decrot
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Media Center enclosure with RaspBerryPi?

Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:41 pm

Does anyone know where you could get a large case for the raspberry pi? I need one where it can fit hard drives and maybe include usb and microusb ports on the case itself. Anyone know of a solution?

kyled2012
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Re: Media Center enclosure with RaspBerryPi?

Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:00 pm

If you're looking for a 'large' case, you might be best off putting all your components into a Mini-ITX case. Should have plenty of space for hard drives and they generally have a few USB ports on the case (some wiring/adapters needed)

I'm using an Antec ISK110 VESA, which has the added ability to mount behind an LCD (or with a few screws, anywhere you can screw the mount plate down).

I like these cases as they are small enough for Media Center usage, cheap enough for Raspberry Pi cases, and can handle a few 2.5" HDD's and a few extras (Mine has a 120mm cooling fan, 12V relay PCB, Adafruit RTC and a few sensors & LEDs)

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GTR2Fan
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Re: Media Center enclosure with RaspBerryPi?

Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:10 pm

Or if you're interested in making one out of thin plywood sheet, a box with internal dimensions of 250x250x25mm may be large enough to accomodate everything. It is with my components anyway. Estimated build cost for the box (finished with matt black spray paint) is around £10 all-in. That's my current project... at least it will be when I get around to buying the wood. :P
Pi2B Mini-PC/Media Centre: ARM=1GHz (+3), Core=500MHz, v3d=500MHz, h264=333MHz, RAM=DDR2-1200 (+6/+4/+4+schmoo). Sandisk Ultra HC-I 32GB microSD card on '50=100' OCed slot (42MB/s read) running Raspbian/KODI16, Seagate 3.5" 1.5TB HDD mass storage.

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