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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:08 am 
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why use a mini p180 when you won't need half of the cooling capacity?


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Wilhelm-Tell wrote:
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why use a mini p180 when you won't need half of the cooling capacity?


Who said anything about cooling capacity?


It's way overkill for your needs? Mini P180 is at least partially a high end case and none of your components need the cooling so I ask, why? Must be a reason for your choice of fan as well.... Got it cheap?


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Wilhelm-Tell wrote:
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It's way overkill for your needs? Mini P180 is at least partially a high end case and none of your components need the cooling so I ask, why? Must be a reason for your choice of fan as well.... Got it cheap?



So...? It's well built, quiet, upgradeable and stylish. What is wrong with that?

Mine was not exactly expensive either...


If you got it cheap then sure but here our mini p180 cost about the same as a P183 and I would not pay so much for a low end setup but as long as you are happy with it. Think you can add another pic of the interior?


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that looks like a clean build, and the big fan will give you wiggle room later, should you decide to do some overclocking and such.

i would be tempted to block off those card slot vents & fan hole in the back, because it'll be a path for dust to get sucked in... or maybe cover 'em up with a filter of some sort? it would be interesting to see what the temps looked like when they were fully blocked off.


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New graphics card coming. Better be prepared with the right cable.


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Very clean and that white mini sure looks nice.

Ever thought about yanking the hamster wheel and going fanless?

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PlanetOfTheApes wrote:
Very clean and that white mini sure looks nice.

Ever thought about yanking the hamster wheel and going fanless?


Hehe, thanks.

Sure, I could remove the top 20 cm fan and just use the 14 cm that came with the Orochi. But, I won't, as I don't find the "Big Boy" that noisy, plus it keeps my system cool.


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Very nice machine! I almost went with the Mini 180, went solo at the last minute. Just knew I would not need the big fan :)

My build is http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/vi ... hp?t=57894

Silence is truly golden :)

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capecodbackup wrote:
Very nice machine! I almost went with the Mini 180, went solo at the last minute. Just knew I would not need the big fan :)

My build is http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/vi ... hp?t=57894

Silence is truly golden :)

Dave



Thanks, looks like a great build you got. I had the Solo before too -- a smashing case.


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Some temps, all idle and with only the top fan @low (/w 120 mm hole covered)


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Looks like you have a dust problem.


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Yeah.


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if all of the intakes are either blocked or filtered, dust should be controllable.

37 degrees at 12.5% load... load at true idle would be less, a percent or two, and so would the cpu temp.

the acid test would be to run prime95 on it, and then experiment with fan speeds.


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danimal wrote:
if all of the intakes are either blocked or filtered, dust should be controllable.

37 degrees at 12.5% load... load at true idle would be less, a percent or two, and so would the cpu temp.

the acid test would be to run prime95 on it, and then experiment with fan speeds.



I just ran prime95 for about an 1h, and the max temp was 55°C

The GPU reached 69°C after two runs in 3DMark06.

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clean!!

love it


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Best feet in business, some kind of silicone?


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PSU a bit too long, so the dust filter won't fit


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No problem, it fits under aswell.


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I was very happy to see that my SOLO had similar feet. makes a big difference I think. It is like my case is suspended Almost :)


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capecodbackup wrote:
I was very happy to see that my SOLO had similar feet. makes a big difference I think. It is like my case is suspended Almost :)

They use the same feet on the P18x series too. I've noticed the glue they use is not really good. They come off too easily. Be careful as you move it around or you'll not only loose the "suspended" vibration suppression but with that case you'll lose airflow too.


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I have seen many clean builds, but as far as I can remember none ever as clean as this one. this is just über slick!!!!


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piglover wrote:
capecodbackup wrote:
I was very happy to see that my SOLO had similar feet. makes a big difference I think. It is like my case is suspended Almost :)

They use the same feet on the P18x series too. I've noticed the glue they use is not really good. They come off too easily. Be careful as you move it around or you'll not only loose the "suspended" vibration suppression but with that case you'll lose airflow too.


Indeed. You MUST lift the case if you want to move it. Dragging is not an option.


Thanks walle :)


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Nice build! One question: did you somehow attach the giant heatsink to anything or is it only held by the thumbscrews & backplate? Since those things weigh close to 1kg I was always wondering if a vertical build would work at all.

Thank you. :)


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il_grande_silencio wrote:
Nice build! One question: did you somehow attach the giant heatsink to anything or is it only held by the thumbscrews & backplate? Since those things weigh close to 1kg I was always wondering if a vertical build would work at all.

Thank you. :)


Nope, the sink is only held by the thumbscrews & backplate. Works well, as long as you don't drop it to the floor.


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Very smart and very clean build.

That scythe is huuuuge! :shock:


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prime95 at 55 degrees at 2ghz, with no fan on the cpu, sounds very functional to me.


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danimal wrote:
prime95 at 55 degrees at 2ghz, with no fan on the cpu, sounds very functional to me.


I think so too, but I will replace it with a E5300, 45nm, should run cooler and faster, at a fair price aswell.


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