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Jonsbo S1 HTPC case

Posted by Tomasz Wrzesniak on

  Jonsbo S1 HTPC Case   Today we've received the long-awaited Home Theatre PC Case, Jonsbo S1 model.This product is manufactured by a little-known Chinese company “JONSBO”, specializing in the production of HTPC cases.It is so interesting design that has a volume knob – gadget quite unusual in computer cases. The installation of this thing is simple - the USB plug need to be plugged into the USB motherboard 's onboard port , every computer familiar DIY person will deal with it with no doubt. The volume knob does not require any driver installation, is automatically detected by the operating system, and works...

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MiniSys HT80 Compact mini-ITX HTPC Chassis

Posted by Tomasz Wrzesniak on

Today I've decided to  quickly review another interesting HTPC chassis - MiniSys HT80 HTPC case. It's  manufactured by Chinese Iwill Technology Ltd company. Iwill is a well known manufacturer of OEM mini ITX, HTPC and car PC cases, they also released on the market their own brand called  MiniSys.     Most popular MiniSys PC case models are: S197-H80, HT60 and  of course HT80.   First look  on the case gives very positive feelings. It's  a really eye catching little aluminum HTPC case, capable to accommodate regular  mini-ITX motherboard. I have to admit that original MiniSys HT80 case dedicated for...

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How to configure Audinst HUD-mini Hi-Fi USB Audio DAC in Ubuntu Linux - Tutorial

Posted by Tomasz Wrzesniak on

Today I'm going to show how to run Audinst HUD-mini Hi-Fi USB Audio DAC  in Ubuntu Linux distribution. Officialy this model is not supported in Linux distributions - this is an official AUDINST company statement. But  this is not necessary the true. As this is an USB audio device it will use standard Linux snd_usb_audio module, but for unknown reason at this particular DAC   a default  audio PCM device hw:0 do not work in Linux. A whole idea is to force your Linux distribution to use hw:1 PCM device of your  HUD-mini  DAC  instead of hw:0. So let's do this! Please note that...

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How to assemble MiniSys T8 fanless, passively cooled HTPC - Tutorial

Posted by Tomasz Wrzesniak on

Today I'm gonna  show, how to assembly fanless, passively cooled  HTPC system based on MiniSys T8 case. MiniSys T8 it's a new product of Chinese "Iwill" company  who specialize in aluminum  PC chassis. This chassis is sold with short manual/assembly leaflet, but I've decided to make this tutorial to help "desperatos" who are desperate to build a completely silent HTPC, and wish to use this particular Iwill housing, as manual assembly leaflet  in  not  very detailed and  assemble  by less experienced   DIY may not be easy.....Step 1: disassemble T8 chassis.It is quite  easy,  please unscrew top  four  screws located...

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