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 Post subject: Need Passive power supply and CPU cooler for my I7-3770k
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:22 am 
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I have an I7-3770k, I will not use video card, onboard is fine. Will have SSD for hard drive. Just wondering if passive cooling for the CPU is possible, and a good passive power supply. Would a PICO-PSU work?


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 Post subject: Re: Need Passive power supply and CPU cooler for my I7-3770k
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:39 am 
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Semi passive is possible (big tower cooler, case fan nearby) but all passive will be difficult. A picoPSU will work, as the CPU TDP is only 77W.

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 Post subject: Re: Need Passive power supply and CPU cooler for my I7-3770k
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:29 am 
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One of the Streacom heatsink cases might be suitable to make an entirely passive system.

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 Post subject: Re: Need Passive power supply and CPU cooler for my I7-3770k
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Perhaps. The Streacom FC8 is struggling with the i5 3570K though. Newer better cases will be more efficient, but I still claim all passive is difficult. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Need Passive power supply and CPU cooler for my I7-3770k
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:20 pm 
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CPU could be cooled passively, but system will need at least one fan, with good case airflow, to run all out without throttling. imo

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