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  1. Posts : 278
    21H1 (OS Build 19043.1081)
       #1

    SFF Builds


    Good Day All

    Just hoping someone has attempted building a z690 in a sub 7L case
    for me I'm looking at a Velka 3,5 or 7 type case but have not seen any, any clearances' info for cpu coolers in regards to the MB, CPU and RAM on any DDR 4 or 5 set up

    i see older AMD stuff but nothing with a Z690 Mini-ITX Air cooled

    Many Thanks for all info

    DME
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  2. Posts : 18,631
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1889 (x64) [21H2]
       #2

    dmesal said:
    Good Day All

    Just hoping someone has attempted building a z690 in a sub 7L case
    for me I'm looking at a Velka 3,5 or 7 type case but have not seen any, any clearances' info for cpu coolers in regards to the MB, CPU and RAM on any DDR 4 or 5 set up

    i see older AMD stuff but nothing with a Z690 Mini-ITX Air cooled

    Many Thanks for all info

    DME


    Velka 3 — VELKASE

    3.9L volume (3.7 L internal), 19 x 10 cm (7.4 x 3.8 in) footprint
    Mini ITX <---- motherboard size
    37 mm CPU cooler clearance
    Flex ATX power supply compatible (not compatible with SFX)
    175 mm dual-slot graphics card compatible
    42 mm memory clearance


    Velka 5 — VELKASE

    4.9L volume (4.6 L internal), 18 x 10 cm (7.0 x 3.8 in) footprint
    Mini ITX
    2x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI 2.0 (internal extensions included)
    Flex ATX power supply compatible (not compatible with SFX)
    37 mm CPU cooler clearance
    270 mm dual-slot graphics card compatible
    42 mm memory clearance


    Velka 7 — VELKASE

    5.9L volume (5.6 L internal), 18 x 11 cm (7.0 x 4.4 in) footprint
    Mini ITX
    2x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI 2.0 (internal extensions included)
    SFX power supply compatible (not compatible with SFX-L)
    47 mm CPU cooler clearance
    289 mm dual-slot graphics card compatible
    52 mm memory clearance




    And here are the Mini ITX motherboards with the Z690 chipset...

    Choose A Motherboard - PCPartPicker




    Also... you don't really have to build your own mini PCs unless you want to, these days.
    For example...

    Amazon.com

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    Motherboard form factor (sizes), pictures...

    SFF Builds-image2.png
    Last edited by Ghot; 22 Jun 2022 at 23:29.
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  3. Posts : 278
    21H1 (OS Build 19043.1081)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Good Day All

    I do realize I can get off the shelf stuff but while I'm out at sea and it seems like a good thing to putter with.
    the only down side is I wont be able to get my system online until we get into port I can get online with ship equipment but not my own equipment (It can be quite painful at times) for updates-patches and such.

    Still leaning on the Velka 5 or 7 now, not enough cooling headroom on the 3

    and for the power supply, thinking of doing the separate power brick type and making a revers top hat on the bottom (not attached) just a low box. to save on cooling and noise.

    below is the shopping list so far minus case and PS

    Intel Core i7-12700K 3.6 GHz 12-Core ProcessorNoctua NH-L9i-17xx chromax.black 33.84 CFM CPU CoolerASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 Mini ITX LGA1700 MotherboardCorsair Vengeance 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5200 CL40 Memory will look at getting better CL Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive

    Not in a rush at the moment for a GPU I see prices are still freefalling

    DME
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  5. Posts : 278
    21H1 (OS Build 19043.1081)
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Ghot

    I think I seen that recently, I just want to put together my own. in the days of win 98 I built a mid tower computer and I timed the build with a six pack of beer it took longer to load the floppies than the actual machine build.

    I just want to do the build for me.

    DME
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  6. Posts : 18,631
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1889 (x64) [21H2]
       #6

    dmesal said:
    Ghot

    I think I seen that recently, I just want to put together my own. in the days of win 98 I built a mid tower computer and I timed the build with a six pack of beer it took longer to load the floppies than the actual machine build.

    I just want to do the build for me.

    DME


    Well... start by picking a case.

    Choose A Case - PCPartPicker

    Choose A Case - PCPartPicker


    Once you find the case you like... look it up on the manufacturer's website for the details on... what will FIT inside it.
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  7. Posts : 2,719
    Windows 7 Pro
       #7

    Hi,

    The only thing I would say, It's maybe not a good idea to use a 125W TDP CPU with a 65W TDP Cooler... With only a few millimetres clearance for the air flow, you risk having a very hot computer, with a CPU that cannot reach it's full potential.

    The Noctua NH-D15 is more suited for that CPU. But It wont fit there. I think going with a CPU with a lower TDP makes more sense in that little case.

    Maybe someone with experience doing that could comment further, as never did.
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  8. Posts : 12,586
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #8

    I was recently questioned by a client about using an SFF computer for gaming, it centered around adding a video card. The case is the same size as a Dell I have rehabbed and there are limited choices of add-in cards that are the low-profile type that will fit. The USFF are even smaller. My latest Desktop with Win11 is a larger case and doesn't have a VGA port so am using a DisplayPort to VGA adapter for connecting to my 4-computer KVM switch. Just some thoughts to consider.
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  9. Posts : 278
    21H1 (OS Build 19043.1081)
    Thread Starter
       #9

    I Can't say anything about the Dell problem Mr. Berton

    I have adjusted my dream list to I7-12700 (65w) so with that all should be good and will use the iGPU of the cpu (for a while only) plan on over doing the PSU and the MB for improvement later on but I still want a durable case velka 7 with sfx psu seems doable and there is some room for fans, gpu is the major trip for later.

    DME

    - - - Updated - - -

    does anyone on this thread remember Fry's electronics (just checking) what happened to them?

    DME
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  10. Posts : 18,631
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1889 (x64) [21H2]
       #10

    dmesal said:
    I Can't say anything about the Dell problem Mr. Berton

    I have adjusted my dream list to I7-12700 (65w) so with that all should be good and will use the iGPU of the cpu (for a while only) plan on over doing the PSU and the MB for improvement later on but I still want a durable case velka 7 with sfx psu seems doable and there is some room for fans, gpu is the major trip for later.

    DME

    - - - Updated - - -

    does anyone on this thread remember Fry's electronics (just checking) what happened to them?

    DME


    They died. Try Zacks

    Zack Electronics - Audio, Video, Wire, Components, Cable, Connectors & Datacom Professionals

    They probably won't have what you're after either.

    There's Microcenter

    And mostly... there's PCpartpicker. Pick parts. Build your PC. Compare and share. - PCPartPicker



    This case is in the top link I gave you in post #6, for example...

    Phanteks Innovative Computer Hardware Design
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