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Hey guys new here been reading the forums for a good while now and find lots of answers and info in this site. So i started a new build and wanted to log it since i don't see much love for the Mini ITX rigs.

Parts

MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3)
AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C 2.5" 256GB SATA III
PowerColor AX7950 3GBD5-2DHV4 Radeon HD 7950 Boost State 3GB
Corsair H80i
Silverstone SUGO SG07


I started looking at all the stuff that has to fit into this case and was wonder about the fan in the top being taken out and replaced by the 120mm vs the 180mm in the top. So i started taking measurements and found out i can fit both in there with some work.



Here you can see test fitting and trying to figure out how i would mount it all.

I made this out of some hard foam board to test how it would all fit and how much space i had.

I made this out of some hard foam board to test how it would all fit and how much space i had.

there is no space between case and fans and rad.

Fits with little room underneath for air flow. But didn't know the 180mm does a great job pushing loads of air out the side and a nice wispier.
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I just left my sg02 (matx) build for a bigger case frown.gif just got too cramped and annoying to work with :/

Best of luck to you though- it's cool to have it all packed into a little box.
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After the foamboard thing i started looking for some kind of plate i could use to mount the fan and rad onto but didn't want anything thick so i went to home depot and found a 22 gauge weld steal plate for 7 bucks and took it to a guys house for cutting and drilling all the holes.

Here it is all painted with the fan and rad mounted. Due to the way this fits i can't just drop it into the case i have to mount the rad after the plate it in the top of the case. I think i might fix this latter so i can easily open the case and tilt the plate up for any kind of work i might have to do.


Next i had to cut the top of the case out to open it up for the front fan. I wasn't sure what to do with the opening, i found some mod mesh but it didn't look right. So what i found was a trash can at walmart made from some metal mesh and JB welded it to the lid.


Took 24 hours to harden and used 2 boxes of floor tiles i had to hold it down.
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Next i looked at how i would run all the wires and wondered why silverstone made the 24 and 4 pin cables 2 time longer than the case. I fixed that by opening the PSU and cutting 8 inches off and re soldering the wires. Also found the mobo posts where at least 1/2 inch high so i knew i could put alot of wires under there to hid them.

Just for precaution i put the mesh on the pull fan so nothing moved up into it

Getting those tube to coil down under that was a PETA!

After fighting for an hour i removed the push fan and mounted the rad right to the plate and that made all the diff....... Since then i remounted the push fan and works fine....


Mounted my SSD and my HDD with industrial Velcro down to the top of the PSU under the 180mm fan

Edited by DDTT5 - 3/23/13 at 7:32pm
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post #6 of 23
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I couldn't imagine trying to cram all this stuff into a sg02 lol, i think the sg07 will be the smallest untill the parts are half the size
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I wondered that too, I think it's so they can have maximum compatibility with bigger cases. I just zip tie mine at the half way point and made it shorter.

here are some pics of my crammed sg05, older pics from before better cable management and a motherboard change. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)











also has an ssd hidden in there tongue.gif

Edited by HPE1000 - 3/11/13 at 6:09am
 
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post #8 of 23
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I was going to sleeve the PSU and just build new cables to fit each part but that would have taken me 2 weeks lol so my next build i will have the sleeved, thinking bitfenix prodigy with custom Loop for CPU and GPU, i think by looking at pics i can get a triple 120 in the top and a duel 120mm up front
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post #9 of 23
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GPU installed and this card has the power pins on the top so i had to bend the wires flat and down, the 180mm fan touches the plugs on the GPU but doesn't push and strain the mobo.




So that's my build took a month to order and build and brainstorm to get it finished but i think i did ok this time around, next custom PC will be a bit better. I learned alot this time around and hope the new one i build will come out looking good to, of course i'll get that build updated here and maybe get some video of the work uploaded.

I will get some temps uploaded soon, i'll do idle and max temps with the fans on low and high, but just the day its been running temps are well under what i thought they would be. I get some benchmarks uploaded to. If anyone wants me to run something and record temps or sound just let me know.
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Here is a screen shot after 15 mins of running prime95 and furmark at the same time temps not to bad, i did not manually control the GPU fan it was at 55% auto mode

Performance


Edited by DDTT5 - 3/18/13 at 7:08am
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