Wesena ITX4 v3 - Hackintosh

Nwkrep82

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I'm new to this site, but here is something I built a few months ago..

CASE
- Wesena ITX4 v3

CPU - Intel Core i3 6100

MOTHERBOARD - Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI

MEMORY - Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB 2 x 4GB DDR4-2400

CPU COOLER - Noctua NH-L9i

CPU COOLER FAN - Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PE-P 92mm x 25mm Ultra Quiet PWM Fan - 1800 RPM

CASE FAN - Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPro PC-P 80mm x 15mm Ultra Silent PWM Fan - 2500 RPM

POWER SUPPLY - picoPSU-160-XT (custom sleeved), 160w output, 12v input DC-DC Power Supply (192w AC-DC Power Adapter, 12v 16A)

STORAGE - SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 128GB

GRAPHICS - MSI N750 TI-2GD5TLP w/retrofitted cooler from EVGA Geforce GT 730 2GB (low profile) - cooler and PCI bracket PlastiDip black for a stealthy asthetic.

OPERATING SYSTEM - OS X EL Capitan























 

Ceros_X

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Very clean looking build! I like the black motif!

Can you go into more detail on the cooler swap and how you figured out they were compatible? Also the plastidip came out good. Anything special there or just keep peeling it off until it works?
 

Nwkrep82

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Very clean looking build! I like the black motif!

Can you go into more detail on the cooler swap and how you figured out they were compatible? Also the plastidip came out good. Anything special there or just keep peeling it off until it works?
Thanks!

I didn't actually know if the cooler swap would work. The mounting hole patterns looked the same, so I just gave it a shot. I bought both cards. The heat sink from the GT 730 bolted up with no issues to the 750ti. I did, however have to modify the fan connector because they were different sizes.

Nothing special with the PlastiDip. Just a few light coats and that's it.
 

CC Ricers

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Very cool build. I had a Hackintosh once with the good ol' Intel Bad Axe and Q6600 and would like to build one again. I especially like the use of the GT 730 fan to make the 750 Ti single slot.
 

alexep7

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Wesena/Streacom always make some beautiful, sturdy cases. How are the temperatures?
 

aquelito

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Very clean build !

I have the same case and same GPU and the latter tends to get very hot and noisy...
 

MarcParis

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Nice setup..those pico psu/hdplex 160xt inspire me for my next desktop/storage setup (next year project, probably based on Ryzen/Vega APU..:))
 

lac29

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Damn this is cool. I really want to see if I can build and install dual booting system with Win10 and MacOS in a SFF.
 

Cayprol

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Jun 20, 2017
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Nice clean build
Did you consider the passive cooled version of the case?
 

Nwkrep82

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Some more shots...

Changed from the PicoPSU-160-XT to the HDPLEX 160W DC-ATX...



ASL GTX 1050 Ti Battle Flag installed...



ASUS ROG STRIX Z270I w/7700K all powered up (yes, that is a RGB vandal switch wired to motherboard RGB header)...


I still have other things/mods to do before its 'complete'...LOL
 
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AleksandarK

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Where did you get RGB vandal swith? What model is that? I have seen some RGB switches, but they do not look good as yours.
 

robbee

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Awesome to see the ASL 1050ti in action! Would you mind sharing your thoughts in regards to the termals and noise?
 
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CC Ricers

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Awesome to see the ASL 1050ti in action? Would you mind sharing your thoughts in regards to the termals and noise?
Same here. Also curious about power draw during gaming (I'm assuing you're gaming in 1080p but doing non-gaming stuff in 4k?)
 
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Nwkrep82

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Awesome to see the ASL 1050ti in action! Would you mind sharing your thoughts in regards to the termals and noise?
Same here. Also curious about power d
raw during gaming (I'm assuing you're gaming in 1080p but doing non-gaming stuff in 4k?)
I still have some testing to do, but with cover off, in a room about 73F (22C) I've seen the card get as high as 71C with stock boost in the mid 1700 (before downclocking as temps increase). I've even had it in the mid 1800 with a +100 on the GPU.

Of course with Pascal, those numbers dynamically change with temp, load. power limit, etc.

I'll have more detailed numbers soon along with some noise level testing (with/without cover).

Could I get link for that RGB switch? Looks amazing on your build? Also, is the size 16mm?
The switch is 25mm from http://www.performance-pcs.com/ppcs-anodized-illuminated-switch-black-25mm-momentary-rgb-ring.html
 
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