Custom Home Theater PC in an old TiVo Chassis


Read about this over at AVSForum and had to post it here. I know I’ve thought in the past about using an old amplifier or CD player as an HTPC case, but for some reason never thought about TiVo. Gotta admit, it sure fits with a normal rack.

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The case is quite cramped with the cover on, and I had a feeling heat would be an issue. Sure enough, the CPU shot up to 135F while playing a movie for the first time. I cut a couple of holes in the top of the case and added some fan grilles. This brought the CPU down to around 120F and everything seems to be running fine. Hopefully this will be sufficient and no more modifications will need to be made.