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Lots of new cases for ITX.

You going to look at putting the new ITX 1080 in this at all? Or just wait for Volta?

Most likely neither, I'm really happy with its performance rocking the skylake i5 & GTX1060 6gb. When they begin to struggle I'll perhaps look at upgrading. I'm kicking off MODZERO 42 soon which will have plenty of raw CPU/GPU grunt. This build had always intended to be a LAN rig. I just totally won me over and thus became my daily driver.

J.
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Most likely neither, I'm really happy with its performance rocking the skylake i5 & GTX1060 6gb. When they begin to struggle I'll perhaps look at upgrading. I'm kicking off MODZERO 42 soon which will have plenty of raw CPU/GPU grunt. This build had always intended to be a LAN rig. I just totally won me over and thus became my daily driver.

J.

I can see why, it's such a nice looking case.

Looking forward to the next build log.

Also, congrats on marriage and the baby. You better have MODZERO 42 done before that little one gets here, I speak from experience!
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I can see why, it's such a nice looking case.

Looking forward to the next build log.

Also, congrats on marriage and the baby. You better have MODZERO 42 done before that little one gets here, I speak from experience!

Ha! If only, I didn't manage to get this one finished before he turned up! (10 days early!)... still, I wouldn't change it for the world, he's perfect. My best build yet! Although I'd not want to post a build log... haha

J.
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UPDATE 6.5

I'm back folks, quick build update before the final shots go live on Monday. JUICE had always planned to have a tempered glass side panel. Josh over at NFC kindly hooked me up with a couple extra panels to aid my development a way to mount the glass.. which was easy enough. The vented portion of the panel was to be cut out leaving a frame (as the side panel makes up part of the chassis structural strength it had to be the basis for the tempered glass mod) to mount the glass. Which, was to be attached using six standoffs to provide enough clearance for ventilation. Easy right? Well, yeah... finding somewhere that could make the glass turned out to be far more expensive then I'd hoped. it's a small piece that needed to be tinted, tempered and have six mounting holes. When each of my quotes came back in the hundreds I decided to put a pin in it.

As I'm using the Noctua NF B9 REDUX, the fan sits just a few mm too high for the stock side panel to fit. This wasn't to be an issue with the tempered glass approach, so instead, I opted for a simple side panel cut out.


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Using one of the powder coated panels Josh sent ( I still have a beautiful BMW estoril blue side panel which I may give away to another S4 mini owner) I masked it off and marked out how I'd like it to look. The centre-left hole meant a clean, straight square frame wasn't an option. But that would have been boring anyway. So I left the vented section above that hole in place and kept a single vent down at the bottom right (a little nod to my love of Parvum Systems chassis).


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It was the first time using my oscillating tool and wow, for cutting at least, I've retired my dremel.


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I re-masked it and used some small hand files to clean up the lines.


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Then it was a couple primer coats (grey) and a couple more in a satin black automotive paint (It was all I had in my shed, left over from my old FT03 3D printed Matrix Orb mount, who remembers that?).


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Removed the tape and job done. you can see where the satin finish is still reflecting some light... I'd use matt black if I were to do it again.


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Really happy with how it turned out. With the panel in place the whole chassis is rock solid, zero flex.

So that's it. The final shots go up on Monday once Gigabyte shares them, soon after I'll do the final build log update. I'll post all the photos and talk a bit more about the Matrix Orb display.

Thanks for checking it out.

J.
post #45 of 47
Very nicely done,kudos..Can't wait for the final pics!

I've said it before,but it's about time someone showed the S4 some proper love wink.gif
   
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Very nicely done,kudos..Can't wait for the final pics!

I've said it before,but it's about time someone showed the S4 some proper love wink.gif

Should go up tomorrow, Gigabyte just posted the final shots on their Facebook. It's a great chassis, I'm close to upgrading the hardware. Current thinking is Gigabyte GTX1080 Mini and either an Intel i7 6700 or i7 7700. As I'll be able to retain my 330 DELL brick and just replace the HD-PLEX with the new 400WATT version.

J.
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Ha! If only, I didn't manage to get this one finished before he turned up! (10 days early!)... still, I wouldn't change it for the world, he's perfect. My best build yet! Although I'd not want to post a build log... haha

J.
now that is funny!

My son is due to arrive March 9 but my daughter was a week early and I'm betting he will be too.

I hunted down the pictures on Facebook. They look good!

I saw that NFC has announced a new case looks easier to work in as well.
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