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The SFF Case Gallery And Specs Thread

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by Bundles, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 5, 2005

    Posts: 17,265

    Location: Brighton

    I have flipped it but I'm still not sure... have a 5750 coming as well though (should be a bit shorter) :p
     
  2. 101predator

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    Joined: Oct 25, 2008

    Posts: 190

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    CPU: Intel Atom 330
    RAM: 2GB
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    Manufacturer: Shuttle XPC SG33G5B
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    RAM: 2GB
    HDD(s): 1 x 500GB
    GFX: On board Intel
    Speed (if overclocked):
    Temps: 45 Idle (Fan set to ultra low speed)
     
  3. neil_g

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 9, 2007

    Posts: 9,987

    Location: South Hampshire

    an update on my last post..

    i now have an Alpenfohn Panorama CPU Cooler in my box along with the Geil.

    idle temps are now 35-37c across 4 cores and max temps (prime tested for 10 hours) are 52-57c.

    more info and pics here- http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18096877
     
  4. Kanifee

    Soldato

    Joined: May 13, 2007

    Posts: 7,013

    Location: On the wagon, sorta

    Well been promising to post this for a while and i have got round to taking a couple of pics,

    specs for my htpc
    C2D E5300 @ stock
    2GB DDRII
    asus P5N7A-Vm, Nvidia GF9300 ic with 256mb shared memmory
    80GB laptop sata HDD with vista 32 Os
    1tb seagate lp 5900Rpm drive for storage

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    Case is a Silverstone Milo Ml02 MODT with 120w itx psu, smart case and very well built as you come to expect form silverstone.
     
  5. Baboonanza

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 10, 2009

    Posts: 1,092

    Location: London

    Mmmm, shiny. I'd actually been looking at that case and discounted it, but your pictures do it justice much more than the product images. Seriously lovely.
     
  6. Kanifee

    Soldato

    Joined: May 13, 2007

    Posts: 7,013

    Location: On the wagon, sorta

    Its a very nice case, no good if you want 2 expansion cards, i dont use this for tv and the onboard Gigabit ethernet on the asus means i have no need for pci cards, i may in the future make room for a gpu but as it stands the 9300 ic is more than enough.
    my advice is if it fits your needs you cant go wrong!
     
  7. hegemon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 3, 2008

    Posts: 1,085

    Recently completed a SG-05 build, specification as follows:

    DFI P55-T36
    i5 750
    4Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600
    Scythe Big Shuriken
    Silverstone Sugo SG-05
    Sapphire 5770 Vapour-X
    500Gb WD Caviar Blue

    Originally I'd assembled it with the stock Intel cooler to establish a baseline for noise and temperature while I waited on my Scythe cooler.

    As you can see from the last picture the Scythe is a tight fit, I would have liked to have orientate it so the case fan would blow down between the fins but turning it 90 degrees wasn't possible as the heatpipes would extend out past the edge of the case. It became readily apparent that leaving the power supply in it's original orientation wasn't advisable as the heat from the Scythe and the GFX card was cooking it, flipped the power supply over so it was drawing cool air in from top of the case, much better. The next thing I noted was that the Scythe was blowing very hot air down and although keeping the CPU nice and cool, it was overheating the VRM's which have no heatsinks on this board. Reversed the fan on the Scythe and shimmed it up as reversed the blades would sometimes contact the heatsink itself.

    With these few changes, temperatures are nice and cool, spent considerable time running IBT, Prime, Furmark etc with everything at stock speeds for now to establish a cool baseline temperature.

    A couple of notes regarding noise, the Vapour-X card is as silent as can be, with Furmark running for hours most I could get the temperature up to was about 69C and never even noticed if fan speed changed it was that quiet.
    The Scythe has a low bass like hum to it, only really noticeable when you have your ear up to it, psu fan has a higher pitched sound to it but again you need to be very close to hear this. Overall it is not 'silent', at least not to the standard I normally aim for with regular builds but it was not unpleasant to have the thing sitting very close to me.

    Hope this information is useful.

    Please forgive the pictures as I'm hopeless at photography.

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  8. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 9, 2009

    Posts: 19,589

    Location: Planet Earth

    Is it possible that you could take some pictures of the top of the computer with the case on and off the SG05??

    How is the temperature of the Core i5 750 with the cover on under IBT for example??

    Sorry for all the questions but the SG05 looks a good case for a SFF gaming build and is not too expensive considering it comes with a PSU too!!
     
