The most extreme mini-ITX gaming rig you've ever seen - MAX11Lv3

miahallen

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I just finished a build I've been working on for a customer. He requested a system to fulfill these requirements.
  • small
  • lightweight
  • very powerful
  • unique
  • cutting edge gaming performance

If you like what you see here, be sure to check out the full build log for details :)

This is what the layout looks like prior to putting in the optical drive tray....it's a really tight squeeze!



And here are the final shots of the system. The customer is planning to replace the feet with something a bit more athetically pleasing once he finds something he likes.











I welcome your comments and criticisms :)
 
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Direfox

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I welcome your comments and critacisms :)
In that case I will mock your spelling!!!! :mad::mad::mad:





Absolutely awesome build though!! I checked out your build log, that's an insane amount of power in a tiny little build. You are very much a master of your craft.
 

miahallen

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In that case I will mock your spelling!!!! :mad::mad::mad:





Absolutely awesome build though!! I checked out your build log, that's an insane amount of power in a tiny little build. You are very much a master of your craft.
Oops :eek:

Thanks :D
 

Quartz-1

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Shuttle, take note!

I like how you've used the PSU to assist the fluid cooling - I assume you've reversed the fan.

Would you care to comment on the graphics card? I don't see the need to fluid cool it: why not just have it seated normally, sucking in air from below? Sure you'd need to make the case a smidge taller, but it would make it much easier to replace.
 

JoeUser

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Shuttle, take note!

I like how you've used the PSU to assist the fluid cooling - I assume you've reversed the fan.

Would you care to comment on the graphics card? I don't see the need to fluid cool it: why not just have it seated normally, sucking in air from below? Sure you'd need to make the case a smidge taller, but it would make it much easier to replace.
Considering its a GTX580 I'm sure the cooler might be a bit too long and would certainly be an unsightly bulge out of the side of the case.

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To the OP, CRAZY nice built! Totally jealous!
 
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Two things.

1. This is a sweet box.

2. If I were the customer I would keep the feet paint the entire thing brown and do a Domo face on the front. This case literally looks like Domo.
 

archevilangel

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like!

One of the things my irl console gaming friends always complain about in pc gaming is the sheer size of the average gaming pc; I should show them this :)
 

mavalpha

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Like, with one exception: the cutout on the bottom being unique to the graphics card's waterblock. Means that when he decides to go from a GTX580 to a GTX680 next year, the entire bottom has to be remanufactured.
 

Old Man

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I noticed your standoffs are set out long. I was wondering if there was a reason for that. Did you consider trim around any of the exterior holes? Did you use a biscuit slotter to make the acrylic bends?

Top notch work.
 

stealthy123

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does the psu not line up with the screw holes or soemthing?

It's gorgeous, but that power supply has made me nervous ever since I first saw this build.
 

miahallen

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does the psu not line up with the screw holes or soemthing?

It's gorgeous, but that power supply has made me nervous ever since I first saw this build.
No not perfectly :(
Its still fully secured on the inside though...check out the build log for details :)
 

Jcazz

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i did something like this few years back involving a 6800GT. Your build is amazing great work.
 

Benny Blanco

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Might be the best miniITX build I've ever seen. Full size ATX PSU, slim optical drive, PERFECT. I just hope a manufacturer will notice, build a knockoff, and give you some royalties :)

It really is a shame that the GPU waterblock will remain hidden though :(
 

Tetrahedron

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Damn! You are a pro [H]'er indeed.

Now... Shut up and take money! (How much would you charge for building another one, same components, time and labor... just curious?)
 

redivulpis

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I'm curious about your use of the VelociRaptor without the ice box. Any performance/heat issues? I'm looking to do the same thing in the SFF build I'm currently working on (Worklog forthcoming).
 

dawarmachine22

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Holy crap that is an awesome job! I'm also curious on how much it would cost to have one of these built with the same parts?
 

DenverBarr

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Unfortunatley i will be starting something a little more Insane shortley but thats in due time!

As for that i think its ingenious the way you have everything set up! Im interested in what the temps are though:
 

Popi

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Awesome looking case...but I can't help but see my son's piggy bank when I look at it.

Maybe smaller (shorter) rubber legs?
 

Spare-Flair

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Awesome! I would have done without the faux carbon-fibre vinyls though.

I thought the system looked much better at this stage but I am partial to black anodized aluminum.

 
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