Description

Case purchased from craigslist. I saw it for $50 and grabbed it without thinking. The biggest issue was getting the picoPSU to work with the case. Other than that it's WAY TOO BIG. All I have is a mini ITX board, processor, ram, and m.2 ssd in there. Everything fits on my motherboard. The PSU, PCI-E riser, case fan slots, and hard drive slots are totally empty. I only take up 1/3 of the space in the case.

The case didn't have a slot to install the pico psu. I ordered this PCI bracket: http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/it.A/id.438/.f To get that slot to work I still have to drill a bigger hole in it. The hole it came with was too small for a four pin connector.

Motherboard is great. It controls fan speeds just fine. Read the m.2 ssd without any issues. But for some reason it wouldn't flash my BIOS when I used the hotkey for it during start up. Instead I had to go into the BIOS and press the hotkey from there to flash the bios.....weird.

The case fan is set at ~900 RPM and is silent. CPU fan is about 1300 RPM most of the time and again, silent.

OS is Ubuntu

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there an exhaust fan? How are the temps? Is this foam which isn't easy flameable?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

No exhaust fan. The foam is from a hardware store. It's usually used to filter air with an air conditioner :|

Last I looked the cpu temp was about 33 degrees Celsius and the system was like 30. I'd have to check the BIOS to get an up to date reading.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
I like these HTPCs :D they're very attractive
  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and cheap build! If you game, will you please post some benchmarks?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi intachease245. The only gaming I really do are emulators and games from gog.com. I'm sure it would run games like Primordia, The Longest Journey, and Beneath a Steel Sky just fine. The most graphics intensive game I've played is Xenoblade on the Wii emulator Dolphin. I can play at 2x the native Wii resolution with 16x anisotropic filtering, per pixel lighting, and 2x AA. Hardly ever drops below 30 fps.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Small and simple--great! Love the PicoPSU