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Been working on this secretly with some co-conspirators for a couple months. It’s time to start a build log!

This won’t be as wild or cool looking as other builds, but that’s OK because my goals are more performance related. Small, powerful (yes, overclocked post-flame-small.gif), 100% custom case, and of course CPU+GPU-loop watercooling! Simple yet effective.

Imagine all the fun I’ve had ordering parts. headsetsmiley.png And of course designing a case that’s exactly what I want and not a liter more!

Will add more as it happens... design details, fabrication, all the way up to the build itself.

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For now… something to start speculation as to what'll be in it (nothing explosive, let's hope)...


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post #2 of 818 (permalink) Old 09-13-2012, 04:41 AM
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I like the grill in front of the GT fan. With that grenade and logo-font, it has a bit of 1950s US army style.


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Yes! that's exactly what I've been going for. Old Navy (worst pun ever) meets modern tech. I've always loved heavy machinery with exposed fasteners and neutral colors. I'll try to spruce it up on the inside so no one has the urge to do pushups while looking at it.


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Ooooooh, I loves me some minimal water cooling setups. Especially considering this is going to be a small form factor build, I'm very interested in seeing the results.



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Serious. They have been disarmed and have zero risk since there is no fuse or explosives.

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aw it would be so much more fun if it weren't legal! but harder to get across state lines. PM sent! thumb.gif


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Ok the least I can do is add components I bought (again, kind of a teaser til I post the full list tomorrow tongue.gif)... BTW I didn’t mention this last go round but everything you see is a work in progress so feedback & ideas to make it better are welcome! I’d love to hear what you think, as you’ll see I’m pretty new to all this. Even stuff I bought can be changed if there’s a fabulous reason for it.

First, a little about me for background. This is only my second build. The first was a powerful but, being honest, vanilla 650D/Sandy Bridge rig (see sig). This computer modding thing is new to me but reminds me of car & bike projects I’ve had in the past w/the passionate enthusiast community and resources like OCN (and wanting to add MOAR POWAHHH to everything... when in doubt, upgrade wink.gif ).

Mostly reading info on OCN is what led me to the project… I realized there’s no reason for me to have a refrigerator-sized box to run a single video card system. Plus in the last few months it seems like there’s been a ton more factory interest in SFF systems- like z77 MITX mobos, hi-po GPUs & SFX PSUs, etc. - which allows me to pack everything I need to run my workstation/folding rig/part-time gamer into something much much smaller. It also gets really hot where I live so why not throw a few rads in and learn something about water-cooling? thinking.gif

Once I knew what I was aiming for I decided to buy the parts and essentially design a case around them. So I bought this….

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Building it one piece at a time biggrin.gif


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