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Re: My 2012 Project: Water Cooled Mini ITX PC w/ Ivy Bridge

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 7:15 pm
by bubba
Never had flashy lights in any of my cases, and the ones that come with them I cut them out. I don't even hook up activity lights LOL

Re: My 2012 Project: Water Cooled Mini ITX PC w/ Ivy Bridge

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 7:23 am
by cozy
nice work~~~ :supz:

but I'm a little curious about the screw on the daughtercard...
that doesn't make sense to use only 2 holes to fasten the board into chassis...
can't I just remove the nut and use the same screw on the daughtercard to fasten the board???

Re: My 2012 Project: Water Cooled Mini ITX PC w/ Ivy Bridge

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 12:57 pm
by Apoptosis
You could remove the screw on the daughter card and buy the right size screw that is longer and put it to the motherboard I assume. The screws are to hold down and to help keep the ASUS DIGI+ VRM secure on this ITX board. I attached a larger picture for you to see. The board doesn't move that much, so I don't think it is a big concern. I talked to ASUS about it as I was concerned when I first saw this, but no they said not to worry and I've had zero issues at all with this platform and have had it running for a couple weeks now.

Re: My 2012 Project: Water Cooled Mini ITX PC w/ Ivy Bridge

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 6:54 pm
by jtiger102
Nice build!

If you don't mind me asking... what fans did you use for this?

Re: My 2012 Project: Water Cooled Mini ITX PC w/ Ivy Bridge

Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:11 pm
by jtiger102
jtiger102 wrote:Nice build!

If you don't mind me asking... what fans did you use for this?


And actually, since you mentioned in the article that the CoolIT 140 was hard to come by... Do you think using a 120mm solution with a 140 to 120 adapter to mount the radiator to the case would still fit?
I found this adapter: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9003/duc-48/Bitspower_Low_Profile_140mm_To_120mm_Fan_Adapter_-_Clear_BP-FA140120-CL.html?tl=g47c121s262
It says it's 14mm in depth. Judging by the pictures, there might be enough room to insert the adapter between the radiator and the case.

Thanks!

Re: My 2012 Project: Water Cooled Mini ITX PC w/ Ivy Bridge

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 3:57 pm
by Apoptosis
jtiger102 wrote:
jtiger102 wrote:Nice build!

If you don't mind me asking... what fans did you use for this?


And actually, since you mentioned in the article that the CoolIT 140 was hard to come by... Do you think using a 120mm solution with a 140 to 120 adapter to mount the radiator to the case would still fit?
I found this adapter: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9003/duc-48/Bitspower_Low_Profile_140mm_To_120mm_Fan_Adapter_-_Clear_BP-FA140120-CL.html?tl=g47c121s262
It says it's 14mm in depth. Judging by the pictures, there might be enough room to insert the adapter between the radiator and the case.

Thanks!


Yeah, I don't think you'll have any issues with that adapter at all! I just used some generic high-pressure 140mm static fans that I had here. I can't recall the brand and they have no markings on them.

Re: My 2012 Project: Water Cooled Mini ITX PC w/ Ivy Bridge

Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 7:51 am
by Apoptosis
Here is another persons build in a Silverstone case with a 120mm version of the CoolIT Eco II running an Intel Core i7-3770K processor and the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe mini-ITX Z77 Motherboard
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Re: My 2012 Project: Water Cooled Mini ITX PC w/ Ivy Bridge

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:54 pm
by Mayhemm
Apoptosis wrote:You could remove the screw on the daughter card and buy the right size screw that is longer and put it to the motherboard I assume. The screws are to hold down and to help keep the ASUS DIGI+ VRM secure on this ITX board. I attached a larger picture for you to see.
Actually, the user manual recommends doing what cozy said: remove the screws from the Vcore card, install the MOBO in your chassis, then replace the screws. It's on page 2-34.

Sorry if I'm pointing out the obvious here, but I'm just curious why you wouldn't follow the manual, regardless of whether the board will actually move or not.