[H]ard Sff Club

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor Systems' started by Michigan PC, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. Dayaks

    Dayaks [H]ardness Supreme

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    I built a little Sugo 13 build for travel, while on travel, in my hotel room. I got the idea off this forum to hook up a desktop the the hotel TV. Brilliant! I'll probably rebuild when I get my Osmi case and retire this to the home TV and/or NVidia shield (for the kids). The sugo is a nice little case for $40.

    I learned the best way to do a SFF build is CPU -> cooler -> install mobo -> install rad -> front panel wires -> power wires -> install power supply -> install GFX card.

    4690k/970 Turbo/240GB SSD/500 SFX-L

    I liked how you could slide in the graphics card from the front.

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  2. Cerulean

    Cerulean [H]ardForum Junkie

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    That's always the most exciting point in time after a build
     
  3. maclem8223

    maclem8223 Case w[H]ore

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    May I ask what Pioneer optical drive that is and the other portion in the area?...I like the setup and would like to do something similar with my 250D
     
  4. mICKEL

    mICKEL Limp Gawd

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    My new rig, an upgrade from my Xeon 5450/LGA 775 system I've had forever.

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  5. Xin

    Xin n00b

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    Have an Intel NUC, that count, right?
     
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  6. Xin

    Xin n00b

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    I will start my own club with Blackjack and :p
     
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  7. w1retap

    w1retap [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Jonsbo RM3 x99 build soon to be completed. :)

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  8. fx9

    fx9 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I guess I'm joining the SFF club, traded in my full tower for SFF as my New York City apartment is too small for a full tower. So here goes, my Cougar QBX with a R9 290, a Noctua C14, and a Corsair HX620 PSU. You might be wondering how did he fit a 140mm Noctua in there? you're right , it doesn't fit, barely. As you can see the rear power plug is not sitting in the socket, I will need to swap this for a Noctua NH-L12 later. You're also thinking, how did he fit a HX620 which is a 150mm depth psu in the case that was made for a 140mm psu? I modded the case a little, cutting off the lower flange allowed the case to fit this psu.

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  9. ledcriss

    ledcriss Limp Gawd

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    I made the switch a few months ago to a nice Lian Li SFF / EVGA GTC 980ti, Intel i5 6600k, ASRock Z170, Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, Lian Li PC-O5SX, 2x Noctua NF-F12, 8gb 2400 DDR4, Silverstone SX600, 1x Noctua NF-A14 and the beautiful Swiftech H220
     

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  10. tracer11LB

    tracer11LB [H]Lite

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    So if I put a Gigabyte brix inside a SFF case, can I join? :)
     
  11. Quartz-1

    Quartz-1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    So it's the cooler itself blocking the power plug, not the fan?

    I'm surprised you didn't take the opportunity to get a nice modular SFX or SFX-L PSU.
     
  12. fx9

    fx9 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yes it was the cooler itself blocking the power plug from the inside of the case. After swapping it for the Noctua NH-L12 it fits fine.

    I opted not to use a SFX psu as I had issues with noise and QC from Silverstone in the past. The next best thing was to mod the case itself with a hand nibbler tool.
     
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  13. {NG}Fidel

    {NG}Fidel [H]ardness Supreme

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    Ncase m1 on the way. My 250d X99 puts me in the club though
     
  14. rat

    rat [H]ardness Supreme

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    Ended up doing a casemod on my EVGA Hadron Air to fit a standard PSU in it to replace the stock 1U one.

    Aside from the lousy placement of the ATX connector, it turned out pretty well.

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  15. D mo T raz

    D mo T raz n00b

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    list add? will upload pics soon but builds are in the signature
     
  16. {NG}Fidel

    {NG}Fidel [H]ardness Supreme

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    I finally join the true PC Master race guys. Feels good to be here! 4.1GHZ (4.098 :( close enough) 5930K and a R9 390X soon to be upgraded to whichever next gen GPU earns its spot to replace it!
     
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  17. drklu

    drklu 2[H]4U

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    Built this a while ago, great case to build in. Now I just need a water cooled Pascal card to throw in it
     
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  18. fx9

    fx9 [H]ard|Gawd

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    That 450W Silverstone PSU is beefy enough to power that video card? I hear the gtx 680 needs a 550W psu, maybe cause its a mini itx mobo.
     
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  19. drklu

    drklu 2[H]4U

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    Never really had issues with it, at the time it was really the only option. I have even OC'ed the CPU/680.
     
  20. NeoMatriX724

    NeoMatriX724 Limp Gawd

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    I Would Like to Join! Introducing Mjolnir!

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  21. rat

    rat [H]ardness Supreme

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    Fuck! Making my Hadron Air looking positively spacious. Nice job.
     
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  22. {NG}Fidel

    {NG}Fidel [H]ardness Supreme

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  23. TheLAWNoob

    TheLAWNoob Limp Gawd

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    Laptop's screen broke so I hooked up 2 monitors and using it as my main rig.

