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Need a case for a home theater setup=sm & black

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December 28, 2000 10:23:23 PM

HELP!

I have the parts for my home made TIVO system but I cannot find a small cool looking black case.

This will go between my Mitsubishi 55" and rack w/ Marantz receiver, Sony DVD, etc.

HELP!!

Thanks,

DREW
Anonymous
January 9, 2001 7:37:21 PM

I can tell you where to find a case if you'll tell me where to find info on building a homemade TIVO system... ;-)
January 9, 2001 8:35:48 PM

Hey Don,

That would be great!!

I recently upgraded my system (300A o/c'd to 504Mhz) to a PIII and CUSL2 and was inspired by the article in (I think?) NOV's Maximum PC.

Since my old parts are still very useful I needed something to do with them.

After I find a good case (black/small/preferably a desktop), I'm going to build up a system using an ATI All in Wonder Pro (16MB AGP) card and any 5.1 sound card (leaning toward the Phillips 'Acoustic Edge').

I'll then split off my cable from behind my TV to the video card and route it back to my receiver.

I'll also network this PC to the on in my Den (the upgraded one) and I'll be able to share files and play games between PC's. Also, I'll have front USB ports for game controller access and an IR keyboard so I can teach my wife to search the net in a window while watching TV.

Just sounds like an awesome way to make use of what was once a great system.

Check out maximumpc.com . Maybe the articles are up about it.

Now I am really desperate for a desktop style black ATX or AT case.

Can you help me out ???

If you need any help with anything let me know.
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Anonymous
January 9, 2001 10:40:45 PM

This really doesn't exactly fit your requirements, but Yeong Yang makes very cool looking black mini server cases. It is the height of a mini tower and twice as wide.


pill128

Take your pill, and get some sleep.
January 9, 2001 11:50:29 PM

Get the smallest desktop ATX case you can find, then go to Wal-Mart and get some vinyl upholstry dye from the Automotive dept. Use Acetone to quickly wipe the residue from the case. Take all the covers out and spray everything separately. Viola, the same method HP used to make my color-matched cd-rom I had a few years ago!
Anonymous
January 10, 2001 3:21:10 PM

Didn't see anything on maximumpc.com. From your description, I'm still unclear as to how you're going to use this machine as a Tivo box...

As to the cases, I thought you were looking for a (non-PC) case, suitable for an audio/video component. But I still may be able to help... A few weeks ago, I ran across a couple of sights that reviewed tons of different cases and had links to case manufacturers' websites. I'll see if I can find it in my history.
January 10, 2001 4:13:05 PM

Thanks guys for the input.

I am still looking. I have looked at many desktop cases and I can't find a decent looking one. All the ones I find that look ok are the Flex ATX design. What's that???

At this point I'm willing to paint it black.

If you come accross something that might work I promise I'll post to you my specs w/pics of my completed project.
Anonymous
January 18, 2001 5:19:03 AM

Sir, thank you for gracing us with you presents. I am truely honored to have posted after the master.

pill128

Take your pill, and get some sleep.
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