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nadof1
08-06-2013, 03:19 PM
ITTLE OG
"little rog" (build log)

So it's upgrade time again, new parts new case.
I have gone for the CM 120 Elite this time, it's a lovely little case and seams to have fell by the wayside in many people's eyes.

The plan is to build a SFF with big power that stays cool, my old Sugo (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/nadofone/library/#/user/nadofone/library/My%20Rig?sort=3&page=1&_suid=137580231778007713532587453347) maybe whisper quiet but it keeps getting hot and I have to pop the hood to stop it dropping during heavy gaming sessions. So as the title suggests this is another attempt by me to fudge together a working PC this time based on the Impact as opposed to the Gene.

CM120 Elite
Maximus VI Impact
GTX 780 DCII OC
i7 4770k + Artic Silver 5
Corsair H90
G.Skill Trident X 2400MHz 16Gb
Samsung 840 500Gb
Corsair AX860i
My blood sweat and tears


Pics....

Bit blurry this one, used my phone. :o

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05000.jpg


It's a classic.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05283.jpg


Look at all this C%4P.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05285.jpg


More C%4P.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05291.jpg


Awww it's so cute.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05297.jpg


Better..

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05298.jpg


Looking more airy now. :D

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05339.jpg


Will it fit..

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05301.jpg

Yes it will! with plenty of room to spare. In fact I may go full custom loop in the not too distant future as a bloody great big
Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 140mm will fit..... with about 1mm to spare. :p ;)


Must get more air.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05325.jpg


Should be able to breathe easier now.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05334.jpg


Fashioned this with some wood and a hammer.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05345.jpg


Preped, Primed, Painted and Lacquered.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05347.jpg


Add some sticky stuff.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05363.jpg


Ta Daa...

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05426.jpg



This project is sponsored by
Nadof1's Wallet

nadof1
08-06-2013, 03:23 PM
Is it me or this this H90 Dog Rough.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05354.jpg


LooKing Better.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05359.jpg


Cougars.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05383.jpg


Hate the orange thou.


http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05390.jpg


Looks more like it.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05402.jpg


More to come...



This project is sponsored by
Nadof1's Wallet

Chino
08-06-2013, 03:57 PM
I'm sure this will be an awesome project, mate. Loving your ingenuity with the Sharpie marker. lol

nadof1
08-07-2013, 09:42 AM
Thanks Chino,
The orange is easy to cover but you can't paint rubber so marker just seems like an obvious choice.

nadof1
08-07-2013, 10:25 AM
So I have managed to fit the rad and fans.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05448.jpg


PUsh, pull. ;)

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05422.jpg


Loads of room...

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05446.jpg


Fit the face.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05440.jpg


I'm starting to think I should fit an afterburner.. :cool:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05437.jpg


That blue usb has got to go.



This project is sponsored by
Nadof1's Wallet

nadof1
08-09-2013, 06:26 PM
Look what turned up today

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05464.jpg


http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05462.jpg

Rockford
08-09-2013, 07:35 PM
great hardware...

No more paint, Pleassssseee...

nadof1
08-16-2013, 09:19 AM
Thanks to Whitepaw for suggesting less paint.

Rockford
08-16-2013, 09:36 AM
Whats up next to do?

nadof1
08-16-2013, 09:42 AM
So I have been doing some crazy long shifts at work and the going has been slow
but for the most part it is more or less built.

Time for more pics

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05473.jpg?t=1376644198


Beautiful little Mobo

Beautiful little Mobo


I cant remember who came up with it, taking a pic of the pins with a camera before fitting the CPU and checking for bent pins was is great idea.
whomever it was. Kudos

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05487.jpg?t=1376644367


In goes the CPU

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05491.jpg?t=1376644394


Trident X

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05501.jpg?t=1376644421


And H90, utilising fan header 3 for pump. PWM cougars are going to be controlled with fan expert 2 via CPU Header.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05504.jpg?t=1376644484

nadof1
08-16-2013, 10:38 AM
In goes the PSU.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05511.jpg?t=1376644531


The other side.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05512.jpg?t=1376644574


One of the few things I never liked about this case was the sticky out PSU location.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05547.jpg?t=1376644666


Plenty of room to change it my case it now a whopping 27mm shorter.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05549.jpg?t=1376644683


Cable making and sleeving time!

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05542.jpg?t=1376644650


All cables cut to different lengths as there very short and ridged.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05527.jpg?t=1376644603


So they curve in the appropriate direction.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05528.jpg?t=1376644616


ATX done with odd wires.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05517.jpg?t=1376644590


Possibly one of the most laborious and time consuming things I have ever done.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05551.jpg?t=1376644697

Arne Saknussemm
08-16-2013, 11:39 AM
Coming along nicely! Ownwallet! they sponsor all my builds too!

Rockford
08-16-2013, 11:47 AM
Best sponsor.. No strings attached, and you a** is still yours..... ;o)

first when i saw the psu pic, oh no, its not going in there. But it did..

great PSU btw..

nadof1
08-16-2013, 12:30 PM
Thanks guys,
The PSU location is only a problem if your going AC, thou I have to admit there is not a lot of space left.

I have a plan to keep the power card and mobo cool.

nadof1
08-16-2013, 12:41 PM
The 780 Looks Huge in this little case.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05564.jpg?t=1376644744



Not a lot of room for air.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/nadofone/ittle%20OG/DSC05560.jpg?t=1376644708

KPRage
08-20-2013, 09:02 AM
Nice build nadofl.. Its so tiny mate.. :)

ganji
08-20-2013, 10:05 AM
Nice job nadofl, It's comming on well mate but its a proper tight squeeze enit :D

Arne Saknussemm
08-20-2013, 12:38 PM
Hmmm...I wonder you didn't go for the stock 780 design that vents out the back of the case....that 780 is going to put a lot of hot air in that case....

Do you have slots for pop-tarts? ;)

Only kidding...I'm sure you have a plan....

nadof1
08-21-2013, 05:05 PM
Thanks Guys,
Work has stopped on the case but will resume as soon as I finish playing crysis3 and pushing Realbench.

@ gangi "I like it tight"

@ Arne Saknussemm not yet.. but I would like to pop a tarts slot.