On eBay: Clone Micro-ATX Backplates

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Re: On eBay: Clone Micro-ATX Backplates

Postby steve_a » November 17th, 2019, 2:33 pm

managed_mischief wrote:thanks, just grabbed one. did you say somewhere you had the cad files as well? if you had the altair drawn up id love to grab that from you


Yessir, it was shipped Friday. I didn't get to update eBay until today. Busy weekend working on my ATX power switch.

The files for the backplate are here:
https://ufile.io/dbtci4g9
(expires after 30 days, on or about 12/17/19)

I think the designs are all in SolidWorks. Protocase is the fab shop I've been using and they handled the CAD work. I used their free tool to get the original plate in the ballpark, their engineers took it from there (VERY helpful, they were). I don't have any files for the Altair itslef, maybe Mr. Douglas could help you out?

A note: If anyone thinks they can get these made for less than $80 apiece, I'll stop providing them. The $80 + 10% eBay markup is how I landed on $90. If such is the case, could you wait until I'm able to offload the rest I have?
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Re: On eBay: Clone Micro-ATX Backplates

Postby steve_a » December 15th, 2019, 5:46 pm

I finally finished putting together my micro-ATX PC a few weeks ago.

This weekend I doctored up a web page to show how the whole thing came together.

It's not a short read, but there are lots of pretty pictures.

If you're interested:
https://sacton.neocities.org/altair.html
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Re: On eBay: Clone Micro-ATX Backplates

Postby AltairClone » December 15th, 2019, 9:58 pm

Great looking work and an interesting write-up. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: On eBay: Clone Micro-ATX Backplates

Postby steve_a » December 15th, 2019, 10:26 pm

AltairClone wrote:Great looking work and an interesting write-up. Thanks for sharing!

Mike


Many thanks good sir. It was a lot of fun! Biggest downside I see is now my Altair sits under the TV and I have to sit on the floor to play with it.
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Re: On eBay: Clone Micro-ATX Backplates

Postby managed_mischief » January 26th, 2020, 10:25 pm

heyo, cool to see your finished build, still slowly putting together my build. was curious how your gpu was fairing for temps in the case? i picked up a 645lt for the cpu but im not sure just a exhaust fan will be enough for something like a 2080. im thinking might have to to get a blower style gpu minimum or or worst case add a grill and fan to the side of the case :/
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Re: On eBay: Clone Micro-ATX Backplates

Postby steve_a » January 29th, 2020, 1:20 am

managed_mischief wrote:heyo, cool to see your finished build, still slowly putting together my build. was curious how your gpu was fairing for temps in the case? i picked up a 645lt for the cpu but im not sure just a exhaust fan will be enough for something like a 2080. im thinking might have to to get a blower style gpu minimum or or worst case add a grill and fan to the side of the case :/


So far I've had no problems with my (quite old) GPU, but I haven't really run it very hard. The worst I've done is the occasional 4k/60hz video playback. When I was looking at parts, I also had my eyeballs on a blower-style 2080 for the same cooling concern. But I'm still rocking the old GPU since blower-style coolers are so loud and I haven't run any GPU intensive stuff yet.

I would think that because the case vents are right next to where traditional GPU fans are spinning, that a non-blower GPU should stay relatively cool - depending on workload, of course.

If there's a GPU burnin program floating around (like prime95 for CPU) I'll gladly run one for a few hours and see how it stands up. Know of anything like that?
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Re: On eBay: Clone Micro-ATX Backplates

Postby TomXP411 » February 13th, 2020, 12:28 am

Another satisified customer here.

Thanks, Steve!

final 556x680.jpg

open top down 894x744.jpg
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Re: On eBay: Clone Micro-ATX Backplates

Postby steve_a » February 13th, 2020, 10:21 pm

TomXP411 wrote:Another satisified customer here.

Thanks, Steve!

final 556x680.jpg

open top down 894x744.jpg


Slick!
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