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Poll Results: I'm sure if the Corsair 380T is small enough to be considered Small form factor, what do you think?

 
  • 100% (2)
    Small enough
  • 0% (0)
    Could be smaller
  • 0% (0)
    Too big for me
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post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
My laptop is getting a bit old now (four years old), So I'm going to sell it while its still relevant and build this computer with the ability to take it with me when I need/want to. As the name suggests this will be a red/black build and there are a bunch of things I want to accomplish for the completed build. For this build I will be painting the black plastic exterior of the corsair 380T Red, possibly stencil some graphics onto the metal mesh. I will be installing some very bright LED 5050 SMD 600 onto a dimmer and a RF controller with music capabilities (Which the unit will be painted as well). When everything is done with overclocking, testing and moding, I will see about purchasing 2 extra ssds for additional functionality for booting into linux and mac os with the help of a buddy of mine.


01/02/2016: Paid for all the parts today, This computer will have:
  • Intel i5-6600K
  • MSI R9 390 Gaming 8GB
  • MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 2 x 8GB DDR4-2133 13CAS
  • EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W
  • Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB
  • 3x Cooler Master JetFlo 120mm Red LED
  • Corsair SP140 140mm Red LED
  • Phanteks PH-TC14CS Red
  • Corsair 380T
  • RGB LED DIMMER
  • RGB LED CONNEC​TOR CLIPS
  • RGB LED EXTENS​ION CABLE
  • RGB STRIP LED
  • RGB LED RF CONTROLLER
  • SONY 24" Playstation 3D TV 1080p 120hz
  • Corsair K95 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
  • Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse
I already own the keyboard, mouse and playstation tv.

03/02/2016:
First parts came in today, arrived from newegg was my MSI R9 390 Gaming 8GB, MSI Z170I PRO AC, Corsair 140mm SP red LED fan, and my corsair vengeance LPX memory. Man that was fast from newegg, still waiting a few parts additional parts from newegg.




04/02/2016:
Early this morning I received my RGB RF(Radio Frequency) controller from amazon, I'm glad I got this one, it costs a little more than regular IR (infrared) controllers, however this one has built in music capabilities, is made of solid aluminium which will be easy to paint either red or black, and the remote is already black which is awesome. Later at night I recieved my samsung 850 EVO from direct canada. Still more parts.


05/02/2016:
Today I recieved my Intel i5-6600K processor, one of three Coolermaster 120mm jetflow fan and my evga 650w p2 powersupply, Unfortionatly it looks like I'm going to have to wait until next week to recieve my case, the two other coolermaster jetflo fans and the Phanteks PH-TC14CS cooler. :/ I wanted to start so bad!



08/02/2016:
Early this morning I went onto new egg and what did I see... My parts were on sale I bought. Called newegg, after about 20 minutes everything done, I will be getting 2 gift cads totalling 34$ that last for 90 days. Lemonade out of lemons perfect, Will likly use those for another ssd at their store smile.gif Anyways, just another couple of hours and I should be receiving a few more parts smile.gif

09/02/2016:
I was hoping to get the parts yesterday :/ That didn't happen frown.gif However I got the rest of my parts today, my 380T case, Phanteks cpu cooler, my 2 other coolermaster jetflo fans and went straight to work on my build.
The first thing I did was get my fans installed Which would be easy however the case only comes with 4 long screws.. Thankfully the cm jetflo fans are threaded so all I had to do was drill some holes to install the short screws that came with the fan. I was unsure if the cm jetflo fans cables were long enough and was happy they fit easily with a little spare room.

I then unpacked my phanteks cpu cooler, my msi z170i motherboard, my corsair 2133 cas 13 ram, my i5-6600K processor and installed the parts onto my motherboard. I was expecting a super difficult install for the phanteks PH-TC14CS but on this m-itx board it was actually pretty simple, it took me a good 20 minutes to install the cpu cooler It is a little big for this board and could only be positioned with the logo facing the front, I would have preferred the side to have better airflow, however It also looks much nicer this way, ohh well.



