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FIT's: Small box, big punch

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Fitseries3, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    Well, i got tired of such a huge machine, especially one that tied up SO much money.

    i been thinking for a while now about how to keep myself focused on making a machine i'd be happy with, will run anything i want to run and NOT break the bank dollar wise. however, it would have to hold up to FIT's level of performance expectation.

    i've always wanted an ITX machine but i wanted one that was killer for its size. when intel released the new sandy bridge chips i was excited. after toying with a few of these little buggers i found what i was looking for.

    one of our friendly forum members pointed out to me a board by asus that immediately caught my eye and had me drooling. NO its not a crazy over the top P67 that can run 4 monster GPUs.

    i'll let the pics do the talking from here on out but i will say, ALOT OF THOUGHT WENT INTO THIS MACHINE BEFORE I EVER BOUGHT 1 PART.

    so as i say farewell to megarig i bring forth my new build...

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    my system specs have been updated to reflect the hardware im using if you are wondering. YES the first few pics have a 6870 in them but i have since gotten a 6970 that you see in the second to last pic.

    im running eyefinity across 3 23" sammys 6144x1152 res. she plays most games so far PRETTY NICE!

    im still tweakin it so shes a tad messy. i need to tear it all down tomorrow and redo wire management and get an OC on the CPU started. im waiting for the H60 watercooler unit to cool the cpu but that will be a bit before i get it i think. none the less... im STOKED as F*** about this machine. she runs SUPER SMOOTH and the new EFI bios is really sweet.
     
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    Take it the SR-2 didn't fit? Damn.

    Looks decent. I've always wanted to try an mITX system. Might have to one day, pop it behind the right monitor when i also get another two for Eyefinity :D

    Long time away... lol.
     
  3. brandonwh64

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    You know what moonpig, just imagine if they did make a ITX version on the SR2 LOL that would be super sweet
     
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    for those of you who wonder and dont look at system specs...

    Processor: i5 2400
    Motherboard: ASUS P8H67-I DELUXE
    Cooling: Corsair H60(soon)
    Memory: 2x4gb Mushkin SODIMM DDR3
    Video Card: ATI 6970 2gb
    Hard Disk: WD 640GB,1TB and 2TB Black
    Optical Drive: Samsung 22x DL DVD-RW
    CRT/LCD Model: 3x Samsung 24"
    Case: Lian li PC-Q08
    PSU: Corsair HX520W
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Do you think the I5 2400 will OC any? i would have thought you might would get a K version
     
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    oh it will...

    i thought about the 2500k but i wanted to put more into video and ram than cpu.

    the 2400 is very capable and even at stock clock it is very smooth.
     
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    an ssd or two, maybe? :D
     
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    the 2400 will not overclock at all. it has turbo boost and that is it. you may get like 2bclck but that is it. I dont know where it states non K sb cpu's oc but let me see the article wherever it is. anyways much better looking than that gawdy sr2.
     
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    H67 cannot overclock the CPU, only GPU. :(
     
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    i seem to be doing ok so far. it is OCing just fine. proof in a bit.
     
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    Wasn't it like just 4 weeks ago that you said that you had lot interest in computers all together and were moving on?
     
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    i did... this is pretty much a final build.

    i built it to enjoy a machine that i didnt have to fuck with all the time, a machine that i can game with, use for photoshop, video editing and whatever else and have fun with.

    this machine wont be upgraded all the time like i used to do.

    other than what i've stated above this is how it will run for at least the next year if not longer.

    im dont tinkerin with shit all the time.
     
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    Who says? if anyone can OC a H67 it would be fits, Fits is like chuck norris and the dos equis man had a baby

    WANNA SEE SS!!! NAW!! lol
     
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    You can't escape Fits... it just doesn't work like that.
     
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    Nice little box you have there!!! LOL

    But in all seriousness I do like it! I got in to that building style in the past. It takes a good builder to build something that powerful on such a small level. Takes allot of planning you did a great job so far! Are you planning on dressing her up a little on the inside too? Cable extensions and the like???

    BTW I agree on the EFI Bios way better then the old CMOS.
     
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    Lovely little case, my next build is going to be Matx in a PC-V351B, and nice psu, mines been solid for a few years now.

    Overall yumminess as usual Fits :toast:
     
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    I really want to turn my main I7 rig into a smaller platform and get rid of the huge case! I almost thought of making a cardboard box case to hold me over until i sell the HAF932 LOLOL
     
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    tiny OC so far...

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    Nice chip that is, much price differance twixt 2400 and 2500?
     
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    That's about all the OC you're gonna get with H67. Much above BCLK 105, they start to get very unstable, and with the multi locked, there is just no place to go.
     
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    this baord has awesome bios options, almost as many as some of the crazy boards ive had in the past.

    im not done by any means
     
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    kickass mini rig man, cant wait to see where this ends up.
     
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    how you liking the case so far? got the same case for my server, ill be watching how h60 fits bc i wanna grab one
     
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    i like it alot but just hard with all this hardware in there to get around with big hands
     

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