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The PSO7 will fit the Antec Kuhler? I like it a lot but it seems really tight.

Edit: Bought the define mini with the Asus P8Z68M along with a GTX 670. Basically that and everything in my current build will be going into my new mini. Excited. Could not find much info on the motherboard but I know other Asus boards are good so I'm hoping it's decent.
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The PS07 can.

The only thing about the Fractal Design cases is that they are about the size of an Antec 300. They are really not that small.
     
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The PS07 can.
The only thing about the Fractal Design cases is that they are about the size of an Antec 300. They are really not that small.

Yeah I saw that but at 15 inches the define is going to work well for me.

Really concerned about the mobo cause there is like zero information on it. Seen both good and bad but this build isn't going to really be a super overclocker so it's not a huge deal.
    
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post #3884 of 13181
A Fractal Core 1000 will fit all of that.
The 920 will mount in the front but you won't be able to pull of Push-Pull without at least one slim fan.

The main plus sides are obviously, size, and price with the Core 1000.
perhaps you might consider cases like the Silverstone TJ08/PS07, and etc.

The Fractal cases that you mentioned are always nice, with the only downside being that they are more akin to the size of mid-towers.
post #3885 of 13181
Well I might scrap my other project since I got a great idea I'd like some feedback on. Straight off different site (Click to show)
Well everyone else has one. tongue.gif

While talking to Confusis and Ruairi last night, I came up with an idea to do a modular PC build! If I work out all the kinks I'll probably scrap the other build for this one.

One issue involved with mobility is the power limitation. Do I go larger and use more powerful hardware? Or keep the consumption and performance lower? This question along with the fact that I usually like to use 1 machine for most everything got me thinking about how I could have the best of both worlds.

The answer? Swappable modules!

jJipf.png
V7gse.png
EDIT: Heh, I just realized the Front IO on the desktop module looks like a mouse. tongue.gif


First up is the Mobo Module:
  • i3-2120T 35W
  • 1155 H77 mITX
  • 2x4GB Ram
  • 160W Pico-PSU
  • 128GB Crucial M4 SSD
  • 750GB WD Scorpio Black

Then we have the Mobile GPU module. This is meant for more gpu horsepower and for gaming on the go.
  • XFX or Powercolor Single slot 7750
  • Front Panel IO

fRLWO.png


Lastly, we have the Desktop GPU module. For more powerful work and more space just like a larger mITX build. I was thinking about somehow integrating it into a triple monitor stand so it'd be one solid unit. I'd like some feedback on this idea.
  • Fits up to a 6990 length card.
  • 600W Server 1U PSU
  • 2x2TB 3.5" Drives
  • Front Panel IO

gnzM.png

The way that it would work is that during mobile use, an external power brick would supply power to the PC. When plugged into the dock, the dock would directly power the entire rig. I would run the pico-psu with dual power inputs and add some relays so there is no back current. Since both of them shouldn't ever be connected at the same time it should be fine. The entire goal of this is to make it so that I don't have to mess with any wires or plugs. Just drop it in and go.

To accomplish this I plan on having a USB breakout inside the desktop module that will supply approximately 6 USB 2.0 slots on the back. I'd have my desktop keyboard, mouse, other peripherals plugged into it all the time and have a mobile Bluetooth set for on the go.

The gold barcode looking thing is just a stand in for the terminals that will connect the modules. Running through the terminals will be:
  • SATA Data
  • Power switch information to turn on the desktop PSU when plugged in
  • Power terminals to power the pico-psu when docked
  • Front Panel IO wires
  • USB 2.0 terminals for the expander in the Desktop module

These designs are not final and I know they are pretty rough.

I need to think of a way of latching them together and keeping them together without the use of screws or the like.
I might create just a front panel IO module so that I can use the Mobo module alone.

Questions? Comments? I need feedback people. biggrin.gif
     
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post #3886 of 13181
Great idea and concepts but do you really think you would take it out and use it on the go? I think if anything just keep the big one and it should be small enough to throw in a bag to take with you. Since you have to take a monitor its gonna be big anyways.

