Tag: PC Projects

More Ham Shack Case Alternatives

A lot of you liked the idea of having a custom computer case for dressing up your ham shack. These cases give you PC the appearance of a high end piece of Amateur Radio gear. It is a easy project to do if you are familiar with building your own pc. If you aren’t give it a try, it is fun and quite rewarding. It is actually easier to do than you might think. The Zalman HD-160XT was a heck of a deal, but they can not be had right know for the super close out price they were going for. I suggested some alternatives that were far more expensive. I thought I would suggest some cases that were close to the Zalman HD-160XT in price or less. The best deal right now for a case with a color LCD screen is the SilverStone GD02S-MT. This case has a 4.3 inch color touch screen, aluminum construction, remote, and comes in silver or black. The remote is controlled with the included Imon software and remote. The good news is that the GD02S-MT in silver sells for slightly less than the Zalman HD-160XT on sale. The black model goes for slightly more. …

SDRPC demo video is now up

Here is a short demo video of the SDRPC in action running PowerSDR. However, it can be used for other Amateur software applications. Unfortunately this particular case has sold out almost immediately after the first article was written. I did list some good alternatives to the original case the Zalman HD-160XT with the built in screen. Unfortunately they are a good bit more expensive.…

Zalman HD-160XT Sold Out

It appears due to the popularity of this article  in-part or in-full has caused the Zalman HD-160XT to be sold out from Newegg. As I mentioned, I doubt they will come back due to it being a close out item. You can certainly find some around on the web, but not at the close out price Newegg was offering. If you want to build something like this the next best deal is the Thermaltake  DH102 VH2001BNS. Probably a slightly better looking case and offers the same functionality of the Zalman HD-160XT. The only thing I can’t tell you is if you can remap the volume control for tuning purposes. If someone decides to try it drop me an email or comment on how it worked out for you. Now the bad news. You are going to have to pay a bit more than the Zalman HD-160 XT sale price. Another possible alternative is the Moneual LAB Black Aluminum MonCaso 932B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case. This one is similar to the Thermaltake case, but you have a choice of silver or black. I suggest you browse over to Newegg and decide for yourself.…