Casetronic C158 (ultra SFF build)...

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Casetronic C158 (ultra SFF build)...

Post#1 by fullmoonremix » 02 Aug 2016, 23:26

I just purchased (@ $100 USD) a Casetronic C158 mITX USFF (ultra small form factor) case today.

It looks like a winner!
http://www.casetronic.com/corporates/81-c158.html

It comes w/ a 60w power brick and pci riser card.
It also has a slim CD/DVD/Blueray drive slot.

It also has enough room for a half length gaming GPU.

I will probably install a Kanguru slim secure disk drive.
:wink: (yep... there will be NO firmware bugs on this build)


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Re: Casetronic C158 (ultra SFF build)...

Post#2 by fullmoonremix » 19 Aug 2016, 00:41

Actually adding a (double slot) half lenth gaming card will require a little rear panel modification.
I'm currently in discussions with Casetronic's engineers to correct this.

I'm considering passive cooling (heat foam) on this build for the back of the motherboard.
http://www.mouser.com/_/?Keyword=heat+foam

And I'm considering Graphite cell phone thermal pad for the back of the motherboard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsFpRTyAz9o

I'm also considering the use of a Peltier plate ( Thermoelectric cooling ) on the back of the motherboard behind the CPU.
I think will attempt to the solve destructive condensation problem with CPU thermal pads... silicone spray and a thin fiber scouring pad.


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Re: Casetronic C158 (ultra SFF build)...

Post#3 by fullmoonremix » 28 Aug 2016, 02:30

Ok... today I picked up a wopping 64 gig of memory ($269 USD) for
the Intel Avoton octacore mITX that I intend to pick up next month.
(... when my credit card cools off) :evil:

The Gigabyte GTX 970 mini will then follow... more to come.
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Re: Casetronic C158 (ultra SFF build)...

Post#4 by fullmoonremix » 28 Aug 2016, 16:52

I have a little buyer's remorse...

Although the Casetronic C158 is 1u form factor the Logic Supply MC600 ($100 USD)
@ 1u + 1/2 is designed to fit a half length "double slot" card w/out modification
(it comes in black see... http://www.logicsupply.com/mc600g/ )
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Re: Casetronic C158 (ultra SFF build)...

Post#5 by fullmoonremix » 02 Sep 2016, 22:59

Ok... I just got the memory today. I'm planning to pick up the Intel Avoton octacore SoC @ the end of the month.

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Re: Casetronic C158 (ultra SFF build)...

Post#6 by fullmoonremix » 01 Oct 2016, 18:54

Update...

:cry: I know I lamented my C158 drawbacks (buyers remorse?).
However... I got over myself. So I'm going full steam w/ a case mod.

For starters I'm have to pick up a Dremel (to remove case standoffs and the pci slot bloat).
Then I'll have to add a (400w?) Flex ATX PSU to my build list. I'll also have to abandon any hopes of an internal DVD/Blueray.

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