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Recent content by boingk

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    Mini GPU on a diet

    Just read through this and am admiring the workmanship and end result - you say you're getting 55'C under a full load? Nice work. Absurdly, I've just done the opposite by grafting a GTX670 blower-style cooler onto a mini-ITX 1060 3GB card which came with a shocking cooler and was always...
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    3D Printed Budget All-In-One [4.5L]

    I'm on the lookout for heatsinks that will fit within the planned envelope. A basic solution would be something like the stock Intel cooler, minus the cruddy stock fan unit which is both inefficient and way larger than it needs to be. The stock cooling stack provides decent clearance for any...
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    635ml (21.5oz) Ryzen 2400G Mini-STX Build

    Very nice build! This has come together really well, great small footprint. The cables to support it will literally take up more room haha. I found with my 2400G that it didn't really need more than 8GB of RAM. I ended up clocking mine to 3200MHz with 16-18-18-40 timings at 1.4v and it was...
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    3D Printed Budget All-In-One [4.5L]

    It sure does work, I believe the seller was thrown by it not turning fans off, but was using a cheap PSU that didn't support newer Intel sleep states. If you got 4.5GHz out of 1.25v I'll try that for sure, paired with a 1060 3GB I'm unlikely to notice the difference in clockspeed but would...
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    3D Printed Budget All-In-One [4.5L]

    Okay, after some rethinking I don't want to ditch my nice little Inwin-housed Ryzen 2400G build quite yet... plus I got a deal on some memory that I couldn't pass up, and then the guy threw in a 6600K as well. You can see where this is going, haha. The specs have changed to include my...
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    Dr Arboreal's Case Hoarding Therapy Group

    Active: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Shift ITX - great component support in a very small footprint... if not volume. Inwin BQ656 - lovely little 3.3L Ryzen APU box with slim ODD. Perfect HTPC. Inactive: Thermaltake Core V1 - i3 6100 / GTX 670 Origin M-ATX (17L) - 2200G / GTX960 Dell Optiplex 9010...
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    Sub 5L Dan Case Possible?

    I think the option for half height cards, or even full size cards on a riser, would be a popular option. The riser option in particular would allow you to still have a very small case volume but increase the graphic clout when desired. The Ryzen APU's are very impressive, the 2400G is a great...
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    Prototype MT5: 5.4L Expandable case for mini GPUs

    Hi mate, cool build! Look into getting your own 3D printer if you are seriously interested in it. I have a modified Anet A8 which is fairly decent, especially for the price ($150USD). If you need any smaller bits made let me know, I might be able to help out for the price of postage.
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    3D Printed Budget All-In-One [4.5L]

    Yep, an Optiplex SFF would be my bet. I found it on eBay and threw in a cheeky offer of $35 posted, they accepted and it's on its way. Sized at 175x70x90mm, 250W max output with a 17A 12v line. With any reasonable CPU and the 120W TDP 1060 I'll be fine with it. I'll probably need a SATA-to-6pin...
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    3D Printed Budget All-In-One [4.5L]

    Evening all. I've been tinkering with the idea of building a nice, compact rig with a real GPU for a while now. Don't get me wrong, I love my 2400G build but there is only so much you can do with an integrated graphics solution, even if it is the mighty Vega 11. The upside is that build is only...
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    635ml (21.5oz) Ryzen 2400G Mini-STX Build

    I wrote a long response about 3D printing. I decided it was better to private message you. - boingk
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    635ml (21.5oz) Ryzen 2400G Mini-STX Build

    Understood. The thickness of the heat spreader, especially considering you'll need to shim it, shouldn't be a deal beaker. Taking SMT's off the die might be, though. The unlidding can be pretty shaky with these Raven Ridge chips as the heat spreader is right up against the SMT's. I'd heavily...
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    635ml (21.5oz) Ryzen 2400G Mini-STX Build

    Why not just go liquid metal on the stock heat spreader? You'll get about a 10'C decrease in max temps, according to der8auer.
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    635ml (21.5oz) Ryzen 2400G Mini-STX Build

    Yes, but the 2400G uses TIM, not solder. Point taken on the direct die though - alignment will always be an issue for coolers in non-standard applications.
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    The most POWERFUL Gamecube ever (as far as I can tell)

    Bend radius for the pictured tool is 24mm / ~1 inch.