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#1 scr4wl

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 10:22 PM

Hey Occ,

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.

The parts:
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It ended up being cheaper to get the single system case and the upgrade kit:
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Both boards get some g.skill. 8gb for the ITX, 16gb for the uatx.
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As for the GPU, it ended up being a gtx 1070, and it fit quite beautifully...
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Thats it for now, but more to come later.
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Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:41 AM

I always like the idea of 2 in 1s. Looks great!

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 11:53 AM

Thanks waco. It is kinda cool huh, especially if you are someone who has multiple machines on your desk. Needless to say I'm somewhat jealous of the person who gets to use this lol.

Most of the build is done now, just waiting on that 24pin extension. The cables that came with the sfx psu were so short.

There was a ton of room in this case to somewhat lazily throw all the wires behind the motherboards.

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On the otherside, where you will actually see things I tried a little harder to keep the wires tidy.

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I still need to add one more cable, but i think it came out kinda nice. I did do a power on test on the uatx portion. You might that one of the 1tb drives doesnt show up in the bios. Turns out you cant use the first m2 port and the first sata port at the same time. I've since moved it to a port under the gpu.

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And some pics of the outside

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Its kinda a cool case, though one of the side panels was offly loose.

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 12:57 PM

Wow, very nice.  I want one of these!  What case is that?


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Posted 21 January 2017 - 02:19 PM

Wow, very nice.  I want one of these!  What case is that?


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Posted 21 January 2017 - 04:28 PM

nice, clean, and simple. I like it. What is the goal of having dual pcs with KVM, one for work and one for play? Im assuming that since one is low power and one high


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 08:03 AM

I'm not entirely sure what its daily use will be, though, one machine is getting windows, the other gets debian.

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 10:34 PM

Very nice build you did Congrats



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:34 AM

it looks nice, that is some case you've got there !

...i guess i missed the part about the video solution for the upper mobo, but the lower 1070 fits right in there,...


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:38 AM

it looks nice, that is some case you've got there !
...i guess i missed the part about the video solution for the upper mobo, but the lower 1070 fits right in there,...


The upper motherboard is just going to be on integrated graphics.

And yes, i was very pleased with how the 1070 fit.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:56 AM

Looking good :)


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 12:33 PM

That's the kind of rig I was going to build back in the LAN party days - dedicated server + dedicated gaming box.

Your build turned out great!

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