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Here's my Antec P180 Mini, recently finished:






I didn't want to block out that blue mobo LED completely in case something happened and I needed to see it or something. And yes, that's red electrical tape on the power connectors - IMO, looks better than the ugly/generic multi-color cables, and also makes connecting/disconnecting easier.

And I was originally planning to have a single-rad watercooling setup with a top bay reservoir (hence why it's empty), but recent money problems left me to go with the CM V8 instead. I'm still satisfied with the performance/looks, so it's not like it was a major compromise or anything.
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Here's my Antec P180 Mini, recently finished:
there is neat rig! You deserve REP+ for cable management!
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there is neat rig! You deserve REP+ for cable management!
Thanks. I tried really hard to keep it clean, mostly because the sleeving on that PSU is a bit thick, and there's not much space behind the mobo for cables. In order to not have a big mess of cables warping that panel, I had to cut off some wires, only leaving one or two extra connectors that I may use in the future. Whenever I get around to it, I'll figure out a way to hide those fan cables.
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My zotac H55 arrived a couple of days ago, still need some RAM and a hard drive though That's an i3 530 installed btw, just using the onboard graphics until I find a decent card that will fit.






heh my pics disappeared... fixed.
Edited by GeforceGTS - 4/16/10 at 7:36am
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Just to show how much (or lack thereof) clearance there is with a 20mm thick fan on the Thermalright AXP-140. It does fit, but I think a smarter choice would have been a 12mm Scythe.
Devil

can you not fit a 25mm thick fan between the hsf base and fins? like so...



the fan is pointing upwards, blowing the heat off of the fins. hot air is then sucked by the psu fan.
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My zotac H55 arrived a couple of days ago, still need some RAM and a hard drive though That's an i3 530 installed btw, just using the onboard graphics until I find a decent card that will fit.






heh my pics disappeared... fixed.
Is that case easy to work with? I was considering picking one up.

Also, my beastly mATX I did for a friend awhile back:
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Is that case easy to work with? I was considering picking one up.

Depends on what you plan on using, it can be a PITA and really limit your GPU and cooling options.

Aside from the CPU and PSU fan there is pretty much no room for any other fans, I think I'll be using an external DVD drive too so I can stuff all the extra PSU cables in the empty drive bay, otherwise they really block what little airflow there is. It wasn't that hard to work with though, after the board is fitted, I just plugged in all the cables with the PSU outside of the case then slid the PSU in.

I wouldn't have went with it but it's the only decent quality/reasonably priced one I could find that would fit into my parents living room without my mother complaining...

I may switch to the PC-Q08 when it's actually released

EDIT: forget to mention.. The cable for the front USB ports is stupidly short and needed to be extended..
Edited by GeforceGTS - 4/16/10 at 10:09am
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O.o that 470 in the sg05 looks sexiii XXD nicee workk hehehe
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ImmortalKenny and DevilGear - You both have really cool cases!
Devilgear, your case is really cramped, but that vented window is awesome and having you card the only thing you see is brilliant IMO. I guess some would like to show off their CPU cooler or LEDs but you could have the worst cable management known to man and your case would still look slick.
Thanks!

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The waiting is killing me >.< I want my mini build w/ a GTX 470 so badly >.<

I should really get a job.
I'm sure you'll have a sweet build in due time

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Devil

can you not fit a 25mm thick fan between the hsf base and fins? like so...

the fan is pointing upwards, blowing the heat off of the fins. hot air is then sucked by the psu fan.
I don't think it'll fit under the heatsink, and if it did it'd definitely wouldn't work because the RAM would be in the way. But whenever I get a SilverStone 450w PSU I'll definitely fart around with it. There probably is a more efficient/better way to run my HSF setup.
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...locations.html

not sure if anyone can further add any input to this for me re: mosfet heatsinks
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Guess I should probably join this club. I got sick and tired of lugging my old antec 900 to and from University when I had holidays, so instead of buying a new motherboard and case, I just went all out and upgraded pretty much everything but my GPU and Power Supply.

I had no idea that fitting a whole system like this into such a small case would take so long! Had to think carefully about everything and cut out a few bits of one of the optical drive cages to fit in the cooler, but I got there in the end. The lian Li V351 is a really good looking case too, and very light, which is also a plus. Not overclocked anything yet, but at stock, the Coolit eco with a silverstone FM121 at half speed keeps my i7 running at about 32c idle. I'll post some pics up once I get back to university as I left my camera there.
    
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