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I got my DVD drive unfortunately is not a sata connection frown.gif good thing I ordered the other one, should be here Saturday I really need this DVD drive in order to finish the front case panel so I know where to bore the slot to load CD's into the drive . I did manage to grab the acrylic rod to make the led halo for the front panel
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These mini steam machine builds are always interesting. I really like how you've compacted everything here, nice and tidy biggrin.gif

Thanks it's a tight fight especially with 2x4TB hardrives.I think I may be able to fit a 3rd one under the gpu once I put the water block on it.
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Thanks it's a tight fight especially with 2x4TB hardrives.I think I may be able to fit a 3rd one under the gpu once I put the water block on it.

You could also look into getting 2.5" laptop size drives, they might cost more but. Looks like a nice project
   
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You could also look into getting 2.5" laptop size drives, they might cost more but. Looks like a nice project

I don'tthink they make 4tb laptop hard drives do they?

And OP, why the need for 8TB of space? Surely 1 4TB would be plenty and pair it with an SSD boot drive.
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You could also look into getting 2.5" laptop size drives, they might cost more but. Looks like a nice project

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I don'tthink they make 4tb laptop hard drives do they?

And OP, why the need for 8TB of space? Surely 1 4TB would be plenty and pair it with an SSD boot drive.
Unfortunately they don't make 4tb 2.5" hdd and I need 8 tb because I have a ton of music and about 200 steam games and counting I guess it is a little overkill but I rather have more than less. On another note I have mounted the hdd's and just to give an idea of where the DVD drive will sit
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2tb is the largest 2.5 in drive I have heard of.
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Cramming power into tight spaces is a specialty of mine (see my PSITX and Millennium Falcon builds), so I've got a few pieces of advice:
-Use 2.5" drives. You can put 4x 2.5" drives in about the same space as a single 3.5" drive.
-Ditch the water cooling. It's bulky, and in low-volume environments you don't need a lot of CFM to get good airflow if your ventilation is well placed.
-You don't need a GTX 780 for a SteamMachine. Sure it's fun for bragging rights, but if the idea is to be small/portable or hook up to a TV, you won't be gaming beyond 1080p. Get the GTX760-ITX by MSI. It's the same length as the motherboard and will give you a lot of space with no tangible performance loss at 1080p.
-Put the PSU inside the case. The above recommendations should give you enough space to do so.

I'll also note that the ASRock motherboard you have (which I am a fan of) has an mSATA slot. Use it. You can get a Crucial m500 mSATA SSD for cheaper than most SSDs (240gb for under $130, 480gb for $230). It will save space and increase performance much more than a GTX 780.

I hope this helps!
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I like what you did to your playstation is funny because i actually came across your thread a while back before i was a member. At the time I was looking to see how many people had attempted to make pc's out of consoles I managed to fit a gtx titan in an xbox 360 chasis. you are right about fitting a smaller card inside alongside the psu you but i really enjoy cranking the settings to max on all games and eventually it will power a 4k tv (i will upgrade to a gtx 790 if released). Also I am new to the area no friends to brag to frown.gif however this will be my first real customized water cooled loop and to the water loop itself I will be doing something I have yet to see anyone do.so stay tuned. Also I will definitely be buying that 240gb msata ssd, thanks for the advice.
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2tb is the largest 2.5 in drive I have heard of.

Same here, had no idea OP needed so much storage but haha, 2tb is plenty for me thumb.gif
   
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