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Hey all!

So lately itx form factors have really fascinated me with exceptional performance along with micro form factors. For awhile i been running around with the idea of a SG05 with a watercooled gtx680 and a aircooled 2500k. Eventually decided to go with a fully watercooled system, thats portable and decently powerful

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Parts:
CPU: i5 2500k
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe
Memory: Samsung(4gb x2) 1.35v DDR3
SDD (OS): Corsair GT 120gb
SSD (Cache): Samsung 830 64gb
HDD (Storage): WD Black 750 gb
GPU: EVGA GTX 670 SC 4gb
PSU: Silverstone 450 watt (sleeved?)
Case: Silverstone SG05-450 Black
Fan: Arctic Cooling ( F9 PWM)

Watercooling:
Radiator or Black ice 92mm
Block: HF Supreme EK- Nickel
Block: EK GTX 670 Nickel
Pump: swiftech mcp 355
Res: Bitspower Ztank 40 (Full Acrylic)
Top: EK Acrylic top
Compression Fittings: Bitspower shiny silver


Future Parts:
CPU: i7 3770k (Delid?)
SSD: M4 512gb
HDD: Western Digital Scorpio Black 750gb (Raid1?)

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Build Updates

- Update 4/01/2012 : First pictures of build (Link)

- Update 5/17/2012 : Start of watercooling phase (Link)

- Update 5/23/2012 : Minor Fan modification, fitting of front I/O and radiator (Link)

- Update 5/29/2012 : Starting the loop (Link)

- Update 6/12/2012 : Dremel work (Link)

- Update 7/08/2012 : Hot Swap Bay, Start of Rad Mounting (Link)

- Update 7/10/2012 : Motherboard first look, Samsung ddr3, First WCing mount (Link)

- Update 7/24/2012 : Case cutting begins (Link)

- Update 8/02/2012 : GTX 670 4gb Arrived (Link)

- Update 8/28/2012: First install of Waterblock (Link)

- Update 8/30/2012: First Leak Test (Link)

- Update 9/05/2012: Leak Test and Stress Test (Link)

- Update 9/08/2012: Temp Testing (Link)

- Update 9/10/2012: Finishing Touches (Link)

- Update 11/10/2012: Revision #3 Water loop, Pre-work on Acrylic (Link)

- Update 01/17/2013: Acrylic Front (Link)

- Update 01/30/2013: Revision #4 Water loop, HDD bracket #1 (Link)

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Thats all the updates for now. More updates to come though.

So stay tunned
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Whats next?

Part 2:

- Increase airflow
---- Window/Mesh?
---- TBA
- Sleeve PSU
---- Shorten Cables
- 512gb Solid State Drive

Part 3:

- 3770k
---- Delid
- Raid 1 WD Scorpio Blacks 750gb

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If you can fit a 680 in there, i will be surprised. a 6950 will fit if you notch out the fascia of the case, and have the card sticking through. The 680 is longer.

I am intrigued though, as I have a SG05 sitting here that I am wanting to build on...
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If you can fit a 680 in there, i will be surprised. a 6950 will fit if you notch out the fascia of the case, and have the card sticking through. The 680 is longer.

I am intrigued though, as I have a SG05 sitting here that I am wanting to build on...

from what i been able to figure out it should fit in the case (hopefully, though not 100% sure:P ), from the pci i/o bracket to the front the case is a tad more then 10.25 inches . From what measurements i heard the gtx 680 is 10 inches long so about .25 inches of clearance/ wiggle room. I have a spare gtx 260 which is about 10.5 inches and it was a bit to long =\


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The reference model PCB should have no problems fitting as this is only 10' long:

http://zh-tw.facebook.com/SilverStoneTechnology

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Since the full cover blocks don't protrude, this should be good.


Oh and if I were you, I'd wait a couple of months and replace the following as they will likely cost the same when they go out:

CPU: i5 3570K (77W TDP, 2500k has 95W)
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe

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OMG.....

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dope, subbed, next rig is definitely mitx

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Sidenote: ill see if i can get some current pics up tomorrow, although i must say cable management could use some work >_>
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Oh and if I were you, I'd wait a couple of months and replace the following as they will likely cost the same when they go out:

CPU: i5 3570K (77W TDP, 2500k has 95W)
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe

Thanks for the suggestion tongue.gif but hmm i been thinking of picking up the Asus p8z77-i Deluxe along with a 3770K, though i already have the zotac board and 2500k. Im just trying to figure out if i would want to put the z68 or z77 into which of my itx builds. Only thing is with the board is that at the moment im not sure if a waterblock can fit on the vrms, so might not put that into my full water build but yeah, guess i have some time to figure it out


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Since ur going for a GTX 680, you could also consider the Gainward Phantom:

http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=863

It's exactly 10" long and even if its 2.5 slot it still fits on the SG05.

Did I mention it looks uber sexy?

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