lennon at orcon
Sep 13, 2011, 2:20 AM
Post #1 of 1
We've been talking lately about the Acer Revo RL100 in another thread but
just wondering what other people have been using for cases/motherboards etc
for small/nice looking STB's
I have at the moment (this is my latest "creation")
M350 Case with Zotac GEForce 9300-ITX motherboard with PicoPSU 150-XT power
120G HDD/4G RAM
(Yes it all fits /works with no problems). Only moving part is the HDD and
the FAN on CPU but I can get SSD Drive and Low Profile heatsink/cooler for
As this has no space for any PCIe cards I'll have to add a HDPVR/USB DVB-T
sometime (or just use the other D945GSEJT for a backend)
M350 Case with D945GSEJT Motherboard in it. (Old write up I made -
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/LennonNZ/7131). This even had a HVR-4400 in it for
a while. This has no moving parts in it except the HDD (Replace with SSD).
It played 1080 videos with no problems .
I'm really looking for a case which looks like a STB like the RL100 but more
fancy. Yes the RL100 looks nice but I don't need the Keyboard/Windows and I
would replace the MiniPCIe DVB-T card with something which works under linux
so adding more cost and comes with stuff I don't need.
Getting Small Stuff (ITX or alike ) is quite expensive and most of the stuff
I got from www.mini-box.com.au. I've ordered quite a bit from them and
(except for the expensive courier charge) its gets to me within 4 days.
There are some places selling them in NZ but they cannot beat the prices
from AU even with the postage.