Recent content by August

  1. August

    Streacom DA2 Sleeper: Triple 240mm Radiator Custom Loop

    The GTS240 is well-suited for the side position, but options for the bottom + top rads are really, really limited. An additional 10mm would give virtually zero clearance in this configuration, but you might be able to rig up some other method of mounting them! Also worth noting—I don't think...
  2. August

    Swiftech Apogee alternatives?

    Swiftech also makes a radiator + pump + reservoir combo! It's pretty long, but worth checking to see if it fits in one of your top-hats. Shoot-dang, 325mm, which appears to be at least 10mm too long. 😭 You might be able to cram a Drive X3 AIO in the bottom (with its little reservoir + pump...
  3. August

    Production Lone Industries L5 - 4.6L Mini ITX

    According to Lone, DTX mainboards are not supported in the L5.
  4. August

    Streacom DA2 feedback & cooling advice needed

    FWIW: I also do design + development on my Hackintosh with the six-core 8500T and Alpine passive—it rarely goes above about 40°C, and even under prolonged loads stays pretty cool—the hottest I’ve ever seen it was 59°C. There are a couple of Noctua R8 fans pushing air across it (800rpm) for good...
  5. August

    Streacom DA2 feedback & cooling advice needed

    Ah, ok—sounds like you have more info than I do, then! Is that load representative of what you actually use the CPU for?
  6. August

    Production Lone Industries L5 - 4.6L Mini ITX

    Quick sort of non-update, but maybe a fun mod for anyone interested— I noticed a bunch of cat hair and dust accumulating on the front grille of the L5, and a non-zero amount making it inside, so I thought I'd try and shim in a little filter. We had a few extra filters for an air purifier (it...
  7. August

    Streacom DA2 feedback & cooling advice needed

    The Alpine 12 passive, it can dissipate up to 47W of heat with zero active cooling—it's designed for space-constrained, low-maintenance applications. If it's got a bit of room for normal convection, it'll be totally safe. I can't speak to using the C14S in the same way, in part because the fin...
  8. August

    Streacom DA2 feedback & cooling advice needed

    In case it simplifies your build, it should be possible to passively cool your 6700T. I'm using the Alpine 12 Passive on an 8500T, and it barely gets warm under regular load. Unless you've already purchased the GPU—you might also be able to get away with a low-profile, passively-cooled card, as...
  9. August

    SFF Network Streacom Launches the DA2

    Thrilled they’re finally delivering on the promise of the platform. “Promise” not in so much as a pact, but more the novelty + nature of the DA2 as a framework instead of just a case. Particularly excited about the vertical GPU mount, as I’d love to try out a sort of vertical wind-tunnel...
  10. August

    Production Lone Industries L5 - 4.6L Mini ITX

    None here! I’m only using about 10–15% capacity, though. I can pull the case apart tonight and touch-test for any hotspots, but granted there is really good airflow from the top fan (NH-R8), I seriously doubt it’s having any trouble staying cool… ✌
  11. August

    Production Lone Industries L5 - 4.6L Mini ITX

    This sounds like a banger of a build! Keep us posted on the GPU fan mod—hoping to do the same, myself (or, maybe just not even bother booking up new ones). As for the 7700K, I imagine the full 91W TDP is going to be a challenge without a pretty aggressive fan curve—might be worth setting a...
  12. August

    SFF Mini ITX vs Micro PC's?

    The other side of the argument against proprietary components is that for someone who isn’t interested in tinkering, being able to put the whole thing in a box and mail it in for warranty service might be a huge benefit. I’d keep in mind (for your folks) what their expectations are of you to...
  13. August

    Production Lone Industries L5 - 4.6L Mini ITX

    From what I can tell, the positive pressure definitely moves heat out the back of the case. There’s a bit of radiant heat that escapes out the side, but comparatively very little. You could try rotating the side panel 180° such that the side vent is at the lower front corner, and the bottom...
  14. August

    Prototyping New Updates Soon! Prototype SLATE MT1, a mid-range, mini-itx case focused on aesthetics. Looking for your feedback!

    You mention 280mm radiator support—is this in the front and back?! 🤩 Brilliant design. A kick of personality with the mechanical switch. Looks like it's got good bones, and some well-considered modular aspects. Eager to hear more!
  15. August

    Production Lone Industries L5 - 4.6L Mini ITX

    Kind, but it’s the case + sunlight doing all the work! ☀️ Do it! If you're not picky about performance, you can limit the TDP of most chips to fall within the rating of the heatsink—otherwise, if you have even a bit of air moving across it, it sounds like it can easily manage 65W. I wish I...