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  • #26814
    PHT

     

    I think that it would be a good idea to have one place where I (and eventually others) can answer questions about PHT chassis.
    Instead of answering individually questions by e-mail – I will answer all questions here.
    No other brands here, please.

    Regards

    #33295
    PHT

    How do you like this chassis?
    Full aluminum. Dim.: 197x197x80mm.

    #33297
    babgvant

    I like it.

    Am I seeing it correctly that the lid “floats” above the chassis to allow for vertical convection?

    #33300
    PHT

    Correct.

    #33314
    PHT

    I received TC3 today.  First impression: Top quality. 
    I will test it during the weekend.  I am wonder how is going to work without chassis fans.  I let you know.
    Set of pictures is [URL=http://techsupport.perfecthometheater.com//Pictures-7.htm]here[/URL]

    #33336
    PHT

    I tested this chassis for many hours today.
    Mobo: ASRock H81M-ITX
    CPU: Intel G3220 3.0GHz
    Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM
    150W Pico PSU
    I installed WIN7/32 bit and Prime 95/32 bit and started stress test.

    Results:
    Ambient temperature – 20 ºC (68 ºF)
    CPU temp. – 76 ºC
    Motherboard temp. – 51 ºC
    CPU Fan – 2340 rpm

    #33348
    PHT

    Hi Guys. What do you think about medium width chassis?
    326 x 290 x 100mm (13 7/8 x 11 1/2 x 4″)

    Short pipes available.  More pictures are here.

     

     

     

     

    #33349
    babgvant

    Is that just ITX (read-good)? I like the look of it, full-size PCIe option (would be a good place to put a Ceton ITV PCIe; heat would rise straight out of the case), potential for dual width dGPU (for those inclined) and the passive HSF. Very clean.

    Does it fit a 3.5″ drive?

    #33350
    PHT

    Motherboard Support: Mini ITX and micro ATX
    Hard Drive Bays: 3*2.5′ or 1*2.5’+2*3.5′
    Optical Drive Bays: 1*Slim slot loading.

    #33351
    babgvant

    Do you know why they design cases like this that support mATX (does the market research support it)? You can’t get the full value out of mATX in a chassis like this, and there are intrinsic compromises for designing for both board sizes that ITX users must now live with.

    #33410
    PHT

    Guys, how do you like this design?
    I call this bookshelf computer. You can put it between books because vents are on the top and on the bottom.

    Material: All Aluminum
    Motherboard Support: Mini ITX
    Hard Drive Bays: 1*3.5’+1*2.5′
    Optical Drive Bays: 1*Slim slot loading
    Dimension: 250*250*160mm(W*D*H)
    Available Color: Silver/Black or Customize, Sandblasted finish
    USB Ports: 2*USB3.0

    #33412
    babgvant

    It’s an interesting case for “desktop”, or light server use. Don’t think I’d want to use it as a HTPC though.

    #33416
    PHT

    I agree with you.  I call this “bookshelf”, but some people may like it as HTPC as well.

    Regards

    #33417
    PHT

    HP4-97 arrived yesterday, so I grabbed FC5, installed ASRock H81M-ITX and checked how new pipes will fit. Look at pictures. CPU socket can be 4÷5 mm closer to wall and it still will be OK. I don’t have ASROCK Z87E-ITX, but looking at pictures it looks to me, that socket on ASROCK Z87E-ITX is closer to motherboard edge, but just a little, so it should be OK – I think. HP4-97 are compatible with FLS-3, FLS-4, FLS-7 and FLS-8.

    Just look at pictures, please.

    #33418
    PHT

    I moved bottom plate close to wall ~6mm (total distance 32mm) and still could put upper bracket with no problem. I think that I can assure you that 33mm from wall is safe. So if the edge of CPU mount is at least 14mm from Motherboard edge – you are OK. (It is 19mm from the Motherboard edge on H81M-ITX)

    I hope that my info and pictures are helpful.

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