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Xuan Wu - The making of Black Tortoise

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玄武

Xuan Wu or "Black Tortoise", is one of the four symbols in the Chinese constellation, and is often used to represent longevity. A fitting name for this HTPC that I am building for a good friend who is from northern China, and loves turtles.


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Edited by ericld - 8/24/12 at 8:40am
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Pics: guitar.gif

Unboxing







Time to clean up the mess.

All finished

Edited by ericld - 8/27/12 at 5:40pm
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This post will be for likes and dislikes, and any recommendations.

First thing I really dont like about this MB is that even though it has USB 3.0, it has no headers for it. So, if your case has front USB 3.0 ports as does the Q08, you have to use the supplied adapter and make them 2.0 mad.gif
Second, even though Lian Li includes a support bracket if you only want to use the large HDD cage attached to the external 5.25 bracket, they need to include a support panel if you only want to use the small bracket mounted on the bottom, or top. This will do two things, reinforce the 5.25 bracket, and be a cover for cable management. So you are not staring at all the header/SATA cables. I can already see that cable management is going to be fun. rolleyes.gif

Also, make sure you mount the DVD/BDD in its cage first as you have to remove the bracket to install it. The MB is mounted directly on the back panel and once you have it mounted and wired, it is not fun to remove the back panel afterwards. Not really a bad thing, just need to think things through during your build.
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Oh man, im the first one! wheee.gif

Nice SFF build. Could also double for a low-med gaming rig. Are you shipping it to China or is he local? Also, that turtle in the pic reminds me of the movie Gamera

Do you have any update as far as cable management?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700k Asus ROG Strix Z270i EVGA 980 Ti ACX 2.0+ Team Vulcan 16GB @2400MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Crucial M500 240GB WD 1TB Black Noctua NH-U14S w/NF-A15 PWM NF-F12 x2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Winows 10 pro LG UM95 34" UltraWide SGK-4000-GKCM1 Corsair AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Enthoo Evolv Mini Logitech G502 Perixx DX-2000L Klipsch - ProMedia 2.1  
AudioOtherOther
AKG K 553 Pro Logitech C910  Logitech Steering Wheel w/Pedal 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2700K  Asus Z77 Sabertooth  EVGA 980 Ti ACX 2.0+ G.SKILL Snipper 16GB @1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M500 240GB WD 1TB Black WD 1TB Green ASUS External Slim 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-U14S w/NF-A15 PWM  BeQuiet SilentWing 120mm Exhause Fan Scythe Kaze Master Pro  Winows 10 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG UM95 34" UltraWide SGK-4000-GKCM1 Corsair AX850 Silverstone RV02B-EW 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G9x Perixx DX-2000L Klipsch - ProMedia 2.1  Logitech Wireless G930 
OtherOther
Logitech C910 Logitech Steering Wheel w/pedal 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Athlon x4 630 MSI 890GXM-G65 ASUS EAH3450 AVerMedia H797-AF  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Elpida 4GB @ 1573 Intel 80GB SSD WD Green 3TB Seagate 3TB NAS 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate 3TB NAS Seagate 3TB NAS Noctua NH-U9B x3 Noctua NF-P12's  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro Phillips Viera 50" iPazzPort Pro Mini 2.4Ghz mini  Corsiar CX450w 
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SilverStone PSO7B LP-2020A+ Lepai  Micca Motion MB42 
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Originally Posted by mironccr345 View Post

Oh man, im the first one! wheee.gif
Nice SFF build. Could also double for a low-med gaming rig. Are you shipping it to China or is he local? Also, that turtle in the pic reminds me of the movie Gamera
Do you have any update as far as cable management?

Got some updates coming. No, she lives near me and she is using it mainly for her main computer and HTPC. Her daughter likes to play games on it though. Cable management in the Q08 is a *****. Almost non existent. I wish I would have got a modular PSU, but she wanted to trim some cost. The cover is screwed on, so its not like anyone is going to be looking anyway, just keep the cables tidy for airflow. The nice thing is, with an SSD and EUFI Bios, it takes a little more than 15 seconds for it to boot up and have Windows loaded and ready to go.
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Not bad Nice little Rig smile.gif
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
[Seagate] ST1000DM003 1TB (Storage) [SanDisk] 64GB SSD (Boot) [Coolermaster] Hyper TX3 Evo [Windows] 7 Professional x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
[LG] Flatron W2246 22" [Novatech] PowerStation 500W PSU [Fractal Design] Core 1000  [Gigabyte] M6800 Gamings Mouse 
Mouse PadAudio
[Ozone] Groundlevel S Gaming Mousemat [Gigabyte] Onboard Audio 
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[Intel] Core I5 3230M 3.2Ghz [AMD] HD 7670M  [Samsung] 6GB 1600Mhz [Seagate] Sata 3 500GB HDD 
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