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Old 02-05-2011, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been wanting to do this for awhile, and now, it's finally getting done.

I have a Intel BOXD945GCLF2 Atom 330 Intel 945GC Mini ITX
I previously had it in a Antec P180 Mini, though it was rather space wasting, and it was taking up room anyway.
I did have a Antec Earthwatts 380 on there, which was like a waste, but the smallest, good name PSU I could find.
2 x 640GB independent WD SATA HDDs for storage, a dinky 20GB WD PATA for the OS.
Had 1GB RAM on there too, but this doesn't matter.

So, now, I'm starting to change that for good :P

First thing I did, got a new case for it. The CoolerMaster Elite 100.
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 100 RC-100-KKP3-GP Black Steel / Plastic MITX/MATX Slim Case Computer Case Flex ATX 150W, Active PFC Power Supply
I wanted something that is both wall mountable, and small retail space. Has a small 120w PSU as well, perfect, as it produces no more than 50W.
So, I buy it off BST from Aspire.
I only can fit one 3.5" HDD in there, but that would not matter much, as the other drive won't be used. The first one has all movies on it.
Then I needed a Slim DVD, so I buy one off Newegg for $25.

When said and done:


Next, I wanted adequate cooling on the lil Atom CPU. So I get a ZALMAN ZM - NBF 47. After a bit of bending, it fits perfectly.


Soon, to come, I want this PSU: Logic Supply - Leaders in Mini-ITX & Small Form Factor Solutions
To open up some space in the case. As the current is blocking my PCI port.
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Nice, whatcha going to use this box for? Just data?
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pr0n server
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Well if he mirrors those 640gig drives for redundancy... i'd have to scold him on the lack of available space to store said material.
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I've always used this as a home file server, serving my rig and netbook, my dads rig and laptop, my moms rig and laptop.

Back up every computer of personal data once a month. I also back them up to multiple locations.

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@King- I could buy 2 x 2.5 drives for that, and have the 2 x 640s in separate or raided externals.
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mmm more like raid 5. i need speed too so why not get best of both worlds, at his expense
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Nice MM, you using software to auto upload the data to the server?
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I do it manually, King. To make sure I get everything, even if it is hidden, as my mom's outlook profile.
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Yeah no doubt. I like it manually too... just that reassurance. Thats just a lotta different rigs, sounds tedious.
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Laptops, I don't have much to worry about. My dad regularly backs his stuff up, i just have to take care of my moms pc.
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