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post #6221 of 13159
What you need to do is stand facing that mess, put one hand on the left side of the case, the other on the right of all those components . . . and then try to clap really fast. VOILA! You have an SFF build (maybe).

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post #6222 of 13159
I really need to stop coming up with ideas and just build something already, tongue.gif But I came up with this recently. Opinions? Just a basic layout at this point. A lot of the parts are still up in the air.

Size: ~21L
PSU: Short Silverstone ATX (Running 4 3.5" HDDs at 7200rpm + WC gear seems like it might be pushing the 450W SFX. At least during startup).
CPU: Some sort of Xeon. I love Xeon processors. biggrin.gif
GPU: Probably GTX 670 or any short PCB card.
Mobo: Asrock Z77-ITX
HDD: 4x3.5" and 2x2.5" (As someone who's built really small builds and then had to replace a drive, hot swap is a must for me so I'll be having 3x5.25" and 1x3.5" external bays [Sorry anti-drivebay activists redface.gif]).
Sound Card: Not sure yet but I definitely will fit one in there.
Cooling:
-2x 120.2 Black Ice GT Crossflows (These are great for moving ports around the case without tubing).
-Swiftech Apogee Drive II.

Flow order will go: Pump --> Rad --> GPU --> Rad --> T-line --> Pump

To help facilitate the 6 drives and the sound card, I'll be using the PM362 for mPCIe to 2 x Sata and the PE4L-PM060A for mPCIe to PCIe x1.

There are still some little things I have to work out.




Should I throw smallest of the smallest possible to the wind and make the outside more appealing or go for a box? tongue.gif
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post #6223 of 13159
I think you couldn't really make it more compact if you tried. Well maybe, but wiring would be out of control. I agree the 450w is the only real limit with what you've got there but at stock clocks I bet you'll be just fine. You're the only person I see regularly that thinks to use a PCI ribbon cable.

I've got my Silverstone on order with a mess of braided cables, did you see my current sketch? We're planning on getting the design cut before the end of the month.

case.zip 2466k .zip file
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post #6224 of 13159
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This is what I'm working with at the moment.
That looks like my current "case"
post #6225 of 13159
Why do almost all of those small builds house pre built watercooling?
As normal watercooling is way more effective for example compare it to a real thick rad with good fans it is 5x the performance which actually keeps everything even those powerhungry gpu's cool (however this gen is actually very cool and power efficient already)
post #6226 of 13159
To the few people a couple pages ago talking about PSU cables being too long, you just need to do something like this:
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post #6227 of 13159
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Originally Posted by maarten12100 View Post

Why do almost all of those small builds house pre built watercooling?
As normal watercooling is way more effective for example compare it to a real thick rad with good fans it is 5x the performance which actually keeps everything even those powerhungry gpu's cool (however this gen is actually very cool and power efficient already)
Because in a small case you cannot fit a huge heatsink in it so the watercoolers make sense...

Tell me how to fit more in here and I will gladly


 
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^ This. You work with the space you have. Knock CLC's as much as your want they're space efficient. I'd rather go to custom loop but 55C max under Prime95 is fine by me (4.4ghz 1.2V fans at 800rpm). Fretting about anything lower is just epeen to me. Not sure what you mean by 5x the performance.

If it's in a small case and shows some ingenuity I get excited, doesn't have to be custom loop. thumb.gif
   
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I need to cram an ATX motherboard and power supply into a smallest case possible. Zalman T2 is almost perfect, but it's designed for mATX because of the DVD bay. Another one is Fractal Design Node 605, but I'm all about smallest footprint so this doesn't work for me. Can anyone recommend a suitable case for me?
post #6230 of 13159
I would love to see some results showing how a custom loop will provide anywhere near 5x the performance over a closed loop counterpart. Even if we are talking about the custom loop having more radiator space and thickness ie 120mm rad/25mm thick clc vs 480mm/80mm thick rad custom loop.

with the same hardware being cooled that is
 
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