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Gaming in Tight Spaces…..mini-ITX (featuring Gigabyte, Silverstone, and Prolimatech)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by miahallen, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. HammerON

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    Sweet looking rig:toast:
     
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    good for the space and the compact looking, but the hell for temps and noise.

    temps and noise just concentrate and grow up in that little cases.
     
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    So a Core i5 and a 5850 were powered by a 300W PSU? and over clocked?
     
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    Temps are pretty good, as long as you don't mind the noise....is that what you ment :p

    I did a full assesment of the power consumption in the article linked in the OP...300W WAS PLENTY for general use and gaming :cool:
     
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    I agree. Thats WAY to low for that combo.
     
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    Read the article man....it's plenty ;)
     
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    You are running at the peak limit now. I mean the PEAK! Over time PSUs and components degrade. You know this man. A 300w PSU might be fine for now but in a few months time you know what will happen.

    Anyway other then your PSU choice its an awesome build man! I would love to build one. I'm jealous! :toast:
     
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    This thread is very useful as I am shortly about to embark on selling off most of my current system (less PSU and 5850) and go down in my case the matx route with a P55 mobo and probably an i5 760, your CPU cooler selection has done me a huge favour already as I was pondering between 3 or 4 low profile units, I assume you are happy with it's performance?

    I will prob go for this case as it will take full size Graphics cards and PSU's.......

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Silv...SFF-micro-ATX-Case-and-ATX-Size-PSU!-(w-o-PSU)
     
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    That's the thing....I wasn't running at peak, except while stress testing (which I didn't build the rig for)....while gaming I was pulling 250-280 at the wall.....that's like 220-250W DC and well within the comform zone for the 300W PSU.

    Same thing with the new revision with the 450W PSU....while gaming I should be pulling only 350-400W at the wall, which is around 320-360W DC and right in the peak effeciency zone....it's perfect! ;)

    Sounds great man, keep us posted :)
     
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    The wattage is not going to be your problem... The amperage on the 12V rail will be. I doubt those PSU's can put out enough amps for a i750 at 4.2Ghz and a 5870. Just when you start OCing... it will start sucking down juice like crazy.

    "The card requires you to have a 500 Watt power supply unit at minimum if you use it in a high-end system. That power supply needs to have (in total accumulated) at least 40 Amps available on the +12 volts rails."

    Not to mention PSU's lose efficiency and output over time. So even if there is enough now, in a year it will pop. Then again it is an FSP unit with a single 36Amp rail so it might be enough... but man... just barely. Again, my bet is within a year it will have issues.

    great build - wish you luck with it.
     
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    BTW - I've swapped the 5870 with a 480 GTX :D
    Check the latest updates ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    very nice
     
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    That would be a VERY tight squeeze with a 10mm thick fan (if you can find one)...it'd be impossible with a standard 25mm thick fan. :(
     
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    Have you encountered any problems with that Geforce GTX 480 of yours combined with the 300w power supply?
    :pimp:
     
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    i have been a fan of the itx gaming computers for a while now have a look at my sig.

    the only problem i have with them is that you are stuck with onboard sound unless you go with usb.

    ITX/DTX boards i have owned
    fanless 533mhz VIA EPIA
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    Intel BOXD945GCLF2
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    Foxconn 'Irvine' GL6E MCP73S01 DTX
    [​IMG]
    J&W MINIX 780G-SP128MB
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    Foxconn G41S-K
    [​IMG]
     
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