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  Reply # 393936 20-Oct-2010 12:23
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Thanks for the update. Any pics?




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  Reply # 393937 20-Oct-2010 12:31
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I actually took some last Friday but failed to put them on the web..

Once the new (2nd hand) SATA DVD+-RW is in and I have a grill to go over the massive fan cavity on the top of the case, I'll take some more pics and update this thread.

If anything I'd be keen to get other's opinions on the positioning of the internal kit (drives, PSU etc)

Cheers
Russ

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 397550 29-Oct-2010 21:38
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OK, finally completed the project - save for applying heat-paste and installing an O/S.

Here are the pics:

Before: http://theruss.com/gallery/kapiti-off-grid/rack-before.jpg.html

- VIA EPIA  Mini-ITX mobo
- VIA Eden 800Mhz CPU
- knackered 150W PSU
- DVD ROM
- 1U rackmount case
- Price: Bugger-all

After: http://theruss.com/gallery/kapiti-off-grid/?g2_page=15 

- Intel DG45FC Mini-ITX Mobo 
- Intel E5300 2.60 GHz Dual-Core 
- Price: $180.00 (TradeMe - $65.00 for selling unwanted HTPC case that came with = $115) 
- x2 1Gb Kingston value RAM DDR2 800 ($87.93 pconlineshop.co.nz)
- 250W Procase 1U PSU ($135.91 procase.co.nz)
- Lightscribe DVD+R / CD R+W DL Optical Drive ($30.00 TradeMe)
- x2 1TB/32Mb/7200 Samsung SpinPoint F3 HDD ($214.00 pconlineshop.co.nz) 
- Scythe 120 x 120 x 12mm cooling fan ($18.35 pconlineshop.co.nz)
- Misc SATA data+power cables ($17.10 TradeMe)
- DeepCool thermal paste ($12.00)
- 120mm fan grille ($14.00 TradeMe)
- Total: $644.29.00

...now to install Linux, test and install into the rack and then get on with my life!

Thanks for all those that helped :-)

Cheers
Russ
 

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