M350 RaceMachine

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor Systems' started by davidcesar, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. davidcesar

    davidcesar n00bie

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    M350 Race Machine

    born from the idea of ​​creating a powerful device even in minimal space in order to compete in the "power density Challenge" we organized http://www.hwupgrade.it/forum/showthread.php?t=2421362

    FEATURES
    case M350
    power supply Pico PSU 160w with power brick 150W
    motherboard Asus F1A75-I Deluxe
    processor AMD Llano a8 3850 TDP100 4core 2.9GHz
    Ram G. Skill DDR3-2133MHz 4GB Ripjaws (2 X 2GB)
    HDSSD Crucial M4 hdSSD 64gb
    heathsink HSM 1U server gr843 with Scithe slim 100mm fan

    CASE
    Already known and appreciated by users
    Built in rugged iron, is wide open to vents,
    can 'only be equipped with pico power supply,
    but lacks an uncomfortable position for the front usb and a complex
    handle to remove the top, and also the aesthetic quality of
    the front is really "poor" and it is here that I spoke with a mod
    replacing the plastic piece with a handmade black acrylic 3 mm thick
    with the inclusion of a lamptron switch and a USB output well available.
    SIZE 62 X 200 X 192 tot 2380 cm3


    before

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    after

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    POWER SUPPLY
    minimum also has great features' and helps
    significantly improve fuel economy. just beneath the HD
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    BOARD

    Asus does not discuss ... but light and shadow. is a beautiful and well-
    end provided with an endless series of utilities and a very detailed bios
    It has a nice but difficult to use the remote control made for small fingers
    Nothing to be said for all the drivers impeccable.
    equipment of good standard with Bluetooth, wireless, and DisplayPort.
    4 USB 2.0 and two 3.0
    all at a significant cost
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    PROCESSOR

    I'm glad I chose a 3850 Llano APU latest
    generation of AMD APU,the computational power is similar to the
    Intel 3 Series, but that as more graphics power
    revealing itself as a viable solution for a PC, balanced in all its aspects.
    here is all in the box
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    MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE

    to adapt this processor 100TDP to a small MITX system with a small heathsink
    we need downvolt but here was the surprise so you can lower the vcore
    up to 1,225 from 1,415, and that wasnt necessary to decrease the clock so no
    sacrifice of performance.
    At this point the best solution was the utility K10STAT small but efficient
    that allows you to adjust the pstates switchables with different profiles
    without going through the bios ... here are my three profiles
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    and now
    CONSUMPTION with board default
    idle 26 full 145
    CONSUMPTION with K10STAT activated
    idle 22 full 105
    TEMPERATURES with board default
    idle 32 full OUT
    TEMPERATURES with K10STAT activated
    idle 30 full 64

    the average consumption is similar than the Intel 3-series solutions because 'the condition of full is rarely reached and the quad core is pretty quit and the fan is inaudible at idle 1200gm

    default profile relationship with cpuid
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    now we move to HD SSD boot time and performance

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    3DMark Vantage card / processor to default

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    Here we are on the global values ​​of three times a Intel2100 and although not high in
    could ever be a good value for a APU

    we welcome your comments

    ps.sorry for my english..i live in france
     
  2. Skids1

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    Very nice design :)
     
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  4. KeymaN

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    very nice rig!
    wish i can do the same :eek:
     
  5. Dr.Nut

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    I agree, it looks great. I would remove the stickers, but that's my preference.
     
  6. AntiSocialMunky

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    I've been wanting to make that exact setup for a while. Nice front panel. No Robo.
     
  7. leifeinar

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    Ist it a custom heatsink?? Its such a great build. really impressive. would be nice to se a 3dmark 2006 test, i have always use that as a reference since its been here for so long :)

    It good that the board undervolts, very few m-itx does that. but it important for noci and cooling. 20W extra og less on a 2,4 liter case .......
     
  8. davidcesar

    davidcesar n00bie

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    is a standard production heathsink 1u servers and you can 'find also
    dynatron
    http://www.dynatron-corp.com/en/product_detail_1.aspx?cv=1-3-139&id=77&in=0
    with the same characteristics
    I'll try to test 'to do something with 3dmark 2006


    Thanks to all for comments
     
  9. Zap

    Zap [H]ard|Gawd

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    The case is made of aluminum. Try sticking a magnet to it. If it were iron or steel the magnet would stick.

    That's an awesome acrylic face. Love it!
     
  10. davidcesar

    davidcesar n00bie

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    you're right .. I checked .. the fact is that it is so heavy ..
    but it 'made ​​me re-evaluate even better ...
    thank you
     
  11. davidcesar

    davidcesar n00bie

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    as per your request here are the results with 3DMarks 06 with system default

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    here also I put a picture taken recently with the keyboard SMK Link
    available now in Europe that seems to me aesthetically and functionally adapts to the object

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  12. Zap

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    Hey, that's an interesting looking keyboard. Is that a touch pad in the top center?
     
  13. davidcesar

    davidcesar n00bie

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    sure ..is very useful and all is ok
     
  14. leifeinar

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  15. davidcesar

    davidcesar n00bie

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    at the request of some users here is a drawing of the front


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    nb -mm3 thick
    -predisposed for switches lamptron 19mm
     
  16. leifeinar

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    whats the name of the case? Sorry, i was googeling e350 and got only cars and e-350 fusion:D
     
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  17. davidcesar

    davidcesar n00bie

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  18. gomiflo

    gomiflo n00bie

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    Nice build. How did you secure the fan?
     
  19. WiSK

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    From the thread he linked in the first post... he attached the fan with a small piece of velcro.

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