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You know, I've been wanting to build a "PC inside a 360 case" mod for quite a while. Did a mockup with an ITX board an 250 I have lying around, and it looks like it'd all fit thinking.gif I'd need some kind of power brick setup though...and a dremel biggrin.gif

These guys have PSUs that are split between an external power brick that does AC-DC and then an internal half that will do DC-DC for the board and stuff:

http://www.mini-box.com/Power-Supplies-Kits

It's not enough power for a strong graphics card.

I bet RVZ01 is the best you can get. tongue.gif It seems it's the exact same idea about how to arrange parts as Valve's Steam Box prototype that you are thinking about, so size should be very similar.
post #22 of 34
What kind of PSU do you have

If its 140mm you can get teh sg08 lite and buy a mitx board for your current CPU. With that you would be done. If not then grab the Coolermaster 130 elite and a itx board. Over all it shouldn't cost more then $150 to change over
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post #23 of 34
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Actually considering the Raven more and more here, could buy that, a 450w SFX psu, slot loading drive, and FX stock heatsink for less than $250 thinking.gif ...

Go for it, come over to the dark side....... thumb.gif
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What kind of PSU do you have

If its 140mm you can get teh sg08 lite and buy a mitx board for your current CPU. With that you would be done. If not then grab the Coolermaster 130 elite and a itx board. Over all it shouldn't cost more then $150 to change over

If he goes with the SG08-Lite, he might need a smaller PSU too because I think the one in his sig is either 150 or 160mm which I've read a 160mm is still a tight fit in the Lite case.
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Go for it, come over to the dark side....... thumb.gif
If he goes with the SG08-Lite, he might need a smaller PSU too because I think the one in his sig is either 150 or 160mm which I've read a 160mm is still a tight fit in the Lite case.
Anything about 140mm means he has to get a new card. If he has a 150mm psu then he should get the Coolermaster case so he cause use he 7950.
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post #25 of 34
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These guys have PSUs that are split between an external power brick that does AC-DC and then an internal half that will do DC-DC for the board and stuff:

http://www.mini-box.com/Power-Supplies-Kits

It's not enough power for a strong graphics card.

I bet RVZ01 is the best you can get. tongue.gif It seems it's the exact same idea about how to arrange parts as Valve's Steam Box prototype that you are thinking about, so size should be very similar.

A 200 watt Pico-PSU would give enough power for a GTX 750ti coupled with a low TDP or undervolted CPU in an industrial case such as the Logic Supply MC600 or Travla C137. The Lone Industries L2 would be another good option (but would require a Galaxy low profile 750ti).
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A 200 watt Pico-PSU would give enough power for a GTX 750ti coupled with a low TDP or undervolted CPU in an industrial case such as the Logic Supply MC600 or Travla C137. The Lone Industries L2 would be another good option (but would require a Galaxy low profile 750ti).

Hmm...that Pico PSU would work awesome if I went with the 360 case idea...that should be able to power say an i3 and 750 Ti, right? biggrin.gif Think I'm going the fun route of a modded 360 case, but gonna use that Raven as my backup plan if that fails. Thanks for all the help guys!
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Hmm...that Pico PSU would work awesome if I went with the 360 case idea...that should be able to power say an i3 and 750 Ti, right? biggrin.gif Think I'm going the fun route of a modded 360 case, but gonna use that Raven as my backup plan if that fails. Thanks for all the help guys!

Very cool, hope you do a build log should be interesting.
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Very cool, hope you do a build log should be interesting.

If I go with this idea, that's the plan thumb.gif just have to figure out the power supply, don't know for sure if a 200w pico psu could power even an i3 & 750 ti...maybe some kind of power brick...
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post #29 of 34
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If I go with this idea, that's the plan thumb.gif just have to figure out the power supply, don't know for sure if a 200w pico psu could power even an i3 & 750 ti...maybe some kind of power brick...

I run a Celeron with four 750 Ti cards (reference board with no 6-pin connectors) quite fine on a 500w power supply.

Article on 750 Ti power usage

The reference cards are surprisingly power efficient at stock. TDP power limit is set to 38.5w in the BIOS. For 200 watts you'll have plenty of room past that for the i3 processor.
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If I go with this idea, that's the plan thumb.gif just have to figure out the power supply, don't know for sure if a 200w pico psu could power even an i3 & 750 ti...maybe some kind of power brick...

It will. One review I've seen had a 4770K and 750ti pulling less than 200 watts. I'll see if I can find a link for it.

Edit: Here it is. I7-4770K @ 4.2 GHz and GTX 750ti pulled 172 watts. Giggity.
Edited by Alted4 - 4/2/14 at 10:43pm
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