SG13 Front Mount PSU Build (Stupid pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Max78, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Max78

    Max78 Case Bender
    Thread Starter

    Hi all, new to the form and figured I would share my build before I start asking for help!

    I absolutely had to have the SG13, but I was on a very strict budged and didn't have $ left over for AIO or a fancy high power SFX PSU, So I got the best deals I could on all my components and didn't like to stock layout of the SG13, so I modified it to how I saw fit, and this is the outcome!

    I currently only have a 275GB M.2 mounted under the motherboard, I have a 1TB Samsung F3 that I plan to install in the front cover of the case after printing an extender for it. I also have 2 80mm fans on order that I will be mounting to the rear of the system with a pantyhoe filter. But thats a couple days down the road.

    Case: SilverStone SG13B-Q
    Motherboard: ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX
    CPU: R7 1700 With Stock Wraith Cooler
    Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16GB 3200mhz
    Video Card: Power Color Red Devil RX580 8GB
    SSD: Crucial MX300 M.2 2280 275GB
    HDD: Samsung F3 1TB
    PSU: Corsair CX550M

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  2. Arboreal

    Arboreal Cable-Tie Ninja
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    Great work. You've gone and done it! I had an SFX front mount PSU in mind for a while, but haven't got round to doing it...there is a thread about it on here somewhere.
    I have an SG05, SG06 and SG13 so am sold on these little gems. I do like the 'Q' front panel, which suits this sort of build perfectly. I prefer it to the standard front. My SG13(W) was used, so I had no choice; the gaming rig would overheat in a Q I think.
    I had imagined that I'd use a large top-down cooler and a 140mm fan at the top of the case blowing down over the board.
    Maybe one day.
     
  3. Max78

    Max78 Case Bender
    Thread Starter

    #3 Max78, Jan 14, 2018 at 1:07 AM
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018 at 1:28 PM
    Thanks! I'm really enjoying the build so far, its nice to get to build something like this.

    I built a I5 4460 system back in 2014 with the SG05 and as soon as I saw that case I was hooked on SFF. I had been stuck with a 2500K in a Corsair 230T since 2011, that processor aged amazingly! it still handled everything I threw at it, but I got a smoking good deal on the R7 1700 and just had to build an ITX system!

    Ya, the Q version would probably be a little low on airflow if the front was an intake for the system. AIO or air, just not enough ventilation I think, and in the stock configuration the PSU would cover all the upper ventilation as well.

    I was originally looking to get a SFX PSU and still front mount that, just differently, that would have left me with so much room I wouldn't know what to do, but when i was looking to buy I couldn't find any in my price range. So I went ahead and decided to make a full size PSU work, its definitely getting tight in there! I thought about mounting the PSU fan facing the motherboard, but then I realized that as I start to plug in all the cables it would start to block the airflow, and some PSU don't run their cooling fans below a certain temp. So I went with the front facing and we will see how it does!

    I still plan on extending my front cover so I can use the USB and audio plugs, because I would use then all the time, and this board has fewer USB plugs than I am used to.

    I might extend the cover as a whole so I can shove my 1TB drive in there and leave maximum room for cooling, but I have managed to stick it in a pretty ok place at the moment. It blocks about 2/3 of the top vents which I don't care for. But I had to stick it in there somewhere so I had access to all my 3d printing stuff

    I'm also seriously thinking about either cutting out a section of my PSU cables, or re-pinning them so i have shorter cables, that would make the upper section a lot cleaner and give me back just a little bit more room. Although, I do enjoy warranties as I have used them a time or 3. . . .

    Currently using a book to level out my case, printed stands in the next few days.

    Anyways hope enjoy the pics, and maybe you will mod your own!

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