A6-PACK ☆ ISK 300-90 picoPSU HTPC A6-3500 Very Silent!

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eskro Offline
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yepp, 90W is at a sweet spot!

maybe ask a user here if they want the 120W brick.

its still good!!

maybe user named 'toutsuite' will need it!

he plans to buy the Ceton InfiniTV PCIe card
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-11 03:47 by eskro.)
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I ordered that 90w brick.... (I am anal) lol be here Sat. Yes I have that 120w brick if anyone wants it.
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I'm really liking this build and that case is growing on me... hmmm .... Smile
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you have no idea how much its growing on me too lol

unReaL
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(2012-04-11 04:59)Sdpbc Wrote:  I'm really liking this build and that case is growing on me... hmmm .... Smile

Should be great when it's done.... let me be the guinea pig so you can enjoy when you build it. Wink
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(2012-04-11 05:01)eskro Wrote:  you have no idea how much its growing on me too lol

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After I installed several Intel i5 PC's in the last couple months, this low power "Intel Core i3-2105" is starting to grow on me.....Tongue

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(2012-04-06 22:26)Beer40oz Wrote:  Case: Antec ISK 300-65
APU: AMD A6-3500
Mobo: ASRock A75M-ITX
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB 1866
SSD: Patriot Torqx 2 32GB
CPU Cooler: Scythe BIG Shuriken 2
Power Brick: 19V / 4.74A / 90W / 5.5*2.5 / 3-prong
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i eMail'ed the seller of that 90W Power Brick you bought,
i ask'ed him if his 90W Power Brick's FanLess?

because sometimes,
some Power Brick's have a tiny cooling fan inside
that kicks in at high loads..

anyhow, here's his answer

[Image: DIxaRs.png]

Smile
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(2012-04-11 05:01)eskro Wrote:  you have no idea how much its growing on me too lol

unReaL

Hopefully it goes on sale somewhere up in the great white North. My parents aren't flocking to Florida for several months so not sure I'll wait!
(2012-04-11 06:02)Beer40oz Wrote:  
(2012-04-11 04:59)Sdpbc Wrote:  I'm really liking this build and that case is growing on me... hmmm .... Smile

Should be great when it's done.... let me be the guinea pig so you can enjoy when you build it. Wink

You know, that sounds like a plan! Smile
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Btw, if one wanted to go completely fanless with this build, would the 120w picopsu linked below work?

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=119920

Also, I don't hear anyone speak of Using thermal compound/paste with their builds. Is this not needed with htpc's, or wouldn't help dissipate heat? Have never built a pc before so have no clue, but recall in the laptop forums this was a common tweak when upgrading cpu's.
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(2012-04-11 14:00)Sdpbc Wrote:  Also, I don't hear anyone speak of Using thermal compound/paste with their builds. Is this not needed with htpc's, or wouldn't help dissipate heat? Have never built a pc before so have no clue, but recall in the laptop forums this was a common tweak when upgrading cpu's.
Thermal paste is a must have, the only question is what brand to use. Most CPUs come from the OEM with thermal paste pre-installed on the factory heatsink. If you use an aftermarket cooler then they typically include some thermal paste in the package as well.

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(2012-04-11 14:00)Sdpbc Wrote:  Also, I don't hear anyone speak of Using thermal compound/paste with their builds. Is this not needed with htpc's, or wouldn't help dissipate heat?
Thermal compound is need it, and the included thermal compound is fine.....there is no need to go crazy with aftermarket compound.....

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ah...didn't realize it was already applied.
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(2012-04-11 20:22)Sdpbc Wrote:  ah...didn't realize it was already applied.

It's not already applied when you buy a CPU or cooler, you will just be supplied with some thermal compound in a little tube or something.

You can most likely find a video on YouTube that will show you how to actually apply the thermal compound. Should help when it comes to putting your computer together. Smile

Hope this helps!
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(2012-04-11 14:00)Sdpbc Wrote:  Btw, if one wanted to go completely fanless with this build, would the 120w picopsu linked below work?

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=119920

im not sure i understand, explain again?
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Look what just came in the mail.... waiting on the other parts..... the cpu cooler will fit in there niceley.....

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