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Scratch Build – In Progress think_micro [complete(ish) 29-3-11]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by confusis, 8 Nov 2010.

  1. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    How about:

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    searching I am searching...

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    nice little case, kudos! I'll be interested to see how all the WC stuff fits in and to see the final product :)
     
  3. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    John - is that a 2x40mm Rad?

    I'm considering backing away from watercooling - the complexity of the loop kinda ruins the simple, clean lines of the case!

    I've managed to get the aircooler running more efficiently, sitting at 25 deg with low loads
     
  4. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    2X 40mm it is. duplicate of the blue one in H2O-C7
     
  5. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Wait..what's this? An update? Nooo!

    Text update for now, photos tomorrow!

    80watt PicoPSU arrived and is running the system fine, shame the xbox 360 power brick didn't work out though.
    Lid is on the case, not quite how I want it, but it will do for now, I have big plans for the new lid.

    Sleeving tomorrow!
    And then..phase 1 will be complete!
     
  6. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Nice! I'm glad you are making progress with this mini
     
  7. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Updates!

    This will be as far as I will be taking think_micro, as a few of you know, life keeps throwing me curveballs and I need to focus on that for a while!

    Final specs:
    Intel Core 2 Duo T5300 1.73 GHz
    3gb DDR2 SODIMMs
    320GB Toshiba 2.5" Hard Drive
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    XFX HD4550 512mb Graphics Card
    80w PicoPSU

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    Thanks for all the support over the last hectic few months , and I WILL mod again!
     
  8. JuiCe_pl

    JuiCe_pl What's a Dremel?

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    Hi. I have just bought a similar board. Is T5300 enough for Full HD decoding (or is it done by the GFX?). Is 80w Pico PSU enough for this system? Is it stable?
     
  9. ADOR

    ADOR What's a Dremel?

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    Yes I know this is a necro post but I wanted to add to this thread as this build still is a top listing in google search, searching for this motherboard in a build as it may help out future builders of this same motherboard.

    I had sent a message to the OP asking if he didn't mind me posting in his older thread though email but either he doesn't have that email address or it fell to the spam folder as I never got a reply from him.

    I started a similar build on this after finding this same motherboard on ebay. The PCI x 16 slot, price and M-itx form factor is what drew me it too me. Having three other laptops with the Socket M CPU I knew the CPU selection was going to be limited, but still not a bad choice as long as you got a 2.0 core duo/core 2 duo. Then once I had the board in hand I started doing more research and found this thread.

    I have played with it some before I went off on my 28 day hitch working in Saudi Arabia, I got back home last night and plan on doing more testing with other video cards. I need to post up my bios revisions, etc to see if there are any differences with the older boards, but I think it should be the same.

    The first one I got going has the T2500, the second board has a T7200 in it but I haven't hooked it up to power yet.

    I had 2.5 GB of ram laying around so I stuck it in the first board (2gb + 512mb Sticks) I had tried 4gb at first but I found out one stick of the ram was bad, and that was the reason it wouldn't boot.

    I pulled out a old 450 W power supply for testing. I knew from this build and a few others the 4xxx ATI cards worked well, but the 5xxx video cards didn't work. I had a spare 6570 XFX DDR3 card I decided to try out on it. It booted right up with the 6xxx card and worked fine. I haven't tried any other cards in it yet. I have a 250gts, 650ti, 6670 to test out right now. As soon as my second 7770 that is out on loan comes back I will see how it works as well.

    I decided to see how it would do on gaming and loaded up Skyrim. I don't know the FPS but it played smoothly on Med/high setting mix. 2.5Gb of ram, Intel SSD, 6570 video card, T2500 core duo, Windows 7 with tweaks.

    So I am guessing the 5xxx series card had some kind of conflict with this system, but the 6xxx series do not from what I have tested so far.

    I just got it out of it's carry case and booted it up to get some more info off of it.
    Bios 5.08 12/18/06
    model number "blank"
    product number "blank"
    build Id "blank"
    core version 08.00.12

    SATA is set to AHCI
    Primary video adapter is set to PCI-E

    Below are the Windows 7 Score and few other screen shots, I still need to decide what case I want to drop them off into. I think one will be going into my gutted hanger 18 case.

    If you want to know more are think there may be more interest in this motherboard again I will open a new thread on it. I do plan to see how it will handle SteamOS as well.

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