  9. hegemon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 3, 2008

    Posts: 1,085

    Temperatures if I recall correctly were about 69C peak in a hot room with IBT doing 20 passes at maximum. PSU is more than enough for the spec I have listed.

    Here are the pictures you wanted, hope they are clear enough :)

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  10. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 9, 2009

    Posts: 19,589

    Location: Planet Earth

    Thanks a lot!! :)

    Those pictures are brilliant!!

    Also...just one more thing(puts on a Columbo accent)!!

    How high is the temperature of the hard disk when the system is under load??
     
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  11. hegemon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 3, 2008

    Posts: 1,085

    It's in the 30-40C range I think, heat from CPU+GPU doesn't get near it due to large intake fan at the front which blows air across the side and underside on way in. It pretty much sits right in the cold air intake path :)
     
  12. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 19,589

    Location: Planet Earth

    Thanks again!! :)

    This certainly looks a decent case for a mini-ITX gaming build. I use a Shuttle P2 series SFF myself ATM but their pricing has gone a bit mad for their higher end units recently. Looks like this will be a good and decent substitute for one at a much lower price with better upgradeability it seems too!!
     
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  13. jon.bda

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 28, 2002

    Posts: 4,922

    Location: Shropshire-ville

    Few pics of my kids new PC, not quite finished yet as the bluray drive i bought from OcUK needs to be returned, the new sata cables need to be fitted and i've got to fit the Xilence fans...
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    Sugo SG01-Evo case
    MSI 785GTM-E45 mobo
    Phenom II x4 940BE
    NT06-E V3 heatsink
    4gb Geil Black Dragon PC6400
    ASUS HD5770 1gb
    OCZ Modxstream pro 600watt psu
    1tb Western Digital Black 32mb cache (the only part on the PC that scores below 7.something in the windows rating system, BAH!!!)
    Razer Lycosa keyboard
    Razer Diamondback 3G mouse
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    :)
     
  14. zom247

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 29, 2004

    Posts: 2,771

    Location: Wilt of the Shire

    This is just the sort of thing I'm looking at making. I already have the case so just need the other bits.

    What's the GPU like for playing games? I currently have a XFX5870 so would I notice a big difference in using this the vapor against that? Excuse my ignorance but what do you mean by you "shimmed it up" when talking about the shuriken fan? Is that also the best HSF for this sort of setup? Finally, are you still using the 300W PSU that comes with the case or did you put another one in.

    Once I get sorted out I'll be building a SFF to replace my Antec 1200 which is taking up way too much space!

    Thanks
     
  15. Marine Iguana

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 25, 2008

    Posts: 6,769

    Location: Orsett, Essex

    Might as well post this in here for those who enjoy a lovely small powerful rig.

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    Wish i took photo with side panel with window on :o

    better post my spec

    Evga X58 SLI Micro
    i7 920 @ 4.1Ghz
    Patriot Memory
    GTX 260 SLI
    Heatkiller
    240 GT stealth lite
    XSPC res pump combo
    2x 500Gb HDD
     
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  16. .:SAmSuNG:.

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 12, 2009

    Posts: 4,327

    Location: Germany

    Whats your temps like?
     
  17. Marine Iguana

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 25, 2008

    Posts: 6,769

    Location: Orsett, Essex

    Well i did use to run a H50 in there and temps were getting to 80°c regularly when running folding@home but since i have done this temps are now at low 70°c's :D
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  18. hegemon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 3, 2008

    Posts: 1,085

    Sorry for the very late reply :(

    To be honest, I've barely had the time to use it since it was built, didn't even get around to overclocking it yet. Any decent review of the 5770 should be able to give you an idea of perfomance vs the 5870, far better than my limited experience with it. By "shimmed it up" I placed very small spacers at the fan corners to raise it from the heatsink ever so slightly as the fan blade clearance when flipped is almost non existant. I'm still using the original PSU as this more than meets the needs of the system specification even when the system is fully loaded.

    The main aim was to get it as cool and quiet as possible, this should leave me some decent thermal headroom for overclocking it when I find the time.
     
  19. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 24,896

    I certainly wouldn't want my motherboard to die in that rig, could be a nightmare to keep replacing parts.
     
  20. Appelhanns

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 21, 2007

    Posts: 763

    Location: Cheshire

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    E7300
    4GB
    8800gt
    300GB Notebook drive in Sythe Quiet Drive
    Scythe Ninja 2 with a single fan
    PicoPSU 150 +Dell DA-2 brick.

    Waiting on bits to make a crude drive shelf and a nice brushed aluminium lid.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2010