The space inefficiency thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Aibohphobia, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Aibohphobia

    Aibohphobia aka James
    Thread Starter Chimera Industries

    This rig is in the shop today and looking at it has inspired me to make an anti-SFF thread :p

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    90 liters to house a GTX 780, capture card, 2 sticks of RAM, one 3.5" drive, and one 2.5" drive :eek:
     
  2. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic SFF Guru
    Moderator LOSIAS

    Even with 3x GTX780, it would still be way to big XD. And .... well .... it is dusty :confused: (I know, my tolerance to dust is close to zero lol)
     
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  3. QinX

    QinX Master of Cramming
    kees

    Hmmm, What would you say to an 800D having just a Thin-ITX board inside it then?
    I swear I'll do it!
     
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  4. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic SFF Guru
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    #4 GuilleAcoustic, Feb 16, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2016
    780T with an ITX geehihihihi

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    Edit: Is it just me or does that 24pins extender looks like it is going to devour that poor ITX motherboard ?

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  5. Phuncz

    Phuncz Lord of the Boards
    Moderator Gold Supporter SFF Purist

    It looks like it would almost fall through the motherboard cutout. Or that you could mount it on the rear exhaust fan spot.

    I'll contribute to this by my own past mistakes:

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    120L of pure aluminium awesomeness. And all I had was a lousy AMD Athlon XP 2400+, 2x 512MB RAM, Radeon 9500 --> 9700 Pro mod, bunch of small xGB IDE drives, CD-RW, DVD(RW?) and a floppy drive to fill that hole.
     
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  6. jtd871

    jtd871 SFF Guru

    Usul has called a big one. Again, the Prophecy.
     
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  7. Aibohphobia

    Aibohphobia aka James
    Thread Starter Chimera Industries

    The spice must flow!
     
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  8. iFreilicht

    iFreilicht FlexATX Authority

    "You don't understand! I really NEED all those front panel drives!"

    Amazing job on the PSU sleeving as well, top notch work there.
     
  9. QinX

    QinX Master of Cramming
    kees

    I'll never leave this forum ever!
     
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  10. iFreilicht

    iFreilicht FlexATX Authority

    There is a guy on OCN who posted this old Raven in the "Club for those with beastly mATX/mITX rigs":

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    Fortunately, he swapped to a different Raven two years later, and posted there again. o_O

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  11. Aibohphobia

    Aibohphobia aka James
    Thread Starter Chimera Industries

    I remember that. "But it's a microATX board so it counts right?"

    Uh, no, it does not :p
     
  12. Phuncz

    Phuncz Lord of the Boards
    Moderator Gold Supporter SFF Purist

    I still have that crappy sleeving ! It's about 10 years ago, if not longer. Sleeving wasn't done much or to a high standard back then, I just wanted everything red, only to end up with pink tubing (opaque thanks to coolant dye), orange sleeving and that god-awful brown PCB motherboard.

    Oh well, atleast there was no way for me to go but up ! As in efficiency. mATX was next and a Shuttle shortly after.
     
  13. jØrd

    jØrd SCSI for life
    Moderator Gold Supporter Supporter of Efficiency LOSIAS Digital Seppuku

    you aint see nufin yet....

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    Admitedly alot of the size is outright budget. that was the cheapest standard form factor board w/ L5420 support, the L5420 was (and to some extent still is) the cheapest way to get 8 real intel cores, the case was (at the time) the cheapest eatx compatible case on the australian market. Heat and not size is this systems downfall though and the main reason i'll be replacing it with something smaller. Shame all of Intels current 8 core anythings cost so god damn much. In an attempt to redeem myself here is a picture of it in an Antec 300, those 1u sinks left it overheating in summer though. http://imagehost.losias.net/images/lTZ2j.jpg
     
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  14. Aibohphobia

    Aibohphobia aka James
    Thread Starter Chimera Industries

    You know your case is too big when it still looks empty with an ATX-size board in it.
     
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  15. confusis

    confusis John Morrison. Writer, Editor, Awesome Person.
    Site Staff LuxIndustries

    I didn't realise the Xigmatek was that big!
     
  16. jØrd

    jØrd SCSI for life
    Moderator Gold Supporter Supporter of Efficiency LOSIAS Digital Seppuku

    Its much, much worse...thats not an ATX mobo
     
  17. Phuncz

    Phuncz Lord of the Boards
    Moderator Gold Supporter SFF Purist

    That case needs to be used to house a render farm.
     
  18. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic SFF Guru
    Moderator LOSIAS

    Or put it horizontaly, make some holes on the panel facing the ground, put 4 poll feet, add a grill and pour some charcoal ... and you have a decent size BBQ :D
     
  19. jØrd

    jØrd SCSI for life
    Moderator Gold Supporter Supporter of Efficiency LOSIAS Digital Seppuku

    i always wanted to body chop the depth out, put a half ssi mobo in it horizontally w/ a raid card (above the psu) then fill it w/ some 2nd hand HP / Dell / IBM / etc cages w/ expander backplanes That said build quality on it is utter garbage
     
  20. Aibohphobia

    Aibohphobia aka James
    Thread Starter Chimera Industries

    #20 Aibohphobia, Feb 18, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2016
    Not as bad as yesterday's example but this came in the shop today:

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    It didn't start out quite this bad however, the original motherboard was normal size ATX and filled up the case a bit more but it had a bent pin. This Gigabyte was the only Skylake board we had in stock and it's a bit narrower than standard ATX.

    Edit: So 1000W to power a 6600K, 380X, and a single SSD. There's not even an optical drive in this thing :p
     
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