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15-Liter or Smaller ITX PC?

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I'm curious if anybody is using at 15-liter or smaller ITX PC for simming. If so, what components are you using and how do you like it?

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Currently no. But a while ago a built my daughter a Mini ITX system and manged a reassembly powerful PC in a small package, that was with a full size ATX PSU, not SFX.

15 litres or less is small but you would be surprised just what can be crammed into such a small enclosure. In fact 10 litres is doable too. Temps of course are always going to be the issue to consider. 

Optimum Tech is a channel on YouTube that specialised in small form factor PC's. Worth taking a look.

IT's something I'm considering for my next build in a month or so. Small form factor and possibly a custom loop to address the thermal consideration. 

Sub 10 litre with a RTX 390...

 

 

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@martin-w Thank you for the link to Optimum Tech! The videos have given me quite a few ideas, and the production quality on that channel is the best I've seen.

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14 hours ago, Hyperfocal said:

@martin-w Thank you for the link to Optimum Tech! The videos have given me quite a few ideas, and the production quality on that channel is the best I've seen.

 

Yeah its a great channel actually.

The issue I had with my daughters ITX was GPU temp. She wasn't overclocking or anything so not a huge deal, but the graphics card fans were at a higher RPM than I would have liked, under load. 

CPU temp was absolutely fine. I had intended on air cooling, but reasonably sized air coolers wouldn't fit, so I went for a Corsair H100i in the end. 

 

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If you do go the ITX route. De-shroading can help your card significantly in many cases. And even provide the equivalent of water cooling.

 

 

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