Description

This build started in 2015 with a simple question - what is the smallest case into which I can fit: - 1 x 240mm AIO CPU cooler; and - 2 x EVGA hybrid cooled graphics cards in SLI?

What followed was somewhat of an odyssey, and has now reached the point of ridiculousness.

I spent around 100 hours modifying the Corsair Graphite 380T mini-ITX case to accommodate a micro-ATX motherboard, together with manufacturing custom PSU cables. The initial setup included 2 x EVGA GTX 980Ti Hybrids in SLI.

Whilst the 980Tis were OK for pushing high FPS on the 165Hz Asus PG279Q IPS 27" monitor, by the time Titan X Pascal released I was itching to get my hands dirty again.

Madness ultimately prevailed, and I had 2 x Titan Xs shipped to Australia along with 2 x EVGA hybrid cooler kits (to suit GTX 1080). Within hours of delivery AUD4,280 (delivered) worth of hardware was in pieces on my desk, with the hybrid cooler baseplates dremelled to fit the TXPs.

The end result is an absurd level of GPU power in a tiny package. Do I need this much GPU performance? No. Do I have more money than sense? Arguably. Was it a fun project? Absolutely!

I have the hybrid pumps powered from a motherboard header instead of the card, using a mini-GPU fan cable running out the back of the card. Hybrid radiator fans and pumps are then controlled by a custom curve in speedfan. I find this works well for managing hybrid pump noise.

Notwithstanding the compromised airflow I can keep everything in the high 50s (C) when gaming, with acceptably low noise.

Fire Strike Ultra 12,730 (14,389 graphics) with 4790K @ 4.8GHz, DDR3 @ 2400MHz and TXPs @ +200 core (around 2,050MHz) / +350 memory. For daily use I run the CPU at 4.6GHz for reduced H100i fan noise and TXP memory at +250 for improved stability.

Edit 1: For those who have requested additional details of the mATX mod, here are some photos from when I disassembled everything to do the custom cables (back when I was still running the 980Tis): http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/photobucket429/library/Corsair%20380T%20mATX%20disassembly%20and%20cabling

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 15 points

You put a what? In a what? How the.... What eve-...

Brain is hurting

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

haha agree man

  • 37 months ago
  • 5 points

Your madness is impressive. I think it turned out great and I like the color scheme. You have my one for such a lovely build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

wait.... wut

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

This is stupid, in a good way.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I've learned not to ask question about this kind of stuff anymore...

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

This takes an amazing level of skill and planning. I salute you.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

oh my GOD

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 For an awesome SFF build!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

+10 if I could! Great execution of the MATX mod, perhaps the best I have seen....the sad thing is that most people will not notice, I had to double take on the main page! I also enjoyed your commentary of the build.

Only thing I think I can say is I wish there were more pics of this amazing mod! Corsair please take notes!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Worth

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

can you post more photos of the build and the whole pc with the monitor ?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What games you gonna be playing? And damn that monitor!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't understand how you did this. Teach me your wizardry and give me your budget, Harry Potter. I love how you went with the HB SLI bridge, I like that a lot. I'm left wondering what you plan to do with this sick build? I can't comment on cable management in this because its too small to expect perfectly cable free insides. Still 10/10, and this must have been awful on your bank account, considering the AUD prices.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Portable nuke? Awesome build. Could only imagine the effort and love put into this build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait... you did what? How the F---..... screw it I'm with Mason my head hurts!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

For those who have requested additional details of the mATX mod, here are some photos from when I disassembled everything to do the custom cables (back when I was still running the 980Tis): http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/photobucket429/library/Corsair%20380T%20mATX%20disassembly%20and%20cabling

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Just SICK :p

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I still don't get why this build hasn't exploded with upvotes yet... this thing is crazy

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This is nothing short of amazing. Welcome to the SLI Titan club, Mate!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is dank.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet Build Man!!! I'm in Australia as well and I am itching to get my hands on a Titan XP!!! They aren't going to be formally released here till next year i think so its easier to import one form the US!!

But definitely +1

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