First, sorry for my bad english, I'm french.
I post here to show you my new HTPC + Gaming build, if it can be usefull to someone.Material:
- Mobo: Asus H97M-Plus
- Proc: i5 4590T (35W TDP)
- PSU: Pico PSU 300W
- Brick: 230W AC Power Adapter 19V
- Graphic card: Zotac GTX 750 Low Profile
- SSD: Crucial M500 250Go
- HDD: Seagate Momentus XT 750 Go (from my old configuration)
- DVD writer: LiteOn DL-8ATSH
- Flat HeatPipe for VGA card: 2 x AMEC THERMASOL 250mm
-> 300mm should be better
- OS: Kubuntu x64 & wine for the games (Portal 2, Skyrim...) Modd:
- Modify the PSU to add space: (remove the ATX connections)
- Add a reset button
- Add a HDD Led (across the remote window)
The PSU is not the same size as the 150W Steacom, so I must adapt the FC9 to put it.
Here is the PSU:
You can see at the right of the pic some capacitors are a little damaged with the transport, I had to change it to be sure. But it works well like this.
The PSU in the case:
I had to remove the 4x pin ATX connector and weld directly the wires.
After this, the graphic card:
I did'nt want to modify/cut the rad because of the waranty, so I've chosen flat heatpipes. (thickness: 1.9mm). 250mm length is a little short, 300mm should be better.. But nearly 50% of the TDP of the GPU is dispeled by the heatpipe. The other 50% is the fan. (slow speed)
The final case:
The case is a little case, it's full !
You can see I must to cut the drawer at the corner to the 24pins ATX can pass.
The little yellow button is the reset button.
IDLE temperature result, with the fan:
Now, I'm thinking to find a solution to replace the fan. The zotac fan is a little noisly in games, so I put this one (AMD @stock) in my carton, 70x70:
The result is better, and more effective. 80x80 is too large.
Now I'm trying to use Nvidia-Dynamic-Fan-Control
with Kubuntu. It's not finished