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This is not a build out of the old Nintendo "Gamecube" game console. I'm using a Corsair Obsidian 250 mini-ITX case on this build which is cube shaped & is going to be used mainly for gaming. That's why it's called "Gamecube". I just started this build today as I was finishing another one of my kids' mini-ITX build. Not sure if I'm going to get this finish soon as I need to save up some more money to buy additional components. I'm not really in a hurry to finish this one sooner as I'm only gonna be using this as my back up computer.

Components:
> Corsair Obsidian 250D mini-ITX case
> MSI Z87I Gaming AC mini-ITX motherboard
> Core i7-4770K Haswell CPU
> Cooler Master V700 700 watts PSU
> ASUS GTX 760 DirectCU Mini OC video card
> (2) Crucial M500 120GB SSDs on RAID 0
> (2) Seagate 500GB solid state hybrid drives on JBOD as storage drives
> Bitspower Summit EF CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Intel LGA Series - Ice Red Acrylic
> Magicool 120 mm slim radiator
> Hardware Labs Black Ice SR-1 140 mm thick radiator
> Enermax T.B. Silence fans (two 140 mm on front, one 120 mm on side & two 80 mm on back)
> Swiftech MCRES-MICRO™ Rev. 2 Reservoir
> Alphacool DC-LT Ceramic 12V DC Pump + Plexi Top
> Panasonic slim internal Blu-ray burner SATA slot load drive
> Windows 8.1 64 bit OEM OS

Still looking a better RAM module & GPU waterblock to use.


Still needs to fix the flimsy Silverstone slot drive cover.


This is going to be a fully watercooled rig.


Managed to hide some wires.


Size comparison.

More images to follow as my other components (pump & reservoir ordered) get delivered next week.
Edited by Cheaptrick - 4/16/14 at 8:44pm
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I think you should install SteamOS instead and call it a GabeCube. (Yes, I did just post for the sake of a terrible pun. Problem? tongue.gif)

How are you liking the 250D? It looks a little bit big for mITX (unless you want a couple 240mm rads) but the build quality is nice looking.
Edited by CynicalUnicorn - 4/12/14 at 6:38pm
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Oh yes! ITX + Custom water cooled loop = WIN! biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 16
2nded on GabeCube! DO IT! smile.gif

Very nice case! I like how theres alot more availability in the mITX department nowadays biggrin.gif

Goodluck thumb.gif
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

How are you liking the 250D? It looks a little bit big for mITX (unless you want a couple 240mm rads) but the build quality is nice looking.

I got extra 240 mm rads in the house but can't use it on the 250D. Almost half of the 240 mm rad gets covered & touching the thick Black Ice SR-1 140 mm rad on the front. Even with its bigger size for a mini-ITX case you really can't put a bigger rad on the front unless you're going for a smaller 120 mm rad on the side.

The case it nice. At first I though it's big for a mini-ITX case but once I started putting the rads I realized that you really cannot find a much smaller case enough to fully watercool both the CPU & video card. Smaller cases such that made Silverstone & Cooler Master don't have enough room to watercool more than one component.
Edited by Cheaptrick - 4/12/14 at 7:51pm
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Some more pictures of "Gamecube"...





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I was hoping to come here and find a very small custom build placed in the case of the iconic Nintendo system.

Not impressed.
post #8 of 16
Nice keep up the good work.

Ps why didn't u try a 120mm radiator with a 240mm radiator? cus it looks like it would hold it just fine.
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I was hoping to come here and find a very small custom build placed in the case of the iconic Nintendo system.

Not impressed.

LOL:D
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Nice keep up the good work.

Ps why didn't u try a 120mm radiator with a 240mm radiator? cus it looks like it would hold it just fine.

It would look weird going with a smaller 120 mm on the front when the hole is big enough to fit a 200 mm fan. The HW SR-1 140 mm rad is a lot bigger & twice as thick than the 120 mm rad on the side. I can't also throw away (got this long ago without being used) a rad that costs $80 (http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10463/ex-rad-180/Black_Ice_SR1_Low_Air_Flow_Optimized_-_140_Radiator_-_Black.html?tl=c95s929b215). I'm also water cooling not just the CPU but the video card as well.
Edited by Cheaptrick - 4/13/14 at 1:10pm
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