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I inherited a few intel components from a buddy and ended up enjoying this project.

Searching around for reeeally small inexpensive ITX cases has been tricky.

The Jonsbo C2 came from Aliexpress for $25

Dimensions: 7.9" x 8.8" x 10.6" - 12 Liters

E3-1270 V2, Ballistix memory, SF600 reman and IS-40x all from ebay.

Temps are kinda high - will add spacers the top panel of the case to let heat outta the oven.

I had a 2600k for a while, and finally settled on the Xeon while messing with this itx as a bench build...

I was less worried about the Xeon heat in the Jonsbo - bringing TDP down to 69w from 95w.

It runs 3.7 all-clock, 3.8 dual core and 3.9ghz single

IS-40x is rated to 95w TDP, but that's more a myth than anything.

140mm case fan at the base, it's just mashing air into the lava vortex with the case closed. HEAT radiates out the rear end - seriously hot to touch, my old lady and I used it as a griddle yesterday at breakfast.

Opening the side drops temps over 10 degrees C

The case is ok for the price - it's light, fit and finish are decent, edges are sharp. It's really thin aluminum.

Having an 8" Samsung Tablet lying around I wanted to set it up as a monitor:

There's a $6 android app called "Wired X Display" and it works wonders! Display pops up with Win10 login - can use Android as monitor in a pinch with USB-C to USB interface. There are wireless options but you may have to be in OS to activate. I thought it was kinda slick because it worked...

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

impressive pictures. I like the build

  • 4 months ago
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clean

  • 4 months ago
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Could dremel some holes in it and put some mesh behind them to improve temps. I have done it on a few cases. Just make sure to trace the holes good and take your time.

  • 4 months ago
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Yeah I contemplated it for sure... I saw that aussie youtube computer dude do it to the LianLi itx "handle case" and thought this be a good candidate - especially at this price

  • 4 months ago
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Ya the thin aluminum is easy to cut but in my experience don't go too fast or the heat will cause a little bit of warping in the metal. I use mesh like you would by for a screen door or window and it works good. Keeps some dust and larger debris out while allowing plenty of air to pass.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

can you play any games with that cpu?

  • 4 months ago
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Yeah it hangs very well!!

Witcher III plays respectable on high settings...

Superposition Benchmark:

1080p high settings - 52fps low, 65avg, 79high - score of 8643

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and clean!