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post #901 of 7096
Im still not sure if I should just leave the external fan in the middle of cuby utilizing the existing hole, or carve our a new hole inline with where the GPU vents are. I did some basic are tests at my desk, I used my electronic cigarette and blew some vapor from the side of the fan, and it grabbed it and blew it out the back, so I just might leave it centered in the cuby and just make the hole a bit wider to accommodate the fan and power/hdmi/lan cable....Im thinking it should be good enough to expel any heat build up based on my "vapor" test. thumb.gif
post #902 of 7096
Oww yeaaah! Things are finally arriving biggrin.gif



The fans arrived today, three of them. The third one is giving support on the two standing in the picture. ITX30 has been here for three days now, but I wanted to wait for the fans before installing it.

I'm just waiting now for the GPU PWM adapter, so tomorrow these go tested with CPU PWM.
ACX card is also on it's way, so will test both blower and open-air on the case. I believe ACX will outperform the blower, just because of the great case airflow.
post #903 of 7096
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mariolillo View Post

Oww yeaaah! Things are finally arriving biggrin.gif



The fans arrived today, three of them. The third one is giving support on the two standing in the picture. ITX30 has been here for three days now, but I wanted to wait for the fans before installing it.

I'm just waiting now for the GPU PWM adapter, so tomorrow these go tested with CPU PWM.
ACX card is also on it's way, so will test both blower and open-air on the case. I believe ACX will outperform the blower, just because of the great case airflow.

I think the ACX will keep the temps lower for the GPU, but I feel it will make the rest of your system hotter.

So hurry up and test smile.gif
post #904 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

I think the ACX will keep the temps lower for the GPU, but I feel it will make the rest of your system hotter.

So hurry up and test smile.gif

That is my only fear with the ACX, but I don't have any way to determine the difference so I will have to just test it.
If the rest of the system runs a lot hotter than with the blower, then I will keep the blower; if it is a few degrees (I believe this will be), I'll keep the ACX tongue.gif

Only downside of the blower so far is that I don't feel comfortable putting a drive in the slot on top of the exhaust; I checked my SSD temps on that slot and it reached 46c idle, in the middle slot it was at 31c idle. Too much.
post #905 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Mariolillo View Post

That is my only fear with the ACX, but I don't have any way to determine the difference so I will have to just test it.
If the rest of the system runs a lot hotter than with the blower, then I will keep the blower; if it is a few degrees (I believe this will be), I'll keep the ACX tongue.gif

Only downside of the blower so far is that I don't feel comfortable putting a drive in the slot on top of the exhaust; I checked my SSD temps on that slot and it reached 46c idle, in the middle slot it was at 31c idle. Too much.

Temps have ZERO effect on SSD life or speed!! Unless your putting a spinning drive on the support, it's not an issue, they could be 80c and have zero issue!!
post #906 of 7096
This is warning for people, who don't want to mod their ravens.

As you can see below, asus cooler has bad placement of heatpipes + extra plastic on start. This is in collision with power cable extension and gpu holder.

post #907 of 7096
Just finished my build, I wanted something for video editing/gaming/OS X, I did a lot of research on installing OS X, and the Gigabyte boards are by far the easiest, all the other Z87 boards are a total pain to try and install it on. I also ordered a different WIFI card off of ebay for $6.48 which is compilable out of the box with OS X.

Motherboard: GA-Z87N-WIFI
CPU: i7 4770k
CPU Cooler: AXP-100 Muscle

WIFI: AzureWave/Atheros AW-NE773 AR5BHB92 WiFi Mini-PCI-E Card 802.11 B/G/N

GPU: GTX 770 4GB Gigabyte Windforce
RAM: 2 x PNY XLR8 8GB DDR3 1600 CAS 9
HDD: 2 x Seagate 240GB SSD's (RAID 0), 1 x 3TB Toshiba HDD
PSU: 450w Gold Modular with Silverstone Tek Flat Flexible Short Cable Set (PP05-E)

I bought the AXP-100 Muscle from the comments happening on this forum I was originally going to the get the Cooler Master Seidon 120V but people said it was noisy. Then after I'd ordered the AXP-100 Muscle someone on here complained about its noise which made me apprehensive; however after putting it into my case along with the 2 standard fans that came with the case I can honestly say that it is damn near silent. It's as quiet as my laptop is once I put it together. The only noise came from my GTX 770 which was second hand off of Amazon and is most definitely faulty so I'm returning that. I'm very happy with this build.

I did a few things in the wrong order so I had to take it apart a couple of times, but it was a pretty quick build, took about 4 hours total. Firstly I forgot to fix the screws underneath the mobo for the cpu before putting it into the case.



I got the screws for the cpu heatsink on now and I'd wrapped the mobo header connections around the back of the PSU.



I got the fan on with no fuss using a long phillips screwdriver.




However I forgot to put my ram in first, and it's a very tight fit, so I had to take the cpu heatsink off to install my RAM first. I think the heatsink is pressing down a little on my RAM now, but not enough to make me concerned. You can't quite see it touching as I couldn't get the camera low enough, but if the RAM had bigger heatsinks then I doubt it would have fit.



