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Mini-ITX Powerhouse

by palmerdj


Been using this build since July and it has been amazing. Everything from top end gaming to drafting work in AutoCAD and Revit. The only game that gave me FPS issues so far has been Star Citizen at 4k.

Putting it all together was an adventure. Each part that went in felt like it was never going to fit, but it went in just fine! Huge props to Silverstone for the case engineering!

Update 12/04/2015:

I installed a 256gb SSD onto the floor of the case. Basically had to tear the whole thing apart to get to it! I ended up splitting apart the the flat power supply cables. They work nice for routing them in an behind things, but not when they are in an open space. I liked how they looked attached to the AIO piping with velco. In the future I'm going to custom sleeve them with paracord.

Yes I cleaned the filter!!

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TitoBandito 2 points 41 months ago

Awesome build I am in love with the mini itx form factor.

Quick question though how does that Seidon 120 fair on the 5820?

Is the cooling sufficient for a decent over lock? What are your temps under load?

palmerdj submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

I can't really comment on specifics because I haven't done extensive testing, but I've got the 5820k overclocked to 4.0 without any issues so far (I actually had forgotten I had overclocked it shortly after getting it together, I was surprised the other day to find out I had!)

Again, I don't remember specific temperatures but what I do remember was none of them were alarming and the fans remained quiet in the case so I assume the hardware thought temps were ok as well.

Patrick4357 2 points 41 months ago

Wondering if you overclocked your system. Was trying to see if your power supply was efficient with that build while overclocking, as I'm building something similar, but really wanting a 600W SFX power supply (smaller the better). Awesome build.

palmerdj submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

I actually had forgotten I overclocked to 4.0 on a whim one day. Guess I've been playing games like Planetside, GTA V, Fallout 4, and others without any power issues. I haven't crashed once for any reason actually.

monew_cyrus 1 point 41 months ago

Great build, been really considering a move to itx. Do you think the case could be modded to fit an SFX-L psu in the front so there could be clearance for a large tower cooler?

Majicnanas 3 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

with enough modding, anything is possible, id personally like to see a revision of this case with the psu in the front.

Make it tall enough for a DH-N15 please silverstone ;-;

palmerdj submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

It might be possible! In front of the case where you mount the AIO cooler I know there's room for the 120V I've got in there now, plus I know I can put a second fan in push/pull configuration. At first thought an SFX-L might fit. How you secure it though could be a fun challenge.

mohenjo21 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thank you so much! I am thinking of moving my whole rig into my sg13b and was worried my GPU wouldn't fit (i have a 770 but its the EXACT same cooler as yours) I also have a 3.5 drive i was worried wouldn't fit. All i need now is a modular power supply! thank you!

ESSE_ELLE 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

+1 ! :)

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