Good idea, and I could also fit it in a smaller box, but the problem is that I live in New Zealand, and getting a pico PSU shipped over here would be more expensive than a Corsair HX520 :(
I also tried flipping the fan around, so it was an intake fan instead of exhust:
Old Idle temps...
It does run a bit too hot for my liking. The bottom of the box gets warm sitting on the carpet. I have put some blocks under it so there is a bit of ventilation.
The Celeron is a very hot running chip. Ideally I would have an Atom based mini-itx board, but I got this one for cheap.
I recently got my hands on some mini itx stuff. My plan was to make a small seedbox, file server and teamspeak server. One of the requirements was for it to be very quiet.
I couldn't be bothered getting a proper case, so I used a corsair PSU cardboard box.
Motherboard: Intel D201GLY2...
4. Antec P182 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129025&Tpk=p182
This is pretty much the quietest case you can get, and the cooling is excellent. Personally I think it looks great too
1 or 2 digit passwords are really easy to obtain by shoulder surfing. Hell, I even got someones 4 digit password once (even when he typed it in really fast). He was like WTF! how did you know :confused:
As everyone else has said, you need the most powerful CPU you can get.
TF2 is severely CPU limited because multicore support is disabled.
I have a E8400 and a HD4850 and my fps goes down to 50 on 32 player servers even at 1280x1024
get the most powerful intel dual core you can afford...
I have the P5Q Pro (same audio chips as P5Q) and the onboard sound is very nice. Its very clear, no noise at all. Sound quality is very good for games and music. The drivers are good, no bloat like the X-fi drivers. No stupid 'modes', just great sound.
I connected the front audio ports to my...
I'm calling BS on the X-bit labs test. I don't trust any sites other than HardOCP anymore.
edit: I found out why the X-bit labs test shows a difference - the 1GB 8800GT they tested is factory overclocked. The only difference you are seeing there is from overclocking. HardOCP's test confirms...