With the RAM in place it's starting to take form.



My cat overwatching the operation wondering what I'm doing.



I had a little trouble with the bracket for the GFX card and the instructions in the book were no help. There's two plastic pieces you use about half way along the card to fix it to the chasis to support it. You have to plug one of the plastic bits into the underside of the top of the HDD/GPU cage and then screw it in...



Then the other piece of plastic lays over it and adjusts to the height of your GFX card and then you screw that one in too and it holds it very firmly.



I forgot to connect up the modular power connectors for the PSU before putting in my GFX card, so I had to take that out again and then connect up everything. The GFX card took 2 x 8 Pin connectors using up 2 modular slots on my PSU as I had to use the molex to 8 pin converter that came with the GFX card as the slim modular kit for the PSU only supports up to 1 x 8 pin & 1 x 6 pin at the same time - this means that I can only power up the two of my SSD's and not my HDD as well until I either figure out how to split the power more, if that's even safe to do? As the PSU is only 450 watts and the GTX 770 box says you need at least a 600w psu.



Feel free to ask questions, I'm going out for a few hours but I'll be back later this afternoon.
Edited by DocDigby - 4/12/14 at 11:15am
post #908 of 7096
Quote:
Originally Posted by DocDigby View Post

Just finished my build, I wanted something for video editing/gaming/OS X, I did a lot of research on installing OS X, and the Gigabyte boards are by far the easiest, all the other Z87 boards are a total pain to try and install it on. I also ordered a different WIFI card off of ebay for $6.48 which is compilable out of the box with OS X. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Motherboard: GA-Z87N-WIFI
CPU: i7 4770k
CPU Cooler: AXP-100 Muscle

WIFI: AzureWave/Atheros AW-NE773 AR5BHB92 WiFi Mini-PCI-E Card 802.11 B/G/N

GPU: GTX 770 4GB Gigabyte Windforce
RAM: 2 x PNY XLR8 8GB DDR3 1600 CAS 9
HDD: 2 x Seagate 240GB SSD's (RAID 0), 1 x 3TB Toshiba HDD
PSU: 450w Gold Modular with Silverstone Tek Flat Flexible Short Cable Set (PP05-E)

I bought the AXP-100 Muscle from the comments happening on this forum I was originally going to the get the Cooler Master Seidon 120V but people said it was noisy. Then after I'd ordered the AXP-100 Muscle someone on here complained about its noise which made me apprehensive; however after putting it into my case along with the 2 standard fans that came with the case I can honestly say that it is damn near silent. It's as quiet as my laptop is once I put it together. The only noise came from my GTX 770 which was second hand off of Amazon and is most definitely faulty so I'm returning that. I'm very happy with this build.

I did a few things in the wrong order so I had to take it apart a couple of times, but it was a pretty quick build, took about 4 hours total. Firstly I forgot to fix the screws underneath the mobo for the cpu before putting it into the case.



I got the screws for the cpu heatsink on now and I'd wrapped the mobo header connections around the back of the PSU.



I got the fan on with no fuss using a long phillips screwdriver.




However I forgot to put my ram in first, and it's a very tight fit, so I had to take the cpu heatsink off to install my RAM first. I think the heatsink is pressing down a little on my RAM now, but not enough to make me concerned. You can't quite see it touching as I couldn't get the camera low enough, but if the RAM had bigger heatsinks then I doubt it would have fit.



With the RAM in place it's starting to take form.



My cat overwatching the operation wondering *** I'm doing.



I had a little trouble with the bracket for the GFX card and the instructions in the book were no help. There's two plastic pieces you use about half way along the card to fix it to the chasis to support it. You have to plug one of the plastic bits into the underside of the top of the HDD/GPU cage and then screw it in...



Then the other piece of plastic lays over it and adjusts to the height of your GFX card and then you screw that one in too and it holds it very firmly.



I forgot to connect up the modular power connectors for the PSU before putting in my GFX card, so I had to take that out again and then connect up everything. The GFX card took 2 x 8 Pin connectors using up 2 modular slots on my PSU as I had to use the cable converter that came with the PSU as the slim modular kit only supports up to 1 x 8 pin & 1 x 6 pin at the same time - this means that I can only power up two of my SSD's and not my HDD until I either figure out how to split the power more, if that's even safe to do?
As the PSU is only 450 watts and the GTX 770 box says you need at least a 600w psu. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Feel free to ask questions, I'm going out for a few hours but I'll be back later this afternoon.

Nice little build, and yeah, since Gigabyte is the OEM for the Apple Macs, their boards work the best for a Hackintosh build.

If your not going to OC that system the 450G will work just fine, I've run even more powerful hardware of that psu, it's a good unit.

You will probably need some splitters to get the power connectors all worked out, but, you shouldn't have any issues with power amount!!
post #909 of 7096
Can anyone join in?thumb.gif

Just a few pic's from my new build

Sorry for the order of the pic's:o














post #910 of 7096
What cooler is that??
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Crucial MX300 525GB Corsair H55 Windows 10 Home Samsung 27" 1080p LED 
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