Wednesday, March 21, 2012

EMC-800BL / ASRock E350 build

This is the smallest build yet. This PC case is only 8" x 9" x 3". It comes with a 120W DC power supply and a 60W AC adapter. I installed an ASRock E-350 motherboard and a 2.5" SSD to start. The system ran pretty hot and the E-350 turned out to be defective. I replaced it with my bedroom HTPC which is a ASUS P8H61-I, SandyBridge G620, 64GB SSD, 250GB 2.5" hard drive and a 120W picoPSU. This configuration runs much cooler. This is only temporary as a test however. For the final build, a nettop/surfing machine, I have a slim DVD, a 60mm case fan and I am waiting on the new motherboard which will be one of the new Intel Cedar Trail motherboards, the D2700DC (2.13Ghz dual-core and GMA3650 GPU). It'll be putting my bedroom HTPC parts into one of the HT80 cases I ordered from China.

I am sold on this form factor case.

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