So, I wanted to dabble in building on a SFF. Since my old build (White Carbon
) is already water-cooled why not add some difficulty and go from an ATX size build to a ITX build with it. This will be my first SFF build, but I built computers since mid 2000s. I started planning with the Ncase M1 in mind (doing a dual rad with Iceman External Reservoir). It took months planning, talking to other similar builds on reddit and discord. Then suddenly found out a few weeks before buying the case it got discontinued. I was bummed hearing the news and thought about buying on the used market. Saw a few but didn’t have luck with most and since people heard about the discontinuation of the case, scalper pricing is soon to come. Decided to find another case that fits my requirements and found the Sliger S610! (Which is 0.6L bigger 13.3L vs 12.7L). My excitement started back up and started the same thing I did with the last case. Found out that the S610 case ALSO FITS with the Iceman External Reservoir (Thanks u/dbach1e). Started to accumulate the parts that was missing (Motherboard, PSU, thin fans, thin radiator, DDC pump, external reservoir, some additional fittings).
Slowly by slowly started getting my ITX parts:
Motherboard > PSU (Scalper price during COVID) > Thin Rad and Fans
Then suddenly my D5 pump started to make a loud grinding noise (FYI: I haven’t done maintenance since mid-August/September 2020). Decided to disassemble and clean all my water-cooling parts and noticed black residue (I am assuming it’s the tubes that started to wear down on the inside (ZMT Tubing)). This residue is seen every component on my build. After cleaning all my components, started to test the pump and it has failed even though it is clean. So, after knowing that the pump failed and still lacking the external reservoir, DDC pump, and some additional fittings (and needing the computer functioning the same day (I have no back up computer and needed it for school)). I got an AIO and decided to go back to Air/AIO cooling. Eventually ill get this new system I build back to being water-cooled.
PART PICKING PROCESS:ASUS ROG Strix Z370-I:
Wanting to upgrade and get a Z390 chipset but couldn't find any for a decent price. Then suddenly got this motherboard for $160 with no missing parts and fully functional!
Corsair iCUE H100i Elite Cappellix Liquid CPU Cooler:
Bought this AIO as an emergency replacement from my previous build. Does the job well in cooling my 8700k quietly (Stock and NOT Delidded).
Samsung 980 1TB PCIe Gen 3 SSD M.2:
Decided to add an M.2 SSD drive to the build since this helps with cable management and only had a 500 GB Samsung 860 EVO and a 750GB WD Black Series 2.5" 7200 RPM (RETIRED: started to have a clicking noise every x minutes) from the previous build. Let me say WOW! The speeds in this SSD is unbelievably fast! I would recommend going to an M.2 SSD if budget permits, you would NOT regret it.
Sliger S610: *See my story above*
. I would like say that to put it in one word. The quality of this case is DURABLE
!!! I haven't build in other SFF case as this is my first time building in a form factor this size and I have actually felt and seen the quality of the Ncase and they both are amazing quality and craftsmanship, but to compare the Ncase M1 and the Sliger S610 in one word it would be Sleek and Industrial accordingly.
Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM chromax.black.swap (x2):
Have always been a fan of Noctua quality and brand. Going to a SFF case I might as well get the greatest and best and this is nothing short of it. Noctua has build a slim fan to fit in tight places where a normal fan would not go, BETTER YET it loses to nothing in comparing it to normal (25mm) fans.
Corsair SF Series™ SF750 Platinum:
The best of the best! Especially in the ITX space! Quiet, Effective, and haven't heard my fan ramp at all!
Building in the case was not as difficult as I expected. But also I have been researching and scoping around for quite a while. Some minor setbacks were expected since you proactively cable manage and build the computer. Also while I was building (because of my excitement of downsizing and rebuilding a "new" PC experience is exhilarating) I accidentally put my bottom fans as exhaust when the build was technically 90% done.
Some advice I could give when building on this case is take your time, your computer isn't going anywhere! Also when building in cases that are around the sub 20 L territory have a budget to get some custom cables while you are at it. It will save you the hassle of cable managing and worrying about where to put those extra cables.
This is for who are doing AIO cooling. Pick an AIO that doesn't have a proprietary cable require for it to connect to a dedicated fan controller hub. I bought a Corsair H100i Elite and in order for it to run the pump at PWM it is required to connect it to the controller hub (CORSAIR iCUE Commander CORE Controller). Which I have trouble fitting it anywhere in S610. A user in Sliger Discord (rvcjew (he/him) | Cerb Mini Gang) was helping me with placement in the front of the case but since the front panel is around 30mm smaller than the S620 variant it wouldn't close all the way, so it is just being balanced by my Wi-Fi antenna.
PC PARTS and ACCESSORIES:CPU:
Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor
Corsair iCUE H100i Elite Cappellix Liquid CPU Cooler
ASUS ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming LGA 1151 300 Series Intel Z370 Mini ITX Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Samsung 980 1TB PCIe 3.0 NVMe Internal Gaming SSD M.2
Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card
Sliger S610 (White (Matte), Vented, USB C 10Gbps + USB 3.0 A, Black SBR Feet, Black Vented Top Panel)
Bottom Case Fans:
Noctua A12x15 PWM chromax.black.swap 55.44 CFM 120 mm Fan (x2)
CORSAIR iCUE Commander CORE Controller
Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM 71.69 CFM 120 mm Fan (x2)
Corsair SF 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply
LG 32GK850F-B 32.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO Limited Edition 80 Ohm
GK61+ with BOBA UT4
Logitech G Pro Wireless Wireless Optical Mouse
Creative Labs Pebble 2.0 4.4 W 2.0 Channel Speakers
Novelkeys - Godspeed Deskpad (Ares)
So for anyone curious on how I got the "ΣDCX" as the name.
Σ: Sigma - As stated in the internet: Capital letter similar to the letter S in the English alphabet
D: (Roman Numeral: 500)
C: (Roman Numeral: 100)
X: (Roman Numeral: 10)
Σ+D+C+X = S (500+100+10) = S(610) = S610!
- Sliger S610/S620 24 Pin Unsleeved Custom Cable
- Sliger S610/S620 8 (4+4) Pin CPU/EPS Unsleeved Custom Cable
- Sliger S610/S620 8 (6+2) Pin PCIE Unsleeved Custom Cable
- Sliger S610/S620 6 Pin PCIE Paracord Custom Sleeved Cable
- Sliger S610/S620 Dual SATA Power Unsleeved Custom Cable
- 4 Pin Molex Power Unsleeved Custom Length Cable