Even having the cpu cooler facing the front this way I was having issues with those massive copper rails and I had to actually remove the anti vibration rubber for the fans on the back of the case, this isn't a big issue since the Jet flo fans I installed ALSO have anti vibration rubber around the mount. just to be safe, I also completely uninstalled the cooler and bent it slightly foreward, wasn't too happy about this, however I didn't want to take any chances for when everything was installed. I also installed the evga P2 650w PSU, and yes it fits and it is 165mm, the max compatibility says 160mm, but thats likly with the 3.5" drive cage installed.


At this point I looked at the drive bay, I would have to keep the entire thing out for my computer to use the psu I had, however Since I would likely never use it if I did this, I decided to cut a slot into the side of the drive where the top 3.5" drive would go, and inserted the drive bay back into my computer, this allowed me to still keep the bottom 3.5" drive and have plenty of room for my cables. I looked in the case and decided where I would put the led controller. I don't have the actual led strip yet, but the unit is big enough that it will cause issues if I don't plan where I will install it. I put it under the drive bay, fits perfectly, drill 2 holes in and its good to go. I then spend several hours doing some cable management, my hand are huge so this is rather difficult for me lol.


Now that I have routed all the cables I need to, I install my msi R9 390 into the case, very happy this card has a backplate, I rout all the cabled where they need to go and for now the cable situation is good enough.



With everything installed, and after spending many hours I just want to clean everything up, and see if all my parts are functioning tongue.gif I plug in my power supply, turn the power supply on and hit the power button, Success.



With everything working, I copy all the discs for driver onto my usb stick, pack all the extras away into their boxes, take one last picture of everything and go directly to bed.

10/02/2016:
I got up nice and early in the morning and went straight to installing windows onto my computer, when finished I got to the setup screen and realized I no longer had keyboard or mouse support, went into the bios and enabled Windows 7 support, didn't realize that would be a thing lol. I set everything up open my device manager and see the long list of missing drivers tongue.gif, so I put my USB stick into my computer and... Its not recognized, Reboot the computer, go back into windows 7 install and select the repair option to use the windows explorer tool that comes on the installer. Copy all the files over from my USB and reboot the computer, I install all the drivers from my discs and install google chrome that came with one of the discs... then immediately uninstall it because It has issues lol. I look at the list of driver and notice that there are a few missing that should have appeared on the list for my intel graphics and a few other thing, go into my bios, enable a few thing, restart my computer and bam, there are the missing drivers. I try to use the wireless adapter that comes on the msi z170i board and OHH MY GOSH THE DRIVER IS TERRIBLE!!! the wireless adapter constantly and frequently resets making it impossible to use. I immediately make that priority #1 and find the new drivers from intels website, after installing the drivers no issues, I find and install all the remain drivers, flash the new version of the bios and it looks like everything is working smile.gif Some friendly advice, don't use the automatic driver update software that comes with the msi board... just don't its terrible and unreliable. I install all my favorite game and whatnot and all my programs I need and I am finished with my software. I spend a little time to relax and play some games.

11/02/2016:
Time to overclock my computer, more soon.
Edited by SaintsEnd - 2/11/16 at 11:53am
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Definately a very capable, console crushing machine! thumb.gif
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SanDisk SD8SN8U-1T00-1122 X400 M.2 SSD 1TB Corsair H100i V2 w/ 2 Gentle Typhoon AP-64 PWM ... EVGA Hybrid w/ Gentle Typhoon AP-64 PWM 2150rpm  WIN10 
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6700K 5Ghz 24/7 ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac Titan X Pascal 2.1Ghz G.SKILL TridentZ 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 ... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
SanDisk SD8SN8U-1T00-1122 X400 M.2 SSD 1TB Corsair H100i V2 w/ 2 Gentle Typhoon AP-64 PWM ... EVGA Hybrid w/ Gentle Typhoon AP-64 PWM 2150rpm  WIN10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ACER XB270HU CMStorm Quickfire MXBrowns CORSAIR SF600 600W SFX Compact Splash! 
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Logi G Pro USB>Wyrd>USB>Gustard U12>Toslink>Firestone Brav... 
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The computer is built! I still have to overclock, install my led strip into the case (when it finally arrives from amazon) and when there isn't a crap ton of snow and its not -35 degrees Celsius outside, I will start some painting smile.gif
Edited by SaintsEnd - 2/11/16 at 11:54am
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