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Old June 8, 2011, 04:04 PM
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Default Stealth American --World's Smallest Watercooled Full PC >>>UPDATE 5 Hard drives

The Stealth American is the world's smallest full featured computer while maintaining a full liquid cooling system.

Case -> Silverstone Sugo 05 (Smallest full GPU case on the market)

Challenge -> The purpose of this case mod was the create a PC that had the entire functions of a full tower case. This required both 2.5 and 3.5 hard drives, a full sized GPU with a PSU to power it, adequate cooling for the CPU and GPU, while still maintaining sufficent airflow for the radiators. All the above was to be fitted into the smallest commercially available case with 2 PCI slots. (as of newegg june 2011). At 658.3 cubic inches or .38cubic feet, it is smaller than most stereo speakers, and is about the size of a gallon of milk or a 12-pack soda (or beer, whatever floats your boat).


Parts list is as follows
  1. ASRock Itx Motherboard HT
  2. Intel 2500K
  3. Full GPU (undecided, working with a 560ti)
  4. 2x 3.5 hard drives.
  5. up to 4x SSDs
  6. Full ATX Silverstone 600W PSU
  7. HWLabs 120 GTStealth
  8. Swiftech Apogee XT waterblock
  9. Swiftech 355 pump
  10. Swiftech 355x top
  11. Swiftech Microres
  12. either 1x Feser triebwerk or 2x any other 120mm fans in push pull.
  13. intergated 5.25 fan controller
  14. Bitspower of course [sm=001_tongue.gif]
I hope I got everything

All while leaving space for a slim dvd/blu drive and a Silverstone OEM card reader.

Full featured means
  • pump->block->rad->res
  • Push pull for rad
  • 2SSDs in RAID
  • at least 1 3.5 for storage.
  • Disk drive and card reader
  • Full sized GPU
Worklog Contents (preplanned will add extra things if needed)
  1. Parts parts and more parts. >unpacking
  2. Layout is fun and boring >Various layouts
  3. Kiss my feet >case feet
  4. Fix my face >front panel work
  5. Can you say 6TB? >hard drive placement
  6. SSD super small drives >SSD placement
  7. This is too cool >radiator testing
  8. To the left! >radiator placement
  9. Veni vidi vivox (I came I saw I powered) >powersupply modding and placement
  10. In with the old >controller rewireing with pata cables
  11. Pinnacle, peak, summit, apex, zenith, Apogee! >block instalation
  12. Off with its....wing >space for larger GPU
  13. Pump this up >pump placement and instalation
  14. It doesent hold water! >res installation and problems ;( -no not leaks...of course not
  15. Bling Bling >paint and gloss
  16. finaltouches >cables lights and whatever
  17. the paparazzi flashes > photo time
Only half way done but this is the roadmap.


I could use a better name so suggestions are welcome.

Comparison to 'Mini-me'
To clarify because some people are wondering
and as I said, this is a full computer, in the smallest space possible.
And for the record I think that oliverw92's work is incredible, and I wouldnt have even thought of this if I didnt see Mini-me. I went as far as to copy the entire photos directory after the links broke on his forum posts.

Stealth A. Mini Me
Full size GPU (580) half sized
Full WC loop (pump,res,block,rad) closed block/pump loop
Push pull 2fans 1 fan-external one on magazine.
600W ATX 250W SFX
4 or 2x2.5ssd and 2x3.5hdd 2x2.5 ssd
Card reader metal feet

Link to Mini Me And for those who want to see I've included a zipped version of the pics @ socal-mods.com/modimg/minime.zip

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Old June 8, 2011, 04:05 PM
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Back panel sprayed black





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Old June 8, 2011, 04:47 PM
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Guess I am a close second then ;)
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very nice

but h67+2500k...hmmm
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very nice

but h67+2500k...hmmm
I agree seems a waste of an unlocked chip. interesting otherwise i will keep an eye out.
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Old June 8, 2011, 05:20 PM
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very nice

but h67+2500k...hmmm
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I agree seems a waste of an unlocked chip. interesting otherwise i will keep an eye out.
I got a new 2500K for $180, it was cheaper than a 2500 on the Egg. so yea :)
But with the Z68 coming up who knows
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wow nice DarthBeavis
, i like the res :)
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Old June 11, 2011, 10:02 PM
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Default Front Panel

Front panel of the sugo

back side

PCB removed

buttons removed

after cooling it is leved off with a razor blade



primer

primer smoothness check





after sanding not too good,
change to gorila glue

Gorilla glue begins

after everything is filled in and sanded down

closeup

smoothness check

front panel lightly sanded

testing paint colors and my striping skillz



first primer coat



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