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Gaming in Tight Spaces - MAX11L (featuring Gigbayte and Corsair)

miahallen

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Video Card(s) eVGA 480 GTX @ 800/1000
Storage 80GB Intel X25M + 500GB Seagate Momentus XT
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Last month I brought you part one in this series entitled “Gaming in Tight Spaces – mini-ITX (featuring Gigabyte, Silverstone, and Prolimatech)”. In that article, I talked a bit about the history of mini-ITX and my fascination with it. If you didn’t get a chance to look it over yet, feel free to check it out as I’ll be referencing it a lot in this article.

My goal with the original was to simply build a gaming PC in which I would be using on a regular basis. I did not intend to write an article about the build. But after receiving support from Gigabyte and Prolimatech, the build spawned the article and an in depth look at what sort of performance I could extract from a tiny system on a relatively small budget.

Well….I got the bug, as many might say, and my curiosity drove me to push the system to the next level. I decided to name this new revision “MAX11L”, which represents the maximum amount of performance I could stuff into 11 liters of volume.

Continue reading here!
 
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#2
Holy S#*T!! That is incredible. Nice, its even water cooled. Good Job! :)
 

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Storage 80GB Intel X25M + 500GB Seagate Momentus XT
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Benchmark Scores Check full performance review here: http://www.techreaction.net/2010/09/24/gaming-in-tight-spaces-p
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Power Supply Silverstone ST45SF 450W SFX
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Benchmark Scores Check full performance review here: http://www.techreaction.net/2010/09/24/gaming-in-tight-spaces-p
#4
Here are the final pictures :cool:

"It's like a console...with the suck turned down and the awesome turned up" -tet5uo















 
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Sick that is what I want my bedroom PC to look like. :toast:
 
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#6
no disc tray? lol jk no need, that looks just awesome
 

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#9
That's an impressive little beast you have there:respect:
 

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#10
awesome work boss man :) how long did the sleeving take?
Thanks Allen :)

About 6-7 hours :banghead:

Not sure if I'll ever do it again, but it does look pretty nice :rolleyes:
 
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#11
Wow thats cramped.
 
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#12
Beautiful SFF build Miahallen. Nice job :toast:
 

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Video Card(s) eVGA 480 GTX @ 800/1000
Storage 80GB Intel X25M + 500GB Seagate Momentus XT
Case Silverstone SUGO SG05
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Silverstone ST45SF 450W SFX
Software Windows 7 x64
Benchmark Scores Check full performance review here: http://www.techreaction.net/2010/09/24/gaming-in-tight-spaces-p