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Well, my full tower watercooled build has stalled out a bit. In the mean time I wasn't going to do anything else, but the other day I saw a Lian Li PC-Q07B on newegg as the shell shocker for $30 and figured the family could use a new machine. And a SFF build would be perfect. So I picked up the case. It got here a few days later and let me tell you going from a full tower to an ITX chassis is crazy. the lack of space is quite a challenge, but it's one that I look forward to overcoming. Here are a couple of quick pics of the case. Now, some of you may notice the lack of places to put a fan on the top, side, and front. Thats because this case was really meant for silent or near silent system's with passive cooling. The side panel you see with the holes is actually meant for the intake fan on the PSU. Well I think we need to change that. Because for some reason that I'm not sure about my family needs something a little more powerful than passive cooling can support. So I think I need to add some fans. So the plans call for a 120mm fan on the front, top, and a 120mmx12mm fan on the bottom to cool a GPU. This is where I want to give a quick shout out to MNPCTECH. They have some of the coolest and very high quality modding parts. Most of you have seen a couple of their recent builds on here that are currently ongoing (Rebel Alliance, and FrozenCPU Tech Station) and the quality of the parts is as good as the work they do on their builds. Thanks again Bill for doing what you do, and for the help. Here's the care package that I ordered from them. Got a pair of 120mm Nautilus fan grills for the top and front. A set of micro case feet. A set of the most comfortable safety glasses I've ever worn (safety first when cutting on stuff). And a bag of rotary tool cutting discs. Went ahead and did a quick test fit of the largest PSU that the chassis supports at 140mm long To make sure a 120mm fan would fit. Had to borrow one from my brother since I don't have any laying around. Here's a standard ATX PSU installed in the chassis. And a quick test fit to verify the fan will clear. Went ahead and taped the front, top and bottom of the case of so that in the next couple days I can get the holes marked and cut/drilled. Top: Front: Also removed the bottom hard drive brackets to fit the 120mm x 12mm fan in the bottom: Didn't have time to do mark or cut things last night. Hoping to get to them by the end of the weekend and atleast be able to power up the fans and see how things work. Front and top fans by the way are Prolimatech 120mm red LED fans. Here's a couple pic's outside of the case. And with a grill installed: Also got the main piece of hardware for this build yesterday. Got a quick teaser. Ok I'm no good at keeping secrets. Hoping to make progress soon. Thanks for looking.
I ain't gonna give a big introduction. This is PROJECT SCAVENGE. It's gonna be me scavenging parts for this build from my old builds. Currently I have an empty wallet. Hopefully I could get this to work, hopefully not too long. Currently, I'm using my Asus P8Z77V-LX motherboard for this. It's gonna stay this motherboard because I have one motherboard only and plus I love ASUS. Never failed me once YET. Enjoy the screenshot of the motherboard below.