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[Project] Ser3nity [Micro ITX Gaming Rig]

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Welcome to [Project] Ser3nity


This is my first ever custom case build, and I'm going to base it on the Mini-ITX format. It will be a full out gaming rig with a LGA775 Core2Duo.

The components I'll be using:

Commell LV-678 Mini ITX mobo.
Core2Duo E8400
8800 GTS 512mb
2x 500GB 32mb Seagate Barracuda's
Corsair 620W PSU
Slot loading slim DVD-RW (Undecided)
D-Tek fusion CPU block
120mm Radiator (Undecided)
Laing Water Pump
6 120mm fans.



This is the view from the top of the case, you can clearly see the 4 case fans, mobo, GPU and pump.



Here you can see I've decided to section off the case to help thermally. the bottom left compartment houses the PSU and Slim DVD, the right houses the rad and space for 4 3 1/2 inch HDD's.



Heres just the back of the case



Heres the left side, as you can see I've decided to vent the PSU to help with thermal management



Heres the left...



And the front with the cover.

The hardest part about this build is getting hold of the mobo, I'm currently intouch with suppliers and hope to have one in my hands within a month.



Ser3nity
post #2 of 11
Awesome man! I love those 3d images, can't wait to see it!
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whats program did you use to make those images
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That looks wicked...Hope it works
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Correct!
post #7 of 11
Looks like a nice layout. What are the outside dimensions? L W H
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It looks to be very large despite its itx motherboard, why not just scale up to mAtx and get a lot more for your money?
    
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It looks to be very large despite its itx motherboard, why not just scale up to mAtx and get a lot more for your money?
x2
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It looks to be very large despite its itx motherboard, why not just scale up to mAtx and get a lot more for your money?
I could, but whats the fun in that??
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