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Scratch Build – In Progress [Project] Full ATX SFF Build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by conzy, 23 Jul 2008.

  1. conzy

    conzy SFF!

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    So rude to ask a modder his dimensions! :p

    Heres a drawing

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    375mm X 205mm X 344mm So Total volume of 26 litres :) The Lian Li PC7 Plus was 50 litres, so Im happy with the reduction in size, almost half! and It still fits a full ATX board with a full length card, It will even fit a 4870X2 with some re-arranging of components...

    I'm 100% sure I'm going with all perforated sheet front now, It will be a lot better for airflow and layout, I dont want to sacrafice airflow and optimal layout for a 7 euro card reader :p

    I put the shell on this morning before work and it fits great! More photos and a big update tonight hopefully
     
  2. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Freakin' great stuff!

    I was wondering what your dimensions are as I wanted to compare them to my PC-A05B which is slightly bigger (y'bugger!) 490 x 210mm x 381mm - so you officially beat the smallest ATX case on the market. Kudos!
     
  3. conzy

    conzy SFF!

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    :)!

    I just looked up the PC-A05B, Its awesome! Its almost exactly what I was planning on building originally, a mini PC7 plus, They also had to relocate the power jack :) I like where they fit the PSU in, any trouble fitting your 3850?

    I have a Viewsonic VX2025wm too btw, <3 it :D
     
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  4. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Freakin' is!

    None whatsoever, fits in as smooth as butter rubbed on my girlfriends.... a-hem!

    We rule! It's a great monitor, got it thanks to Bit-Tech's 20" monitor round up a few years ago.
     
  5. conzy

    conzy SFF!

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    Ok small update: New PSU position, My original plan wont work, I assumed the 4870 PCI express power cables would stick out the side like Nvidia cards but they stick out the back and hit the PSU... I could raise the PSU up but it would block most of the airflow to the the CPU... So this seems like the best option unless someone else has any ideas? :)

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  6. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    is there room to mount the psu like it is mounted in a LIan Li A05? under the GPU..

    the simple answer is to soilder extension wires direct to the GPU so you can make teh connect else where in the case.. lol!
     
  7. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Or have the PSU's fan as an front intake?
     
  8. conzy

    conzy SFF!

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    I like my warranty :D

    That was the original plan, but the PSU will intake the air and just exhaust it into the roof of the case and block the IFX-14s access to fresh air, If I mount it as pictured above it can draw air through the front perforated sheet and there is still room for the IFX-14 to draw air from the front.

    Thats the plan anyway...
     
  9. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Arh that makes more sense, any progress since your last update?
     
  10. conzy

    conzy SFF!

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    nope :(

    Well lots of progress but its all in my mind :) I have tomorrow off so I should get a lot done ;)
     
  11. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    A modder never stops!

    Schweeet, enjoy!
     
  12. connec

    connec What's a Dremel?

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    I assume the PSU won't fit in below the GFX?

    You could always just get and nVidia card xD
     
  13. conzy

    conzy SFF!

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    lol! But I love ma 4870!

    Been pretty busy over the last few days so no work done, I did build the PC in an old ATX case so I can continue work on the SFF case and have the guts up and running
     
  14. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    thats a bad idea as it forces people to become lazy and the mod will stop progressing! lol
     
  15. BlackWhizz

    BlackWhizz What's a Dremel?

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    About the front panel, and your card reader. Isnt it much nicer to mount it in a MacPro style?

    Like this:
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    Fear my paint skillz! :p
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  16. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    If he was going to go MacPro style, wouldn't he have it vertically?
     
  17. BlackWhizz

    BlackWhizz What's a Dremel?

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    Thats his choice. I was just making an idea about how he could fix it.
     
  18. AFX

    AFX "Bling" Silver Mountain 2

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    HA I would have never thought SFF and a thermalright IFX would be in the same Project log. way to go!
     
  19. conzy

    conzy SFF!

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    If I was going MacPro style, wouldn't I be a homosexual? :D
     
  20. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Pretentious for want of a better word..
     

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