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Old December 23, 2010, 11:52 AM
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I suppose, but now that you have that thing why not keep it so you get the best experience possible when you do have time to game?
Needed money to build my smaller project and to help me get through X-Mas, being a student is amazing! I also enjoy building computers more than playing on them.

I love Santa, he usually comes around 1pm here!


And for some reason I've been laughing for the last 2 hours every time I look at my setup. Find the error.


Gonna be working on modding the case so the card fits after X-Mas.

Happy holidays everyone and be safe!
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Old December 27, 2010, 09:28 AM
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Hope everyone had a great X-Mas!

Back to more Mini-ITX!


GF110 in all it's nakedness.


This was easily the hardest block I've ever installed, and stock cooler was a challenge to remove, had to flex those muscles.


The Koolance northbridge block. It was a very tight fit. Kudos to Koolance for providing a lot of ways to mount the block, but you have to figure it out by yourself because the instructions are horrible and outdated.


Everything ready to test for leaks. I'm going to start working on cutting the case to make room for the 570 after lunch.

Stay tuned for more.
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Old December 27, 2010, 09:51 AM
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Will the 570 fit in the sg05 without mods?

Awesome build nonetheless.
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I'm very interested to see how this is going to turn out :) Looks awesome so far man keep up the good work!
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Old December 27, 2010, 11:17 AM
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Will the 570 fit in the sg05 without mods?

Awesome build nonetheless.
Thanks! No, it needs to be mod, barely doesn't fit, see pics under.

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I'm very interested to see how this is going to turn out :) Looks awesome so far man keep up the good work!
Thanks for the kind words, I like to tell myself that this is somewhat of a very unique build, even in the world.

Alright, making a GTX 570 fit in the SG05.


Just finished cutting the front panel. It wasn't high enough so I ended cutting a little higher up.


If only the case was just that much longer.


Sexy!

More to come.
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Akasa 2.5" HDD cage installed under the power supply and new front fan + rad. Notice I made an adapter out of acrylic to make sure the rad would not bump into the 570.





Still figuring out pump placement and those wires are going to be a challenge.


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Looking good. Needs MOAR PICS!

Not sure if its all worked out already but would it be possible to fit the psu where the fan/rad is currently and put a 240mm rad going down the length of the case?
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just a question like that, are you sure the swiftech 120.1 will be good for cpu/chipset/gtx570?
in the last picture it look like you have space to fit something like a pa120.1 or feser 120.1, no?

for the pump, use double sided tape and stick it on the side of the psu(front of rad)

good work, does the front of the case fit with your litle mod?
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just a question like that, are you sure the swiftech 120.1 will be good for cpu/chipset/gtx570?
in the last picture it look like you have space to fit something like a pa120.1 or feser 120.1, no?

for the pump, use double sided tape and stick it on the side of the psu(front of rad)

good work, does the front of the case fit with your litle mod?
Everything will be left at stock. But we'll see how it performs.

If I go any thicker than the swiftech, the fitting at the bottom will bump against the ram, so it's not really doable.

Front of case had to get sanded slightly near the bottom to fit the longer card.
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