I did finish my PC way back and it ended up great i think 🙂
I ended up with a complete custom LC system in the Cubitek Mini Cube with 2x 120mm rads cooling both the cpu and the graphics card. Temperatures are fine. Not the best, but certainly cooler than a prebuild 120 mm liquid cooled solution.
Other than that the specs for the system was pretty much what i had written before, but with a GeForce GTX 780 as my graphics card. Yes that card actually just fitted inside the case!
.. So how was i going to fit all this into that tiny case i asked my self again?!
Since i had two 120 mm coolers but the case only had room for one, i had to make room for the other. I had measured the space before the order, and had figured out that i could cram in one of the 120mm just above the graphics card
I then got my self one the smallest water coolers i know of, which could just fit in there. And then began the assembly process
First fit all the parts into the case. Looks like its going to work!
Hooking up dem hoes.
and then for the rest of the cabling. Notice the powersupply
Notice the last picture at the power supply. Yeah i simply could not fit in all the cables for the power supply when the monsta lc cooler also had to be there, so i had to make some mounting brackets, but this works just fine!
And so this machine was build.. Here are some internals, only ones i got at the moment, but more will follow later
For my upcoming PC im gonna go Mini-ITX which is some of the smallest form factor you can get in a PC. Back in May, i bought a case called Cubitek Mini Cube . I chose this case for my built because of serveral things, some of them being that the PSU is at the bottom like a normal, newer atx case, and because i think this might be the smallest case you can get, that fits what i want to do.
What i also like about this case, is that it is able to hold a ful length graphics card! This is not something you see that often on these kind of small cases. However when i bought it there was one thing that i didnt think about. This case has a maximum supported size of 150mm in length for the PSU. I quickly learned that this was going to be a problem, because i want a 80 Plus Gold PSU that also has enough power to run a complete water cooled setup and a high end graphics card. So basicly, such a PSU is what i have been searching for, for the last few months, but i have finally found what iam looking for i believe. The Silverstone ST75F-GS. Some might say that this PSU is overkill for a setup like this, which i somewhat agree with, but i actually dont have any other options here. There simply aint other Power supplys that meet these requirements.
Anyway, the rest of the setup is going to look something like this:
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K
- MOBO: ASUS Maximus VI Impact or eVGA Z87 Stinger
- SSD: 1x Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB SSD drive
- HDD: 1x Western Digital Green 1TB HDD (Already have this)
- RAM: 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866 Mhz DDR3 Ram
- Some LC, which i havent found out yet
Other than that the Case obviously needs some work to fit this. Because i want to liquid cool both CPU and GPU i will need at least a 240mm rad, or 2x 120mm rads, which is what im gonn ago for. The case has out-of-the-box support for a single 120mm rad at the bottom in front of the PSU. Im gonna have to drill a hole on the front just below the graphics card, to fit the second rad. According to what i have measured, it can just fit exactly! For CPU waterblock, im gonna use the Swiftech Apogee Drive II mainly because it fints both the block it self but also the pump.. And it looks badass!
I mainly made this website to host the documentation for Mod Pack Creator, but thought it would be nice to try out blogging too.
ut the Mod Pack Creator documentation can be found here
To try out the blogging part of this site i thought i would post the progress of my new computer project. Until before summer i had a big ass custom liquid cooled PC. It was built into a Corsair 800D so yeah, it was pretty darn big and a pain to move for LAN’s etc. This was my first pc with liquid cooling, and the end result looked like this:
Im not totally sure if it was because of the liquid cooling or because of the parts i chose, but i was very impressed of how well this systen ran. It had a Core i7 920 CPU which normally runs at 2.6 Ghz per core, which i had overclocked to 4.2 Ghz (4.6 Ghz at one point) and it ran without problems for around 2 years. Since then i have decided to go down the LC path again, but at the moment im running at a spare PC, which i intend to replace very soon.
But instead of going with the large case, which was my only problem with the old setup, i’ve decided to go the direct opposite route. Mini-ITX ! And ofcourse, completely watercooled. In the next blog post i will describe what my plan is in detail 🙂 .