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I was going to save this till i was finished with the project but it seem that i let it slip and kinda let the cat out of the bag.


but anyway im about 50% done right now its just a mockup that works.

I am going to make a new mounting plate and backer plate, and alot of other things.

this was just a test to see if it would fit and..... it does! Time to buy a new dremel and possibly a jigsaw....

The Planned Parts:


Motherboard: Commell LV-677 Mini-ITX motherboard

Processor: Intel Core2Duo T7200 @ 2Ghz Socket 479

Memory/RAM: 2x 1gb PQI PC2-4200 DDR2 Dual Channel @ 3-3-3-9

Video Card: Zotac 8600 GT 256mb Dual DVI

Wireless Card: Dell TrueMobile 1450 Mini-PCI card

Harddrive: 2x Seagate Momentus 7200.2 200gb 2.5" Sata

DVD-Drive: Matsu{censored}a Model UJ-825-C DVD-RW SuperDrive®

Power Supply: Mini-Box PW-200-M 200w DC-DC ATX Psu

Cooling Devices: Nexus PSM-5000 Passive Cu Heatsink

Fans: Delta Electronics 12v, 0.08a 40mm Fan

Extras/Misc.: Artic Silver 5, Cable Sleeving, 2x molex to sata power adaptors, slim dvd drive to ata backplane, Flexible PCI-e Riser, ATX Power Supply Extension, 6" U.FL to U.FL cable, 6" U.FL to RP-SMA cable, Sony floppy drive, 6061 T-6 Aluminum Sheet, random standoffs and delrin hardware


Parts not used at the moment:


the 2 seagate 2.5" lappy drives, using a 200gb seagate 7200.1 3.5 at the moment

and only one of the 512mb memory sticks cause they going to be upgraded


The pics: http://diabolik1605.com/ProjectC2DCubed/AlmostThere/


Its currently running 10.4.8 paulicat SS kernel, ALC880 sound out works (no input yet), Dual monitors via 7600GS, Wifi Works, Gb lan works, Sleep and speedstep works. havent tried the irda yet i have yet to make a module. and of course the usb2 and firewire also works.


After Im done with this cube im on to make about 3 more but with different mobos and graphics cards, just to be different. :graduated:


Ask and you shall recieve:


Benches: (not current to the listed setup above)

Geekbench 64 bit: 200.5




Click to download .txt of 64bit bench


Geekbench 32bit: 189.8




Click to Download .tx of 32bit bench


Geekbench Rosetta: 133.8




Click to download .txt of Rosetta bench





Rendering (Single CPU): 330 CB-CPU

Rendering (Multiple CPU): 608 CB-CPU


Multiprocessor Speedup: 1.85


Shading (CINEMA 4D) : 401 CB-GFX

Shading (OpenGL Software Lighting) : 1634 CB-GFX

Shading (OpenGL Hardware Lighting) : 3699 CB-GFX


OpenGL Speedup: 9.23




Click to Download .rtf of Cinebench


And A couple Screenies of it in action:


Desktop 1 (Apple Cinema Display 15" LCD)




Desktop 2 (Dell E712FP 17" LCD) :





All benches were used with 1 stick 512mb PC2-4200 DDR2 ram, Intel Core2Duo T7200 (both cores enabled, sorry joe75!), and an old Seagate 7200.10 120gb HD stolen from an iMac g5, and dual screens were on and working during all tests.


Comments and Questions are welcome! :dev:


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I just gotta ask what you have on your bar. I'm on the i965 chipset, and your C2D Cubed is an i945 chipset right? I want to have a little bit of system monitoring, Apple hardware monitoring doesn't work OOB for me.

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That thing is awesome!I want such a beast! :DHmm.... I need an ITX Board first... hehem maybe I build a new hack :)Good work so far. But please show us pics of the case!cYa ~Neo

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