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Log Ghost S1 Dual 240 AIO (13.52L) + Other smaller builds

lalaboi

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The No Compromise Dual AIO build (13.52L)

It started with me being frustrated that many ATX cases do not support dual 240mm rads.
Stumble upon the Ghost S1 and how small yet flexible it is with top hat expansion.
Got the case at a good deal from a guy near my area that was letting go of the case + 2 large top hats at mint condition.
Decided to go the AIO route instead of custom loop because i change components frequently.
This is my WFH & gaming machine. Temps are great. True idle: 41°C, Web/Work/Youtube: 45-49°C, Gaming: 50-58°C
Negative pressure setup. Side intake. Top & Bottom Exhaust.
Temps could improve slightly with better cable management. Ordered M2426 from J-hack.
Looking forward to Louqe to release their full side mesh panel & getting metacustom plates in the future.

Any advice, question & comments are welcome.

Specs:
Motherboard300Gigabyte X570i Pro Wifi
Ram331.77Cosair LPX 3600Mhz 2x32gb CL18 (Overclocked to CL16)
CPU849AMD 5900X (PBO +200Mhz offset)
CPU Cooler198Kraken X52
GPU1500Gigabyte RTX 2080TI Auros Extreme Waterforce 1875Mhz at 868MV
SSD253Sabrent Rocket PCIE 4.0 1TB
SSD95Samsung 960 EVO 500GB
Case500Louqe Ghost S1 + 2 Large Top Hats 13.52L
PSU189Corsair SF600
Dust filter84.29Demcifilter kit for Louqe ghost s1
Fans2004x Noctua NF-A12x25
Custom Cables132.35J-HACK M2426, GPU, CPU, SATA low profile
4632.41

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lalaboi

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Dec 19, 2019
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Your not so average powerful SFF Gaming PC (6.05L)

I find this case interesting as it has space to fit 2 80mm fans on top and max 20.5cm of GPU length.
This makes this system run silent with great thermal performance compared to smaller 4L cases.
The 3500X purchased from aliexpress is a great value 6 core / 6 threads cpu which does great in games.

Specs:
motherboard163.5gigabyte B450i
cpu161Ryzen 3500x
cpu cooler51.8noctua l9a
ram18416gb G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16gb (2*8)
ssd65512gb pcie OEM
case49.78Zapustar D01 6.05L
psu71.52400W Flex ATX
pcie riser17.39Zapustar
gpu560Zotac RTX 2070 mini white
case fan41.782x Noctua NF-A8
1365.77 SGDTotal

Will release pics in a few.
 
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lalaboi

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Dec 19, 2019
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Crazy Small, Ultimate Performance off the shelf Brickless ITX APU Build (2.21L)
In Progress

I'm not a modder of any sort so buying off the shelf components is really important to me.
It's also interesting that you can fit an ITX board in this case and use low profile components that fit within the max 30mm height clearance.
Still waiting on some parts to arrive before building into it.
Trying to put the Thermolab ITX 30 to the test with the 4750G.
Overpaid for the LGA1150 to AM4 mounting kit. Not sure if it will even work.
The 4750g is great but I would suggest waiting for the desktop 11th gen intel with XE graphics to see how it stacks up.

Tried to transplant the 150W Inwin Chopin PSU to the K17 and the it is half the size of a regular Flex ATX.
Would love to see a K17v2 case using a smaller PSU. Could cut down 2-3cm making it 1.95L-2.04L brickless APU.

K17 Specs:
Motherboard140Gigabye B450i
Ram88.8916gb Corsair LPX
Cpu450Ryzen 4750g
SSD123Sabrent Rocket 1TB
Case55.77SGPC K17 (2.21L)
cpu fan55Thermolab ITX 30
cpu fan adapter22.24Gelid AM4 Mounting Kit for Tranquillo Rev.4
PSU78400W Flex ATX
1012.90 SGDTotal

Crazy Simple & Affordable ITX APU Build (4.44L)

Inwin Chopin is by far the most common case i can find in my region. I could get a smaller footprint case & psu but wouldnt make it affordable.
And its also the easiest to build in thus far. Kept this build rather affordable with used parts & others were on sale.
This CPU will soon be transplanted to the thin-itx system below. Will replace it with the 4650G that i have on order.

Inwin Chopin Specs:
Motherboard160Gigabyte B450i
Ram97.183600Mhz TeamGroup Darkza
Cpu178 (290)Ryzen 3400g (4650G soon)
SSD65OEM 512gb
Case80Inwin Chopin
cpu fan51.8Noctua l9a
631.98 SGD (743.98SGD)Total


Will release pics in a few.
 
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lalaboi

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Small, Mighty & Inexpensive APU (1.6L)

This is first foray into making the smallest and cheapest system.
SFF do not need to come at a premium and here I am trying to get the cheapest AM4 Thin PC possible in 1.6L
This does comes with a AC/DC power brick. Might attempt to power this with a 100W USB-PD charger.

Cheap Spec:
Motherboard129.16Onda B320 IPC + 240W AC/DC PSU
Ram68.83Corsair 16gb kit
Cpu35200GE
SSD65Samsung 860 EVO SATA 500GB
Case28Thin ITX case 1.6L
fan25.4920mm 65W TDP
Wifi card16.14
367.62 SGDTotal

Note: All prices listed is what i paid for in my local currency Singapore Dollars (SGD) .
Part prices vary from region and it is best practice to find the best deal within your region.

Cheap Pic:


Found a thermolab ITX 30 cooler that could fit in this case. Will be upgrading to it soon along with the best APU supported in this motherboard

Upgraded specs:
Motherboard129.16Onda B320 IPC
Ram68.83Corsair 16gb kit
Cpu1783400G
SSD65Samsung 860 EVO SATA 500GB
Case28Thin ITX case 1.6L
cpu fan55Thermolab ITX 30
Wifi card16.14
540.13 SGDTotal

Will upload pictures in the coming weeks when I cpu cooler arrives and i get around to upgrading it.
 
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rfarmer

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Very nice. I have a Ghost with small tophat for exhaust, you might want to take a look at the Meta Customs replacement plates. I ordered the full set and saw a 7C improvement for the CPU and 3C for the GPU with identical fan curve. Biggest difference was fan noise, I never considered my build loud but it was audible at load. Now it is incredibly quiet.
 
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lalaboi

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I have taken a look at it. At this point, the temps are fine for my current setup but it might change when i do upgrade to a higher tdp of the 5900X & 6800XT
 

lalaboi

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Just got a gtx 1070 mini for 220
Will retire the Inwin Chopin and rebuild it into the K39v2.
Waiting on the gpu riser to arrive.