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Cubitek Mini Tank Mini-ITX Case
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ASUS P8H67-I DELUXE (REV 3.0) Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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I already had the two velociraptors and the other drives on that list. I love them in RAID 0. That is what I used to run. After manufactures start releasing Z68 Mini-ITX boards, I will buy one of those and an SSD to add to the system so I can take advantage of SSD cashing and onboard/discrete GPU switching. Best of both worlds in every way! Can't wait! For now I can only run a single velociraptor due to 4 SATA ports on mini-ITX boards for now. ZOTAC has one with 6 ports, but I don't like the board otherwise. This setup will work for a couple months, but I'm really looking forward to ASUS releasing a mini-ITX version of the ASUS P8Z68 or something similar!

I will be stuck running a single GTX-260 core 216 until I sell the pair. They are for sale for here! I may just list them on eBay to get them gone. I don't want to order another single VGA until I sell those, so bare with me on that.

This is the card I plan to order. Don't know the manufacturer, but the reviews are great. Plus it will match up in the system very well. The cooling will also be very efficient in this case. I will likely be modding in a window approximately the size of the VGA in order to provide provide it with more active efficient cooling. As far as I can tell, this case is set up so well that this will be the only mod I will need to do. I'm not 100% set on this model. In fact, I may splurge and get a GTX-580. haha

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Palit GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) Sonic Platinum NE5X570HF10DA Video Card
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For those of you that followed my UHAF build, you should hopefully appreciate this one too. I may do some more motherboard modifications whatever Z68 mini-ITX motherboard I find in the future too. That is just too much fun for me.

Anyone else as excited as me?!
Edited by Paraleyes - 6/2/11 at 7:07pm
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Why would you get a 2500K on a H67 board?
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Why wouldn't you? It's temporary anyways. I'll be replacing it with a Z68 when they come out.
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Another mITX watercooled build. It's good to have others build with me! Good luck!
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interesting i was going for the 2400s as it's 65 watts. I didn't know there were Z68's planned for ITX. I too want to do a similar build how ever my case is a little more unique and way way way more cramped.
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Should skip the Velociraptor and get an SSD.
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Originally Posted by dizzy4;13592483 
Another mITX watercooled build. It's good to have others build with me! Good luck!
Uggh! Thanks! It's nice to get a little appreciation after dealing with those other guys blasting me about what I should do after I already bought the stuff. That thread is here. May answer questions.
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Originally Posted by MoMurda;13592506 
Should skip the Velociraptor and get an SSD.
I already had all those drives, so I couldn't see spending the money for one quite yet. I just put them in that list to show the whole build. I think I mentioned this already, but if not- The plan is to run my two velociraptors in RAID-0 until I get the Z68 board. Then I will get an SSD at that time and take advantage of the SSD Cashing. smile.gif For now, I only have 4 SATA to work with.
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Originally Posted by cdoublejj;13592491 
interesting i was going for the 2400s as it's 65 watts. I didn't know there were Z68's planned for ITX. I too want to do a similar build how ever my case is a little more unique and way way way more cramped.
This case allows for a full-sized PSU! smile.gif No power issues to deal with. Don't know if that's what you meant. Z68s are taking over. There is a huge demand for the capabilities of the chipset. It is just a matter of time. The Maximus IV Gene-z Micro-ATX Z68 ROG motherboard is coming out in a month. There are a handful of mini-ITX cases out there now supporting dual expansion slots. It may be a few months, but I'm patient.
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Originally Posted by Paraleyes;13592965 
Uggh! Thanks! It's nice to get a little appreciation after dealing with those other guys blasting me about what I should do after I already bought the stuff. That thread is here. May answer questions.

... The Maximus IV Gene-z Micro-ATX Z68 ROG motherboard is coming out in a month. There are a handful of mini-ITX cases out there now supporting dual expansion slots. It may be a few months, but I'm patient.

Blasting? No. Not at all.

Also, hate to "blast" you again, but the Maximus IV GENE Z68 is a mATX board. It won't fit in a Mini-ITX case. Maybe it'll fit in the Cubitek if you have the side panel off though.

Otherwise you'll need to get a mATX case if you wanna get your hands on that board.

Now before you go on and yell trying to say that I'm blasting you again, here's a helpful suggestion if you want to get the Maximus IV GENE:
Silverstone SG-03B-F

It's nice and small, light weight, and allows for full sized PSUs. You should be able to cram a GTX 570 or so in there as well. The NZXT Vulcan is not a bad choice either, it also comes with a carrying handle.

Or the Elite 341, that's another nice lightweight case that can accommodated nearly anything (except PSU's over 6.5" in length if you want optical drives).

Other than that, the build is looking nice. Not my personal choice of CPU for an H67 board, but hey, if you get the Maximus IV GENE then more power to ya.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Paraleyes;13592460 
Why wouldn't you? It's temporary anyways. I'll be replacing it with a Z68 when they come out.

Cant overclock on H67............... Good thing its temp! biggrin.gif
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