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post #11 of 13
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Update: All of my packages have arrived, for now at-least *hint hint*

What came in the most recent package is the case and the SSD smile.gif
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Bitfenix Prodigy mITX MINI-ITX Tower Case Arctic White 1X5.25EXT 5X3.5INT No PS Top USB3.0 HD Audio
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SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 128GB 2.5IN SATA3 6GB/S Solid Stat Disk Flash Drive SSD
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Some General Instillation pics

I've been working on the circuit design for the lighting and effects and have been programming a little so I can think ahead and hit any problems I might face in the future early so I may solve them now.... As of now, I haven't come anywhere near finishing the cable organization inside the case and I'm going to go almost OCD crazy with this build. Well, this is it for now as I have a large robotics competition as a team member on my local high-schools robotics team. We are going to Saint Louis for the world championship in FIRST FRC Robotics.

Thanks again for reading and Ill be updating quite frequently!
post #12 of 13
Nice build you have going on here! Have the same processor and have the FM2A75X-ITX board. Altogether a nice little setup when paired with fast memory! (which I see you have! biggrin.gif )

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4930k Sabertooth x79 Nvidia 650ti Corsair Vengeance 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100 Linux Mint ASUS 21.5" CMSTORM Quick Fire 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Enermax 1050W Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Logitech Performance MX Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800K ASRock FM2A75M-ITX AMD Radeon HD 7660D samsung wonder ram 
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Another Update...
So, with the standard/default heatsink, there was a bit of a heat problem. What happened was the heat-sink wasn't able to properly dissipate the heat because of other components blocking the exit airflow....Air went through the fan, through the heat-sink, across the motherboard, where it was then directed up and sucked into the fan again to repeat the cycle..... Diagram below:

So, anyways, I have a spare Thermaltake Frio on hand that I used for my previous rig that was just excellent. I put it on and it worked well, however my VRM's started to get hot (due to the Frio's high-off-the-motherboard airflow). To fix this, I found a CPU cooler that directed its airflow downwards, toward the motherboard, so it would help cool the VRM's and other components such as the RAM. Found that a Cooler Master GeminII S525 CPU Cooler was perfect for the job. I quickly snatched one up without thoroughly reading its comparability with certain sockets and missed the fact that its compatible with every major socket except the FM2. Never fear, because I have a lab at my disposal. I decided to make a small bracket that would allow me to make it compatible with my motherboard and fit snugly.... A day later after spending about 30 minutes carving a solid 120mm L x 100mm W x 45mm aluminium block into a workable part which turned out to be 111mm L x 96mm W x 28mm which was later spray painted black smile.gif... Pic of milled back-plate:

I was back in business. Installed the heat-sink and the pics are below.

What an awkward looking heat-sink, but alas, it does its job extremely well. It provides more than adequate cooling to not only the VRM's, but the RAM also. As a result of this extra cooling, I have ordered a few more fans to install, mainly a 140mm to replace the back one (since I moved the pre-installed 120mm fan to the rear of the top of the case to pull in fresh air). This will hopefully pull out any excess heat that the APU/Dedicated GPU/RAM/VRM.... Its a lot of heat for a small case and needs to be evacuated as fast as possible, so constant air circulation within the case itself is a must!

As the new fans are on their ways, I will experiment with overclocking both the CPU/APU, GPU, and RAM to greater and greater heights while keeping temperature in mind.
Edited by kyle170 - 4/23/13 at 11:59am
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