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    First proper ITX - Lazer LZ7

    Need to clean up the cabling, the Pico is a little close to the RAM but liveable. Temps so far are great idles quite happily between 34-38c load while gaming gets to 57c but its nigh on silent. More importantly the other components don't seem to have any problems temps well within comfort...
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    Production Lazer3D LZ7 - Quiet Gaming Cube PC Case

    Could always go with a vented cover unless you have done already? It may cause slightly higher idle temps. but it will let the heat out more if its becoming trapped.
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    Off Topic What did you do today?

    It lives! was changing the CPU cooler, Stupid thing is I did twist, well as much as the board allowed the VRM heatsink got in the way. Still, nice big Noctua cooler in and sat my LZ7 on its end. Slight drop in temps but the only clue its on now is the spinning fan on top. Yeah I have started...
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    Off Topic What did you do today?

    Yep, rest up. I would avoid putting on social media what your doing rest wise. Not saying they will but my work tried using it against me. Also, today I managed to rip my Ryzen CPU out from its socket while removing the heatsink. Squeaky bum time as I've not had chance to check if it powers...
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    Off Topic What did you do today?

    Just listen for the sound of strained motors
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    Off Topic Computer Building OCD

    Snap, though my own current one is that I need had to swap the fan on my C7 back to the black and white Cryorig. I have a pair of Noctua's and that. I WANT ALL BEIGE AND BROWN!
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    ASRock Z390 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX + Noctua NH-L12S?

    Noctua states a nope for it, though I'm unsure if its due to the fan on the bottom or not https://noctua.at/en/mainboard/ASRock_Z390_Phantom_Gaming-ITX_ac
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    Off Topic General Chat Thread

    Yup confirmed working really well voltages seem good CPU vCore 0.758 CPU VCORE SOC 1.188 CPU VDDP 0.9 RAM CH (A/B) 1.38 12V 11.952 3.3V 3.404 5V 5.04 Tallest component in there is the CPU cooler at 47mm (bar the two 140mm case fans) Amusingly temps are now lower too probably because the...
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    Off Topic General Chat Thread

    PSU arrived, an I forgot to order the EPS 4 to 8 cable, DOH! Also dug out my old arctic cooler AIO put it on a 5V feed, an its clicking away. Grindy bearing noises. DOH My Noctua U9S doesn't have AM4 fittings DOH Thankfully my Phanteks TC12LS fits but theres no point fitting it till I get the...
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    First proper ITX - Lazer LZ7

    Bit of necro action here, but things are a changing. builds actually totally changed and as of very soon it should again as I'm going with a Pico PSU in place of the SFX. Playing with ideas for cooling (things that are not meant to fit) so need do some measuring as I doubt anyones been stupid...
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    Off Topic The space inefficiency thread

    Some ridiculous amount of Rpi's for some kind of mega farm?
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    PSU maths

    I have it on order (awaiting stock) but it dawned on me a PICO "should" do the job due to the low power useage
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    PSU maths

    Thanks, had a minor stumbling block but should be solveable, the 160 XT has an EPS 4 pin, the board requires 8pin, its still within the PSU capability so I'm assuming I'd just need a 4 pin to 8 pin adaptor? Something like http://www.akasa.co.uk/search.php?seed=AK-CBPW10-15BK
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    PSU maths

    Yeah I was trying to get my head around without. I was using the rule of thumb of TDP + 30% which gave basically 125W (123.5 but rounding up for ease) If it was just that I would lob in an 160 XT but I couldn't work out if I could get away using an eps 4 pin to 8 pin, I cant see why I couldn't...
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    PSU maths

    Got a HDPLEX 400W on order just making sure I've not lost the plot on this before I get a power brick and new case panels Kit Gigabyte Aorus B450 Ryzen 2400G (no overclock) 16Gb Aorus RGB DDR4 1Tb M.2 1Gb SSD 2X 140mm fans Load wattage: 163 W Recommended PSU wattage: 213 W Adding back in a...