hey people this is my first post here and i am totally new to pc building , i just have done some crazy reading online for the past 3 weeks and this forum has helped me a lot in my understanding for making a fanless sff build but my knowledge is nowhere compared to years of knowledge and experience you guys have and hence i need your much much anticipated advice in helping me build a sff fanless , caseless mini itx build which is pretty powerful and with minimal wires ( i hate wires ) .
I have put together a build and i need your advice on compatibility between parts , temperature control , power supply, etc . So here are the parts i have selected for my build :-
--CPU : intel i7-4770T (45W tdp)http://ark.intel.com/products/75125/Int ... o-3_70-GHz
--MB : ASRock Z87E-ITX LGA 1150 Intel Z87 (30W tdp)http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliat ... ure=ASRock
--CPU Cooler : Prolimatech PRO-SAM17 Samuel 17http://www.prolimatech.com/en/products/ ... &subid=421
--Graphics card : Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB (55W tdp)http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?nam ... 50ULT&c=CJhttp://www.gpureview.com/Radeon-HD-7750-card-676.html
--SSD : Plextor PX-256M5M 256GB SSD Jedec MO-300 mSATA Marvell Controllerhttp://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliat ... omoid=1087
--RAM : Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820148661
--Thermal compound : Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compoundhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835608008
--PSU & Adapter : picoPSU-160-XT and 192w AC-DC Power Adapter, 12v 16Ahttp://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-160-XThttp://www.mini-box.com/12v-16A-AC-DC-Power-Adapter
**TOTAL SYSTEM ESTIMATED WATTAGE : 152W
*above wattage is based on pcpartpicker website :http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1oEmp
So as you can see there are no fans at all and besides the power supply wire there are no other wires too and i feel the build is small and the new haswell i7 mixed with hd 7750 makes it decently powerful . I am not a gamer but i needed an graphics card which could run my golfing simulator software and the slow motion v1 video analysis software with dual live feed 120 fps cameras and for that i needed to have minimum of 1gb dedicated vram & around 70gb/sec of memory bandwidth and since i needed a fanless sff psu i only had this card as an option as it fulfilled my spec requirement while giving me a low tdp . To keep the total system wattage in control i choose not to have an optical drive and will just use an external optical drive whenever needed . I keep my pc on 24/7 to seed torrents . I want to go caseless becasue i couldnt find any fanless heatsink case really small enough for my build with the streamcom fc10 being the only option but then since streamcom is releasing their db4 case in 3-4 months i might as well wait as i believe i would be able to just fit my build as it is in the db4 case .
Having said that here are a few questions that i was hoping you guys could help me find the answer to :-
1)Is my psu choice right for my build ? (i couldnt find any other picopsu with higher power than 160w , though the psu i selected has a
peek load of 200w)
2)Can i operate the fanless heatsink cpu cooler without the fan since i have a low tdp cpu and since i am going caseless ?
3)Is my thermal compound selection right ?
4)Advice on maintaining temperatures ? (i have zero knowledge in temperature control and knowhow)
5)Any other suggestions or advice on parts of the build ?
6)Any advice on operating my build caseless ? (there is not much dirt accumalation in my house)
Finally i know i will be getting the best advice and help here so people really much much thanks in advance.Cheers.