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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-27-2015, 04:49 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm scaling down my current ITX build for something that will fit under my TV a little better :) no name yet, but I'm sure it will come soon. 

 

I'll be using this build for streaming from my main rig, HTPC activities, and recording console peasant game play. Might give Steam OS a try for a bit as well! 

 

Onto the specs!

 

  • Intel 6600k
  • MSI Z170i AC
  • 2x8GB Kingston HyperX 2666Mhz
  • MSI 980 Ti Lightning!
  • Silverstone SFX 600W 
  • 2x Intel 530 180GB SSDs in RAID 0
  • Slot Load Blu-Ray drive
  • Silverstone FTZ01
  • EK Liquid Cooling!

 

Soooo as most builds start, I had very small plans with this, was going to air cool and everything. Then the more I sat on it and saw others doing liquid in this case, I figured I may as well do it as well, of course. So without further ado... lets start.

 

Don't mind the fingerprints, will be cleaned up a bit later.

 

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Pretty standard SFF case. I went with the FTZ01 for the aluminum unibody

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Whoever started doing this layout first with the GPU brackets is genius.

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Very subtle logo, love it.

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Got two fans on the bottom for GPU/radiator and one for the PSU

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One on the top for CPU/Rad

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Looks a bit crowded already...

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Take that bit off though and it reveals a bit more space

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Lovely 15mm thick fans

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Cable management going to be fun...

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Board fitted

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SSDs + Slim slot ODD

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The beast...

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Not that you can tell, but man is it a tight fit :D

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I put an SSD between the GPU and fans to hold off on the sag for now.

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Quick unboxing of the MSI 980 Ti Lightning here. MSI did an amazing job keeping a high end GPU, classy. 

 

So shiny, like a holographic Pokemon card

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Details and such on the back

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A chest!

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Beautiful finish

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The king has arrived

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So cozy

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Accessory box

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Good pics as always, but good luck fitting in a loop in here!

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Going to be a challenge that's for sure! Worthit


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That's a lot of Lightning in one post biggrin.gif

Wana see the loop inside this case how is going to look thumb.gif



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Man, a bit dead in here eh? Perhaps this is the wrong build forum for posting such things :P

 

I ordered the PSU and a couple other small things today. Hopefully the water cooling comes in before the weekend so I can do a lot of work!



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Man, a bit dead in here eh? Perhaps this is the wrong build forum for posting such things tongue.gif

I ordered the PSU and a couple other small things today. Hopefully the water cooling comes in before the weekend so I can do a lot of work!

Good to hear some news .... Well ... if you are the "KWB USA Managing Director" .... you should recieves them in " EXPRESS MODE" biggrin.gif



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Man, a bit dead in here eh? Perhaps this is the wrong build forum for posting such things tongue.gif

I ordered the PSU and a couple other small things today. Hopefully the water cooling comes in before the weekend so I can do a lot of work!

Good to hear some news .... Well ... if you are the "KWB USA Managing Director" .... you should recieves them in " EXPRESS MODE" biggrin.gif

One would think eh? Sadly they just shipped today so I won't be getting it until Tuesday :( :(

 

Got this today though:

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Assuming you're going to be using an EKWB on the Lightning, will the Lightning backplate still fit? I know my 980Ti SC+ backplate didn't work with my EKWB frown.gif
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Yep, it still fits. I believe the EVGA ones fit, but you must purchase some slightly longer screws.



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