Here are some equipment suggestions and
Thin Mini-ITX motherboards. (Feb
Q87TN, H87TN, B87TN, H81TN.
Also ECS; H81H3-TI2,
H87H3-TI and Aaeon;
HD Plex 250W PSU assembled in FLS-8
One of my client needed more power in FLS-8 so
he purchased HD Plex 250W PSU. His words:
I'm very pleased with the new PSU so I hope it works for you. I'm really glad
to have got the AC-DC part out of the case versus a Streacom flex power supply.
Here it is fitted - I drilled holes through the backing adapter plate and bolted
it to the wall using the heat pipe screw holes. I'm going to invert the DC input
jack to get the cable down low for better management.
Strongly recommended if you need more than 160W
Hard Drives (2014-11-17)
For movies and recording TV I recommend two quiet 4TB HDDs:
Seagate ST4000VX000 and Western Digital WD40EURX.(I tested
both of them myself. They are quiet and I didn't notice any vibration.)
Generally I recommend Western Digital
AV Series and Seagate
Video Series for HTPCs.
You can choose smaller or bigger HDDs but stay with surveillance series,
CPU coolers suggestions:
Ultra low profile (23mm high) CPU coolers:
Low profile CPU coolers:
NT07-1156, Titan DC-155A915Z/RPW, Gelid
Slim Silence i-Plus, Dynatron T459,
Scythe Kozuti Low Profile
(40mm Height) Universal CPU Cooler
Chassis fans for ITX-1 and ITX-2.
I recommend NB-BlackSilentFan XM2 for ITX1 and
I recommend to use 2
of them in push pull configuration.
For second fan, please use 3M foam tape.
Configurations and suggestions received from happy
beautifully. The case is wonderful and you did a great job on the IR
receiver and remote. I installed Windows 7 64bit. It's very fast and
tunes TV on Cox cable. I love it! I built the following if you want to
recommend it to your other clients.
Wesena ITX6 Case w/120W 24 pin PSU and AC/DC adapter
Asrock H67M-ITX/HT LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ITX Intel
Intel Core i3 i3-2125 3.30 GHz Processor
Akasa Low Profile Intel CPU Cooler (AK-CCE-7106HP) (Sockets 775 / 1156)
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 RAM Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT 750GB 5400 RPM 2.5" SATA
Ceton InfiniTV 4 Quad-tuner Card for Watching Digital Cable TV on the
PC, PCI-Express x1 Interface
Please note that the
Akasa CPU cooler fits and is nice and quiet when
you set the fan to 2 suing the Asrock MB BIOS configurable settings.
I received the ITX6 and installed my
Intel I7 Quad running at 3.8 GHz and it runs GREAT! The machine is
quiet and runs nice and cool.... I just wanted you to know
everything works fine. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate using
the BluRay player and had no issues with power using the external
transformer. My son has been playing Minecraft extensively and we've
had no issues with heat, or noise or anything else. Runs nice and