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This is probably one of the best mini-ITX cases I have ever had the pleasure of working with. It's absolutely insane how much stuff I was able to fit in it all while staying quite small. Seriously such an amazing little build.

Please check out my review of this case at my blog to get an idea of my thought process and how I felt about the case.

Thanks for lookin'!

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  • 63 months ago
  • 8 points

Lavins, you're the only user I've ever seen build a mini-ITX rig with a ******* custom water cooling loop in it. +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 4 points

Haha, I've got another build I posted here. It's a 250D built in a similar fashion.

  • 63 months ago
  • 4 points

What I was referring to :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe there is one in a Fractal Node 304 called the Nuclear Shoebox. Rated 184 or something last I checked.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/YKpbt6 Fractal Node 304 Nuclear Shoebox 213 upvotes as of Feb 1, 2014 GMT 8 plus

  • 62 months ago
  • 5 points

I can't believe how clean those cable runs are.

  • 62 months ago
  • 4 points

Always upvote Lavins.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Freaking amazing but all your builds are impeccably clean so no surprise!How are your temps with the one fan. I water cooled a build for a friend in that case and we managed to fit the 200mm on the front with an h90 and used a pull fan on the other side . As well as filled the 2 80mm exhausts it looked great but it wasn't a full loop so our temps were high till we got it to work with the 200mm in the front. I guess your client can always add some noctua r8 redux fans if the temps are high . Very sick though.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I appreciate that. :) Keep an eye out for my upcoming build! It's a big one for sure.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I love seeing your builds on here. So great looking! The attention to detail, man!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Aw thanks man! Glad to know I have a fan. :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Make that two. I love the builds man. Keep up the awesome work!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

So tiny, so clean. +1

Buys a $113.50 AIO cooler, only uses the pump. +999999

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

The standalone one from Swiftech actually costs more than this! But thanks! haha

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the idea of using the pump from the Glacer as I haven't seen it before.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, thanks! I always try and change things up from the typical meta.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Any upcoming build? I'll be waiting, I still need a lot of inspiration and ideas for my first :D

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I see that I will have the same issue with case and graphic card like you had. I mean you had too cut some part of the case. Can you tell me what did you use to cut it and how big part of the case you remove? I see some piece on the picture but is not enough to see all.

Thx for help.

PS. great builds by the way ;)

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I had to cut a square portion that was just big enough to slide the power connector into. You basically have to place a PCI-E connector on top of the card's connector, then line it up as if you were going to insert the PSU cable and figure out where the connector stops. I place tape above that line.

I used a Dremel 7000 to make the cut and it was perfect.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank a lot for into. It will helps for sure ;)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Jeez, I am just sitting and staring. How beautiful!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

wOw! Impressive build!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Can you put the window on different sides like the Core v1?

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

*v21

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

this case vs cooler master elite 110 which is beter?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

This one for sure!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The Elite 110 has good looks but the limitations and restrictions draws it back, on the other hand, the Core v1 has great features ( have you checked the review of Lavins? ) but kinda looks derpp.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

how are the temps? with only one fan and relatively small rad for cpu+gpu?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't call 64mm thick radiator "relatively small" ;). Of course comparing it to a full size build, this radiator by itself is more than capable of handling anything thrown at it.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Ik 64mm thick isn't very small but the fact that it's only a singke 140 rad... I wasn't really questioning your builds I'm sure it's fine but I'm just wondering for future reference :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Check out the temps I just added... It's INSANE how low they are.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Damnnnn I can't believe you crammed all that powerful hardware in that tiny space water cooled it and runs super cool to boot!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Hell yeah man! It's amazing what this little thing can do.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

To give an idea of how much cooling potential of the 140mm rad, it has a total of 1,254,400 mm3 of space, while the Corsair h100i (a 240mm 25mm thick radiator) only has 720,000 mm3 of space. This isn't a 100% accurate comparison, but just to give you an idea of the cooling potential.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh I guess when you put it that way it's easier to see hire that extra bit is enough to adds on a gpu

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

How hard is it to sleeve a fully modular psu compared to a non modular psu?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Not very hard. It's much easier actually. It also helps that I cut and crimp my own wires.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the CoolerMaster Glacier 240L hard to setup and fill? I am considering purchasing it and will probably replace the tubing. Does it fit well in that case?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really, just make sure the top of the rad gets topped off.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you fill the loop before you installed it in the case or after?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I filled the loop after everything was installed.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

No Reservoir?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

None needed! End tank is good enough. :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Lavins, do you think this cooler can fit in a 250D with the optical disc bay still installed?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it sure can. You'll need to use a different radiator though.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How excatly did you fill it? I read that you did it after everything was installed. What about the air in the tubes? A brilliant idea. An extra pice of tubing possibly?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey. just gotta ask. what radiator thickness should i use for a custom waterloop?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're going with this case, it wouldn't hurt to use the same exact one. But it really depends. If you're using a CPU and GPU on the same loop, the thicker, the better. If you need thin, radiators, then you'll need a 240mm and up radiator.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

what's the thickness of the radiator you used here?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I used a 60mm radiator. You can check the full name in the parts list.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Would it still be possible to use a 294mm gpu with the aftermarket cooler in the Core v1? I don't mind cutting the case a little for the power connector, but do you think anything else will get in the way such as the little hub for the cases power and usb ports?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont know how this one slipped by me (found it while looking for "cool" wink itx builds). fantastic build. I know im a bit late to the game but was wondering something. 1: how did you fill the loop? through the rad? as far as I can tell I see no res. 2: do you think it would have been possible to mod the top panel for a plexi window?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I filled the loop through one of the many ports on it. Supposedly, you were able to buy additional panels for the Core V1, but never did I find one. You technically could've purchased two more panels with the windows on them and placed them in the other sides. Again, was not able to find them so I scrapped this build. :(

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

gotcha. thanks for the info!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

so out of curiosity, how well did that cpu/pump combo last? was it loud? because I think it could be a fantastic idea for small builds.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

That coolant is making me thirsty... +1 lmao

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I got the same case wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl !

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

mmmmmm that routing tho! pretty color combo! i'm trying to do a build in this case with the i5 6600 (gpu currently undecided/ on hold). i'm trying to stay away from water cooling. does anyone see any problems using stock cpu cooler with this case putting the power supply right under the mobo? currently i plan to use the EVGA supernova P2 650W 80+ platinum. it seems to be fine but i just want to be sure before i begin. thanks for the great build!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

it has to have hot amd hardware to be a true reactor

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

hue hue hue hue

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this pump enough/

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!