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The 3800, rated for 65W, should be out or coming out very soon.
Continuing my previous comment, here are my current thoughts on the case itself:
  • Start with either a EMC-600S or 800S.
  • Add a 25mm-tall acrylic 'riser' to elevate the case roof to fit a top fan; use 4.5 - 5mm thick acrylic with the inner-edge recessed down into the case to secure it in place, and leave tabs that line up with the existing screw tabs to screw the top on through the acrylic and into the aluminum body.
  • Paint the case Apple White or use stock black.
  • Use a single blue LED inside for soft light through frosted acrylic riser.
  • Cut round hole in the case top nearer the rear to mount a 90 or 120mm fan to. Bias the fan hole toward the back to clear as much of the DVDRW drive from its airflow path.
  • Add horizontal rear mounting support for a slim GPU (low profile GT 430, GT 440, or 5570) w/ riser cable. If existing DVI & VGA holes in the 800S’ rear case wall do not work, cut an oval slot that will fit the card’s connectors appropriately. If using the 600S, cut slot mount through the acrylic.
  • If using 600S, cut slot in case front for slot-loading DVDRW and mount 2x SSDs directly below the drive. If using 800S, mount 2x SSDs above slot-loading DVDRW between the drive and the case roof.
Is there any reason that you can see why this would not work? It's a lot to cram into a small space, but it would make a lovely little HTPC that can do some light gaming too. If the Llano's successor is as good as it's being touted, I might be able to do away with a discrete GPU altogether.
Interesting mod ideas, pretty cool. You might not have to add a blue LED. The internal PSU has a really bright blue LED to show that it's getting power (it's on all the time).
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Your build concept is stylish & interesting. thumb.gif I really want to see what the temps look like once it's complete.
Edited by reezin14 - 11/12/11 at 8:20am
 
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Your build concept is stylish & interesting. thumb.gif I really want to see what the temps look like once it's complete.
Thanks for your support. I'm undervolting and underclocking the A8-3850 right now and testing it. To get the power consumption low enough I clocked it at 1.6GHz 0.875v. With these settings the system idles at 25W and at full CPU load (via OCCT) it pulls about 44W (the wattage readings were taken with a P3 P4400 monitor). With OCCT and Furmark running at the same time it was pulling about 75W which is the worst case scenario and not real world. When playing a 1080P Youtube video it was pulling a very low 34W. I am currently using the heatpipe stock cooler from my 1055T with the top of the Habey case off. Unfortunately this cooler won't work long term since the case having no airflow makes passive cooling not viable and the retention clamp sticks up too much anyway. So what I'm saying is that I don't have final temperature readings to report just yet.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 11/12/11 at 9:22pm
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Thanks for the info Ben I'm looking to build something similar(A6-3650) for my sister,although in a slightly bigger case.Keep the progress coming.
Edited by reezin14 - 11/13/11 at 3:15am
 
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I just ordered the SilverStone NT07-AM2 cooler from Directron. Here is a screen shot of my OCCT run at 1.6GHz 0.875v over 10 hours stable:

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I just ordered the SilverStone NT07-AM2 cooler from Directron. Here is a screen shot of my OCCT run at 1.6GHz 0.875v over 10 hours stable:

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Are the mounting holes the same for AM2 and FM1. Good job AMD if its true.
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Are the mounting holes the same for AM2 and FM1. Good job AMD if its true.
Yes, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, and FM1 all use the same basic mounting. Even my 754 board has the same mounting.
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Are the mounting holes the same for AM2 and FM1. Good job AMD if its true.
Yes, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, and FM1 all use the same basic mounting. Even my 754 board has the same mounting.

Thats cool.
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I ordered a few more parts, a Blu-Ray drive and adapter cable (to convert the slimline SATA power connector):
  • Hitachi CA10N Slot Load Blu-Ray Drive: $44.95 shipped
  • Slimline SATA Power to 4-pin Molex Power with integrated SATA Cable: $3.49 shipped from HDE

Edited by Ben the OCer - 11/16/11 at 2:40pm
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I ordered a few more parts, a Blu-Ray drive and adapter cable (to convert the slimline SATA power connector):
  • Hitachi CA10N Slot Load Blu-Ray Drive: $44.95 shipped
  • Slimline SATA Power to 4-pin Molex Power with integrated SATA Cable: $3.49 shipped from HDE

Thats a great deal on that BD drive.
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