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Small Form Factor In Win BQ mini ITX build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Guest-16, 14 Nov 2016.

  1. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Bought one of these locally because I needed a replacement case+PSU. The old case 120W PSU blew after the Window Anniversary Update loaded the CPU to 100% for hours and melted the 12V EPS.
    People don't share enough builds these days so, here you are :p

    The BQ is similar to the Chopin, but without the Alu front cover. Same (I think) 150W PSU bundled inside.

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    VESA mounting bracket thrown in, which doubles as the vertical stand. Extra cables for optical or two 2.5" drives.

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    Awww yis

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    Couple of USB 3's is useful. The grill is raised for a bit of extra space inside. You can buy some with different colours I saw but this version didn't have. I prefer the black-painted internals.

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    One screw

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    I noticed if you want to replace the top grill with a window or nothing(?), the grill is easy to pop out.

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    PSU cables are not braided by in all black they look very good to match the insides

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    150W 80Plus Bronze. It's difficult to remove.

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    Rear side

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    Optical bay has second slot for 2.5" drive

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    Adapter included

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    Twist and fit

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    First fitting

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    As you can imagine, getting all the cables in is a bit tough because there's few places to tuck any extra, but there's enough space near the front.

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    There's a dedicated hole but it's still very fiddly getting the SATA through to the rear side

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    USB 3 and front audio cables are waay too long, but the rest tucks away nicely.

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    Getting the SATA through its little hole in the corner was tough. Needed needle nose pliers in the end.

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    All done!
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  2. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I read it as "In Win BBQ mini ITX build".
    For a moment I though you might be about to fill it with charcoal and cook on the top grill :)

    Very neat case and build.
     
  3. spolsh

    spolsh Multimodder

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    Wow, 6 SATA ports on ITX !
     
  4. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Yea it was in my server then it got recycled into wife's PC duty.
     
  5. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Awesome :D that really is tiny haha.
     

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