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More pictures to follow. I built this to fit into a airline carry on bag, so when I go back on deployment, I can bring a whisper quiet power house with me. Both the 120 mm rads for the gpu and cpu are mounted as intakes on the top with the magnetic dust filter applied to the top of the case. I took a jigsaw and cut room to mount a 140 mm fan to the front of the case. In retrospect, I did not really need to do that, But what the hey, I was bored. All the parts were carefully selected to accommodate the oculus rift I currently have sitting on preorder, It cannot get here fast enough. The monitor was 900, but I had it from a previous dual 980 ti sli build that I sold prior to building this. I am proud of this build, Ill show some pictures of the cable management later, but after I finished with the rats nest you see in the current pictures, I could fit both rads up top, and I am current the only one using a dual rad setup like that with a 980 ti, If you know someone else though, I would love to look at their build as well.

EDIT # 1 In the future I will be putting a metal grill on the front of the case to cover up the cuts I made with the jigsaw, and yes, I am using panty hose as a fan filter lol.

Update # 1 I will be switching out the PSU, the silver stone SX600-G is emitting questionable fan noises that sound like its fan is rubbing on plastic. I have made very sure it is the PSU, I will be upgrading to the coolermaster 750V fully modular, its only 40 mm longer so I still have a little head room for cable routing. I am also currently get a hold of some metal grills to improve the appearance of the front.

Update 2 God help me lol. Spent 3 hours rewiring in the new psu, turned it on, and promptly found out it was not the old PSU making the grinding noise, it was the pump on the graphics card. Which I think is normal.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 5 points

what did you do to that poor case

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

UPGRADED IT! :P

  • 47 months ago
  • 7 points

You spelled "ravaged" wrong.

  • 47 months ago
  • 4 points

uuuf! I wanted to cry when I saw what you did to the case.. I hope fractal sells the front panel..

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

Nope, will have to mod that in myself :) This is my personal rig at the moment, when I am ready to sell it, I will totally clean up the case work.

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Ok so I'm digging the build but bruh .... you straight butchered that poor case. I'm guessing you either don't have a dremel or aren't very good with one?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Borrowed a jigsaw cutter from my friend down by the river. It was cutting so fast it literally melted the plastic back together so I got a little aggro with it.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Can you take this on a plane because of the liquid in the air?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess ill find out lol. On the military controlled flight I think it might be less of an issue than a civilian airline.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok well cool

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I think their rule is as long as they can xray it, and it turns on and functions they are fine with desktops. I doubt they will ask what type of cooling system it uses.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I own that case and I died inside when I saw what you did to it :(

Though I have figured out a way to get two 80mm fans in the front without cutting any part of the case.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Any questions, feel free to field them so that you may benefit from my mistakes.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you load in your operating system?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a windows 10 boot usb, got the license online after that.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have an article on how to have the new computer boot from the USB? I created a .img file, but for some reason it doesnt boot when I plug it in.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Not on hand. but the process is incredibly easy provided you already have a working computer. What you need to do is use the "windows media creation tool," just goolge it and download it from microsoft and it will guide you right along into turning a usb into a boot drive.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You can never have too much airflow!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I know Jay from Jayztwocents has a Define Nano S build with a custom water loop, but it's not nearly as small as this one. I want to do something similar to what you're doing but with an H80i and a hybrid 970 or 1070

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

Holy cow. That is some redneck ****, but I love it. +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Born and raised in the back roads of missouri :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Born in Meridian, MS. Raised outside of Memphis, TN here.

  • 47 months ago
  • -1 points

dude sane redneck pc for life

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

Lol you should try strapping that pc to the back of the monitor!

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

11/10 modding

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

They said a 140mm fan wouldn't fit in the front! They laughed at me! WELL WHO'S LAUGHING NOW!?

But, seriously, I love it. There's something really cool about these sort of dirty mods. And it's got plenty of horsepower under the hood, so what's not to love?

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

Its also literally the size of the shoe box, I honestly think this is the smallest fully water cooled mini itx 980 ti build, pc out there right now, I would love to be proven wrong.

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