[WiP] Fluffy2, 5.9W quadcore Intel all-in-one PC

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[WiP] Fluffy2, 5.9W quadcore Intel all-in-one PC

Post by multiplexer » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:22 am

I am currently working on Fluffy2 (blog link), a pretty big project that is going to be a passively-cooled all-in-one PC based off a mini-ITX ivy bridge system and an IPS display. Specs:

- Intel DQ77KB (heavily modded)
- Core i5-3570K (stock)
- 2x8GB SODIMM @ 1.55V
- 64GB MyDigitalSSD mSATA
- Intel Ultimate-N 5300
- HP PA-1121-42HN 120W 19V adapter (modded)
- Logitech unifying receiver for wireless keyboard/mouse
- Panel from LG IPS231P
- 8-cell li-ion battery
- Lots of custom electronics (ups/battery management module, LVDS interface board, custom front panel, true power off module)

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(heatsink is not final, just for testing without the custom humongous heatsink)

Most of the project isn't finished yet, but I just finished up one of the parts that I guess you will be able to most easily relate to: making the world's most power efficient computer. It runs on 5.9W idle (screen off) and 9.5W with the screen on.

I wrote it all up on my blog, so I highly recommend (if I say so myself :P) to read all about it there. Hope you like it :)

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Re: [WiP] Fluffy2, 5.9W quadcore Intel all-in-one PC

Post by Vicotnik » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:26 am

Incredible.. Very impressive. :shock:

Thank you for showing what's possible. :)

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Re: [WiP] Fluffy2, 5.9W quadcore Intel all-in-one PC

Post by frenchie » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:25 pm

nice ! :shock:

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Re: [WiP] Fluffy2, 5.9W quadcore Intel all-in-one PC

Post by bonestonne » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:56 am

Since you're really chasing low wattage, I have a couple questions for you!

I'm wondering if there's a difference between using a half-height wifi card, or if the wattage doesn't change (potentially a size issue)?

Also, I'm curious about the power settings of the monitor, rather, brightness, contrast, etc, whether you changed them, or it's OOTB and that efficient.

I see the idle is really low, but when the machine gets under load, what's the ugly side of it? does it shoot up to 70/80W, or is it better than that?

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Re: [WiP] Fluffy2, 5.9W quadcore Intel all-in-one PC

Post by Ice Tea » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:16 pm

The i5-3570K is not shown as supported on the DQ77KB support list.....

Did it boot?

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