[SOLVED] Custom build in a unique case. Size issues

Jerry Beard

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I have a case from a dvr that I thought it might be a unique computer case. its approx. the size of a vcr. I hoping to put some extra components I have lying around into it and give it the appearance that its simply a dvr, but add wireless keyboard and mouse, so I could, if needed use it as a computer, but mainly stream our online services, and youtube.. now the issue.. Power supply I have, I am not sure if it will fit. also I only lack cpu and heat sink. (and potentially another video card). I was wondering about suggestions for low profile heat sink and possibly video card.. and maybe power supply if I can't make it fit. its a motherboard from a dell xps 8300 thanks for any ideas. also can I just somehow use the power button from the dvr,
 

asoroka

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If you have the money then perhaps you could look at an Intel NUC.

looking at coolers, you probably need low profile like.
Noctua NH-L9x65 Lower Profile Multi Socket CPU Cooler

look for low profile GPU
MSI GeForce GT 1030 Low Profile
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 OC 2GB Low Profile

 

asoroka

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If you have the money then perhaps you could look at an Intel NUC.

looking at coolers, you probably need low profile like.
Noctua NH-L9x65 Lower Profile Multi Socket CPU Cooler

look for low profile GPU
MSI GeForce GT 1030 Low Profile
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 OC 2GB Low Profile

 

Jerry Beard

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thank you,, won't be using the nuc, but the Cooler and video card seem like great options. Its just a "for fun / recycling" project for me, and I already have motherboard, memory, hdd and power supply (although I might have to find a smaller power supply)
 

Jerry Beard

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The thing is .. this is just a project for fun, using what I have around. I have the DVR, HDD Motherboard, Memory chips. I just want to see if I can combine this and make something

 

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Probably in the top too.(where ever the heat sink ends up at) gotta find my tools in order to even get into the case.. ( I really should get organised )
 

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