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Hi guys,
I originally started out modding my sg08 to fit watercooling in there, lots of room smile.gif
See:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1316411/sg08-itx-watercooled

Now I have somehow discovered even more space in there.. If you swap the standard ATX PSU to the silverstone st45sf-g, there is plenty of room for upgrading the fans. The case now house a push and pull fan setup on a 280 mm (2 * 140 mm) radiator, which fit in very nicely.
Given the free space created by using the significantly smaller SFX PSU, there was also room for a decent fan controller: the aquaero 5 lt. This works very well to monitor air in/out, water in/out, pump temp, and PSU internal temp. I must say I am very impressed with the functionality you can get at 50 euros!

This is my first go at sleeving, by god: it takes forever.. More or less every cable is sleeved, but I decided to cut off the front panel cables - never used them and they were a bit in the way. I weaved the thermistor probes into the fan sleeves, and put them in the middle of the airflow (see pics near the aquaero).

As to the st45sf-g, this thing is really loud as stock! I put the internal fan on the aquaero along with a temp probe, works very well and no problems with overheating.

Performance wise, I using OC scanner to push the gtx 680 to around 125% power draw, the gpu core stabilize at around dT 20 Celsius (relative to air in), this with the setup virtually silent with fans at 750-800 rpm. These noctua fans seem to produce a good amount of airflow. The water dT is at around 10.5 Celsius with a water temperature drop across the radiator of -2 Celsius.

If I crank the fans to max (~1200 rpm), the gpu core drops to a dT of 16 C, with a water dT of 7.2C.

I attached a bunch of pictures, no slr camera on hand - sorry :/

Hope to see more sg07/08 mods smile.gif

PC Components:
Silverstone sg08 case
Silverstone st45sf-g psu
Asrock z77e-itx
3570k
8 gb 1866 ram
GTX 680 2gb reference model
2 2.5" SSDs\
MDPC sleeving

Watercooling:
280 mm alphacool xt45 radiator
alphacool dc-lt pump
ek supremacy cpu
ek supremacy vga
20 tiny passive heatsinks for vga
11/8 mm (5/16" ID) tygon tubing with anti-kink coil
some straight and 90 degree fittings
4 140 mm noctua a14 fans















Fans at 800 rpm:



Fans at 1200 rpm:
post #2 of 59
tidy! i like what you've done with the bit of copper and brown over black.

i take it there's no OC on the CPU? And why did you decide to use a universal GPU block instead of one specific to the 680?
 
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tidy! i like what you've done with the bit of copper and brown over black.
i take it there's no OC on the CPU? And why did you decide to use a universal GPU block instead of one specific to the 680?

Hey,
The cpu runs at 4.4 at 1.2vcore at the moment, I seem to have a pretty bad chip.. Thinking about delidding it. I am using a generic gpu block because I like the flexibility for upgrading, dont think resell value is very high for waterblocks. There could also have been some clearance issues running full blocks, might have needed to run the tubes all the way to the front.

Love your compact flash btw smile.gif
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Sweet!
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Hey,
The cpu runs at 4.4 at 1.2vcore at the moment, I seem to have a pretty bad chip.. Thinking about delidding it. I am using a generic gpu block because I like the flexibility for upgrading, dont think resell value is very high for waterblocks. There could also have been some clearance issues running full blocks, might have needed to run the tubes all the way to the front.
Love your compact flash btw smile.gif

Thanks for the info... those are impressive temps indeed! thumb.gif I don't think you have a bad chip at all... keep pushing it to see what kinda volts it needs for 4.6-4.7GHz devil.gif .

Any idea what total power draw of the rig is? Yours is one of the most powerful I've seen on the ST45SF-G...
 
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Originally Posted by hybster View Post

Now I have somehow discovered even more space in there.. If you swap the standard ATX PSU to the silverstone st45sf-g, there is plenty of room for upgrading the fans. The case now house a push and pull fan setup on a 280 mm (2 * 140 mm) radiator, which fit in very nicely.

Excellent use of this case. Looks fantastic smile.gifthumb.gif

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Any idea what total power draw of the rig is? Yours is one of the most powerful I've seen on the ST45SF-G...

Surely yours draws more power with your GTX570 and i7?
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this is what i've been planning to do, i just can't start because i have no job atm, sad-smiley-002.gif
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Surely yours draws more power with your GTX570 and i7?

haha, good point. i keep forgetting new gen = more efficient.

we need someone to do a 2700K / GTX 480 build w/one biggrin.gif
 
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post #10 of 59
project extremely sexy! congratulations on the project!
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