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Old June 9, 2016, 10:28 AM
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I'm going to be building a dual system inside the new Phantek P400. One of the system for my desk, which is the rig I will be on for gaming, the second will be for my TV which is also in the living room.

With this in mind, you can rest assured I'll be aiming for silence.

I hope this build will inspire more people to make dual system builds as they have a good use, but I rarely see any. Dual systems enable a user to have two computers within arms reach while possibly reducing physically the size needed of two seperate systems.

I started this build a few months ago and I thought you guys might like to follow :)


ATX System for Gaming
  • Intel i5 6600K
  • Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5
  • G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200/16, 2*4GB
  • MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G
  • ADATA SP900 m.2 256GB
  • WD Green 2TB 3.5"


ITX System for my HTPC
  • AMD 7870K
  • Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 1866/10 @ 2133/10, 2*8GB or Crucial Ballistix LP 1600/8 2*4GB @ 2133/8
  • Samsung 840 EVO 256GB
  • WD Green 2TB 3.5"

Rest of the hardware (cooling, power, etc.)
  • 2 * Phanteks PH-TC12LS With EK Vardar F4-120
  • 4 * Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 80mm for the rear intake
  • 2 * EK Furious Vardar FF4-140 for the front exhaust
  • 2 * Phanteks PWM Fan Hub
  • Phantek P400 Anthracite Grey
  • Antec EDG750 80+ Gold, 750 watt modular PSU
  • Phanteks Power Splitter

Painted Case - 2016-04-16












ITX System tease - 2016-04-17


Lighting Preview - 2016-04-30


Cable management!- 2016-05-05


Dual Systems! - 2016-05-07

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Old June 14, 2016, 09:06 AM
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I want to say a really big thank you to CableMod! You have to try out their Configurator!

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Old June 14, 2016, 12:24 PM
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So I just put in a big order at MNPCTech stay tuned! :D

two vandal switches in black along
with 2-pin connectors and one switch plate in black


12x24 round modders mesh


Black pop rivets for the case


PC Chassis pop rivet tool


2* 12x12 red colored acrylic sheets


6/32 – ¼ red anodized screws


2 white 12 inch LED strip and one red 12 inch LED strip


The ATX pin removal tool
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Old June 15, 2016, 07:34 PM
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So this is what a Case Labs XL-ATX motherboard tray looks ready to be mounted to another case and transformed into ITX :) One more of these to come possibly!

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Old June 19, 2016, 04:18 PM
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The top has a tab with a spot for two rivets initially, but I had to chop that down. Along with this, I brought the whole bottom of the tray and expansion slots up to the last expansion slots height. This, technically puts me at 214mm. Once I'm done the second one, this case will be dual ITX with both a removable tray. I'm keeping the trays up to the size of the CPU cutout on these trays for cable management. I'm also still debating of the orientation of both of these. I have the choice between both regular, both reverse or one of both and have windowed side panels on both sides.

The trays them selves are done, just a tiny bit of sanding left and the paint will come later on. The turquoise paint was only put on for drawing purposes on this part :)

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lookin good, and the Turquoise paint was cool
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Old June 21, 2016, 06:17 AM
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lookin good, and the Turquoise paint was cool
Just for this part, I forgot to specify :P
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Alright guys, I need help deciding what layout I'll be using. I have my mind set on one, but I want to know what you guys think!

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With the second ITX tray done, I've decided on this layout!


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"It's all fun and games 'til someone pulls the pin on a live grenade!"

Then it's a sport. :)

I'm wondering how you have the airflow for cooling. I'm completely OCD when it comes to system cooling, so much that I spent a solid 3 hours last night figuring out my new system build with a Corsair H60 (cheap from NCIX).

Are you putting two ITX in one case, or two ITX and your main system? I'm all for "outside the box" thinking, but wonder if there was an easier way to setup what you need using virtualisation versus multiple PCs in one computer. Personally at work, I just run a virtualized PC inside my main workstation full screen on a second monitor. Lock the processor affinity down and i'm good.
I've run this at home to a TV too - I just ran a hdmi to ethernet panel in the wall from my PC to TV in another room, ran it full screen as a second monitor and was able to game on the main system. Just run a second video card for the other monitor and it's good to go. Hell, I wonder if you could use the onboard video card for the TV, and external GPU for gaming..
6 threads for gaming, two for the TV.
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