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    If anyone gives a poop about 3d printed cases

    Looks cool. But more pictures please :) Is the USB/audio front something you printed or?
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    Define Nano S - Budget gamer rig with a acrylic windows and RGB

    All installed and ready to go:
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Haha 😆 that is true
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    Define Nano S - Budget gamer rig with a acrylic windows and RGB

    Thanks. I was trying to keep this on a budget so that meant clearing the basement for parts :) However there is a little noise from the pump in the CPU, so I think i will try and change that moving forward. Maybe get a cooling pump head with RGB.
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    Define Nano S - Budget gamer rig with a acrylic windows and RGB

    Thanks I had some old marking spray from when I did some construction work in the yard. Perfect for the job and it is also glows in the dark :)
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    Define Nano S - Budget gamer rig with a acrylic windows and RGB

    Just a quick paint over in black Then the bio hazard logo:
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    Define Nano S - Budget gamer rig with a acrylic windows and RGB

    Made a little biohazard stencil so I can spray a flurecent green logo on the side.
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    I did not consider that to be honest, but not a bad idea.
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    Define Nano S - Budget gamer rig with a acrylic windows and RGB

    So building a small budget gamer rig for my son for his birthday, and since that is the 18th of december I have a deadline that is coming up fast. Specs: Chassis: Fractal Design Define Nano S Motherboard: Biostar x370gtn (left over after my upgrade in my other build thread) Ram: 2x4 GB DDR4...
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Thanks. Did end up taking a lot longer than expected, but really running cool now.
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Installed a couple of cable brackets: Going back into the case: Installed (back side): Front side:
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    New PSU installed: Need some cable holders and then we are getting close.
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Problem solved :) bought a Corsair SF450 instead it is a bit shorter so that seem to do the trick. Pictures on the way
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Yeah I think it is the opposite site, but a bit hard to pin point exactly.
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Got around to mounting the painted grill and the modified scythe fan: But ran into a small issue that I cannot get the hole assembly all the way in. I think it is hitting the grill :(
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    24 pin cable done:
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    So finally got some wires from RS components: So I redid the CPU 8 pin cable and added a small cable holder to keep it nice and tidy: Next up will be the 24 pin at cable. Then I'm ready to reassemble into the case. Also ended going with alphacools DC-LT ultra low noise pump since the high...
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Thanks :) I need to shorten the ATX, PCI-E and CPU power cables. But that is going to be a real pita.
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Trial fitting of grill and fan: Ended up grinding down my old Scythe 120x120x12 fan so it fits inside the grill.
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    I did go through a couple that broke while pressing them out:
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Ready for pres Front ready for the grill: First paint layer for the grill:
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    So adjusted the fan shroud a bit so the 60mm fan is moved a bit more back to get better airflow over the VRAM: As pendragon1 suggested I will install a custom grill and fit a Scythe 100x100x12 mm inside the grill. Started by removing the wood crops: Then I made a wood mould so I can press a...
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    So stripped the pump from my Cooler Master ML120 and I also changed my motherboard to a brand new Asus instead. The old Biostar kept crashing. Got my pump bracket / fan adapter: So playing CSGO for a couple of hours with this setup I see around 62°C on CPU and around 50°C on GPU. So it is...
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    A little bench testing and with max CPU and GPU I'm now hitting 73°c on the CPU and only 55°C on the GPU. I think the Corsair H60 cooling head has some limitations.
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Leak testing :)
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Pump, fittings etc arrived. Ready for a little trial run soon.
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Trial fitting of the fan shroud: Final assembly:
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Due to the big size of the new radiator and the fact that I needed a bracket for the res+pump i decided to make a bracket that will hold the pump and fit a 92mm intake fan. This away I dont have to modify the PMMA backplate. Also create a new fan shroud for the GFX, that can hose a small 60mm...
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    So my little custom loop started out great, but it turned sideways pretty fast. First the radiator would not clear the noctua fan so changed that to a low 12mm fan from scytche. But still missing 1mm clearance so need to drill the mounting holes a bit bigger. Moved on and installed the GPU...
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    You can never go down on equipment :)
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Disassemble has begun. A bit chaotic at the moment :)
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    So got two Corsair H60 today for 15€. Gutted the first to get the angled connectors since the straight ones on the Arctic liquid freezer 120 won't fit in the case. First issue was that the straight connectors was OD 9.7mm and the angled one where 10.5mm. So after a bit grinding I managed...
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Noted if I go back to that idea. However I think for now I will try with water cooling of both GPU + CPU and see if that can keep temps down.
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    So giving it another shot with a semi hacked AIO cooling loop. Got a kraken G12 cheap and a arctic liquid freezer 120 with the big 50mm radiator. So modded the Intel bracket on the GPU pump to fit the Kraken g12 brackets: However I need to angle the outlets. The AIO H60 has angled hose...
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    So I still have heating issue when playing for a long time. I need to have some more ventilation for the GPU. I was thinking of removing the wood marked in red: And then install something from the front, in the area shown in read. But what should it be, I was considering a metal speaker...
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Thanks :) After gaming CS GO for an hour GPU hotspot temp is around 80°C and GPU temp is 70°C and fan is not maxing out. So around a 10°C improvement and still a little to give if I max out the fan speed.
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    So got the updated shroud 3D printed. I reinforced the towers and added threadee M3 inserts. The frame was opened up a bit more to allow more air to escape via the top vent.
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Ahh a fellow mechanical engineer :) (I normally work with medical devices) Yeah I hope this latest tweak will give a good noise to cooling ratio.
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    Mini itx build in old '30s radio

    Thanks I will keep the pictures coming. I had never heard the expression "blower GPU", so had to google it. I can see that I ended up with something in between open air and blower gpu. While I was playing with the cardboard, the noise level was increased a lot if I blocked off all sides, so...
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