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Welcome to my project named Elegance.

This is a personal project which will be used as a light gaming/HTPC in the living room. With this PC I plan on introducing some games to my wife, and hope to spark up an interest in co-op gaming. There is a strong focus on design with this project as there is not alot of space to work with. I plan on focusing on extremely clean cables, a sleek industrial interior and improving the ventilation to the Graphics card. This project is named Elegance as I want this project to have a sleek look inside which matches the brushed look on the outside. There will be super clean cabling, and will also be a better performer than stock

This project will consist of the following hardware:
CPU: Intel Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258
CPU cooler: Cryorig C7
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87N-Wifi
GPU: EVGA GTX750Ti 2GB ITX
PSU: SilverStone SX600-G
SSD: OCZ ARC100 240GB
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB 1866mhz
Chassis: Raijintek Metis Silver - Windowed

The mods that will happen:
This project will have my custom signature inside paneling with a brushed finish. These panels will cover and streamline the inside of the chassis, and various components.
I will reverse the reverse layout, so that the chassis' motherboard orientation will be as a standard chassis. This is for 2 reasons: 1. No one has done it before and 2. To improve and supply airflow to the graphics card.
Create an IO shield and Wifi card panel on the motherboard
Maybe install watercooling loop.

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So with this all said and done, let's get on with the project shall we?

Kind regards,
Justin "MetallicAcid" Ohlsen

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Finally, I have waited for this one
I'm sure it will be a real pleasure to follow

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Finally, I have waited for this one
I'm sure it will be a real pleasure to follow

Haha! Get back to work!!

Would let you come in and check it out, but everything is at the workshop..

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Sounds like an awesome project! Will follow!

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Update 1

Chassis photoshoot and inverting the inverted orientation.

Upon closer inspection of this lovely chassis, I noticed this chassis has a very simplified construction, which is using only screws. I also noticed that the chassis sides can be mirrored in a way that I can reverse the motherboard orientation with almost no modding! So I went ahead and reversed it

Let's start with the chassis photoshoot, and some playing around:

After flipping the motherboard like this, I noticed that I just needed to drill and tap 2 M4 screw holes. So I went ahead with this mod:

This is an awesome and easy mod that almost anyone can do. This is also a great way to fix the thermals of any GPU which is used as it will be able to draw in fresh air from under the chassis, where the HDD/SSD holes are. If you want maximum airflow, you can always pull out your trusty Dremel and get to cutting. Just think about a dust filter and you will be fine Remember that this chassis is aluminium, and SilverStone's magnetic dust filters will not work..

I really hope you have enjoyed this mod, and might want to try the same thing yourself

Kind regards,
Justin "MetallicAcid" Ohlsen

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Sounds like an awesome project! Will follow!

Cheers buddy!!

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YES! MetallicAcid got another project!

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http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q771/Justin_Ohlsen/Elegan...

Update 1

Chassis photoshoot and inverting the inverted orientation.

Upon closer inspection of this lovely chassis, I noticed this chassis has a very simplified construction, which is using only screws. I also noticed that the chassis sides can be mirrored in a way that I can reverse the motherboard orientation with almost no modding! So I went ahead and reversed it

Let's start with the chassis photoshoot, and some playing around:

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q771/Justin_Ohlsen/Elegan...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q771/Justin_Ohlsen/Elegan...

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http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q771/Justin_Ohlsen/Elegan...

After flipping the motherboard like this, I noticed that I just needed to drill and tap 2 M4 screw holes. So I went ahead with this mod:

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q771/Justin_Ohlsen/Elegan...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q771/Justin_Ohlsen/Elegan...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q771/Justin_Ohlsen/Elegan...

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http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q771/Justin_Ohlsen/Elegan...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q771/Justin_Ohlsen/Elegan...

This is an awesome and easy mod that almost anyone can do. This is also a great way to fix the thermals of any GPU which is used as it will be able to draw in fresh air from under the chassis, where the HDD/SSD holes are. If you want maximum airflow, you can always pull out your trusty Dremel and get to cutting. Just think about a dust filter and you will be fine Remember that this chassis is aluminium, and SilverStone's magnetic dust filters will not work..

I really hope you have enjoyed this mod, and might want to try the same thing yourself

Kind regards,
Justin "MetallicAcid" Ohlsen

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Yeah, you'r in Sweden now. Better turn that thing around to the right side!
I will follow this project just as I followed all of the previous ones mate.

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Nice! This is actually a case I have thought about buying but I was concerned about GPU cooling. Now you showed me how to do it. Thanks!

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Yes! If you don't watercool this I'll slap you! Really looking forward to seeing this build progress, I love the rajintek case and a lot can be done with it I think. Good luck man!

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Sweet! The reason I have my ad up in the forum for a short graphics card is to be able to reverse my golden metis! Looking forward to more updates.

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YES! MetallicAcid got another project!

This one will kick arse, and make all other Meti builds pale in comparison.

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Yeah, you'r in Sweden now. Better turn that thing around to the right side!
I will follow this project just as I followed all of the previous ones mate.

Haha Since I am from Australia, everything is upside-down for me, so inverting the motherboard to the right side up made it upside down for me.. So technically it is on it's correct side.

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Nice! This is actually a case I have thought about buying but I was concerned about GPU cooling. Now you showed me how to do it. Thanks!

Great stuff!! Just remember that the maximum GPU length with the PSU in this position in relation to the motherboard PCIE slot is only 17cm.

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Yes! If you don't watercool this I'll slap you! Really looking forward to seeing this build progress, I love the rajintek case and a lot can be done with it I think. Good luck man!

