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post #351 of 828
I just wanted to add this while I was thinking about it, the position of Asus's front header pins for the power/usb/etc is good on this little board (the Asus Z170i Pro Gaming).

Previously I had the Asus Z170M-Plus which is an mATX board capable of Crossfire, but the pin's run along-side the second 16x PCIe slot so the second graphics card crushes over them. It simply wouldn't fit a second video card and the front USB & audio cables so the front USB's were disconnected - very disappointing. Their position on the back edge of this new ITX board is great and they seem to be completely clear of getting in the way of other things (it's a shame the front audio pins couldn't be closer but I appreciate they need to be near the audio chip).

Both are Asus boards too so it's not a manufacturer specific thing.

Just my 2c smile.gif I'm hoping my adapter comes this week so I can finish it off! Although I won't be truly using it until I can order a decent AMD graphics card. The 1070 would be a better card I know, but I feel team red have more to offer plus while I have a healthy budget the RX 480 is still 50% cheaper and will do everything needed of it smile.gif
post #352 of 828
So I couldn't help myself, I've pre-ordered the Sapphire Nitro RX 480 OC 8GB from overclockers.co.uk, 24cm long it should be OK smile.gif I'm too impatient! However in my defense who knows if they'll ever release an ITX version and if they do by then the card could be a lot older. The power cable does come out the back of the card though which I'm hoping doesn't cause issues.
Edited by Erasmuz - 7/25/16 at 7:47pm
post #353 of 828
Hi guys,
I was following this thread for a while and it's time to share my "custom" metis,
Specs:
- G3258
- Gygabite B85N Phoenix
- 2x4G Hyperx Savage
- Scythe Kotetsu
- HyperX 120G ssd
- Gainward GTX 650Ti Boost 1G
- Corsair SF450





vs my air 240



Sorry for potato quality pics*
Air 240
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3470 MSI H77MA-G43 Gainward GTX 650 Ti Boost Kningstone HyperX Beast 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
LiteOn SSD 1tb Noctua NH-D9L IIyama ProLite XB2483HSU 24" 
PowerCase
Seasonic M12II 520w Corsair Carbide Air 240 
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Air 240
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3470 MSI H77MA-G43 Gainward GTX 650 Ti Boost Kningstone HyperX Beast 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
LiteOn SSD 1tb Noctua NH-D9L IIyama ProLite XB2483HSU 24" 
PowerCase
Seasonic M12II 520w Corsair Carbide Air 240 
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post #354 of 828
I got one of these a few months ago. Upgraded to a Mini Zotac GTX 1060, but I have no breathing room as the HDD bay in on top of the GPU.

I though about the hole on the top but I'm unsure how to get it done in the UK

Thanks smile.gif
Edited by dannyinside - 7/28/16 at 1:06am
post #355 of 828
Hi guys,

I just signed up because I saw all these cool builds of the Metis (I have visited this board couple of times already, to read up here and there). Today, I recieved my own Metis and I am in the process of planning my build. Hopefully, I can get some advices and opinions from you.
Since the chassis is just holding together with screws, it is quite easy to disassemble the whole case and I was thinking of rotating the motherboard tray. Additionally, I want to cut two 120mm fan holes into the top lid for better ventilation. I am not sure how the temperatures will be but I was reading that one post with all his different fan configuarations and temp results. It looked promising. Furthermore, I saw some German guy modding a Metis. He did not rotate the motherboard tray and used the top two fan and the rear one as intake (all at 500rpm). No exhaust besides the PSU. He was using some i3 and later i5 paired with a GTX 960 from EVGA. According to his measurements, temps were really good. While benchmarking, the GPU stayed around 65°C and the CPU around 55°C. He was using a massiv tower cooler from Raijintek as well (might be the reason for the good CPU temperature). I am a little confused on his fan configuration and wanted to ask what you think on that? My plan was to drill a fan hole into the bottom plate as well (so 4 fans in total) to give the gpu some more cooling when I rotate the motherboard tray. One downside is, that I am stuck with 17cm of GPU length. I hope someone has something to say to my plans etc. smile.gif

Regarding the hardware configuration, I have a 4670k somewhere and I want to use it. Apparently, it is very difficult to get a decent ITX motherboard around here. Even getting a board second hand is very difficult. I have not decided yet which GPU I should buy. I don't want to spend a lot anymore (student etc.). Maybe a RX 480 or GTX 980 (they drop in price like crazy). But I might be fine with some lower end GPU too. I thougt of going with team red but it comes down to price in the end, I guess. Maybe someone got a good recommendation what will fit nicely smile.gif I have gone through all possibilities. Even selling my 4670k, buying a G4400/i3 6100 and GTX 950/R7 370/RX 460. But the 4670k is just here, so why not using it.

Thanks in advance for any answers which are helping me making decisions smile.gif Btw, sorry if there are any mistakes. I'm from Germany, so please don't mind.


Cheers
post #356 of 828
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woxys View Post

Hi guys,
I was following this thread for a while and it's time to share my "custom" metis,
Specs:
- G3258
- Gygabite B85N Phoenix
- 2x4G Hyperx Savage
- Scythe Kotetsu
- HyperX 120G ssd
- Gainward GTX 650Ti Boost 1G
- Corsair SF450





vs my air 240



Sorry for potato quality pics*

That's a clean looking build you have there! i must say it looks very unique too.
Must look Sweet when you have the motherboard lighting up and breathing orange. Love that board.
How are your temps?
I noticed you have 2 x 120mm fans up top, but i don't see any mounting points. how did you mount the fans? Great job cutting those fan holes thou:thumb:
Your PSU looks very low profile, Is it mounted without the PSU riser??
post #357 of 828
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Originally Posted by Advokatrix View Post

