Thank you, it was easier to make the cut out in the carbon fiber than in metal.
Not with this one, this is def a function over form build
I can't believe I missed this the first time around. This thing is awesome! I love this thing!
Running 2 intake fans up top and a exhaust fan made all the difference for me. At first, I ran 2 25mm thick fans up top, but they were so close to the gpu that it caused alot of noise. I found 20mm thick fans and run them at 50 percent. this worked best for me.
Thank you. I have never really had good luck with custom loops so I gotta say, what you have done here in that little space is incredible!
You got enough ventilation for the gpu? 75 for a zotac mini don't seem so bad.
OK, this thing is cool!!
Yeah, as far as the red plate, I originally had an asus strix 960 that was black and red. It sorta made sense then. As far as inverting the internals, I think it is possible, but I see some issues with mounting the video card. The panels are pretty much interchangeable and you could flip the rear panel around. That would place the motherboard in the right position and still place the PSU at the bottom. You would have to mount the gpu upside down. or with the backplate facing the window. (card would self destruct from heat). It is acrylic, so it is easy to modify. I cant think of any sandwich style case where the mother board faces the left panel. I am sure it will be because of mounting a gpu.
I did offset the standoff. I used a piece of carbon fiber plate because it is light and stiff to create the offset. I have a standoff parts kit that I used to get the right length. You could use aluminum or even acrylic to create the offset extender.
As a fan of SFX builds, I really like this. It is beautifully done with great attention to detail. You have conquered the challenge of making an extremely small build as this aesthetically pleasing internally. Job well done
Amazingly well done mods! This build looks great.
just some from amazon. Can't wait to see your build!
I am right at 12mm. It will be close. If you use a sfx power supply with the silverstone psu adapter, you should be able to get that hdd on there.
Thanks. Wrap is from amazon. I think brand is vivid
The case has a mount for one up top. I just hacked it out when I cut that huge hole in it for 2 fans
Thank you, for both.
Thanks. I think it would depend on the mother board and where it placed the cpu. On this MSI pro carbon, there is not enough room for a 3.5 HDD.
This build came out wonderful! You handled cable management in a case that we can all agree on was never designed for it masterfully. When I first saw this case, I had plans to build in one but was not yet available at the time. I decided to go a little smaller with a (cable management challenging) geeek case. I am honored that one of my builds was able to provide you with some inspiration.
I truly love this build. Job well done. easy +1
Ah, sorry. For example, the 24 pin cable was 13 inches long. I needed it to be 7 inches. I snipped the wires one at a time at 7 inches, installed the colored sleeving, installed a new pin and then installed into a new connector. Did this for each wire. If you want to learn how to do cable sleeving, there are many you tube videos that can show you in detail.
Thank you. As far as a 120mm rad, not happening. Cant even get a 120mm fan anywhere in there. 80mm fans barely fit in there.
Had to desolder and resolder.
I cut the cables of the PSU to fit and sleeved them, well partially sleeved them and changed the connectors to black. I used MDPC-X sleeving from mod one. Pic #25
This thing is a Masterpiece!! As an avid woodworker, I am drawn to this build. Although, I gotta give it to you for working with that tiny dewalt. I truly love this build!
One can always determine the quality of a woodworker by the number of clamps he has :)
Thank you. I actually saw this case for the first time here on his site.
Thank you. The front and top panel actually came in matte white and the interior dark tinted. i was having a hard time trying to match the original color so I wrapped the panels to match.
Thanks, it will depend on how small the new cards will be. I hope zotac continues with their mini editions.
Yeah, I used to tell myself that but you keep looking at all these amazing builds on pcpartpicker and before you know it . . . . . . . . .
Man, there is nothing trivial about building in a node 202, and yours looks great!
Awesome, can't wait to see it
Thank you so very much.
I know what you mean, I kinda feel compelled to build in one of their other cases.
You won't regret it.
Thank you. I purchased the li heat one they sell. Quality is really good. I think that the one you are looking at may be a little short. Also, the way it mounts in the case, the 90 degree angle would not work. It would mount the gpu horizontally in the case.
Man, your builds are crazy awesome!!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank pcpartpicker. I am truly honored and extremely grateful to have this build selected as a feature. To have both my builds as features within a week caught me by surprise. I thank you. You guys made the Christmas list!
Make that dream a reality! and thank you for the kind words.
Thank you, I really appreciate it.
I am surprised. Especially since I just had one featured last week. I am truly honored.
Thank you so very much
When you first open the box, you will think you paid to much :)
I really appreciate it. Bitspower actually sells these thumb screws. These were the only ones I could find in white in M4 size.
Thank you, the case is made it easy to look good.
Thank you very much, although the beer is my wife's.
Thank you, they make an A40 which is just like this only a little larger to accommodate a sfx psu. The PSU cover was a $4 option. Although it was horrible trying to cut out all those holes from the vinyl.
I love these cases, I did a build in one. Your build looks awesome!