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

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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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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.
Temps are pretty good, as long as you don't mind the noise....is that what you ment :p

So a Core i5 and a 5850 were powered by a 300W PSU? and over clocked?
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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Read the article man....it's plenty ;)
 
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Read the article man....it's plenty ;)
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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You are running at the peak limit now. I mean the PEAK!
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! ;)

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)
Sounds great man, keep us posted :)
 
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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 :)
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 ;)

 
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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

Intel BOXD945GCLF2

Foxconn 'Irvine' GL6E MCP73S01 DTX

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