Desktop Rig – Assembly

Brought the items home and started the build at 8pm of February 8, 2013.

Before putting everything together, the SG08 case have to be disassembled for easy access. Making installation of each components convenient. Can’t go to detailed on the whole process as the manuals explain it well. Though, will point out some areas that I find uniquely challenging on this build.


The front panel connectors where a bit tricky. Good thing good ol’ google suggests the white wires where all negative. As there where no labels on the terminals.

We find it best to position the H60’s block with the tube side facing away the video card.

H60 Positioning

Every components tucked in. The 180mm fan was removed as the radiator is for 120mm fans. I will find a way to mount the rad on the 180mm fan.

Tucked 2

Cable management. If there’s any :mrgreen:

Unmanaged Cables

Graphics card view.

Graphics Card View

Luckily, everything worked on its first power.

Powered On

Initial boot:


Freshly installed Windows 7:

Fresh Install

Thanks for the help:

Consultants with Derpina

Teo, Jani and Derpina. Haha.

By ninerfive

Desktop Rig – Specs

The new build is based on a mini-itx board size. A small form factor PC for work, laboratory(virtualization), and of course, gaming.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 (3.4G) 6mb 22nm
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75N
RAM: RipJaws 8gb 1600 (12800CL10S) 1×8
Vcard: Asus GTX660Ti OC 2gb ddr5 192bit
HDD: Seagate 2.0 TeraByte SATA3
CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H60
Casing: Silverstone SG08 w/ PSU

Still undecided for the monitor. Reuse an old keyboard. Any mouse perhaps.

Some parts have been purchased, and still awaiting for the SG08 case which will take us about a month since the order. It is expected to arrive on our local computer shop this week 😀

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By ninerfive