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post #1 of 77
Thread Starter 
Edit: Ok, looks like this has turned into a build log instead. I have chosen all my components. This turned into a budget/low power consumption/silent build.

Apex MI-008 ITX Black Case with 250 watt PSU - $30
8gb Kingston HyperX DDR 1333mhz ram(works great with this motherboard) - $40
Foxconn h67 motherboard(fits nicely). I think an 80mm fan can be rigged on top for better temps too. - $60
i3 2100 processor - $77
750GB Caviar Blue hard drive - Already had
Sony 3.5" Multi-memory reader - $15
Asus DVDRW Drive - Already had
Powercolor Radeon 7750 Single Slot - $107

Total - $329

Ok kept the price very low, but keep in mind I already had the hard drive(bought months prior before the price hike) and already had the DVDRW drive. The Mi-008 case I picked up a while back when it was ridiculously cheap.

Foxconn H67s board seems solid overall thus far. Bit tricky to update the bios...you will have to create a dos usb stick to flash the bios..

I will go as far as saying the 7750 is an absolute beast of a card considering it doesn't even need a power connector! I'm only using a 720p monitor however, so keep that in mind. Drivers need work ran into some issues with 12.2, 12.3, but 12.4 beta seem good.

Most recent pic after side window mod. Used the standard door edge molding at the auto store.

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Radeon 7750 performance benchmarks and power consumption:



Build Log Pics:
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Added hard drive mount below 3.5" space

338

Motherboard(foxconn h67s) and X3 Slim cooler installed

338

Shortened psu wires:

338

Lots of clearance for the X3 Slim Cooler. I'm thinking I can put an 80mm fan on top! Any recommendations?

338

Fans installed:(Well they are too loud for my tastes even with the resistors so I'm getting quieter ones smile.gif

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Radeon 7750 installed

338

Final / only mod done to this build...side window for both 120mm fans:

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Edited by Budice - 4/27/12 at 3:29pm
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post #2 of 77
I love this case. biggrin.gif Err well the Rosewill version of it. The only difference is that the rosewill version has mesh on both sides.

Are you looking to seriously mod it?
Edited by armourcore9brker - 3/5/12 at 8:25pm
     
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post #3 of 77
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There is a rosewill version? You know it's weird. The one I bought does have the mesh on both sides.

What do you mean by serious modding? You think I'll have to seriously mod it?
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post #4 of 77
I say serious modding because I use the exact case in my sig rig and was able to fit a:
Apu
Xfx 6670 gddr5
H80
2x3.5"
2x2.5"

To fit it all I had to gut the internals and pretty much start from scratch.

It is a little sloppy since I rushed it but the idea is possible. If I were to do it again (and I might just upgrade to it) I'd use a SB (or IB) and an xfx 6770 (or 7770). Xfx appears to build the only manufacturer that'll build a single slot x770.

I'll probably convert that to a htpc/server build but I digress...

You CAN fit a lot of power in this case, you just need to know how to manage the space.

I have some (badly taken) pics of my build on my profile if it'll answer any questions.

I'll help wherever I can. smile.gif
     
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post #5 of 77
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I saw your build, and wow, I'm surprised all of that fit. Nice build.

I can't get too serious on the modding part because I'm not willing to give up my drive bays...I want a blu ray player and I want to use the 3.5 inch space for reading memory sticks, or like a temperature display or something.

I'm thinking of going the lazy route and just finding a low profile cooler for the cpu, and not overclock. So maybe I should just get a cheap H67 board, a i3 2100, and a single slot 5770 perhaps.
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post #6 of 77
First thing is that even with Z68, you won't be overclocking a Core i3 CPU. You might be able to overclock the GPU though, but that won't need any better cooling. This leads me to suggest you use the stock cooler, since it is completely sufficient at stock speeds, and is low profile. Don't know about the ones that come with AMD APUs, but the Intel coolers can be reasonably quiet if you enable a fan profile in BIOS.

Perhaps it will help if you mention which games you hope to play, and at what resolutions?
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post #7 of 77
Just want to mention, the stock apu hs will not fit in this case. You have about 1.5u (forget that in mm) of space between the socket and the psu.
     
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Would this case fit a gtx480? and standard atx PSU? (sorry for the thread jacking, related to my current goals)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pcguru000 View Post

Would this case fit a gtx480? and standard atx PSU? (sorry for the thread jacking, related to my current goals)

No since it is a single slot case. It is also too narrow and short for a normal ATX psu.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by armourcore9brker View Post

No since it is a single slot case. It is also too narrow and short for a normal ATX psu.

Yeah I read into this a bit more in last hour- I think I will stick with mATX for now :> maybe my next build will be smaller but dear god this ITX stuff is tiny. lool
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