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Comment reply on snapwich's Completed Build: Small form factor gaming machine

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

If you have no video card I think a 240mm AIO liquid cooler could replace the two 120mm case fans underneath where the video card goes, so I think it'd work; but I don't know for sure.

Comment reply on snapwich's Completed Build: Small form factor gaming machine

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, no overclock. The 2080ti is a blower as well and I had to tweak fan speeds up to keep it cool enough.

Comment reply on snapwich's Completed Build: Small form factor gaming machine

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

No clue on the push/pull potential. Mine blows through the radiator and out of the case.

Comment reply on snapwich's Completed Build: Small form factor gaming machine

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I crammed as much wiring as I could in front and around the PSU; that's pretty the only spaces free that are guaranteed not to be in the way of fans.

For the CPU Cooler, you just have to coil the water pipes around the block and then the fit is really tight. Also, I don't know if you noticed, but in the description I mention that I swapped out the MasterLiquid Lite 120 fan for a slim fan; it won't work otherwise.

Comment reply on snapwich's Completed Build: Small form factor gaming machine

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

No OC. Here are the temps under maximum load.. The AIO was very hard to fit, but it did fit with the slim fan.

Comment reply on snapwich's Completed Build: Small form factor gaming machine

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Here are the temps after running y-cruncher for multi-threaded pi calculation. With a regular air cooler my temps were getting over 90 C and being throttled to prevent overheating. The liquid cooling keeps it around ~85 C under maximum stress with no throttling.

Fitting the tubes in the case was a task, but it can be seen in one of the pictures. The water cooling tubes are wrapped around the water block.

Comment reply on snapwich's Completed Build: Small form factor gaming machine

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't remember what screws I used, tbh. I do know that the screws I used definitely came with some of the parts, be it the fan, cooler, case, or motherboard as I didn't have to attain any additional screws to build the machine. The cabling is as seen in the picture with the water block on the CPU; the water conduits just coiled around the block. It was a VERY tight fit.

Comment reply on snapwich's Completed Build: Small form factor gaming machine

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup. Mostly when playing CS:GO which seems to be CPU bound :)

Comment reply on snapwich's Completed Build: Small form factor gaming machine

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely not a necessity. There's also three 3.5 bays for regular SSD if you want to use them; although the wiring is a bit trickier.

Comment reply on snapwich's Completed Build: Small form factor gaming machine

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

CM Storm QuickFire Stealth. Just added it to the build list.

Comment reply on snapwich's Completed Build: Small form factor gaming machine

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I just needed the space. My old 3.5 SSD was 1tb and was packed full, so I knew I'd need at least 1tb and wanted the ability to add more space in the future if I want to use that other m.2 slot. Also, for that extra space I'd have to run RAID 0, which I just think is unnecessarily risky for my work computer; if anything I'd do RAID 1.

The video card was bought 2 years ago, it's from my old computer. I'm planning on waiting until the next generation nVidia cards are out before upgrading.

Comment reply on snapwich's Completed Build: Small form factor gaming machine

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately I forgot to take pics of probably the most important part of the cable management, and that was how I ran the cables underneath and around the video card. I had more issues with cables and fans there than I did around the CPU.

I'd take it apart and take pictures, but I don't want to put it back together again... maybe when I get a new video card :)

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