclock
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27 Oct 2012   #34
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

But that doesn't tell me how the system runs at the higher clocks for extended times, and I'm not sure if it's guaranteed that the OS will jump to maximum clock during reboot.
My understanding is it's possible to have an unstable clock that still boots.
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27 Oct 2012   #35
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

prime 95 will stress your cpu to its max so any errors related to unstability of an overclocked will be revealed. to check if the system has recongised the overclock use cpuz and look on the bottom left, it shows you current clock and when prime 95 is on it will show your pc's max speed
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20 Nov 2012   #36
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I redesigned it a bit. using only laptop drives clears up some room:



It is a little bit takke, but that allows for 80mm fans and PSUs with the optional fan on top.
Also: note it can support 5 hard drives. That should be almost as useful as 3TB drives, but you can make these drives redundant.

I'm pretty sure I can get the optical drive to not conflict with the fan.

Dimensions are:
340mm w x 87mm h x 284mm d (13"w x 3.4"h x 11" d)
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20 Nov 2012   #37
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Looks good. Have you thought about cable management(cuting small slabs or small vents on the bottom and getting some cable ties?
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20 Nov 2012   #38
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
Looks good. Have you thought about cable management(cuting small slabs or small vents on the bottom and getting some cable ties?
Not really no, I'm still toying with the configuration of the components.
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20 Nov 2012   #39
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

what is the top of the case going to be like?
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20 Nov 2012   #40
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I don't know. it wouldn't be entirely useful to have any windows, because the optical drive obstructs the view of the drives and the gpu faces down.
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