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12.2 Liter ITX build

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Hi All,

I built a new system for my girlfriend recently. It's an AMD build (Intel and Nvidia parts are kind of pricy in these woods and I she won't be doing any heavy gaming) with an A8 7600 (yeah, X4 860k would make more sense but i had it laying around!) and an R7 270 2GB card.

Full specs:
Sunmilo Studios U1.5 ITX Case
Thermaltake Riing 12CM White LED case fan (Intake)
2x Thermaltake Luna 8CM White LED case fans (Exhaust)
Silverstone ST45SF-G power supply
Gigabyte A88XN WIFI motherboard
AMD A8 7600
Silverstone AR06 Cooler w/ Noctua 92x14mm fan
ADATA 2x4gb 2133mhz DDR3 RAM
Sapphire R7 370 2GB card (short, single fan version)
Crucial BX100 250gb SSD
WD 2.5in 1TB Hard Drive
Windows 10





I will get some pictures of the inside later.

I need to reopen it and do some cable management and I'm also going to add her old laptop hard drive for some extra storage. The temps run a little warm where I work but not horrible. I am a little worried about the warm summers here though.

When running furmark and Prime 95, the CPU gets to about 13C thermal margin, and the video card to around 83C, other components (motherboard, Hard Drives) get to about 45C inside frown.gif

I can tell the rear 80mm fans pump out a lot of the heat but seems it cant get it out fast enough. They have a second design for this case with two front 120mm fans and a more open front to the case, I think that would solve the heating issue but doesn't look as good IMO.
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Can we know more about this case ? thank you
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The builder sells on Taobao (Chinese eBay) and is based in Jiangsu province. Seems they can easily customize the designs by using a fairly basic but sturdy build method. They use these aluminum rails for a frame and then machine panels to fit the exterior. You can search "sunmilo itx" on Google and probably get some info on Chiphell.com and some other sites the owner posts on. The case has a few drawbacks but I like that its easily customizable. The price is around $140-180 for a case but he will paint it whatever color you want.
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The case seems a little big. Are there some bigger objects to compare it with in new photos?

Seems like your having some case plorbems, heat buldiing up inside.
My suggestion is to drill some holes on the case Or just take away the lid. The see through lid

If taking away the lid dosen't work for lower temps, then even a better case wouldn't help keep things cooler

For better cpu temps, I would suggest lasping the cooler. Or just buying a better one.

Hard drives, as long as its lesser than 50C
maximum they should work fine. best to keep below 40C for best life span

http://www.overclock.net/t/1589973/itx-build-for-gf#post_24856696
I was looking at one of your other posts. This cpu cooler should be more than overkill for cooling this cpu at stock speeds.
Therefore high cpu temps could be caused by bad moutning tension, not using any thermal greese at all, or the cpu cooler not flat enough.

Changing the fans to intake. could help cool the case,
curretnly the cpu is sucking air down onto mobo and the case fans would be acting at the opposite direcion.
The PSU seems to be exhausing air out of the computer case, so if the case fans acting as intake it should result in a smooth airflow. Cool air comming in and all hot air going out from psu

Looking at more pictures and comparing the size with a screen, and looking at how thight it is inside. This sure is small thumb.gif
Edited by Iwamotto Tetsuz - 2/6/16 at 4:52pm
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Originally Posted by IntoxicatedPuma View Post

The builder sells on Taobao (Chinese eBay) and is based in Jiangsu province. Seems they can easily customize the designs by using a fairly basic but sturdy build method. They use these aluminum rails for a frame and then machine panels to fit the exterior. You can search "sunmilo itx" on Google and probably get some info on Chiphell.com and some other sites the owner posts on. The case has a few drawbacks but I like that its easily customizable. The price is around $140-180 for a case but he will paint it whatever color you want.

Pretty nice looking case, I definitely would have gone for the model with the front fans... but thats just me.





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Hard drives, as long as its lesser than 50C
maximum they should work fine. best to keep below 40C for best life span

My WD greens have survived 5 summers straight in well over 40c ambient, temps inside get rather scary at times lol.
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Pretty nice looking case, I definitely would have gone for the model with the front fans... but thats just me.
My WD greens have survived 5 summers straight in well over 40c ambient, temps inside get rather scary at times lol.

I had old 256GB segate HDD, it was running boiling hot. past 60C. No fans blowing at it.

Possibly due to using more than 1 cable to supply power. (The old drive supports the 4pin power ide uses and the sata type power supply cable)
I don't know actuall temps but it burns my hand if I touch it

Amazingly I had used it for more than 3 years before it died thumb.gif
This drive is like old, back in the days it would be a current 4TB equvilent drive

Keeping my drives lesser than 50C, All the drives I owned has zero bad sectors and still works today biggrin.gif
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I used the same motherboard in an ML05 and it didn't have the heat issues, I think what happened is I tested at my work where its about 25C warmer than at my apartment right now....so temps were about 25C higher frown.gif

The dual front fan version would have been better but I think this will do OK. The R9 370 is the biggest heat problem right now but maybe when Polaris comes out I can upgrade and fix that.
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