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I ordered the following from Newegg:

Silverstone RVZ01B Mini-Itx case. (This came in a separate shipment)

Corsair H55 CPU Cooler

Silverstone SFX 600W PSU

2 Cougar CFD 120 Blue LED Fans

I had 2 Harddrives from a laptop I salvaged.

I bought the rest from Microcenter:

The Gigabyte Radeon R9 270x was used, sold as $159.96. Was worried about it having a shorter life, but has been running good for almost a year.

Very interesting build. After getting all my parts, I begin to open the case up. I followed a guide on YouTube while doing this.

This build was done awhile ago, I don't remember the exact steps.

I remember that the case has an adapter for your motherboard to create a PCIE port in a 90 degree angle, to fit the case. The case accommodated my wide Windforce R9 270x GPU surprisingly well. However, due to the size of the case, the GPU was heavier on one side. The Raven came with some sticky foam pieces to support the GPU.

After the motherboard was in place, I had trouble connecting the pins on to the motherboard, due to the lack of space. Cable management was hectic. I managed to curl up all the cables in one spot, I believe over the PSU.

The H55 Liquid CPU cooler was the last problem I had with this build. Due to the compact nature of the case, You have to be careful you place your Cooler in a way that allows the hose to curl or other wise they pinch and prevent coolant flow. I managed this when I booted my build the first time, watching my CPU temps reach up to 80 degrees Celsius just from accessing my BIOS. If your doing this build and you hear you cooler making noises, thats a bad sign. If your having this issue, just rotate your cooler and heat sink in different configurations, until the hoses aren't pinched.

Have been using this build for almost a year now, no problems, however my Cooler has been starting to make noises again.

Loving the build, Its quiet when It first runs, amazing air flow and ventilation for something so small.

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Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing how you could fit all of that in there.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

SFF win, good work.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

How the hell did you fit in that case a triple fan GPU, 2 HDD and an SSD and an H55??!!

+1

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you use the stock fan for the rad? I heard that it wouldn't fit and you needed and a slim fan. Please get back to me as I really want to buy this case .

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to use a slim fan. I don't remember if it was the one for the radiator or the one for the case that I used. But I didn't buy an additional fan besides the LED ones for the graphics card.