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I used the (12 V) car specific model, but didn't push it to >170W as you intend to....

dunx

It's rated for 160W with a 200W peak. If anything I'll be just under the 160W range.
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Wouldn't a 7750 be more powerful than the R7 240 with the same power draw?
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I'm also considering buying this little mini itx case. Streacom also makes them. I'm thinking of putting this slim fan http://www.quietpc.com/slipstream-120-slim-2000 and zip tie them to the drive cage.
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Wouldn't a 7750 be more powerful than the R7 240 with the same power draw?

You make a good point there. It probably would be the better card to crossfire with the APU, but the max TDP under load is about 55watts. That alone might put me over a bit.

I think I'll have to wait and see what the 7850K will draw on it's own first, then make my graphics card decision after. The only other thing that will be powered is an SSD and a couple fans. Going to be pushing it with only 160w PSU.
Edited by opty165 - 12/17/13 at 7:32am
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Updated the OP slightly. Newer Hi-res photo's of the Wesena case. Getting ready to order the motherboard, ram, & cooler this week!
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New batch of parts in! 01/02/2013

Also got a few new things for my desktop while I was at it tongue.gif
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Minor project update:


We are now 2 days away from the Official retail launch of the AMD A10 7850K APU! I've nailed down what memory I will be using, which is here. For the price and speed I couldn't find anything better. When it comes to an APU, the memory bandwidth is definitely what matters most. For now, the SSD will be a spare 60GB OCZ sata III until I can liberate my Samsung 830 128GB from my desktop towards the end of the month. Assuming that Newegg doesn't run out of all their 7850K stock, I should be ready for building and testing by the weekend!

To touch on the design portion of the build, I've been thinking about trying out thermal isolation zones similar to the Steam Machine to improve cooling. The most I'm worried about is ample air flow to the APU. Obviously this is a smaller case then the Steam Machine, so it should be interesting to engineer this. The 2 60mm Gelid fans should come in handy.


Finally to the bit I'm sure you are all curious about.... Games. I will be testing Battlefield 4 right off the bat, as well as a few other games from my Steam library. The first round of tests will be done on Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit, then I'll load SteamOS and test what Linux capable games I have. I'm sure everyone here has their own specific title they would like to see tested, so I'm taking submissions starting this week on what games you guys would like to see running on this new APU! Post your requests in this thread, and I'll make a list of the final games to be tested at the end of the week.

Check back for regular updates smile.gif
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Where did you get that case? I love it! Depending on how well it preforms it could be one hell of a man rig. thumb.gif
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Where did you get that case? I love it! Depending on how well it preforms it could be one hell of a man rig. thumb.gif

I linked to it in the OP. It's the Wesena ITX1. I've always liked the simple look of a mac mini, and this case gets me as close as I can get to it.
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Ready to build!

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