Mini-ITX SFF PC Showcase – Episode 1

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Jonas’s Modified Silverstone SUGO SG13

CaseSilverstone SUGO SG13
MotherBoardMSI H81i mini ITX
CPUIntel i5 4460
RAM8GB Corsair RAM
Video CardMSI GTX960 2G Gaming
PSUSharkoon 450W SFX PSU
Hard DrivesMaxtor 200 Gb
CPU CoolerThermalright Macho 120
AccessoriesArduino Nano

Builders Take

I modded the PC over the course of a couple of months. I made a fan controller using Arduino. The Arduino NANO reads CPU heatsink temperature and ambient temperature with sensors I’ve added. Those two temperatures are displayed on custom made segment display LED screens in the front of the case. The Arduino then controls the two CPU fans. The control enables the fans above 42°C and lets them spin for 30 seconds to cool the CPU down. This means that during regular office work the CPU fans don’t spin at all and the CPU is cooled passively. During games, the fans spin now and then.

I moved the SFX power supply to the front of the case to be able to fit a HUGE heatsink with push-pull fans to be able to cool the CPU passively. I cannot tell you how huge this heatsink is until you’ve seen the pictures. It sure is overkill (but that’s how I like it). I modded the GPU with a new cool acrylic design and it can also pull air more directly from the side. To accommodate the temperature displays in the front, I completely made a new front bezel from scratch with sheet metal. Overall, the PC got a cleaner industrial look.

I tried to apply my skills in modding, electronics and PC building to create a PC which is compact, cool, silent and efficient. Thermals and spacing wise, I could have easily fit an overclocked 4700K with GTX980 in this case, but I went with a bit lower budget. My requirement was to be able to play GTA V at that time.

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