Mini HTPC - base on ATOM ION 330

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Get bored myself, I got into another project: build mini HTPC.

Ingredient:
- Mainboard POV - Atom ION 330 (ITX form factor)
- Mini PSU DELL 160w
- 1GB DDR2 bus 800
- 160GB Sata 3.5” Hard drive - Update may-16
- ABS plastic case (from broken Santak 1000VA UPS) - FAIL
- Custom metal case 26×24x10cm - Update may-16

Now, it’s time to get my hands dirty :)

Prepare the ABS case
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Put them all together
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I am kinda stuck here. The temperature is too high, due to small case, and no good air flow solution. Change the plan…

Edit May-16th-2012:

OK, new plan: Make a custom metal case.

Borrow a welder from my company. And learn some welding lessons my self.
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The first product look pretty awful. but believe me, it’s not that easy for the first time…
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The second product (after 5 hours self-traning).
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Also install some studs (holding the mainboard), brackets for HDD. Look good enough. I think it should work.
Compare the custom case with the Mid tower ATX.
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Put them all together
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Some other view
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System up and running
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I am thinking about coating it with metal sheet or plastic sheet. Or just let it be sexy like this.

It seem Ubuntu 12 (gnome) does not co-operate with this machine very well. Everything seem sluggy. It can not work with my dell 22” LCD native resolution 1680×1050 (maximum 1360×768). Do searching around for hours, try some method, no luck…

I Guess, I need to get back to Windoze 7. This is why 99% ppl over here using windozes…