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Mini itx in shuttle SN68SG2 case

post #1 of 9
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Hello everyone, I decided to renew my hardware trying to recover more possible components.This is not a real Work Logs because the PC has already been assembled and I have not photographed all the work, I still hope that it can be of help to all those who love the barebones.

My setup is this:
Motherboard - Asus p8h77-I (I'm not going to overclock anything)
CPU: Intel i 5 3570
RAM: DDR3 1600 8GB CL9 Corsair 2x4GB Vengeance LP CML8GX3M2A1600C9
Front panel: Icy Box IB-868-B SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card Reader 3,5 - black
Fan: Noctua 92mm Fan NF-B9-PWM
cables :Supplemental Feed 4Pin Extension - 20cm (If you want to keep the original PSU do not forget to buy an extension cable with 4-pin)

First I removed the old motherboard and I drilled as accurately as possible to the bottom of the case, be very careful because it also measures the difference of 1 mm does not allow the insertion of the video card ... (tried .. .: (). therefore recommend that you take the measurements with the video card installed.

I cut the back of the case to make room for the backplate of the motherboard, and I changed a PCI cover

I completely removed the old front panel because the things that do not work I do not like ... I covered the openings of the old front panel with of 'sticker

I kept the original 300 watt psu (not very powerful but good enough for the hardware) . I kept the original 300 watt psu (not very powerful but good enough for the hardware). First install the motherboard + ram, then install the psu. it is important that the Rams are the "low profile" because you will find just under the psu.

To better ventilate the house and especially the video card I practiced a window on the side of the case, the profiles I created them with small aluminum bars. The window is made of metal mosquito net..

Another problem was to connect the big cable USB3 front panel on the motherboard (too big .. and the end connector was obese ..), so 'with great regret that I was forced to remove the connector end ... with great patience and careful because you can cut the wires.

I'm sending you photos of the work, hello to everyone.


















Edited by loki72 - 3/24/13 at 5:43am
post #2 of 9
I bought this case for remake it too.. but it isnt ITX layout! frown.gif So my gaming rig still waiting for something else frown.gif
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
is true, the case is not designed for mini itx but just make several holes in the bottom and change the layout. Try it, do not throw it is still a good case thumb.gif
post #4 of 9
You have made a great job with the holes.
Nice!
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by loki72 View Post

is true, the case is not designed for mini itx but just make several holes in the bottom and change the layout. Try it, do not throw it is still a good case thumb.gif

I will after my PowerMac G3 project.

But I wonder how this will fit Corsair H80 / Asus 660 Direct Cu biggrin.gif. Maybe some PCI-E cable extension will help me smile.gif.
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks , not a big mod but I'm happy to have improved the system without spending much. I hate to throw things that can still be used. oneeyedsmiley.png
Edited by loki72 - 3/25/13 at 11:26am
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by tmaven View Post

I will after my PowerMac G3 project.

But I wonder how this will fit Corsair H80 / Asus 660 Direct Cu biggrin.gif. Maybe some PCI-E cable extension will help me smile.gif.

I saw your project, very well done.
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post #8 of 9
Welcome to OCN, it's good to have you. thumb.gif
post #9 of 9
Funny, I have an old Shuttle case here and i was thinking of using for an itx rig eventually. Inspiring thumb.gif
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