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  • EPIA M10000 m/b & Travla C134 case fit problems

    First off, sorry for the dupe post....

    I have bought the EPIA M10000 motherboard here
    http://www.essencompu.com/nupplysingar.asp?ID=3484

    and I got the Travla C134 case here
    http://www.essencompu.com/nupplysingar.asp?ID=5053

    When I put on the Laptop HD 2.5" it fits but when I add on the slim cd/dvd rom drive it doesn't fit on it. It gets in the way of the two things circled in green. I am wondering how the others have been able to get it to fit.

    If these items do not work with each other I would like to return asap so I ca try to get my money back and get the right parts. Thanks!
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  • #2
    From what I've read you need a smaller heatsink (the part circled). If anyone has a link to one, please post it. I've been searching for awhile, and that's one of the things holding me back.

    Joe

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    • #3
      It does not strike anyone as retarted that the heatsinks are going to be cooking the optical drive?
      Never be afraid to do something yourself. Remember - amateur built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic.

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      • #4
        I doubt that would happen with the smaller one.

        Joe

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 89Excess
          I doubt that would happen with the smaller one.

          Joe
          Just because they are not going to be touching does not mean they are not going to be directing heat at it.
          Never be afraid to do something yourself. Remember - amateur built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic.

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          • #6
            So has anyone succesfully got this combo to work?

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            • #7
              I did a quick search on Yahoo! and found that certain retailers "include" the low profile heat sink with their Travla C134 cases... as shown here:

              Case Specs:
              http://www.leadman.com/products/item...34B&DROPSHIP=N

              Accessories Picture:
              http://www.leadman.com/products/imag.../HDRCC134B.jpg

              It seems the place you got your case from does not include the low profile heat sink for some reason.

              Case Specs:
              http://www.essencompu.com/nupplysingar.asp?ID=5053

              Accessories Picture:
              http://www.boosterconsole.com/files/misc130MVC-017F.JPG

              I would probably show essencompu the other link where they include the low profile heat sink with the sale of the case and ask them why they do not also include one with theirs. If they say they just don't, you may want to return that too them and buy a case from a vendor that does...

              In my searches, unfortunately, I didn't see any low profile heat sinks being sold seperately anywhere...
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              • #8
                case outlet

                We bought one of this cases at the place I work, for a demo unit, and it came with the heatsink included. I thought that's the way they all came. As a matter of fact, the heathsink was already mounted on the board (we bought both of them from the same guys, they wouldn't sell the case alone). we bought it from case outlethttp://www.caseoutlet.com/shopdispla...rebone+Systems
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                • #9
                  Bsxsig,
                  So has anyone succesfully got this combo to work?
                  It works fine, as long as you put in the low-profile heatsink. Check out the pictures here under C-134. My heatsink came with the C-134. Unfortunately, I think the heatsink is a little udnersized since the temp of the mobo gets hot when the CPU is working hard (J River Media Center drives it to 70degC+). It's a very tight fit. You need to cut the tie-wraps that hold the cables together and spread the wires out as flat as possible to get them to fit between the CDRom dirve and the RAM below it. Other than that, I've been using it successfully for the past 4 months.

                  Good luck!
                  MikeH

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                  • #10
                    i built mine no problems when i got it in the mail a few weeks ago, It came with the low profile heatsink and just popped the old one out, and put the new one in

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                    • #11
                      Another option is to modify your heat sink ....

                      I had the same problem with the board and the C134 case. The only option I had was to chop the heat sink, since I could not find the low profile one.

                      What you do is mill down all the fins so the installed height is the same as the low profile ram. Then mill out a channel 10mm wide by 10 mm deep on all the fins, except the last (by the memory). This will allow you to drop in a 40mm x 10mm fan into the heatsink. Use two socket head cap screws to mount the fan to the heatsink.

                      The result is that the heatsink is low enough to allow the CD to clear, plus the fan running on the remaining fins prevents heat problems.

                      To power the fan, just add a mini three pin splitter and tie both the chipset fan and case fan into the power pin on the back of the motherboard.

                      Works like a charm and only takes about 10 mins to mod out.

                      Cheers!
                      ... M ...

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                      • #12
                        BX,

                        Slim profile heatsinks should of came with your case, contact the place where u got your case from..and tell them ur missing the slim heatsinks
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                        • #13
                          I put one of these cases together for a friend. Bought from Logic supply...came with the smaller heat sink....

                          actually, let mee rephrase that...I TRIED to put it together...even with the smaller heat sink, I couldn't get everything to fit, no way, no how.

                          It simply wouldn't work....throughly unimpressed with the case for that reason...was actually looking forward toworking with it, but after that experience, seriously rethinking it!
                          Jan Bennett
                          FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                          Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                          • #14
                            Well I got the case from someone here .... and it had the regular heatsink.
                            Actually, once I milled down the original heatsink and added a 40mm fan, it works great.

                            Like Red said ... it was a real challenge to fit ... but if it helps, here are some ideas ...

                            First, low profile memory (duh)
                            Second, you need to really plan your cable routing. That means as many as possible should be routed low and to the side. I bundled the USB and sound cables together on one side, with the firewire on the other. Keep them low.
                            Third, cable ties (little ones) to hold cables together and in place one you get them right.
                            Fourth, for the flat ribbon on the CD fold carefully. I folded mine as tight as possible down against the CD, them used DUCT tape to hold it. The remaining was folded over before inserting into the socket.
                            Fifth .... test and try multiple times. The case works, but not liek a usualy computer case where the cables can go anywhere. Also you may need to tape down the LED and witch wires to make sure they don't hang when you open/close the case.

                            In my situation when I put it back together I carefully fit in the cables, then test to see if the CPU fan, card set fan and exhause fan all turn before I lock it down. Sometimes a stray wire can get in the wayand has to be adjusted.

                            It IS kinda tricky, but you ARE putting about 10 pounds of stuff in a five pound sack.

                            Cheers!
                            ... Mike ...

                            If it would help ... I can get the cam and shoot some pics ...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JPMG
                              First, low profile memory (duh)I had this
                              Second, you need to really plan your cable routing. That means as many as possible should be routed low and to the side. I bundled the USB and sound cables together on one side, with the firewire on the other. Keep them low.I did this
                              Third, cable ties (little ones) to hold cables together and in place one you get them right.I did this
                              Fourth, for the flat ribbon on the CD fold carefully. I folded mine as tight as possible down against the CD, them used DUCT tape to hold it. The remaining was folded over before inserting into the socket.I did something very similar, folded it, moved it, etc, still nothing
                              Fifth .... test and try multiple times. The case works, but not liek a usualy computer case where the cables can go anywhere. Also you may need to tape down the LED and witch wires to make sure they don't hang when you open/close the case.I spent about 5 hours fking with it, and still couldn't find anything that would work....
                              Every time I tried to put it together, the top interior piece would just flex, when I tried to get everything to screw together, there was no way for it to lay flat, it would just bend....not to mention the instructions are crap...lol

                              They don't give you ANY ideas, tips, or hints as to how to make it work....

                              If it would help ... I can get the cam and shoot some pics ...
                              I'd love to see these, maybe I'd be able to see what you did differently, or if you weren't using something that I needed to use.
                              Jan Bennett
                              FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                              Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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