Originally Posted by iRUSH
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Well, it's not really a Kavery build for now...no Kaveri APU of course...it uses a Trinity placeholder for now (A6-5400K that will be possibly underclocked and undervolted...how much underclocked and undervolted ? Till i'm satisfied with power drain, noise and heat)
Same goes with storage....it's a 500GB 2.5" HDD that i have around....it will be later replaced by a combo of a mSATA 120GB SSD and a 1/1.5/2TB 2.5" HDD....
As for cooling (only tomorrow should receive cooler), if everything goes well , my cooling solution will be final....but it all depends if it gets too noisy or not (and temperatures)....if it does , i will use a slightly different approach for cooling but that will mean that i have to drop the Slim ODD....a thing that i don't want to do
RAM is 8GB (2 x 4GB) G.SKILL ARES @ 2133MHz.
The case is very small....210(D) x 220(W) x 65(H) and will be used in tower standing position
The board is beautiful....the rear plate is BLACK
with a thin chrome strip on the edges....connector positions are color coded....very nice., i was very surprised with it and i like it a lot....it will match very well the case....
It was only a quick look...i still didn't check how thick is the board....the area for APU backplate seems a lot better than in previous AsRock mITX FMx boards (at least for what i know) but still i will need to be creative on that front....
Cooler will hit for sure one gold cap near mounting hole near rear connectors but i was expecting that from pics in AsRock site....need to cut/sand/dremel/whatever it a bit in that area of the cooler....
Cooler is pure cooper skived with a total height with a 70x70x10mm fan of only 25mm
Fan is very similar to stock one (but only 10mm thick...AMD cooler fan is 15 mm ) but max RPM is only 3500...a lot less than stock , however, because i will underclock and undervolt and heatsink is pure cooper , i believe that i have good chances to keep temperatures and noise under control....there will be 2 more fans in case to exhaust the hot air.Edited by AJSB - 11/6/13 at 1:52pm