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Scratch Build – Complete Black Silence - passively cooled home theatre PC (COMPLETED+Final Pics)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Bennibo, 27 Dec 2016.

  1. storm-83

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    dang, that's gorgeous!
    although i second the notion that the lights are a bit on the bright side...
     
  2. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Awesome :thumb:
     
  3. Bennibo

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    thanks everyone! im really glad you like it! :rock:

    yes, when i took those pics, the brightness was still at 100% and it looks even worse in those pics.
    now i set it to 10% for the top and 20% for the buttom and its bright enough. the difference is because you usually look at the case from a slightly higher position and down on it. that makes the buttom light look darker.

    also i did some temperature testing. i let prime95 (Custom Run + Run FFT in-place) run for little over one hour and the maximum temperature was at 63/60°C for the two cores.
    im very happy with the results, especially because the system will hardly ever be stressed like that.
     
  4. kim

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    The level of your work places you on the top 10 at least...I am really impressed by this tiny little jewel....awesome
     
  5. Dr. Coin

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    You comment about thermal paste, reminds me of my installation in my Streacom case. I did the same thing while trying to juggle getting all the heat pipes in place and then adding the clamps and screws.

    Great work on the case. :clap:
     
  6. Guest-56605

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    If that were commercially available I'd have one parked under the television now!!

    Great concept and design, superbly executed :thumb:
     
  7. Bennibo

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    thank you once again guys. i really appreciate it!

    i did some more testing and measured the power consumption with different brighness levels for the top/buttom LEDs.

    Windows Idle 0/0%: 16-17 Watt
    Windows Idle 10/20%: 17-19 Watt
    Windows Idle 100/100%: 25-32 Watt

    Not bad for my 4 or 5 year old ivy bridge setup.
    This also means, in my use case the lights need about 2 watts extra. that is less than in expected.

    i hope i will find some time to take some new final pictures within the next few days.
     
  8. Bennibo

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    i took just took some final pictures for this project.
    it was a pleasure to show you my work and i hope you liked it!
    my new project will be very likely to start this week :)

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  9. davido_labido

    davido_labido Your Alphacool Contact.

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