Really tight fit in a Torrent Nano - 7900X3D, RTX 4080, and a lot of drives

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Darren Gatewood
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Plano, TX, United States
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Really tight fit in a Torrent Nano - 7900X3D, RTX 4080, and a lot of drives

Did this build for my adult son. He wanted to max out cooling for really high-end hardware, in a small case, and have room for more drives than PCMR god intended to fit into an ITX build. It took some modding, and use of custom cables helped make it all fit.

The D15S was technically too big. Its heat fins extended too far down for the GPU to fit into the PCI slot. Flipping it upside down almost fixed it, but I still had to shave a few mm off the fins on the bottom. The GPU was still difficult to get into position, but in the end everything was a perfect fit.

I added some acrylic panels with icons from his favorite FPS games. The panel across the top is RGB backlit, and is set to change colors in response to system temps.

All the PSU cables are handmade, and the SATA power cables are all custom fit to reach the drives but not have any excess wiring. I also used SATA data cables with very specific lengths and connector types to minimize cable clutter.
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Video Game
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 397.99
AMD - 7900X3D
Socket: AM5
Cores: 12
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 401.85
ASUS - ROG Strix Gaming (X670E-I) (WiFi 6E)
Chipset: X670
CPU Socket: AM5
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 95.99
G.Skill - Flare x5 (6000mhz)
Type: DDR5
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 1,349.99
NVIDIA - GeForce Founders Edition
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 4080
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 197.99
Crucial - MX500
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 236.99
Crucial - P3
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 4 TB
Storage
$ 149.99
Sabrent - Rocket (Nvme PCIe)
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 197.00
Seagate - Barracuda Compute (ST4000LM024)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 4 TB
Storage
$ 310.00
Seagate - FireCuda Gaming SSHD SATA Performance Hard Drive (2x)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 269.99
Seasonic - Prime TX-1000
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Titanium
Case
$ 129.81
Fractal Design - Torrent Nano
Type: Mini-ITX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
RGB: Yes
Case Fan
$ 53.90
Case Fan
$ 24.75
Cooling
$ 109.95
Noctua - NH-D15S Chromax.Black
Type: Air Cooler
Accessories
$ 74.29
Accessories
$ 14.99
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 3,854.42
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