Its been a while, I wonder who is still here...
Ive never stopped messing with computers, although, aside from some servers and crapple machines, I havent really touched anything newer than gen 1 i7s.
However, not to long ago, my boss asked me to build a dual machine box. (He really just wanted two machines attached to kvm, but liked the idea of them being inside one box)
After some googling I found a case by phanteks that I thought woukd do the job nicely. I then preceded to put together a build around the case, keeping the requested specs in mind.
Since this is the first cool computer i've got to build in a while, i figured I'd do a build log here for oldtimes sake.
It ended up being cheaper to get the single system case and the upgrade kit:
The case is actually really cool. The ATX PSU is tucked into the back of the case, which makes it look like wire management should be pretty easy. Especially if you are bad at it like me.
The secondary PSU is installed in the main part of the chassis, directly above the expansion slots. I used a tiny little corsair model that came in a nice fancy black bag. I was quite dismayed however at how short the cables were. I actually ended up having to order some extenders.
The top of the case is removable and reveals plenty of room for a radiator. Actually, this case has a ton of room everywhere fir watercooling!!! Unfortunately a nice loop wouldn't fit in the budget, so i used a self contained unit. The cpu it will be cooling is a 7700k.
As far as harddrives it will have 2x 1tb drives in a fake raid 1 array and a 250gb mushkin ssd, the itx board will just have a sandisk ssd.
Both boards get some g.skill. 8gb for the ITX, 16gb for the uatx.
As for the GPU, it ended up being a gtx 1070, and it fit quite beautifully...
Thats it for now, but more to come later.