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    MAX11L - in pictures

    Maximum performance in 11 liters of space.....in pictures.

    Full build log (with commentary) already posted here:
    http://www.techreaction.net/forums/s...ead.php?t=3804

    Full performance review already completed here:
    http://www.techreaction.net/2010/09/...-and-gigabyte/

    But in case you missed it elsewhere, just thought you might like to see my first serious case mod

    Parts list:
    • Silverstone SUGO SG05 case
    • Silverstone ST45SF 450W SFX PSU
    • Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 mini-ITX motherboard
    • Intel i5 750 quad core CPU at 4.2GHz with 1.45V
    • Corsair H70 CPU cooler with 118CFM San Ace fan (temp controlled)
    • 2x2GB G.Skill PIS DDR3-2000 6-9-6-24 1T
    • eVGA 480 GTX at 800MHz GPU and 1000MHz memory (4000MHz effective)
    • 80GB Intel X25M SSD for Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    • 500GB Seagate Momentus XT hybrid SSD/HDD for games and media
























































































































































































    Last edited by miahallen; 10-06-2010 at 06:11 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Massman
    My definition of 'efficient' is 'it does not suck monkeyballs'. Yes, I set bars low.
    [CENTER]The post counter is not an intelligence meter!

    MAX11L - "It's like a console...with the suck turned down and the awesome turned up" -tet5uo
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    Sweetness personified . I love it!

    Thumbscrews for PSU.. lol.

    Mind if I ask total cost of build?

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    That must have taken some serious shoehorning in there. Thats quite some power for such a small space nicely done.

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    Wow, great job and very clear progression through the pictures!
    Current Project: City of Light, (sortof) Updated 3/25 - A New Arrival

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    Quote Originally Posted by damha View Post
    Sweetness personified . I love it!

    Thumbscrews for PSU.. lol.

    Mind if I ask total cost of build?
    With the amount of times I've taken it out and put it back in....I'm happy for them

    Total cost?????

    Silverstone SG05 - $100
    Silverstone 450W PSU - $80
    Gigabyte H55N-USB3 - $120
    Intel Core i5 670 - $300 or i5 750 - $200
    Corsair Dominator GTX3 - $380 or G.Skill DDR3-2000 6-9-6 - $180
    80GB Intel X25M - $200
    500GB Momentus XT - $130
    eVGA 480 GTX - $450
    Corsair H70 - $110
    San Ace fan - $20
    wire sleeving - $30

    That about covers it I think......so $1620 with quad core and G.Skill to $1920 with dual core and Dominator GTX3 DIMMs......the final configuration I'll use is the $1620 version.
    However, I think you could do a VERY nice gaming rig with careful component selection in this case (think 460 GTX or so) for under $1000 pretty easily.

    Check out the article linked at the top for a full performance breakdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSi View Post
    That must have taken some serious shoehorning in there. Thats quite some power for such a small space nicely done.
    Thanks man It's been a fun ride.

    Quote Originally Posted by headala View Post
    Wow, great job and very clear progression through the pictures!
    The artilces linked will fill in any gaps
    Last edited by miahallen; 10-02-2010 at 04:36 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Massman
    My definition of 'efficient' is 'it does not suck monkeyballs'. Yes, I set bars low.
    [CENTER]The post counter is not an intelligence meter!

    MAX11L - "It's like a console...with the suck turned down and the awesome turned up" -tet5uo
    Heat Team IRONMODS

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    SS 450W with a GTX 480?! Is it enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miahallen View Post
    Full performance review already completed here:
    http://www.techreaction.net/2010/09/...-and-gigabyte/
    Yes....I completed a power analysis in my article
    Quote Originally Posted by Massman
    My definition of 'efficient' is 'it does not suck monkeyballs'. Yes, I set bars low.
    [CENTER]The post counter is not an intelligence meter!

    MAX11L - "It's like a console...with the suck turned down and the awesome turned up" -tet5uo
    Heat Team IRONMODS

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    Thanks for the breakdown. Not including time spent..

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    Wow that's so nicely done.

    It's like a console...with the suck turned down and the awesome turned up.
    EVGA z68 FTW
    i7 2600k @ 4.8
    8gb DDR3 1600
    3x GTX 580 3gb HydroCopper2
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    Quote Originally Posted by tet5uo View Post
    It's like a console...with the suck turned down and the awesome turned up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massman
    My definition of 'efficient' is 'it does not suck monkeyballs'. Yes, I set bars low.
    [CENTER]The post counter is not an intelligence meter!

    MAX11L - "It's like a console...with the suck turned down and the awesome turned up" -tet5uo
    Heat Team IRONMODS

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    Thanks for all the nice comments guys

    So, final update for the build. I'm not finished because I plan to change out the CPU next week. But I finished all the visial stuff today.

    I got the VRM sinks all installed now, top and bottom:







    Next, I stripped the interior down



    Then primered it





    Then painted it (matt black)



    Here are the final pictures

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















    Quote Originally Posted by Massman
    My definition of 'efficient' is 'it does not suck monkeyballs'. Yes, I set bars low.
    [CENTER]The post counter is not an intelligence meter!

    MAX11L - "It's like a console...with the suck turned down and the awesome turned up" -tet5uo
    Heat Team IRONMODS

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    Nice! Great choice

    The computer is nice too hehe.
    Signatures make my posts look huge... but I'm not humble enough to completely remove my signature, so I kept this note explaining it.

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    Sorry for being slow Scott....but I don't get it
    Quote Originally Posted by Massman
    My definition of 'efficient' is 'it does not suck monkeyballs'. Yes, I set bars low.
    [CENTER]The post counter is not an intelligence meter!

    MAX11L - "It's like a console...with the suck turned down and the awesome turned up" -tet5uo
    Heat Team IRONMODS

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    Quote Originally Posted by miahallen View Post
    Sorry for being slow Scott....but I don't get it
    I was saying the game controller was a great choice (360 over PS3 in my opinion)

    The computer itself is a sweet build, I love how the 480 sorta makes a wall on one side of the case.
    Signatures make my posts look huge... but I'm not humble enough to completely remove my signature, so I kept this note explaining it.

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    Oh....the console war ....sorry
    Quote Originally Posted by Massman
    My definition of 'efficient' is 'it does not suck monkeyballs'. Yes, I set bars low.
    [CENTER]The post counter is not an intelligence meter!

    MAX11L - "It's like a console...with the suck turned down and the awesome turned up" -tet5uo
    Heat Team IRONMODS

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    If you like my build, vote for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massman
    My definition of 'efficient' is 'it does not suck monkeyballs'. Yes, I set bars low.
    [CENTER]The post counter is not an intelligence meter!

    MAX11L - "It's like a console...with the suck turned down and the awesome turned up" -tet5uo
    Heat Team IRONMODS

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