CM Elite 130 Build 2.0

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John    1

Hey there- I'm new to the forums here. Thought it would be a good place to document my updated CM Elite 130 mini itx build. Earlier last year I had built a mid range gaming pc in my Elite 130 case just to see how it handled heat. Unfortunately my mobo's memory slot went bad. It was a very successful build heat wise however, and now I really want to take it to the next level. I will be attempting to install dual sandwiched water cooling radiators in the front to cool my R9 290 and 17 3770k. I've measured everything out and so in theory it should work! Specs will be-


Asus P8Z77-i Deluxe MoBo

Corsair 850RM (Modular)

Intel i7 3770k

Gigabyte R9 290 4gb to be stripped, with water cooling bracket

Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8gb 

2x Corsair Hydro series H50 coolers

2x Crucial SSD's (1tb, 500 gb)


Hopefully I can get this cool enough under load to o/c it a bit, although that may be pushing it a bit. I'll be installing stuff as it comes in! Its all on order and should be here within the next week or so. 


Before specs:

Asus P8H61-i Mobo

Evga 600B PSU

AMD 5870

Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8gb

Crucial 256gb ssd + 1tb 7200 rpm Hdd





This is before any changes. Ive got a blue led strip under the video card. Looks decent in the dark.




Rudimentary Layout sketch; from the top


Going to uncase my R9 and put a Corsair cooling bracket on it that my second H50 will fit right into.



Ground off the edges a bit on this fan so it'l work in the push pull system









Now for the cable routing. Picked up a sweet dock for 2 Solid States and a HDD. Decided to route the cables under the ssds where the HDD would go and...







This little guy will power 6 of my fans and the water pump. 



Stay tuned for more!


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