- Dec 12, 2011
- Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3
- GTX 670
- Mobile Phone
Yes I did see those and I intend to get some on order. My original plan was to get this case ready for one of the new Z97 Mini-ITX motherboards with the M.2 and SATA Express features and a mild overclock. Most likely I will have to redo the 24 pin cable and the SATA cables and will consider those cables.
I love those Silverstone SATA data cables. They let you put drives where you would not believe they could fit. I used one in my Haswell Mac Mini build and they can be folded and stowed anywhere. Seriously, the bending they can take you would swear would break a usual cable but they still work faultlessly.
Yes this thing is made up of mostly G5 PM raw material (lowers the project cost) and is a great example of "doing it my way".Love the re-use of the G5 bulge. I have half a dozen of those pieces hanging around the house and workshop unused and unloved.
I hope this isn't your last build for a while Neil. Always enjoy reading them and seeing your latest thoughts.
I think it is great to find ways to re-use original G5 stuff - let's face it we probably have a fair amount of it hanging around….I know my house is practically drowning in a sea of computer parts.Yes this thing is made up of mostly G5 PM raw material (lowers the project cost) and is a great example of "doing it my way".
I was tempted to de-solder the power connector on the MSI GPU and solder in a cable. If the card had been a year old that is what I would have done, however being new I thought that I would not void the warranty so soon.
What do you think about the industrial look of the countersunk flat head screws? It will be interesting to some and not acceptable to others I imagine.
More to follow.
Well no dust filters. The machines that I run regularly get cleaned once every 6 months or so using compressed air. Dust is not a big problem in this area.Hi Neil,
I have been enjoying all your mods, since the first ones. It's always nicely finished.
Came across this one, after reading the HiRise hack from DJ_aris (and because I'm trying to find builds with the GA-B85N)
I love the way you designed your case, just as you need, without extra space. And the tiny footprint. It looks like a FT03 Mini, but personalised.
It's good that you turned the PSU to suck fresh air. It seems better that way.
Did you place a dust filter?
How is it in terms of noise level?