Description

Steambox inspired system intended as main rig. Basically intended to function as an under TV system but be powerful enough to be my main rig. Staged build over course of six months or so, parts list shows configuration as of summer 2015, though optical drive is actually a used Matsushita - Silverstone is the only compatible Blu-Ray in Part Picker system. SSD in raid 0 with primary storage offloaded to Amahi based media server.

Temps on the high side, but definitely acceptable in a room with AC.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, I'm loving that case. So, 1 is there anything under the disk drive and 2 what goes in the quadrant where the wire mess is?(not judjing) I'm guessing that's where the psu is.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

PSU is in front of the CPU cooler; bottom right side in the last picture. Under the SSD drive shroud is the video card. BluRay drive is under the shroud on the bottom left side of the last picture. I have the same case myself.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, wire mess is unfortunate but right next to the PSU. Under the SSDs mount on top of the bracket that turns on the GPU on it's side.

[comment deleted]
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Very compact. I'd have like to have seen a couple more pictures of the assembly process though.

Are the SSDs in a RAID, or is one OS and the other storage?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

SSD's are raid 0. It was essentially the same price as a 512 at the time, and I actually bought them a couple weeks apart to see if I could live with only 256.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

You said the temps are on the high side. What kind of temperatures are you running and is the CPU overclocked at all?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh cool, I was like, "where's the fan??" and it's under the heatsink. WHEW I WAS WORRIED THERE FOR A SECOND. Great build! +1.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I'm doing a similar build now, biggest differences are it's with an i7-4790 and a GTX 980 -- I'll post once it's finished.

I have it all together now except for the cpu fan now -- the fan I originally bought for it (Zalman CNPS8900 Quiet) was touching the RAM, so I'm just using the stock intel cooler now, but looking for a better option. Looking at the NT06-Pro, I'm thinking I'd have the same issues.

And hearing you say yours is running hot with that cooler worries me a bit too... Any ideas?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Im thinking about doing a similar build with this case. How does it manage heat/noise?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Well enough. You aren't going to be overclocking in this case, but I have no actual issues with heat or noise. The included fans are actually very quiet, and while I was concerned about the lack of a direct vent fan using the CPU cooler as vent has worked out well. Really the only issue is the inconvenience of working in such as small case and the need for an (essentialy) proprietary PSU.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, thanks for the info. What sort of games did you run if you dont mind me asking.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

hey man awesome build! I love that case so much.... I was wondering how your experience with the Silverstone 600W PSU has been? Ive heard that it can be kinda loud and that it sometimes has some sort of whining noise?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice timing, lol.

I was very happy with it until about when you sent this. At which point it developed some really annoying startup issues and a bad electronic buzz. Sent the unit out for RMA today, so will let you know about what I get back.

In generaly, it's definitely not silent, or the quietest PSU I've used, but well within reason and perfectly competitive with anything that's not aiming to be completely silent under most loads. My suggestion though would be to hold off a bit if you're looking at one right now, Corsair just announced an SFX 600W unit. At least find out who the OEM is before committing to the Silverstone.

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

Can i buy it off of you

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

This is still more powerful :P

[comment deleted by staff]
[comment deleted by staff]
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Your everywhere, its scary...

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Wall mess is from rewiring the house, lol. Repairing plaster walls is a right pain.

[comment deleted by staff]