    Am I doing this right?

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  24. SQX_Barto

    SQX_Barto n00b

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    Finally, I'm in the club! :)


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  25. sparky1_2007

    sparky1_2007 2[H]4U

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    I'm now a member of the SFF club.

    did a quick mod to remove the HDD cage as I don't need it

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  26. rat

    rat [H]ardness Supreme

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    Since I have to move soon I finally ended up finishing out the mods for my EVGA Hadron Air.

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    Ended up installing a 2.5" dual hotswap bay to 3.5" adapter and facing the front end of the bay where the 1U PSU used to be so I can swap out the SSDs in my system without needing to open the case.

    Had a GTX 580 OC in there before, replaced with a nice (and much cooler) GTX 970 ITX OC.
     
  27. Outlaw85

    Outlaw85 Gawd

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    Been built a while but just found this thread. Is it still going and do I qualify?

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  28. sparky1_2007

    sparky1_2007 2[H]4U

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    got some cable extensions for the Hadron Air, they make a world of difference in cable management!

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  29. theplaidfad

    theplaidfad Lurker

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    Well, if the system in my sig counts... I'll post up a couple of photos. I just finished it 3 weeks ago.

    The case is an itx case by name only, seems large compared to others in this thread. I had to make sure what I already had would fit so I didn't take any chances going smaller.
     
  30. nwkrep82

    nwkrep82 Limp Gawd

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    CASE - Wesena ITX4 v3

    CPU - Intel Core i3 6100

    MOTHERBOARD - Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI

    MEMORY - Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB 2 x 4GB DDR4-2400

    CPU COOLER - Noctua NH-L9i

    CPU COOLER FAN - Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PE-P 92mm x 25mm Ultra Quiet PWM Fan - 1800 RPM

    CASE FAN - Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PC-P 80mm x 15mm Ultra Silent PWM Fan - 2500 RPM

    POWER SUPPLY - picoPSU-160-XT (custom sleeved), 160w output, 12v input DC-DC Power Supply (192w AC-DC Power Adapter, 12v 16A)

    STORAGE - SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 128GB

    GRAPHICS - MSI N750 TI-2GD5TLP w/retrofitted cooler from EVGA Geforce GT 730 2GB (low profile) - cooler and PCI bracket PlastiDip black for a stealthy asthetic.

    OPERATING SYSTEM - OS X EL Capitan

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  31. {NG}Fidel

    {NG}Fidel [H]ardness Supreme

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    Beautiful work. I keep toying with the idea of making a Hackintosh box
     
  32. nwkrep82

    nwkrep82 Limp Gawd

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    Thanks :D

    I was also toying with the idea for a few years actually...Recently, I just decided to do it. With all the amazing guides out there, it wasn't difficult at all. The most 'difficult' part was getting my hands on a Mac to start the whole process (No one I know owns one). I ended up just buying a Macbook to start the process and then returned it a few days later...
     
  33. w1retap

    w1retap [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Why would you need a Mac? Every one I've made never required one to start with.
     
  34. {NG}Fidel

    {NG}Fidel [H]ardness Supreme

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    Was about to ask that question, I had no idea you needed a Mac for certain methods.
     
  35. nwkrep82

    nwkrep82 Limp Gawd

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    Let me rephrase that...There are ways to do it without a mac (Niresh or set up a Mac Virtual Machine, for example). However, since the more 'popular' and tested guides at the time used a Mac, I decided to go that route.
     
  36. w1retap

    w1retap [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Oh, I just used a virtual machine to export the latest disk image. It was super simple. (probably a lot faster than buying a Mac and returning it lol)
     
  37. nwkrep82

    nwkrep82 Limp Gawd

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    Yeh definitely a lot faster...LOL. The guide I used even had the same motherboard with all the little hackintosh hiccups all figured out. For a first timer, using it was a no brainer LOL

    The next one I do (or two..I have a couple people who want me to build one for them), I'll definitely use one (or both) of the aforementioned methods. I like to try different ways to do things.
     
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  38. Homey D. Clown

    Homey D. Clown Limp Gawd

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    Phanteks Enthoo Evolv iTX I have a pair of red led fans coming to replace the white ones. AMD 7890K Apu, 16Gb Crucial Ballistix 2133 Ram, 4 SSD's running in raid 10, MSI A88XI AC V2 motherboard. It plays overwatch at high settings great!
     
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  39. Raendor

    Raendor Gawd

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    Finally, please welcome my Node 202 build. Right now it's a simple g4560 + 1050ti combo in its heart, but at has everything ready for future upgrades.

    Full info on https://pcpartpicker.com/b/HNP323
     

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  40. sparky1_2007

    sparky1_2007 2[H]4U

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    Recently updated some stuff in my case:
    New GTX 1080ti to replace the old 1070 I had in there for a while
    New CPU cooler - Nocuta NH - L12
    New CPU - 7700k

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