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... however, at the moment SLE and others would most likely recommend the SilverStone ST45SF-G. It is 450W but this bad boy has been said to pull of 500W+ running 680, and 3750K (i think it was).

Sorry, have to mention couple things. What it pulls from the wall isn't what it can deliver. In ChipHell's review they said the overcurrent protection kicks in at 455W internal (which is 507W-520W from the wall). ChipHell removed the overcurrent protection and got the unit up to 140% overload on 220V (which would be theoretically 48A/576W output on the 12V rail). But they said at that point the fan isn't enough to cool it anymore.
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WiSK you are correct with that. The figures I linked to were "from the wall" power figures. So a good 450W PSU should be plenty for most single GPU systems.
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Nice Rig Love it biggrin.gif
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The longer it takes, the more keen I am for this bad boy. Recently I have been throwing the idea of using the Swiftech H220 AIO kit in the Splash, has anyone else been considering doing the same? For ease of use, it doesn't get much better. Also; Expandability for GPU Block + Extra rads! Win/Win!

Also, also, as with many others I would love to fit a 3.5" drive in there for storage purposes.
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So that now raises the need to 4 people (5 if you include my 2 purchase intentions) smile.gif
Edited by Lutfij - 2/22/13 at 6:18pm
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This is for everyone who wants a 3.5" drive.

I know they are more expensive, but I will likely be picking up 2x750GB WD Scorpio Blacks (2.5" version of the WD Black), and the mounting them one onto of another and then running them in RAID 0. I am hoping that with a shorter video card (GTX 670 reference), I should still be able to fit in the two drives, an SSD and the I/O ports. Just a thought, you can find the drives used for about $50-60.
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Yeah I'm using one in my rig right now. Downsized from a 2TB Caviar when I switched everything over to Compact Splash from my 650D.

If you absolutely need 2TB there's always this: WD Green 2TB Internal Notebook Hard Drive
 
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I have plenty of room in my Switch 810 build to house more than enough storage drives. However, I removed all the drive cages and relocated the hard drives to an old C2D machine my wife got for $20 from work. It works great as a file sharing device for my home network. With a gigabit router and switch the wait for files or media isn't bad. I'm guessing that people planning on getting the compact splash case have at least one other computer they could re-purpose for such. I know it's not an ideal solution for having your storage on the go (like a lan party).

I'd also say to anyone saying that nearly $200 for 2TB is outrageous that it's the cost of small form factors. For tech is seems that smaller with equal specs is more costly. That's just the sacrifice for a build of this size.
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As an advice for one of my clients and for anyone interested in CS,I was suggesting that the respective client move onto portable storage and also USB ODD. In fact if you come to think of it, at this day and age we have access to a desktop/laptop or even a digital device for technological consumption whereever we go. So the only thing missing is our data!

One such client was saying that the build(that may be based off CS) will be his first real machine since 2004 after all his experiences with desktop and rigs went sour with your typical marketing and salesman bulony. So he wants to get as much stuff in it as possible tongue.gif however with a kick@$$ GPU/CPU/mobo combo that should have a H220 at least to compliment it - I would say the compromises are worth it smile.gif
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The longer it takes, the more keen I am for this bad boy. Recently I have been throwing the idea of using the Swiftech H220 AIO kit in the Splash, has anyone else been considering doing the same? For ease of use, it doesn't get much better. Also; Expandability for GPU Block + Extra rads! Win/Win!
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One such client was saying that the build(that may be based off CS) will be his first real machine since 2004 after all his experiences with desktop and rigs went sour with your typical marketing and salesman bulony. So he wants to get as much stuff in it as possible tongue.gif however with a kick@$$ GPU/CPU/mobo combo that should have a H220 at least to compliment it - I would say the compromises are worth it smile.gif

Speak of the devil-smiley-019.gif, I just confirmed the H220 will fit. band.gif

At first glance I thought it'd be an easy fit, but since a res is integrated into the rad, I wanted to make sure there wouldn't be interference with the front or back of the case because of the odd shape of the end tank and integrated fittings. Thanks to some inside info from bramsli1 (Swiftech rep here on OCN) we are good to go! He gave me the dims between the rad/fan mount holes and the edges of the rad (illustrated below) so that I could check fitment. I did have to make a small adjustment to the 240mm rad mount so I'm really glad I checked.



Thanks everyone for continuing to watch! I'll get you some more renders ASAP of different color combos, as requested. If anyone wants to see anything in particular, respond here or drop me a PM and I'll add it to the list.

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Intel 3220 Intel DQ77KB Integrated. What. Corsair 1x8GB Laptop Memory 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Plextor 128GB mSata SSD Ubuntu Delta PA-5M10 None. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.7GHz ASRock Z77E MITX EVGA GTX 570 HD 2.5GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133MHz 
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Samsung 830 128GB SSD XSPC EX120 + EX240 XSPC Raystorm Copper EK FC570 GTX SE (rev. 1.1) 
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Swiftech MCP35X pump 3x GT AP-15 fans Tecnofront nano res one million bitspower fittings 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Dell U2410 Silverstone ST45SF-G Scratch built 14.75L prototype 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.8GHz [DELIDDED] ASRock Z77E Samsung Low Voltage 2x4GB Crucial M4 128GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD 80GB 5400RPM Corsair H100i ubuntu 13.10 18" Dell Ultrasharp (4:3 Free Oldskool Edition) 
PowerCase
Silverstone ST45SF Compact Splash Prototype 
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