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Heeyyyy..... a ctrl+v from my post in the Power Density Supreme club, but here is:

Howdy!
I started a wee bit of planning a while back, in order to reduce the amount of noise in my primary computer. After a flout with a SG02, P180mini, HAF932, and finally a SG05, I've finished my pathfinding and have decided to go mITX - all in

Without ado, and without any skills whatsoever, I'm going to make WaterCooling and mITX in a desperate chase for silence It'll be my first watercooling attempt (unless if a failed GPU loop - never worked due to bad pump - and a dying H50 counts ). I have one quirk - I love stock. So on the outside... everything better appear stock or I will likely lose it. The intent? Watercool the CPU and GPU. The HD5770 I have chosen for this task has an okay fan, but it does ramp up under load. The Intel stock cooler... say no more . Especially the even shorter i3 stock cooler. The 45nm C2D Alumi cooler was bad enough, IMO...

As such, I chose the SG06s - aluminum is really beautiful, pictures poorly taken can hardly do it justice. But I bear and try,
Parts?
XSPC Rasa 450 120mm kit
Gigabyte H55N-USB3
i3 530 --> [EDIT: Xeon X3440, now]
SG06S
GT AP15
MCW80 GPU block
HD5770
Micron awesomesause RAM DDR3

Some pics (please forgive me, I'll tidy up in a bit):




An IandH silver killcoil, AS5 TIM, anti-kink coils, DDR3, MCW80, and a HD5770 didn't make the picture taking rounds

Some test fitting. The supplied washers help the XSPC RASA backplate from hitting any backside components. It still is above one, but it doesn't press on it

I like how the barbs are individually wrapped
Additional fit testing:


I've decided on leaving the radiator like that, for now. Since it's seemingly okay. There is enough clearance so I can orient it every way except nozzles near the bottom. Nozzles near the GPU will give some space clearance issues, too, maybe if I used some angled fittings (barbs? I don't know the terminilogy) it could work?
I think I'm going to need a few 90* G1/4 barbs... any place to find them at? I had a hard enough time finding a XSPC Rasa 450 setup...
Oh, and yes... yes, I am indeed intent on sleeving At least the more visible parts

A case window *might* be fitted into the works, but that would be 4+ new things for me to learn on the way, and I know what happens to me and my projects once they get too ambitious. So if it's gonna happen, it will likely be near the end of my project



Thank you Jen, for inspiring me to try and beleive in mITX.... and for letting me purchase your mobo + CPU .

Thanks to cjwalker ([H]) and scook9 (NBR) for helping me in other ways to make this possible

Dunno if my including their names in this is the right thing, or even a good thing for their reputations
Thank you! I will be updating this as my builds progress, my goal is to finish this by next weekend

----Time Elapses----
Well, I have bought two G1/4 90* fittings from FrozenCPU and a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate from TD (well... you should see my unedited posts, lol. KB dyslexia with my desktop. Perfection with my laptop.... so desktop KB has got to go ). So this project is chugging along nicely... Just gotta cut tube lengths and anti-kink them

The i3 530 has now been supplanted by an Intel Xeon X3440. So uh.... I'll have to leave a measly i3 530 for my incomming ECS board, . I was gonna leave it CPU-less, but it'd be monsterous to not test the slight limits of this i3

I've ordered a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate and a Logitech Nano VX. the Nano VX going for 22usd-15MIR at Amazon today...

I'm also on the prowl for a GTX460, in the insane hopes of uhh..... upgrading my system specs a bit Hopefully I won't blow clear past the 150W thermal dissapation I can handle. My guesstimation tells me the i3 + HD5770 were pushing it to begin with, even with shaving off the Intel IGP and HD5770 VRAM. Now this will probably blow right past that, lol. But then again, my dying H50 with a lessor radiator (RS120 is about.... 1.5X the depth, and ~same fin density) managed to keep a heavily OC'd i7 930 (4.0GHz, 1.28V) under 78C So I expect this to at least achieve my goal of silence, with a shot in the dark at reducing temps.



Thank you! I'll keep this updated And yes... I do sometimes make my posts look like a Christmass tree with all the smilies
Edited by ablearcher - 1/24/11 at 12:57pm
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MCW80 arrived moments ago


So.... here is a little diversion from the main project. I ordered more than just a few parts, so some overflow had to be accounted for.
My Father's comp is on the right (my SG05 pathfinding that lead into this project ). He doesn't know it, but I'm about to move his old 2GB to 4GB of DDR2 niceness Active project is in the middle.

Old DDR2 used to take 2.1V... booo...

Ahhh....

Heads will roll. Stinks. Oh, well. I think that is the G80 mount, and the only other one I have is the GT200 one. At least I have a GTX460 incomming, so that *should* fit the G80 mount.... at least I hope it will Looks like my father gets a double upgrade today, lol. Out pops the HD4350... in goes the HD5770 He'll probably never know the performance difference

E7200 + HD5770 on a Zotac 9300 board. Buggy out of the world, and it's his work comp.... so.... I'll probably replace it with the ECS H55h-I board I have incomming, and the i3 530 that has become displaced since my last round of upgrades....

Thank you!! I'll see everybody next round Except for the slight issue with the MCW80 mount, everything is going into overdrive.... I like it. Sleeving is getting done, anti-kink is getting done... ahhh....
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GTX460, the and GTX460 alone, has a different bracket mount. I'm not exactly overwhelmed with joy on this little fact.

So I'm just going to take out a power drill, and let it glide into the proper locations, and make me a new mounting bracket out of an unsuspecting MCW80 GT200 mount. Just need the GTX460 here, first,
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