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I have posted this both here & in the HTPC forums as i wasn't sure which it was more suited to..

So even though my signature rig is still yet to be water-cooled, my thoughts have been at the other end of the scale, a HTPC/Gaming build as small as i can make it. biggrin.gif
I have decided to do this in Silverstone's yet to be released ML07 case, which looks perfect for what I'm thinking. For those who haven't seen this case yet, here is a photo & a Linus video. Note that the video is of the RVZ01, the same case but a different outer shell.


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So these are the parts I have decided on for this build, and YES I do want your help & opinions. redface.gif
I want to make a small & quiet yet powerful build. I know this seems farfetched but it's what I'm going for.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570S 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Either a custom loop or closed loop for both CPU & GPU, as it has been stated this case can handle water cooling, just depends on final case dimensions.
Fans: The stock fans will be swapped out for high-end quiet fans.
Motherboard: Asus Z87I-PRO
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Western Digital Green 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Additional Samsung EVO if needed.
Video Card: Still undecided..
Case: Silverstone ML07
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply
TV Tuner: Hauppauge HVR-2210 Media Centre Kit
Optical Drive: Silverstone SOB02 Slim Blu-Ray Burner Optical Drive

Now as this case accepts a full size GPU by the use of a pci-e riser (which is what I'll be using) and a mITX board only has 1 pci-e slot, I have run into a problem by choosing a pci TV tuner card. THIS is where I need everyones help, and no I don't want to use a USB TV tuner as I haven't found a reliable one in the past..

But this is my idea..
I use this pci-e riser from the board-



The connect both the GPU & TV tuner using two of these extenders, or similar. Now the case only has 2 expansion slots so I will have to remove the expansion fitting off the TV tuner and mount the card somewhere in the case.
So what does everyone think? Any help would be great guys thumb.gif
Edited by jdk90 - 1/13/14 at 11:02pm
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You need to make sure the motherboard supports PCIe bifurcation and you will probably want to use a wearout extender rather than those cheap flexible extenders if the riser lines up with the slots. The flexible cables can cause problems with interference when you have two of them next to each other.

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Here's my planned build with this case:

Case: Silverstone ML07
Power Supply: Silverstone SFX 550W (Q1 14)
GPU: GTX 790 (hopefully soon)
CPU: Intel i5 Haswell K
Mobo: Asrock Mini ITX Z87
SSD: Samsung mSATA EVO 840
Memory: 16GB Crucial Very Low Profile 2x8GB
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Originally Posted by Doomtomb View Post

Here's my planned build with this case:

Case: Silverstone ML07
Power Supply: Silverstone SFX 550W (Q1 14)
GPU: GTX 790 (hopefully soon)
CPU: Intel i5 Haswell K
Mobo: Asrock Mini ITX Z87
SSD: Samsung mSATA EVO 840
Memory: 16GB Crucial Very Low Profile 2x8GB

Looks good! I just want this case to be released already.. And I wouldn't hold out too much hope for a GTX 790, why not just get the 780Ti? If I didn't already own a Titan I'd be buying the 780Ti smile.gif
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Here's my planned build with this case:

Case: Silverstone ML07
Power Supply: Silverstone SFX 550W (Q1 14)
GPU: GTX 790 (hopefully soon)
CPU: Intel i5 Haswell K
Mobo: Asrock Mini ITX Z87
SSD: Samsung mSATA EVO 840
Memory: 16GB Crucial Very Low Profile 2x8GB

Looks good! I just want this case to be released already.. And I wouldn't hold out too much hope for a GTX 790, why not just get the 780Ti? If I didn't already own a Titan I'd be buying the 780Ti smile.gif

780Ti is pretty vicious, no doubt. But if I SLIed my 670s I'd beat it out slightly. I just was imagining a crazy setup that let you get TWO GPUs from Mini-ITX, only way to do it smile.gif
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