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LGA 1156 Mini itx build, tiny but powerful

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by alucasa, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. alucasa

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    I've been preparing for this build for some time. I had to wait mainly because I had to wait on DFI LGA 1156 Mini Itx to stock.

    Finally, it arrived today after waiting 4 weeks. (God, I bloodly hope it's not DOA!)

    The whole build is going into my current set up.

    What's inside of that tiny box is Q8200, 4GB, 2 HDDs (500gb / 750gb), HD 4850, Slimline SATA DVD-R drive. The USB external drive on top is a 500gb backup drive where I store data in case I go mobile.

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    I am going to gut it out and replace it with this new build and put the old rig on sale on this forum later (for cheap) to fund for a SSD.

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    i5-750 and a cheap heatsink just to replace noisy intel default heatsink. I don't get many choices in heatsinks due to severe restrictions in space.

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    I ordered shortest SATA cables (6 inch) with 90 degree connect on one side to minimize wasted cords.

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    2 x 2gb DDR3.

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    The key component which delayed this build for over a month.

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    It's finally here.

    Anyhoo, I am getting ready for this build. I will first make sure the mobo works before gutting out my current build, then I will be golden.

    Wish luck to me. :rockout:
     
  2. T-Bob

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    Nice Build Al, I'm working on an almost identical build myself. I only have 2 parts left to order, the DFI mobo and a mini ITX case. The problem that I have is finding a small case that has decent interior layout, good looks and build quality. What model is the SiverStone case in the first picture?
     
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    omg love that case, i might build mini itx just for crunching
     
  5. alucasa

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    Unfortunately for me, I don't generally spend over $200 for a video card. A similar principle goes for CPU also (300 for CPU), so the sugo SG06 case is perfect for me.

    The case is Sugo SG06B (S for silver)

    http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_contents.php?pno=SG06&area=

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    I'm envious! That would be great for a LAN party...
     
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    I built a Q9400 system after reading your last log (Q8200-Mice), I'm looking forward to this one
     
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    Glad that I inspired someone. :cool:

    The build is done. Fortunately, no parts was defective.:rockout:
    The project itself is not fully done though. I need to throw in a SSD in there. I am thinking of Intel MLC 80gb SSD, but I currently lack fund to do that. I will replace my main drive with SSD in few weeks or if my Q8200-Mice sells. Whichever comes first.

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    Excuse the messy cabling. There is simply no room to work with, but I tell you that it was messier with Q8200-Mice. In this build, I used 6 inch sata cables where I was able to save some space.


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    Q8200-Mice is now out of commission. I plan to put her on sale in Buy/Sell/Trade/Giveaway Forum soon.
     
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    I hear ya. I actually recently bought all kinds of new parts for a i7 920 build, including the giant beautiful corsair 800D case. I might be traveling asia for a year, a couple months in each country I choose. I am kind of stuck between finishing or just selling and buying a laptop. I'm also considering using that new sugo07 case. I could take it with me and it could house a new gpu.
     
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    Get ahold of me before your part out. I'd probably want that board and chip for prototyping. :toast:
     
  11. alucasa

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    An update.

    Due to the heatsink being too noisy, I've managed to locate a decent cooler this time. It took some research to find the perfect cooler.

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