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 Post subject: HTPC build on Spire PowerCube = Apex MI-008
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:29 am 
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The specs:

1x Case Spire PowerCube SPM210B
2x AXAGO reduction 2x 2.5" HDD to 3.5"
1x AXAGO card reader CRI-X6BB - modded
1x Scythe Hard Disk Stabilizer 2 SCY-HDS2 - only rubber stabilizer
2x 4GB DDR3-1600MHz Kingston HyperX Blu KHX1600C9D3B1/4G
1x HDD 2,5" 500GB WD5000BPKT Scorpio SATA 7200r 16MB - system - system HDD
1x HDD 1,5TB WD15EURS AV-GP 64MB SATAII/300 3RZ - data HDD
1x DVDRW/RAM LG GT32N 8x SATA slim
1x CPU SCYTHE SCSMZ-2000 Samurai ZZ
1x FAN Arctic-Cooling F9 PWM - speed regulated
2x FAN AIREN RedWings60 - speed regulated
1x Akasa Fan Control Junior AK-FC-06BK
1x GIGABYTE H67N-USB3-B3 - two HDMI
1x CPU Intel Core i3 2120

Description:

This is my first HTPC build. I want it small and all in one - the power supply is in case, itx format, the MB have 2 HDMI - use for two LCD TV, the power cord has cut-off switch.
This case is Spire PowerCube SPM210B, the iron construction is the same as in Apex MI-008 or as Thermaltake Element Q case only the plastic front and power supply are different. The case has one 120 mm hole on top for CPU cooler and one 70 mm hole bottom for PSU fan. Two holes are on back of case for the 60 mm fans. I want a hole on the side for the Arctic 90mm fan, but the went hole are aesthetical as an hole.
The power supply (this fan is very noisy), two back fan and a side fan are controlled with Akasa fan control which is modded - the usb ports are file down. I use a 5,25 reduction for slim DVD, Axago card reader (is short cut), behind the card reader is Axago reduction 2x 2,5" to 3,5" for HDD.
This modded case support 4 x 2,5" HDD + slim DVD or 2 x 2,5" HDD + 1 x 3,5 HDD (used rubber stabilizer from scythe HDD stabilizer) + slim DVD and the CPU cooler can be max 110 mm high. The front plastic cover is modded - the dvd hole is increased for full 5,25 support, and the blue power light shine aboard. The PC is very quiet thank the fan control.

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