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

  Thread Rating:
  • 10 Votes - 4.6 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Post Reply
s1l3nc0r Offline
Member
Posts: 52
Joined: Jul 2011
Reputation: 0
Post: #136
Have you tried playing a Hi10p encoded anime file with this htpc ?

I am curious if it would be able to play the following release (without hickups and/or stuttering):

[UTW]_Fate_Zero_-_01_[BD][h264-1080p_FLAC][50256238].mkv

Especially during the op / ed

A customised build of XBMC that supports 10bit can be found here (install it and run it with -p): Hi10p XBMC builds
find quote
beetlesnack Offline
Member
Posts: 66
Joined: Apr 2011
Reputation: 0
Post: #137
(2012-04-13 23:16)jack0w Wrote:  Thanks for the reassurance, your temperatures seem to be within a few degrees of mine. Smile

Quote:Also I hooked up the Kill-a-watt and I was drawing 34 watts...I believe that was idle with XBMC and win7 running or maybe it was playing music or something.

Really? How have you managed that? My system draws nearly double the amount of power yours is using! Huh

My build:

A6-3500
ASRock A75M-ITX
4GB DDR
64GB OCZ SSD
1x Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fan

That's weird! I'll check again when I get a chance.
OP - 17 C is significantly below room temperature! What are you doing, watching movies outside in the winter?
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-16 22:10 by beetlesnack.)
find quote
eskro Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 8,474
Joined: Nov 2010
Reputation: 195
Post: #138
i know the answer's no but, hey Beer40,
why not make a small 2min vid showing XBMC UI speed under your setup?
Smile
find quote
Beer40oz Offline
Donor
Posts: 2,225
Joined: Dec 2010
Reputation: 54
Location: The Moon
Post: #139
Because it's just normal as it should be.... I mean no lag..... lol maybe one day.
find quote
eskro Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 8,474
Joined: Nov 2010
Reputation: 195
Post: #140
Beer40oz,
can u measure how much space there is here?

(click image for bigger view)
[Image: oVc6Fs.png]

most slim optical drives are ~5 in. deep...
just wondering if it would fit or interfere with shuriken's fan....

i suspect the space to be around ~9.84 in. (~250 mm) by the looks of it.
but, im probably wrong Tongue

thx
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-17 08:49 by eskro.)
find quote
KraziJoe Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 204
Joined: Feb 2012
Reputation: 2
Post: #141
It looks like an optical drive will fit in there. I hope so!!!
find quote
g8m3r Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 32
Joined: Feb 2012
Reputation: 0
Post: #142
Hey guys,

Thanks for the great post.

Is there a different cpu cooler that one can use for this build that would fit without the need to cut the bracket?

Thanks
find quote
jack0w Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 110
Joined: Nov 2011
Reputation: 1
Location: UK
Post: #143
(2012-04-17 16:35)g8m3r Wrote:  Hey guys,

Thanks for the great post.

Is there a different cpu cooler that one can use for this build that would fit without the need to cut the bracket?

Thanks

I opted for the Scythe SCKZT-1000 CPU cooler with an Antec ISK300-150.

No metal cutting required to fit this one! Smile
find quote
Beer40oz Offline
Donor
Posts: 2,225
Joined: Dec 2010
Reputation: 54
Location: The Moon
Post: #144
(2012-04-17 16:53)jack0w Wrote:  
(2012-04-17 16:35)g8m3r Wrote:  Hey guys,

Thanks for the great post.

Is there a different cpu cooler that one can use for this build that would fit without the need to cut the bracket?

Thanks

I opted for the Scythe SCKZT-1000 CPU cooler with an Antec ISK300-150.

No metal cutting required to fit this one! Smile

Im sorry.... you are talking about something different SCKZT-1000 does it really keep the temps low?

I was just thinking about that..... the Scythe SCSK-1100 100mm Shuriken Rev. B 3 right?
I own that one too its on my other system....

you have proof it fits? pics? with out cutting? does it touch the bracket on top?

thanx,,,, Big Grin

This is nice.... if no one want to cut.... to get the 120mm shuriken to fit in there.

If this is true.... ill add it on the front of the page...... cant go wrong with either...

but I am thinking that the Scythe SCSK-1100 100mm Shuriken Rev. B 3 might just fit with out cutting......
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-17 17:06 by Beer40oz.)
find quote
jack0w Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 110
Joined: Nov 2011
Reputation: 1
Location: UK
Post: #145
The 1000 definitely fits without cutting, as I have had it in my build since day one! I haven't seen temperature exceed 40 degrees, and that's with the fan speed turned all the way down in the BIOS - going from memory think its rotating at around 1800 rpm.
Picture


I've also just installed a PicoPSU today following advice from wsume99 - thanks so much for helping me track down the cause of high power consumption in my build! Granted I could have gotten away with a smaller PicoPSU, but when I ordered the smaller ones seemed to be out of stock with a long lead time so I decided to go for this one instead.

I've done a comparison of max power consumption in two scenarios below and can safely say I'm very happy with my PicoPSU! Smile

Standard Antec 150w PSU that came with case: 83w max whilst running Prime95 ||| 75w max playing 1080p video in XBMC.
PicoPSU-120 + 110w Brick - 67w max whilst running Prime95 ||| 43w max playing 1080p video in XBMC.
find quote
Beer40oz Offline
Donor
Posts: 2,225
Joined: Dec 2010
Reputation: 54
Location: The Moon
Post: #146
1800 rpm. wow that must be loud...
find quote
jack0w Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 110
Joined: Nov 2011
Reputation: 1
Location: UK
Post: #147
(2012-04-17 18:20)Beer40oz Wrote:  1800 rpm. wow that must be loud...

I just checked instead of going by memory!

2250 rpm showing in the bios for CPU fan.

900rpm showing in bios for case fan.

Nope... Sitting two metres away it's near enough inaudible in my lounge. Smile

I may even remove the case fan depending on temperatures when the weather warms up!
find quote
eskro Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 8,474
Joined: Nov 2010
Reputation: 195
Post: #148
yeah the SCYTHE KOZUTI 40mm does fit without cutting the bracket.
i thought we were talking about the 64mm Scythe SCBSK-1100 cooler.
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-17 18:36 by eskro.)
find quote
bluray Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 8,304
Joined: May 2011
Reputation: 145
Post: #149
(2012-04-17 18:06)jack0w Wrote:  The 1000 definitely fits without cutting Picture
It seems to fit in there nicely, and I do like the clean looks of the Scythe SCKZT-1000......

[Image: 1fh849.jpg]

>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
find quote
CpTHOOK Offline
Fan
Posts: 500
Joined: Jun 2011
Reputation: 6
Location: California
Post: #150
Beer....

Wow am I in the dark. I've really lost touch since starting school and havent checked into XBMC as frequent as normal. What a great build my friend. It's seems like you've picked all the right tools for a perfect set-up. Hey..... you know imma copy off you right!! Wink
find quote
Post Reply