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by watts_happening
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Brix Pro in an Akasa Euler semi-fanless case
Replies: 11
Views: 9563

Re: Brix Pro in an Akasa Euler semi-fanless case

Excellent, look forward to seeing what you come up with. If you have access to a CNC mill, that's definitely the way to go. However, you should double-check my measurements, as I ended up having to relocate one of the the heatsink holes slightly, either because the measurement was wrong or because I...
by watts_happening
Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Brix Pro in an Akasa Euler semi-fanless case
Replies: 11
Views: 9563

Re: Brix Pro in an Akasa Euler semi-fanless case

The stock thermal paste seemed fine, although I replaced it with Arctic Silver 5 after the second or third disassembly. The type of paste is probably not as important as making sure it's evenly distributed in a thin layer, especially because the 4770R has a small contact area compared to standard de...
by watts_happening
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Brix Pro in an Akasa Euler semi-fanless case
Replies: 11
Views: 9563

Re: Brix Pro in an Akasa Euler semi-fanless case

I'm considering building a custom case for it. But how big of a heatsink do i need to add to get lower temps? I want to hit max 80C I did some testing without a case installed, with the Noctua fan just laying on the heatsink pushing air into the heatsink, and that gave me temps at max 75-80 in Dota...
by watts_happening
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Brix Pro in an Akasa Euler semi-fanless case
Replies: 11
Views: 9563

Re: Brix Pro in an Akasa Euler semi-fanless case

Yep, it's kind of odd to see the SFF board in such a large case, but I prefer to think of it as a big heatsink that happens to also hold a computer. :) At the moment, this seems to be the best-performing CPU and iGPU combination available, even better than any of the ITX options. However, maybe that...
by watts_happening
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte BRIX Pro SFF Powerhouse
Replies: 5
Views: 6104

Re: Gigabyte BRIX Pro SFF Powerhouse

Just posted a writeup of my Brix Pro case mod:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=68226
by watts_happening
Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Brix Pro in an Akasa Euler semi-fanless case
Replies: 11
Views: 9563

Brix Pro in an Akasa Euler semi-fanless case

I've hacked together other projects over the years, but never really got around to posting them. However, I decided to do a quick writeup for this project as there seems to have been some interest here and on another forum, but nobody has posted any results yet. The Gigabyte Brix Pro has been review...
by watts_happening
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte BRIX Pro SFF Powerhouse
Replies: 5
Views: 6104

Re: Gigabyte BRIX Pro SFF Powerhouse

You guys aren't the only ones... I would love something like this with a big heatsink. Gigabyte did a nice job on the Brix Pro right up to the cooling solution, and then it's like they just slapped on an under-sized heatsink and fan and figured it was good. The tricky part seems to be creating some ...
by watts_happening
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 119632

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

Can somebody please check if the PCH in their system is around the same??? I know this thread is kind of old, but maybe this will be helpful. I actually am using a DH61AG motherboard, but had the same problem with my PCH temperature getting really high even at idle, like mid-80s. I removed the PCH ...
by watts_happening
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTS: Supermicro SC-750 full tower ATX case - NoCal
Replies: 1
Views: 2950

WTS: Supermicro SC-750 full tower ATX case - NoCal

Hi folks, I have an old SC-750 case that I need to get rid of. It's super solid and rigged for silent running with soundproofing and 120mm fans. I'll offer it for free to an SPCR member who can pick it up locally in northern california, possibly minus the optical drive and PSU. http://sfbay.craigsli...
by watts_happening
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Haswell i3 4330 Streacom HTPC
Replies: 8
Views: 7934

Re: Haswell i3 4330 Streacom HTPC

Nice build. You can always tell who has a cat because at a certain point they start showing up in the pictures like they suddenly realized something exciting was happening. :-)