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    Default Gaming in Tight Spaces - MAX11L (featuring Gigbayte and Corsair)

    Last month I brought you part one in this series entitled “Gaming in Tight Spaces – mini-ITX (featuring Gigabyte, Silverstone, and Prolimatech)”. In that article, I talked a bit about the history of mini-ITX and my fascination with it. If you didn’t get a chance to look it over yet, feel free to check it out as I’ll be referencing it a lot in this article.

    My goal with the original was to simply build a gaming PC in which I would be using on a regular basis. I did not intend to write an article about the build. But after receiving support from Gigabyte and Prolimatech, the build spawned the article and an in depth look at what sort of performance I could extract from a tiny system on a relatively small budget.

    Well….I got the bug, as many might say, and my curiosity drove me to push the system to the next level. I decided to name this new revision “MAX11L”, which represents the maximum amount of performance I could stuff into 11 liters of volume.

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    Default Re: Gaming in Tight Spaces - MAX11L (featuring Gigbayte and Corsair)

    Finished sleeving the PSU yesterday...pretty happy with the results :cool:







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    Default Re: Gaming in Tight Spaces - MAX11L (featuring Gigbayte and Corsair)

    Here are the final pictures :cool:

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    Awesome little machine. You should definitely be proud of the work you've done there. It looks mint! That PSU cable customisation must have taken ages. I like the results though. I hear it makes routing of the 24 pin ATX connector easier as you don't have to try and manipulate all the 24 wires as one big chunk.

    I agree with the console comparison too. It's got the kind of power a current console can only dream of. Many console games compromise on image quality and lock games down to ~30FPS at times. With this little beauty, you have the best of everything. With a spec like that, it would even give my machine a run for its money, and probably beat it in non SLI compatible games. Drool!!!


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    Default Re: Gaming in Tight Spaces - MAX11L (featuring Gigbayte and Corsair)

    LOL @ "Sex-box 360"

    Thanks for the comments Psycho ;)
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    Default Re: Gaming in Tight Spaces - MAX11L (featuring Gigbayte and Corsair)

    Awesome build man, this turned out very nice!!

    With all the customizations and work put into that I'm sure someone is going to be a very happy gamer!

    Did you end up finding the shorter SATA cables you needed, or mod some yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Did you end up finding the shorter SATA cables you needed, or mod some yourself?
    Actually, I decided to turn the SDD/HDD 180 degrees to give an even cleaner appearance. So the SATA cable I had already were the perfect length (15cm or about 6"). I could have sleeved them too, but I thought they looked nice enough being high quality black and rounded ;)
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    Default Re: Gaming in Tight Spaces - MAX11L (featuring Gigbayte and Corsair)

    Great choice, I think it turned out great the way you did things! I've looked at round SATA cables, but I guess I just need to try them before I decide if I like them or not, they do look good though.

    Awesome build, I'd be using some of your ideas for sure if I were building one of these systems.

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