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Somehow I missed all these comments thinking.gif sorry guys!
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Originally Posted by 2002dunx View Post

Somehow missed this build doh.gif
Nice work thumb.gif
I'm old and lazy, so just swapped the PSU to a 450W version to power my GTX480/HD5870....
I only had to modify the HDD cage to clear the GPU leaving 4 HDD's and an SSD.
I'm still on my Zotac H55-C-E wi-fi board with an i5 665K @ 3.6 GHz.
Does all I need, but wish I had the money to go to a 180mm radiator in the front with a more modern GPU, with a waterblock.
The Node 304 looks slightly nicer to work with, and is quite cheap.... Hmmmm !
dunx

Thanks mate! Hows the cable management with the 450w? A nightmare I can imagine! I have also debated the node 304 and putting a 180mm rad in the front. So many ideas on my head kookoo.gif
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Subbed! Looks amazing!

Hey thanks! No telling when the next update will be though smile.gif
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Originally Posted by boxwunder13 View Post

Awesome project. Sat and read through the whole build log because I am interested in the small form factor builds, love the portability of them. I am a college student as well, so I understand the crunch and the putting fun projects on hold for studies. I built my first computer over the summer and my list of potential mods is building. Major modding is on hold for now though. Cheers and good luck.

Sorry this build log sorta jumped all over the place, hope you learned a thing or two though tongue.gif Good luck to you as well, be sure to make a build log when you start up! thumb.gif
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Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
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Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
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Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
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Creative Aurvana Live! 
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Phenom II 955 BE (4.4Ghz @1.52v) NB @ 2870 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1 [F4] Dual Reference XFX 2GB 6950s (950/1437) 1.25v 8GB Gskill DDR3 1333 CL7 @1412 
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WOW that's some job you have done there applaud.gif
it's the first time i got to read it all in full and the job you have done in such a small form is just marvaless
never tried anything like that myself but you have put so many things into my mind i will have to do a new rig myself laughingsmiley.gif
also i like your socom grate airsoft weapon mine is shooting 460 fps sneaky.gif hurts like hell
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WOW that's some job you have done there applaud.gif
it's the first time i got to read it all in full and the job you have done in such a small form is just marvaless
never tried anything like that myself but you have put so many things into my mind i will have to do a new rig myself laughingsmiley.gif
also i like your socom grate airsoft weapon mine is shooting 460 fps sneaky.gif hurts like hell

Hey thanks mate! There is a lot of power in this little beast, but I wish the watercooling had worked out sad-smiley-002.gif This build put so many ideas in MY mind that I will have to do another build too tongue.gif Also, that is not an airsoft gun it is a real mk23 socom biggrin.gif But yes, airsoft does hurt like hell tongue.gif
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Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
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Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
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Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w Caselabs Mercury S3 Logitech G500 Fiio E10k USB DAC 
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Creative Aurvana Live! 
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Phenom II 955 BE (4.4Ghz @1.52v) NB @ 2870 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1 [F4] Dual Reference XFX 2GB 6950s (950/1437) 1.25v 8GB Gskill DDR3 1333 CL7 @1412 
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Vertex II 60GB, 2x Caviar Black EK Supreme HF, EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Ultimate Alienware AW2210 1080p 
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Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
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Creative Aurvana Live! 
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Phenom II 955 BE (4.4Ghz @1.52v) NB @ 2870 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1 [F4] Dual Reference XFX 2GB 6950s (950/1437) 1.25v 8GB Gskill DDR3 1333 CL7 @1412 
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That still came together real well for so small a form factor. And now you have all school season to plan more mods on it. Overall its a sweet looking build.
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arrr that's not fair the only we got in the forces was a M9 thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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When I got up to the bit in the log where you stopped water-cooling I got really really sad and disappointed frown.gif. But I am in the same boat as you, 20, a university student, and have no money so i understand exactly how it is thumb.gif Hope you can find time to continue with this project in the future smile.gif
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That still came together real well for so small a form factor. And now you have all school season to plan more mods on it. Overall its a sweet looking build.
Yes, thats all I do is plan.. devil-smiley-019.gif I have some good ideas, will have to wait for tax returns though. I might switch the PSU out too, Plan to do some heavy OCing and honestly, I dont trust the Silverstone. Plus the cables didnt turn out as nice as I thought they would. Needs better cable management! Not to mention watercooling. My EK blocks are getting restless. biggrin.gif
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When I got up to the bit in the log where you stopped water-cooling I got really really sad and disappointed frown.gif. But I am in the same boat as you, 20, a university student, and have no money so i understand exactly how it is thumb.gif Hope you can find time to continue with this project in the future smile.gif

Yea, its making me really sad and disappointed as well, I want to get my 6950 to 1Ghz so I can have a chance at high graphics in GTAV. my 3570k at 4,7 GHZ would be nice too wink.gif Hopefully during spring break in march I wiill get on it again smile.gif

/necro bump
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Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
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Vertex II 60GB, 2x Caviar Black EK Supreme HF, EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Ultimate Alienware AW2210 1080p 
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Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
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Creative Aurvana Live! 
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Phenom II 955 BE (4.4Ghz @1.52v) NB @ 2870 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1 [F4] Dual Reference XFX 2GB 6950s (950/1437) 1.25v 8GB Gskill DDR3 1333 CL7 @1412 
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Vertex II 60GB, 2x Caviar Black EK Supreme HF, EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Ultimate Alienware AW2210 1080p 
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post #128 of 197
I remember seeing this a LONG time ago ... Loved it from the beginning, reminded me of an old Polarity ITX build ...

/nostalgia


Nice build
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post #129 of 197
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I remember seeing this a LONG time ago ... Loved it from the beginning, reminded me of an old Polarity ITX build ...

/nostalgia


Nice build

Honestly, I am not a fan of how it looks right now (at least on the inside), but this is only stage one, I am hoping that if money and time allows, that it will be ten times better by the end. Thanks for following smile.gif
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Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
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Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
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Vertex II 60GB, 2x Caviar Black EK Supreme HF, EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Ultimate Alienware AW2210 1080p 
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Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
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Phenom II 955 BE (4.4Ghz @1.52v) NB @ 2870 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1 [F4] Dual Reference XFX 2GB 6950s (950/1437) 1.25v 8GB Gskill DDR3 1333 CL7 @1412 
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Been brainstorming a ton the last few days, messing around with measurements in sketchup. Cant decide whether to fit an internal rad (at most an Alphacool UT45 140mm) with a SFX PSU, or an external 360 and a full size PSU.... The problem is I dont want to give up my 6950 (a 10.5 inch card), my D5, my aquaero, my sexy white EK HF, or my res.... If I were to get a short PCB 670 and a swiftech pump/block combo, then this would be easy, but I dont want to be losing money selling perfectly good parts (I am in college after all tongue.gif ), plus I love my 6950 biggrin.gif I do want to get it up to 1Ghz under decent voltage though, dont know if I will be able to do that with only a thick 140. On the other hand, I dont want an external radiator, as it seems like that would be a PITA although keeping temps in check would be easier. Either way its gonna be tight and not ideal. Oh the joys of modding ITX rolleyes.gif
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Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w Caselabs Mercury S3 Logitech G500 Fiio E10k USB DAC 
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Creative Aurvana Live! 
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Phenom II 955 BE (4.4Ghz @1.52v) NB @ 2870 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1 [F4] Dual Reference XFX 2GB 6950s (950/1437) 1.25v 8GB Gskill DDR3 1333 CL7 @1412 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
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Creative Aurvana Live! 
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