Hi guys,

I just signed up because I saw all these cool builds of the Metis (I have visited this board couple of times already, to read up here and there). Today, I recieved my own Metis and I am in the process of planning my build. Hopefully, I can get some advices and opinions from you.
Since the chassis is just holding together with screws, it is quite easy to disassemble the whole case and I was thinking of rotating the motherboard tray. Additionally, I want to cut two 120mm fan holes into the top lid for better ventilation. I am not sure how the temperatures will be but I was reading that one post with all his different fan configuarations and temp results. It looked promising. Furthermore, I saw some German guy modding a Metis. He did not rotate the motherboard tray and used the top two fan and the rear one as intake (all at 500rpm). No exhaust besides the PSU. He was using some i3 and later i5 paired with a GTX 960 from EVGA. According to his measurements, temps were really good. While benchmarking, the GPU stayed around 65°C and the CPU around 55°C. He was using a massiv tower cooler from Raijintek as well (might be the reason for the good CPU temperature). I am a little confused on his fan configuration and wanted to ask what you think on that? My plan was to drill a fan hole into the bottom plate as well (so 4 fans in total) to give the gpu some more cooling when I rotate the motherboard tray. One downside is, that I am stuck with 17cm of GPU length. I hope someone has something to say to my plans etc. smile.gif

Regarding the hardware configuration, I have a 4670k somewhere and I want to use it. Apparently, it is very difficult to get a decent ITX motherboard around here. Even getting a board second hand is very difficult. I have not decided yet which GPU I should buy. I don't want to spend a lot anymore (student etc.). Maybe a RX 480 or GTX 980 (they drop in price like crazy). But I might be fine with some lower end GPU too. I thougt of going with team red but it comes down to price in the end, I guess. Maybe someone got a good recommendation what will fit nicely smile.gif I have gone through all possibilities. Even selling my 4670k, buying a G4400/i3 6100 and GTX 950/R7 370/RX 460. But the 4670k is just here, so why not using it.

Thanks in advance for any answers which are helping me making decisions smile.gif Btw, sorry if there are any mistakes. I'm from Germany, so please don't mind.


Cheers
Source out a Z97 itx board, or sell you 4690K and get the i3 6100 with a new Z170 itx motherboard. You can overclock the i3 6100 to reach almost i7 gaming levels, and have loads of fun for less money smile.gif. Will run cooler too.
never tried, but i think a EVGA gts 970 will fit. Some members in this forum have installed that card into their Metis.
9.5 " cards fit perfect, 10" is Max.
Good luck with your build. Send some pics when done biggrin.gif
or just run it as is
post #358 of 828
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erasmuz View Post

So I couldn't help myself, I've pre-ordered the Sapphire Nitro RX 480 OC 8GB from overclockers.co.uk, 24cm long it should be OK smile.gif I'm too impatient! However in my defense who knows if they'll ever release an ITX version and if they do by then the card could be a lot older. The power cable does come out the back of the card though which I'm hoping doesn't cause issues.
Card should be fine. Send some pics when you got it installed!biggrin.gif
post #359 of 828
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Originally Posted by dannyinside View Post

I got one of these a few months ago. Upgraded to a Mini Zotac GTX 1060, but I have no breathing room as the HDD bay in on top of the GPU.

I though about the hole on the top but I'm unsure how to get it done in the UK

Thanks smile.gif
Depends how picky you are. Your options are:
a) Dremel the hole
b) Buy a Hols Saw and open it up with a drill
c) Get a machinist or metal shop to CNC it

There is a member that mentioned that having the side panel open help alot with cooling. I was thinking you could add some ventilation on the side panel just horizontal to the gpu in the back side panel?? Just my 2 cents.
post #360 of 828
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Originally Posted by fingertoes View Post

Source out a Z97 itx board, or sell you 4690K and get the i3 6100 with a new Z170 itx motherboard. You can overclock the i3 6100 to reach almost i7 gaming levels, and have loads of fun for less money smile.gif. Will run cooler too.
never tried, but i think a EVGA gts 970 will fit. Some members in this forum have installed that card into their Metis.
9.5 " cards fit perfect, 10" is Max.
Good luck with your build. Send some pics when done biggrin.gif
or just run it as is

Got a MSI Z97i Gaming AC motherboard 2nd hand, after 2 weeks of search now. I think Intel has "fixed" non-K overclocking via microcode updates, unfortunately. I just wanted a Z97i for the looks and I can use my HyperX Savage 2400MHz DDR3 RAM. It should look very nice. Just need a fitting CPU-Cooler. I have a Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B but it is covering up most of the motherboard I think. At least it did cover a lot on a friends ITX board and I want to show the nice motherboards bling bling. Just might go with the stock cooler (since I do not plan to OC) or something like Noctua NH-L9i or Alpenföhn Silvretta.
My 4,5inch hole saw arrived today as well... I am very nervous to use that thing. It is going to be my first mod ever. Just need to order some more parts like screws and washers.

Here are at least very basic pictures to start with:


On the first and second picture, you see that power button and IO are removed, as well as the power cable and rear fan. Don't want to damage anything inside while drilling through the top lid. Just need to prep the top lid with some masking/painters tape to be able to do some marks and so on. On the third picture you see one issue I have. The top left screw hole is worn out. I bought this case 2nd hand for 25 Euros + 5 for shipping. New it would be 55 Euros currently. The screw is not staying insde, so I need to have some plan ready.
Another issue I discovered are the stock case feet. They leave horrible black marks on bright surfaces, like on my white desk. I thought of replacing them with red or black aluminium feet. I think I use red thumb screws to hold the side panels in place. Next set of pictures are coming in a couple of days, hopefully smile.gif

Until then lads thumb.gif
Edited by Advokatrix - 8/2/16 at 8:43am
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