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bigbadjohn1178
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Had a bunch of SFF parts left over from a previous build along with a Aorus Gaming Box (external gpu) that had a busted motherboard and power supply, so I set out to build a super small form factor build that I could run MX Linux on for some various home automation projects I am working on.

Salvaging the fully operation 1080 gpu from the external gpu I ordered myself a Velka 3 case which was pretty much the smallest case readily available state side that I could find at 3.9 L.

Working in this case was of course challenging but in the end it all went in pretty easily although I had a bad power button supplied by the company and had to wait for a replacement.

If you want small form factor and can get your hands on a sff gpu, this case is pretty great. Thermals are pretty good under load and am pretty happy with it given the use case. and pretty insane to think I can fit this powerful machine along with a monitor and keyboard in a backpack and setup just as easily has having a laptop.
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: none
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: SFF
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 84.88
AMD - Ryzen 5 (3600)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 147.81
Gigabyte - Aorus Pro AX (B550I)
Chipset: B550
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 241.45
Crucial - Ballistix Elite (3600MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 279.99
Gigabyte - Mini
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080
Storage
$ 44.99
Samsung - 970 EVO Plus
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 256 GB
PSU
$ 159.99
Enhance - Flex (ENP-7660B)
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: Mini-ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
Velkase - Velka 3
Type: Mini-ITX
Side Panel: Mesh
Cooling
$ 54.95
Noctua - NH-L9a (Chromax.Black)
Type: Air Cooler
Keyboard
Drop - CTRL Mechanical Keyboard
Interface: Wired
Type: Tenkeyless
Mouse
$ 58.99
Razer - DeathAdder Elite
Interface: Wired
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