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    good, small, powerful mini-itx case (non-black)

    REALAN - great aluminium cases. Otherwise any 10L cube, like cooltek coolcube or so. I have one here with a gtx 960, and it works great, not to mention how good it looks.
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    Just another (Sandwich) ITX

    Thank you for your clarification. It might be so in theory, but not in my case. My brick has a max output of around 100-110W - I tested it: anything above this limit yields random crashes, probably because of instable voltage. That's why I advised meanwell.
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    mini EPM (eco-power-multimediastation)

    I had some time today, and finally did it: reversed both fans into push mode. You were right: temps are much better and there is even room for a mild overclock (max 72°@3.9Ghz after an hour or so). The Noctua fan remains surprisingly quiet. Only problem left to be solved is dust. No way I'm...
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    Just another (Sandwich) ITX

    100w on 12v is min for a quad. Check out my build thread: i ran into troubles with a g3258 cpu and 120w psu. Also be careful with efficiencies: my 120w brick is only 83% efficient, which means roughly 100w. Go for meanwell if possible.
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    mini EPM (eco-power-multimediastation)

    Actually, the case is pretty much open on every side. When the 140mm fan blows, you can feel the air draw all around the case the case. I guess air intake is not a problem. As of directing the flow, I thought on a caes this size, it would not be of matter. Maybe you re right, and there is just...
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    mini EPM (eco-power-multimediastation)

    Since the vga bios flash, things finally seem to work. No more blue screen / random crashes. The last annoying thing is the noctua fan beeing too loud. I'm really disappointed by noctua. Always expensive, and still quite loud. No OC possible at all, since the cpu would reach 70° under (heavy)...
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    low-power webserver

    I have a zyxel nsa325v2 with a custom debian installed. It's originally a NAS, but with 1.6Ghz(!) marvell cpu and 512mb ram, there is plenty of room for a mini server. costs about 50€ in europe; plenty of second hand available. Not as powerfull as most product listed here, but wayyyyy...
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    mini EPM (eco-power-multimediastation)

    Thank you for you input. Good point: was my first thought. Than I read some test about powered pci-e riser, showing that it's only relevant when 2 or more cards are plugged in. My Riser is only 15cm long, and should not have that many power losses. Anyway: I orderer another riser (4th!), just in...
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    mini EPM (eco-power-multimediastation)

    First lead in my investigation about those random crashes: vga bios. Some time ago, I flashed the gtx 750 ti to raise the TDP to 70W, which was supposed to prevent fps drops under full charge. Well it turns out 70(gpu)+53(cpu)+2.5(hdd/sdd) > 100W limit of my psu (120W with 83% efficiency). Even...
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    8.5lt High-End Gaming Machine = Easy?

    If you add 1.5 liter, there a plenty of cheap options available. All those "cube" design easily fit a small gtx 970, which is plenty of horsepower for any gaming.
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    Are there any 120mmX120mm radiators? (Lian Li 351 water cooling plan)

    Are you sure you need this ? There was a thread a couple of years ago showing that even 140mm rads make little sens in comparison to high end air coolers...
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    mini EPM (eco-power-multimediastation)

    The gfx drivers seems to randomly crash under win 7. Not sure what the problem is. Could be the riser.
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    mini EPM (eco-power-multimediastation)

    I'd say around 2,5Kg; should not be a problem for vesa mounts. Putting the fan inside is tricky, but possible. Check out the "sandwich itx" thread. For me, the limiting factor is the cpu cooler. I already managed to keep it beneath 30mm and leave enough room between the cpu and the gpu for...
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    mini EPM (eco-power-multimediastation)

    Check out my mini EPW project. I used the predecessor of the e-w60, with a HUGE cpu cooler.
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    mini EPM (eco-power-multimediastation)

    It's quite possible to hide the fan cable by drilling a small hole (2.5mm) through the frame of the fan. As I wasn't sure about the final config, I did not do it yet, but it's planned for the future. For the rest: I have a 2 year old daughter, which keeps trying out everything, including...
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