okay, so I am reducing the footprint of my computer, a LOT. If you follow, I had a 600T rig :
I am now going with an itty bitty SG05. I fought between the SG05 and the SG08 a lot, I wasn’t sure what I wanted … and the PSU only having 450W 36AMP +12V capable made me go back and forth, I felt safe going with the SG05. Since footprint was my MAIN concern. I also fought a few other boxes, but in the end, they were just too big to go ITX IMO.
Fractal Design Node size : Dimensions (mm) 250 x 374 x 210 (W x D x H)
Lian Li PC-Q08B size : Dimensions (mm) 227 x 345 x 272 (W x D x H)
Lian Li TU200 size: Dimensions(mm) 220 x 360 x 320(W x D x H)
Silverstone SG08 size: Dimensions (mm) 222 x 351 x 190 (W x D x H)
Silverstone SG05 size: Dimensions (mm) 222 x 276 x 176 (W x D x H)
So this would be my component list
This was a fun build, super tiny, super compact. So far I have gamed on it for a few hours, and it’s running great. I used some Arctic Silver 5 to adhere it to the heatsink. Under full load I am seeing 46C on my i5 2500k. I have not tested much further then that though.
Here it is naked, with the motherboard, and GPU inserted. The GPU was a pain to install. I had to remove the silver bracket as well as wiggle it in. I did not bend anything, which was nice.
Here is a quick top side view :
Here’s me jerry rigging a scythe SLIM fan on top of the heatsink, because the stock one it came with was too large and hit the PSU. I have a little volt modifer that makes it super quiet, but pushes some air still. As you can see, I also put some electrical tape on the side of the heatpipes, because it is almost touching the GPU board.
I ended up removing the grill, as I could not get the screw downs to work properly, oh well. It still works, and so far no cables have touched it.
Everything going back in :
Another side view :
The GPU all snug :
And the back side :
I will do some more extensive testing with my killawatt, and temp performance on the CPU and GPU. Otherwise, everything seems to be rock solid now. I currently have the heatsink fans in a push pull going TOWARDS the CPU, I might change it up if I get time and find some more zip ties haha. If you’d like me to test something specifically, let me know!
*UPDATE OCT 26th
I flipped the PSU to push air upwards towards the vents, and it did drop about 2C under full load.