A friend give me a Alpha case. There have been many display models on ebay and i had some ideas. I like the idea of the Graphics Amp but i think it could be more. I am not done yet because there has been a delay with my HDDs
1.First thing i did was add fans so it could be a cooler.
2. Add 4 USB 3.0 ports. This means i can use it with Anything.
3.Add a USB GPU. Can't game but can browse and watch youtube/netflix ( still need to mount in photo)
4. Add 2-4 TB of HDDs. This will let me put in a small boot SSD and have lots of storage for steam tucked away from children.
5 Add temperature sensor. In Hivemind you have no ideas of temps. Alpha has no issues cooling but i am a stats guy.
It is powered off of one USB plug and one 4 pin Like i said above it can be used with anything. I thought it would cool OK but to my shock it cools amazing 15 c drop across the board. This beats my high powered coolers. My thought is maybe because it is a exact fit and they almost connect it has a vortex affect going on.
Side note, i thought the Alpha was all plastic. But in true Alien form it is a metal shell with a nice soft plastic on the outside to fool us.
Edit. Finished product didn't end up using the GPU. I am very happy, Lets the Alpha run cooler, And shows me the temps right up front. Also has A 2TB HDD and lets me run a 120GB SSD boot drive. No more waiting on the Alpha to boot.
Half way done pics. Below