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Luxa2 LM100-Mini Home Theater PC Chassis with 200W PSU - The Build and Finished Product

Looking for a new HTPC chassis? Luxa2 enters the market with a few nice looking tricks up their sleeves.

| Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 16, 2009 8:31 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Luxa2

The Build and Finished Product

 

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With everything still out of the way, it was really easy to snap in the rear I/O plate and screw in the Zotac mITX motherboard. As you can see, the front I/O connections get to all the appropriate headers, and if you are to run out of headers, Luxa2 offers a USB 2.0 connection optional end for the front LCD panel's information transmission. I did use SilverStone's low profile cooler, but there was enough room for Intel's retail cooler.

 

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Once the PSU and the hard drive go in and get wired up, things get a bit more cramped. Even though room is limited at this point, I was able to get all of my components in, and run this build for a week or so. With the few ties that Luxa2 includes, I was able to keep the motherboard area open to allow for maximum flow of whatever air seeps into the chassis. The extra lead from the power supply is for the optical drive, which I have yet to install.

 

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One last look at the rear of the chassis, this time completed and ready for power, all we need is an OS and get the software installed. Notice the USB connection coming through the expansion slot.

 

This is for the LCD's connectivity, as my motherboard headers were all being used for front I/O connectivity.

 

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