The system is the maximum you can cram into the power envelope of the Pico PSU.Xbitlabs tested i3s
and the system power of a 3220(non T) was 88W with a GTX680 which idles at 15W, so about 75W for CPU and board.HT4U tested the 7750 (fanless)
, maximum power draw is about 60W.
135W max and realistically 80% of that 100-110W in games.
Case: Lian Li PC-Q15B with be quiet! Shadow Wings SW1 Mid Speed [...] with EKL S85 Slim CoolerLian Li lists the maximum CPU cooler height as 100mm
and this is with the PSU in place, no need for a (probably noisy) 1U cooler.
The Scythe Samurai ZZ
is 94mm high and extends over the CPU only in one direction, which is good because in most ITX boards the CPU socket is very close to the PCIe slot.
2) The noise levels should be fairly low. Has anyone experience with the HIS 7750 iCooler and its noise levels?
All 7750 His icooler variants I could find are dual slot. They might fit in the case, but the cooler will be pressed against the side.
The System would fit perfectly into a Lian Li Q07
. If you take out the hard drive cage (screwed in) there's room for a dual slot graphic card cooler. A fanless 7750 from Asus, Club 3D, Powercolor or Sapphire will fit.
With a Pico psu you can fit a very large cooler like the Thermalright HR-02 Macho
(also ideal because extends only in one direction over cpu socket).
With a fanless graphic card and the HR-02's fan at a very low setting (perfectly sufficient) this system would be very quiet.