Also how would you make it so the desktop psu would power the mobo with the pico psu still connected?
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post #3887 of 13181
Case:

Lian Li PC-353B

Hardware:

Asus Rampage IV Gene Motherboard
Intel i7 3820
G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Memory
Nvidia GTX580
Seagate Momentus XT 750
Thermaltake 850W PSU

Cooling:

1 - 120mm x 25mm Intel Water-Cooler
2 - 120mm x 25mm Scythe
2 - 120mm x 12mm Scythe
1 - 80mm Scythe
1 - 80mm RocketFish
Scythe Fan controller

Temperatures:

CPU overclocked to 4.7Ghz
Scored a 26999 overall on 3DMark Vantage
Benchmark/Idle Temps (Note that this is with all the fans set to the lowest setting on the controller...Super quiet!)
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Finished Product:
I had to extend the hole for the GPU power cables on the center shelf. Just extended the hole a couple inches forward with some tin snips.
I removed the bottom front filter mount, and also removed the entire fan bracket. I later replaced the rivets with some thin head screws, so as to not interfere with the side panels of the case.
I mounted 1 120mm x 25mm Scythe fan to the front side of the fan bracket, and attached the Intel water with its 120mm fan to the backside of it. Both on the right side of the case. I mounted 1 120mm x 25mm on the left side. The Intel water-cooler and fan fit with 0 extra space between the fan and the motherboard. It's also a very tight fit with the coolant lines and the motherboard 24pin power plug. Also the side panel for the case just barely makes contact with the side of the radiator, so its a pretty tight squeeze. Over-all it all fits quite nicely, with almost no room to spare.
I removed the top filter panel and mounted 2 120 x 12mm Scythe fans to the top side of the panel, then re-installed the panel. The fans fit perfect in the space above the panel.
I also mounted an extra 80mm LED fan on the center shelf to kind of help with the airflow off the motherboard.

Here are some pics of the Rig:

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Here is its current home. I Sold my Sager to build this for my Theater/Living Room. It will be sitting where my Laptop was until I have money to by the new Sager NP9270, if it is ever released.
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It fits perfect inside my cabinet.
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Here is where it will go when I get the new laptop for my office. In the empty space on the shelf. The screen is 123''. Can't wait to do some gaming on it tongue.gif:
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Edited by Belkin910 - 5/23/12 at 5:24pm
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oh my gosh,
it's so cute.
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That is one of the coolest set-ups i have ever seen! thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by armourcore9brker View Post

Well I might scrap my other project since I got a great idea I'd like some feedback on. Straight off different site (Click to show)
Well everyone else has one. tongue.gif
While talking to Confusis and Ruairi last night, I came up with an idea to do a modular PC build! If I work out all the kinks I'll probably scrap the other build for this one.
One issue involved with mobility is the power limitation. Do I go larger and use more powerful hardware? Or keep the consumption and performance lower? This question along with the fact that I usually like to use 1 machine for most everything got me thinking about how I could have the best of both worlds.
The answer? Swappable modules!
jJipf.png
V7gse.png
EDIT: Heh, I just realized the Front IO on the desktop module looks like a mouse. tongue.gif
First up is the Mobo Module:
  • i3-2120T 35W
  • 1155 H77 mITX
  • 2x4GB Ram
  • 160W Pico-PSU
  • 128GB Crucial M4 SSD
  • 750GB WD Scorpio Black
Then we have the Mobile GPU module. This is meant for more gpu horsepower and for gaming on the go.
  • XFX or Powercolor Single slot 7750
  • Front Panel IO
fRLWO.png
Lastly, we have the Desktop GPU module. For more powerful work and more space just like a larger mITX build. I was thinking about somehow integrating it into a triple monitor stand so it'd be one solid unit. I'd like some feedback on this idea.
  • Fits up to a 6990 length card.
  • 600W Server 1U PSU
  • 2x2TB 3.5" Drives
  • Front Panel IO
gnzM.png
The way that it would work is that during mobile use, an external power brick would supply power to the PC. When plugged into the dock, the dock would directly power the entire rig. I would run the pico-psu with dual power inputs and add some relays so there is no back current. Since both of them shouldn't ever be connected at the same time it should be fine. The entire goal of this is to make it so that I don't have to mess with any wires or plugs. Just drop it in and go.
To accomplish this I plan on having a USB breakout inside the desktop module that will supply approximately 6 USB 2.0 slots on the back. I'd have my desktop keyboard, mouse, other peripherals plugged into it all the time and have a mobile Bluetooth set for on the go.
The gold barcode looking thing is just a stand in for the terminals that will connect the modules. Running through the terminals will be:
  • SATA Data
  • Power switch information to turn on the desktop PSU when plugged in
  • Power terminals to power the pico-psu when docked
  • Front Panel IO wires
  • USB 2.0 terminals for the expander in the Desktop module
These designs are not final and I know they are pretty rough.
I need to think of a way of latching them together and keeping them together without the use of screws or the like.
I might create just a front panel IO module so that I can use the Mobo module alone.
Questions? Comments? I need feedback people. biggrin.gif

It would be so awesome if you could pull something like this off....
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