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 Post subject: The most extreme mini-ITX gaming rig ever - MAX11Lv3
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:51 pm 
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I just finished a build I've been working on for a customer. He requested a system to fulfill these requirements.
  • small
  • lightweight
  • very powerful
  • unique
  • cutting edge gaming performance

If you like what you see here, be sure to check out the full build log for details :)

This is what the layout looks like prior to putting in the optical drive tray....it's a really tight squeeze!

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And here are the final shots of the system. The customer is planning to replace the feet with something a bit more athetically pleasing once he finds something he likes.

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Since both fans and the pump are temp controlled, this rig is peacefully quiet at idle, and its not obnoxious at full load, although it is not silent, the noise is not annoying either ;)

I welcome your comments and criticisms :)

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 Post subject: Re: The most extreme mini-ITX gaming rig ever - MAX11Lv3
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:07 pm 
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Taking nothing away from the accomplishment, I was disappointed to discover that was a fake CF veneer. I want more real CF in technology...


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 Post subject: Re: The most extreme mini-ITX gaming rig ever - MAX11Lv3
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:12 pm 
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Yeah...I wish I had the skill/resources for that too! Unfortunately, faux is much easier/cheaper...and my only real option. Looks good considering ;)

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 Post subject: Re: The most extreme mini-ITX gaming rig ever - MAX11Lv3
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:04 am 
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Fake or not the CF looks very cool. Nice build.
Checked the build log, very thourough job. Impressive! :wink:
Was the customer happy?

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 Post subject: Re: The most extreme mini-ITX gaming rig ever - MAX11Lv3
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:05 am 
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nice, very elaborate build. so much technique in so less space.

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 Post subject: Re: The most extreme mini-ITX gaming rig ever - MAX11Lv3
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so epic :shock:
great build... i was planing to build a small itx with some power but never in the way you did, i might steal the idea

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 Post subject: Re: The most extreme mini-ITX gaming rig ever - MAX11Lv3
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:12 pm 
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Thanks everyone :)

markanini wrote:
Fake or not the CF looks very cool. Nice build.
Checked the build log, very thourough job. Impressive! :wink:
Was the customer happy?


Yes, he was quite pleased. Except the feet which he's planning to replace when he fines something he likes better.
I think he might also re-make the res/pump bracket I fabricated, the alignment on it could be better....as it is, it really relies on the front panel for final alignment, so its hard to tell in the pictures. But he's pretty handy too, so I think he'll be able to do it :)

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 Post subject: Re: The most extreme mini-ITX gaming rig ever - MAX11Lv3
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Nice build!
I like the way the PSU is mounted against the radiator, that's really clever, and the cables are sleeved neatly.
miahallen wrote:
Except the feet which he's planning to replace when he fines something he likes better.

I was gonna ask abut those, otherwise it looks perfect.

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