Description

This is the no compromise marriage of PC and console gaming.

No keyboard/mouse necessary during casual gaming and streaming media usage!

The Silverstone SG13B case has one of the smallest footprints that supports a full sized GPU (11.3 liters!) - it looks like a nice piece of home theater equipment in a living room set up. Guests think it's a sub woofer.

How: Kodi + Steam Big Picture Mode (BPM)

  • Kodi runs at startup for streaming media purposes (NOTE: use Kryptonite alpha to get XBone controller support).
  • Kodi's Steam launcher plugin launches Steam in Big Picture Mode directly from Kodi, and relaunches Kodi when Steam is exited/minimized for full XBox controller support. No mouse clicks in between
  • (optional) Console emulation: launch Dolphin from Steam with a shortcut. As far as I can tell, it is necessary to use a mouse to select a disk image/rom before you can play.

Other parts not in list:

  • 2x Wireless XBox One controllers + dongle
  • 40" Samsung 5000 Series 1080p TV (60 Hz)
  • Logitech bluetooth keyboard

[EDIT] Updated pictures

[EDIT 12/16] Additions:

  • 140mm be quiet! Pure Wings 2 case fan to replace 120mm
  • flirc USB: tv remote control receiver that lets you assign functions (including wake and sleep!) to any remote control
  • LG BE14NU40 Super Multi Blue - BDXL drive - SuperSpeed USB 3.0: for movies and archiving

Removed:

  • Samsung 120GB SSD: it was getting in the way.
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Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Quite Nice! More pics if possible.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'm at work right now, so I just borrowed the closest image from Google so that there's something. I'll do the real thing later :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, can't wait to see!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah nice case. I'm assuming your case is filled with spaghetti until proven other wise with pictures.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha that does describe the cable management pretty accurately. I'll get a better pic up there sans case later today.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

nice spaghetti lol. looks like a great living setup you got there

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the look of that case, nice build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like the silverstone itx cases. I would have used one in my last build but the video card was too long. Ended up with a cooler master 130 instead. Lets see some photos of the insides! +1 from me

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. This was my first build with Silverstone, and probably won't be my last. I was pleasantly surprised with the build quality for a $40 case, and the layout was pretty good considering the lack of space.

I should have probably added asterisks to "fit full sized video cards" - the 2 fan Zotac fits with a few inches to spare, but a 3 fan GPU may not work.

Better pics will be up in a few hours time :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

How are your temperatures without a case fan and stock cooler?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I must have forgotten to add the 120mm fan, but temps are not a problem at all with the stock cooler. I'm not OCing this build so the CPU has only ever gotten into the 50s I think. Usually it's closer to ambient temp.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! +1

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :) Still running strong!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the stock cpu cooler fit ok under the power supply? I'm thinking of using this case with a Xeon E3 1231 V3, do you know if the coolers that come with Intel CPU's are all the same?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but it's close with the stock cooler. I can fit one finger in between the cooler and the PSU, so you wouldn't want to go taller with this case.

It may have the same cooler.. apparently they reused it for most of the skylake processors, so I'd imagine that Xeon line is similar at least.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the pictures in the TV stand -- really helpful! How is the noise at idle and load?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought it'd be easier to appreciate its size with some frame of reference haha

The idle is almost inaudible at ~7 foot distance. Skylake CPUs are supposed to be low energy when they idle so not much fan noise then. I can even leave the doors of the cabinet closed if the tasks aren't too intense. It does get fairly noisy/warm playing the Witcher 3 though!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Right? People use these little cases but only give close up photos. Thanks for the information!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't that Memory to fast for that board? you are using DDR4-2400 and the spec for the MB is DDR4-2133 ?

Also why not a 450W ATX PSU? - theres not much extra you can fit in there!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's a little fast, but the ram runs at the slower speed no problem, and there was a deal on it at the time of purchase.

A 450W ATX PSU would be the same size physically, unless you mean a SFF PSU, and those tend to be more expensive. Plus having a bit of extra headroom isn't too bad. Its a tight squeeze, but there are no windows on this case so it doesn't really make a difference.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How are temps without a case fan?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 120mm case fan right now, but I didn't list it. Thinking about upgrading to 140mm. It sits right behind the front mesh and a filter.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Forgot to add the 120mm case fan!

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