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by Icteridae
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Smallest light gaming system?
Replies: 8
Views: 4809

Re: Smallest light gaming system?

For me at least, the appeal of SFF desktops is in the small footprint. That means size/power draw/temperature/noise. For that, I'd be willing to pay a small premium (though probably not as much as a mac mini involves). As far as the comparison to laptops, I thought you laid it out pretty well. But c...
by Icteridae
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Smallest light gaming system?
Replies: 8
Views: 4809

Re: Smallest light gaming system?

Thanks for the replies. The M350 specs say it can handle cooling up to a 65W TDP CPU with just the CPU fan, and I've heard of people using the i3-2100 in M350s, but I have no experience when it comes to dealing with enclosures that small. The x-bit labs review of the A8-3800 indicates a system power...
by Icteridae
Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Smallest light gaming system?
Replies: 8
Views: 4809

Smallest light gaming system?

Do you think the 65W Llano A8-3800 (once it's released along with a mini-ITX FM1 motherboard) would work with Minibox M350 + 150W PicoPSU ? My main concerns are the thermal characteristics and the case height. I'm worried that the heat spreaders on a lot of DDR3-1600 memory sticks might be too tall ...