Thank you man! I would prefer not to be slapped though if I do not water cool this beast... Everything depends on the budget, or if a water cooling company would like to sponsor that adventure. Right now though I am building it to be air cooled.

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Sweet! The reason I have my ad up in the forum for a short graphics card is to be able to reverse my golden metis! Looking forward to more updates.

Great stuff! If you want some help with drilling and tapping the holes, I can help you out. Just drop your chassis around my place and I can fix that for you

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Great stuff!! Just remember that the maximum GPU length with the PSU in this position in relation to the motherboard PCIE slot is only 17cm.

Great stuff! If you want some help with drilling and tapping the holes, I can help you out. Just drop your chassis around my place and I can fix that for you

/J

That'd be great! But I have a problem, the GPU I bought is 18.1cm, although I'm going to use a SFX PSU with a bracket, so going to have do some measurements before I commit!

Again, great project! Imho, go air cooled

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Another project! Awesome!

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Ooh, Cryorig as sponsor! I'm using some of their stuff in my upcoming project (Log tomorrow). What will you be using from them? Great products!
Will follow this!

Edit: just read the description again and saw the cooler there

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That'd be great! But I have a problem, the GPU I bought is 18.1cm, although I'm going to use a SFX PSU with a bracket, so going to have do some measurements before I commit!

Again, great project! Imho, go air cooled

Air cooled I have decided. It looks to tough with the H7 cooler

relocating the PSU is so simple with this chassis. I have just used some 3M velcro and stuck the PSU on the wall, so the entire floor is free for a GPU of any size.

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Another project! Awesome!

Thanks for dropping by mate!

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Ooh, Cryorig as sponsor! I'm using some of their stuff in my upcoming project (Log tomorrow). What will you be using from them? Great products!
Will follow this!

Edit: just read the description again and saw the cooler there

This Cryorig H7 is great No clearance issues for RAM either if I use just he one fan configuration.

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Air cooled I have decided. It looks to tough with the H7 cooler

relocating the PSU is so simple with this chassis. I have just used some 3M velcro and stuck the PSU on the wall, so the entire floor is free for a GPU of any size.

Looks promising with the bent fins on the H7!

I returned the graphics card and bought a shorter one on sale. But I think I'll stick with the reversed, I like the layout alot

Keep up the good work man.

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Hey guys and girls!!

I would like to continue this build log with showing most of the parts which I have collected so far, with the rest pf them shown later on. This project would probably not have happened without the help of my sponsors Inet, Gigabyte, OCZ, SilverStone, Cryorig and Raijintek, so thank you once again! Intermittent updates will appear with these parts over the next few days, then we get to the nitty gritty action!

Cryorig H7

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This time we take a look at the CPU. Intel Pentium G3258 Dual Core CPU. Perfect for light gaming and home theater

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This will be a great project, I'm sure! And the cryorig stuff is amazing. Just installed the R1 looks awesome, although, got to big for my project, so I will have to try the c1.
Looking forward to hear what you think about the QF fans!

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Great stuff! If you want some help with drilling and tapping the holes, I can help you out. Just drop your chassis around my place and I can fix that for you

/J

So you mod cases for other people too? I'd pay you to make a window in mine if you are able to!

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This will be a great project, I'm sure! And the cryorig stuff is amazing. Just installed the R1 looks awesome, although, got to big for my project, so I will have to try the c1.
Looking forward to hear what you think about the QF fans!

The R1 looks amazing that's for sure. The C1 is so pretty that I wish I owned one just to look at it. The QF fans should be nice as they spin at max 1000rpm. I will let you guys know how they are!

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So you mod cases for other people too? I'd pay you to make a window in mine if you are able to!

I have done mods for other people in the past, but unfortunately I don't much time at all to do them anymore Maybe there are some other capable modders willing to contact you if they read this?

/J

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The R1 looks amazing that's for sure. The C1 is so pretty that I wish I owned one just to look at it. The QF fans should be nice as they spin at max 1000rpm. I will let you guys know how they are!

I have done mods for other people in the past, but unfortunately I don't much time at all to do them anymore Maybe there are some other capable modders willing to contact you if they read this?

/J

Hopefully.. Feels unlikely though. I've always wanted to mod the case but it feels so remote since I don't know any modders nor do I know where to get in contact with one.
Oh well.. I'll just stick to watching the pro's do what they do instead

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Hopefully.. Feels unlikely though. I've always wanted to mod the case but it feels so remote since I don't know any modders nor do I know where to get in contact with one.
Oh well.. I'll just stick to watching the pro's do what they do instead

I was really afraid of modding as well until I just jumped in and started. Just try it out yourself by cutting and filing on a test piece of scrap metal to get a feel for it first, before you do the real thing on your chassis' side panel.

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This Z97N-WIFI motherboard has been sponsored by:

Thank you to Josefin and Ted at Gigabyte who believe in my work, and who have provided this motherboard to my latest project. The colour scheme matches perfectly, and all of the functionality I need for a HTPC is there.

Kind regards,
Justin "MetallicAcid" Ohlsen

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This SFX PSU SX600-G has been entrusted to me by Marie at SilverStone. Too much power for this rig, but if I ever upgrade my GPU to something more power hungry, then I have it covered

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Interested, can't wait to see more! ^^

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Interested, can't wait to see more! ^^

Awesome mate, thank you for following my project

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Thank you to Inet and OCZ who have provided an OCZ ARC100 240GB SSD to this project!

Daniel at Inet has been really supportive with helping me by contacting OCZ and acquiring a sample of OCZ's legendary ARC100 SSD, which have been tested to run at least 5times their rated limit. Also, the build quality of this SSD is solid featuring an all aluminium chassis.

More updates coming very soon!

Kind regards,
Justin "MetallicAcid" Ohlsen