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Greetings and new build

Greetings and new build
« on: October 03, 2010, 10:15:50 pm »
Hello all.

I'm building a new slim desktop to replace my aging 3GHz P4. 

Gigabyte GZ-SPIM51-P0B mini-ITX case
150w AC-DC adapter and 160w PicoPSU
Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3
Big Shuriken
Lite-On slim-line DVD burner in a Lian Li 5.25" to slimline + 2 x 2.5" bay converter
2.5" SSD
2 x 3.5" 1TB WD Greens

I am modding the case, as I will be using an 18lb 28" LCD on the monitor bracket. 

17lbs of 1/8" sheet lead will be cut and glued into and under the case to add weight and stability.  In addition, two additional 60mm fan holes will be cut, next to the factory hole, and all three will be completely opened up for airflow and low noise.  All three case fans will be on a fan controller.  Finally, to facilitate airflow, holes will be drilled in the bottom of the case under the 3.5" bays, in the 3.5" cover plate, in the 5.25" Lian Li plate below the optical drive, and the bottom plastic lip under the drive bay cover will be cut out.

Will post updates.

Dark Mantis

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Re: Greetings and new build
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010, 10:22:29 pm »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

I will be interested to see it progress. Don't forget when it is finished to put some pics on the forum under the Pictures of Members Computers in this section.  ;)
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy