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[Project] Akihiro *Final Build In Last Post*

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Akihiro means "great brightness" in Japanese. The idea of a small form factor build came about when I had to lug my Corsair 700d from my university to my home and down an up a ton of stairs. I thought about going with a m-atx board but then I saw the Zotac itx and thought, why not even smaller? I've been recently taken aback by the ever more prevalent minimalist style and would like to carry this theme onto this build. I will focus on matt black with small highlights of pure white and a fusion with grey. So without further-ado, I present "Akihiro". smile.gif

Fractal Array R2
Zotac Z-68 ITX
Intel 2600K
MSI 570GTX
Intel X-25 80GB SSD + Western Digital 500GB storage
Patriot Viper 2 8GB 1866mhz
Silverstone SFX 450W

Magicool Slim 140mm rad
Magicool Slim 240mm rad
Scythe 120x12mm slim fans
EK HF waterblock
Alphacool universal block
Koolance MCV-40 + 67mm heatplate
Bitspower universal ram block
Dual DDCs 3.25 + EK top

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Edited by Dar_T - 1/24/12 at 8:06pm
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post #2 of 21
Very nice biggrin.gif I could fit that board in my pocket, I reckon.

What fan is that you're using on the rad?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.7GHz  Asus P8P67 Pro(B3) 2 x Club3D 280X 3GB 16GB g.skill 1600MHz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 4 x 2TB Barracudas in RAID10 2 x WD Blue 1TB RAID0 2 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8 x 146GB HP 10k SAS - various RAID levels RAID Controller LSI 9260-8i 512MB LiteOn IHAS124 Noctua NH-D15 
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8.1 Enterprise Acer GD245HQ (120hz) LG W2420P LG IPS231P 
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HP ZR24w LG 32LH3000 (w/IPS) Razer Blackwidow Antec TruePower New 750W 
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Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 2 x LiteION 750W 80PLUS Platinum RD650 24x2.5" chassis 
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post #3 of 21
looking good! Will that mobo let you overclock? If so, what is your target clocks? curious to see some temps!
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I love the matte black ram.
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Very nice biggrin.gif I could fit that board in my pocket, I reckon.
What fan is that you're using on the rad?

lol Yup its pretty tiny. smile.gif The fan is "scythe slipstream kaze-jyuni slim". http://www.scythe.co.jp/cooler/kaze-jyuni-slim.html
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looking good! Will that mobo let you overclock? If so, what is your target clocks? curious to see some temps!

I saw a review where they hit 4.8ghz on their 2600k. I'm hoping for a modest 4ghz clock.
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I love the matte black ram.

Cheers. smile.gif It was pretty cheap on NCIX. I think the sale for it is still ongoing.
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post #6 of 21
The sad thing is that little box is nicer/more powerful then my packed full behemoth. Interesting build though.
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1.5TB Seagate Barracuda 5400.LP Cooler Master V8 W7 64b Home Premium Dell 23" U2311h 
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post #7 of 21
woah I love these tiny micro builds. I always wanted to do one myself.

Must watch your build to get some ideas!
    
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post #8 of 21
Holy crap....
and I thought I was in love with miahallen...

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this is just beautiful.
those blocks really accent just how small the zITX really is o_o

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post #9 of 21
Love those low profile fans, sweet build.
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Always been a fan of big power builds in ITX form factor since the first Zotac 775 boards. The water cooling is nice addition.Looks like that FD Array R2 case has plenty of room without the ful drive cage installed. Definitely subscribing to this!

Any idea how long of a Video card is supported without the drive cage install?
Edited by guywithFX - 11/22/11 at 1:32am
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