for approx. 3 years I'm part of this community and even that I don't post a lot of stuff, I read a lot in this forum.
Someone told me that I should post my x86 Projects in this area and so I start with the newest one that I've build for my dad in 03/2012.
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Specs: Zotac H67-ITX, Core i3-2125 with HD3000 graphics, 8GB DDR3-1666 Ram, 120GB Crucial SSD (that's what you can see on this pictures), now with 16GB Ram, passiv HD7750 Graphics and 2TB WD Black intern for some final cut-projects and a lot of NAS Storage in his network for his video-stuff etc.. Build into an Lian-Li Q07A Mini-ITX Cube which is fully isulated against noise from the only Fan (CPU-Fan). We have used a passiv power supply with 130Watt. 10.7.4 as OS and 2* Dell 23" Displays.
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ZotacMini-10.jpg 282.18K 77 downloads
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What is comming next: We will replace the stock cpu-cooler with an large passiv tower cooler and add a 500rpm 120mm Fan regulated through the motherboard in the backplate.
Our Aim for this project: Replace his old Mac Mini with a x86 Custom Build that cost half the price of a slower Mac Mini and that is not louder than the old one.
What we've spend until now: 400€ for the first round of componentes (case, cpu, 8gig ram, SSD, passiv power supply, etc.), and approx. 200€ for the discrete graphics, 3.5" HDD etc.
Temps: around 50°C CPU and 30°C Case-Temp
Power Consumption with PicoPSU-90+ 12V/8A AC/DC: around 35W in idle desktop/surfing with wifi, 40w playing 1080p movie in vlc, 87w full load.
I hope you like it