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Old April 2, 2008, 11:11 PM
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Default Ideas for a new project?

Not sure if this is the right section for this.

I recently built a system in a cosmos that I did some light modding to and really enjoyed it. I'm staring to toss around the idea of starting another project and am fishing for some ideas and input.

I was going to do a HTPC for myself but decided to put the home theatre on hold for now because I think I'd really rather have a milling machine.

My thoughts right now are to make a Lanparty rig, i.e. small and portable. I'd be doing a full gaming system with the exception of probably having to use a mATX mobo and of course water cooling it and having enough cooling for a little OCing. I've looked at a lot of cases and the the ones I like right now are the Silverstone SG03, Apevia qpack2, Lian li PC-V350, and maybe the TT lanbox lite. But really leaning towards the SG03. I think it'd be a good challenge to squeeze a full WC system into these.

Nothing is carved in stone yet if even I do decide to do it, as I say I'm just fishing for some thoughts. Any to offer?
i7 4790K @ 4.8GHz w/EK Supremacy Evo
MSI z97 Gaming 5
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EVGA GTX 280 (SC?)
OCZ Gamer Xtreme 600W PSU
Still rockin' the Cooler Master Cosmos on water
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Old April 3, 2008, 05:27 AM
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I have an X-QPack2.... can't say it's really the best choice - I only got mine because it was a deal through a friend but other than that the case isn't really a quality item at all. Id recommend the SG03 or the TT Lanbox (with the pretty Alu handle on top) since I've seen pictures of both rigged with WC loops.
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Old April 7, 2008, 06:07 PM
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Doh !!! I have a deal for you ... lol ... except it's an apevia q-pack2 case, CMetaphor is right there are definately better quality SFF cases out there but the Qpack is a good choice for displaying a fancy watercooling setup with windows on both sides and top.

Apevia Qpack2 case w/500 PSU,
Set of New Zalman waterblocks - CPU, GPU & GPU RAM (Matching NB waterblock avail @ NCIX)
Asus P5E-VM HDMI motherboard (Currently the best mATX MB available)
Swiftech Res/Rad combo

$235 Delivered.

PM if interested, email newhall@telus.net for pics
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