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by kubunteando
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can this be done in a small case?
Replies: 13
Views: 3285

Re: Can this be done in a small case?

People is forgetting that the A8 is not a normal CPU, it is an APU and that means a quad core CPU plus a iGPU performing 30% below a HD 6570 dedicated GPU all integrated in the same chip. So you cannot think in the same terms as an Intel CPU. Check this link: http://forums.itxgamer.com/viewtopic.php...
by kubunteando
Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can this be done in a small case?
Replies: 13
Views: 3285

Re: Can this be done in a small case?

It will not melt. But you have to make sure you let enough airflow since there is no case fan (it seems you can mount some case fan on the M350 to I really recommend that if you plan to game, no need if you just plan to browse and watch movies and the iGPU will be lightly used). Also check the air f...
by kubunteando
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: 30w idle athlon II x2 240 rig
Replies: 6
Views: 14636

I am using a 90W power brick, even the Pico PSU is 120W. No issues during booting or intensive gaming, as you say most probably because of the 45W TDP; even I am using a dedicated graphic card. I have also 2 bricks, and one is a bit less efficient than the other. To measure the efficiency of the pow...
by kubunteando
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: 30w idle athlon II x2 240 rig
Replies: 6
Views: 14636

Good design and good try

Good system the one you have bulit. I built a similar one end of last year. I got a Gigabyte GMT-UD2H which is the same as yours but with DDR3 memory. And an Athlon II 605e, a quadcore at 2.3GHz with also 45W TDP. I added also an ATI HD 4550 for some gaming. Total system consumption measured at the ...
by kubunteando
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Green gaming computer suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 10339

Very interesting

I am also interested in this powerful enough but low idle consumption PCs. I have build already 2 and counting. Yes, the screen is very important. I can recommend the Eizo models. A better option can be de LED monitors that are coming but better to check the reviews before. I got a 785G chipset + AM...