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So this my first build for since forever and my first custom case ever! I've been planing and planing for months now and this morning i put in my first order for the parts that is going in to this case.

I've been looking for a case that would fit in to my living room but didnt find anything that really grabbed my attention. But about 2 months ago i walked in to a thrift shop and saw an old 70's stereo sitting on the shelf. no power or sound in it but hey! this could work as a computer case. So i payed the man his 30 bucks and i was of to the land of custom case bulding!

So this is the case, it's an pioneer SX-636.


and this is how it look in my living room


So....it's small... only 16 cm heigh and 12 cm inside the case about 45 width and 33 depth.

i will fill this case with the following components

UPDATE ON COMPONENTS!
Motherboard: ASRock Z87E-ITX
CPU: i5 4670k
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC ACX HDMI DisplayPort Dual-DVI 2GB
Riser card: Deltaco Raiser-54
RAM: 2x4 Corsair vengeance LP
SSD: Samsung EVO 840 240GB
HDD: Seagate SSHD ST1000LM014 64MB 1TB 2'5
PSU: Be quiet! 530w cm
Cooling:
1x Corsair h75
2x Aerocool DS 120mm.
1x Noctua NF-B9 PWM 92mm
2x Fractal Design Silent Series R2 50mm

MODS!
Volt mod 50mm fans to run slower and quieter
Connect case indicators to show readings from components.
LEDs to back light the frontpanel
New case backplate.
Connect the original power button.


So i've scraped the Kraken g10 mod for now! to much work at the moment with everything else that have to been done! in short i have to do mods on the GPU to fit the g10. I have to install a fan controller and thermal sensors to be able to auto control the fans or install a manual fan controller on one of the front ones!

So now i have two 50mm fans + a better psu to get rid of the hot air. and one 120mm aerocool ds and a noctura 92mm to get fresh air in. Also a H75 with an aerocool fan for better cooling and lower noice on the CPU.
But as you can see on the layout i will be able to put in like a h55 or someting in the case i i would want to go with the kraken in the future!


So new layout!

OLD LAYOUT!



NEW layout



In the future if steam os takes off i will have one ssd with windows and one with steam and i will convert two of the buttons on the front panel to chose which hard drive to boot from on start up

So while im waiting for parts! here is my badly photographed case tear down


so much dust


Mobo plate






Stripped
Edited by saarwii - 3/11/14 at 12:41pm
post #2 of 23
This will be interesting! Subbed
post #3 of 23
i would recommend you look into the silverstone SFX PSU instead. would give you more room to play with and ALOT higher quality PSU then what you had in mind.
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i would recommend you look into the silverstone SFX PSU instead. would give you more room to play with and ALOT higher quality PSU then what you had in mind.

Yea tha PSU has been a head skratcher. Im not crazy about the silverstone SFX 450...i like the small form factor but im worried about noice levels on it
post #5 of 23
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2x Antec H2O 620 V4 (Since i would have to change out the stock fan regardles if i got the antec or the Corsair h55, i went for the cheaper 620 and two great fans).
2x Aerocool DS 120mm.
Edited by saarwii - 2/18/14 at 2:13pm
post #6 of 23
Sweet idea! Subbed. I actually entertained the idea of using a piece of audio equipment to build a computer around, only with an old Pioneer DJ mixer. I'd empty out most of the mixer's guts and use the sliders and knobs as controllers for fans and such.
post #7 of 23
Ohh this looks awesome..

I can wait to see how the G10 plays into this build.
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Ohh this looks awesome..

I can wait to see how the G10 plays into this build.

yea, if the damn thing could get to the stores smile.gif it sells out quickly! my only concern there how i will control the fan speed. From what i can see there are no thermal monitors in the Antec h20 620 v4 so i guess the fan will always go on full blow if i cant fit a thermal sensor in there some how
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So i've scraped the Kraken g10 mod for now! to much work at the moment with everything else that have to been done! in short i have to do mods on the GPU to fit the g10. I have to install a fan controller and thermal sensors to be able to auto control the fans or install a manual fan controller on one of the front ones!

So now i have two 50mm fans + a better psu to get rid of the hot air. and one 120mm aerocool ds and a noctura 92mm to get fresh air in. Also a H75 with an aerocool fan for better cooling and lower noice on the CPU.
But as you can see on the layout i will be able to put in like a h55 or someting in the case i i would want to go with the kraken in the future!


So new layout!

NEW LAYOUT!
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