- Nov 22, 2017
Just so nobody gets the wrong idea, by testing the 2200G above, it does not mean that I recommend or endorse that setup. It's just what I had available that wasn't being used. This was my first rudimentary test, and it helped answer the question: "how does this rough L5 concept compare to the L4 using the same hardware". I am limited by what I have available, and can't buy or test every hardware setup. I personally prefer to build as low power system as possible while still having good performance (ie. keep brick as small as possible). Maybe I could send an L5 prototype to a SFF Network staff member for further testing and review? We do have some i7 systems used for video editing and CAD that I can hopefully test after work hours. I would also like to test some older cases like the L3, and see how those compare (the L4 had more restrictive vents than the L3).I'm generally a fan of very streamlined airflow without pressure leaks, mainly for the sake of dust control. For the same reason, I don't like top vents. So I do dig the idea of all sides and top being sealed with just front-to-back airflow.
That being said, I think unless you're using a very low-power build and an L9i which allows for sufficient clearance between the side panel and the fan, you're just going to thermal throttle. If not the CPU, certainly the GPU. I mean a 1050 Ti with its fans right up against a wall and only passive exhaust will overheat very quickly I think. At the very least you need more GPU air clearance, but then you have to make the case taller...
HDPlex 160W is really a 200W continuous PSU if not more than that. You can have a 9700K with a 1050 Ti in this case. It's not so much an issue of being air-starved -- the fans will provide plenty of air. The issue is lack of airflow clearance. Testing the 2200G is a very limited use case, most people would run much more powerful systems in this case. It's an expensive/niche case, people buy these for powerful ultra SFF builds. If someone wanted a tiny 2200G build or equivalent, they'd get the upcoming ASRock DeskMini AM4 or a NUC or something.
Interesting, would you care to share a source? The current HDPlex 160W can do 200W continuous with no issue, so I'm guessing they'll just beef up the components a bit, but overall it'll be almost the same unit.I heard rumor of a hdplex 200w unit coming out soon - you might want to contact lary over at hdplex to make sure that it will fit in your case.
IF this were true (not saying it is) word on the street is that it would retain the form factor of the 160W (were this a thing, which obviously it's not).I heard rumor of a hdplex 200w unit coming out soon - you might want to contact lary over at hdplex to make sure that it will fit in your case.
That's ridiculously cute. I'll actually buy two. Can't wait for the release of this little guy.Well, I received five prototypes today (earlier than expected). Overall, I'm quite happy with the result. My new manufacturer managed to strategically punch the front vent so there's no warping. There are some fit issues with the internal fan mount bracket (ie. it doesn't fit), so I'll have to get replacements with my next order. Next step is finding time to do some testing.