Description

Since the news crashed in about how Haswell would suffer from Spectre and Meltdown, I knew that it's time for a new compact powerful tower.

After contemplating on how to have an anything-goes PC, my finalized spec came out as listed

Since the most important aspect for this build is compact but powerful, there are no choice but to build the enclosure myself

Using the 10x10 aluminum extrusion from the Makerbeam kit, I created the main frame for the case using the 40mm, 150mm, 200mm, 300mm

Height: 10 + 300 + 10 + 40 + 10 = 370mm

Width: 10 + 150 + 10 = 170mm

Depth: 200mm

The total volume is 370 x 170 x 200 = 12.58 Litres

The SLI is done via bifurcation from 16x -> 8x8x slots using the bifurcation riser from Ameri-rack

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Always love a custom enclosure!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I am assuming you are splitting the pcie slot into two x8 slots in order to run two GPUs with an ITX board? What riser cable are you using?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I was hoping someone would test this with a X370 ITX board from Asrock to see if you could do something similar. I believe that also has a PCI-E bifurcation setting.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

no throttling on the cards, or unreasonable temps? i would guess that there would be based on how close they are to one another.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

While they look really close, the actual spacing is almost the same as one slot spacing in the case. I didn't notice any throttle while stressing!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

ok

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

What an amazing build!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe, I searched 'bifurcation riser from Ameri-rack' and one of the links had your build in the description. I just thought that was a little funny..... Take this +1 please.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

How is your PSU holding up?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the motherboard support SLI when it is an ITX one, did you have to do some custom modification with bios or software like that? Amazing work!

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