Mini passive build

Goatee

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While I am waiting for some parts to arrive for my watercooling build, I found a chassis on ebay I have been looking to acquire for a while. I'm doing only minimal modding but alot of cramming so thought I would stick it up for your comments.

HDPLEX H1.S version 1 (Black)



They are beautiful little cases and I managed to snap one off Ebay recently rather cheaply. The key thing is its a V1, which is shorter than the V2 but still gives me everything I need.

I'm going to migrate my browsing machine over to this case and hopefully go entirely passive.

My existing build thats being transfered:

GIGABYTE MDQ17AI thin ITX
Intel i7-7700T
16gb DDR4 2666 SODIMM
1TB SAMSUNG MZVLW1T0HMLH (PCI-E 3.0 x4)
Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti



Its currently powered by a laptop charger but I aim to also add internal PSU when they are available.

The build!

So I should have taken some pictures before I started building, but I didn't, so here is a couple of shots from mid-way.




I then added the heatpipes in, they needed a little tweaking as the CPU slot is in a different position on thin boards, but it was neat once I got it sorted.

Mid tweaking:


I then fitted my single slot 1050ti:


It will eventually look something like this once I finish building the new lid:


Up next:
  • More heatpipes for the GPU to lid
  • Finish the lid off and paint
  • Benchies
 

BaK

Master of Cramming
May 17, 2016
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These thin ITX boards are really good for low profile builds, nice one!

Up next:
  • More heatpipes for the GPU to lid
  • Finish the lid off and paint
How do you plan to attach the pipes to the GPU?
 

Goatee

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These thin ITX boards are really good for low profile builds, nice one!


How do you plan to attach the pipes to the GPU?
I will be making my own GPU block :)
 

Goatee

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Cool, very interested to see that!

For info there are some CPU blocks like below on ali that could maybe be adapted for a GPU:

I have a couple like that I could repurpose but I want to cover both Chip and Ram, so will just make my own using a similar design.
 

BaK

Master of Cramming
May 17, 2016
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I have a couple like that I could repurpose but I want to cover both Chip and Ram, so will just make my own using a similar design.
Even better, can't wait to see that! :)