Log RCC-MID1 | brickless semi passive build | GTX1650 & i5 6600K

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Shrink Ray Wielder
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I still had one RCC-MID1 case from the first production batch left, so I decided to try a semi passive brickless wind tunnel build.

Components used:
  • i5 6600K
  • 16GB RAM
  • BIOSTAR B250 mini ITX
  • 265 GB M.2 SSD
  • Thermalright Silver Arrow
  • Gigabyte GTX1650 OC
  • G-Unique ARCHDEAMON 200W
  • MEANWELL RPS-200-12-C
  • Silverstone AP181

Step 1: In order to use the Silver Arrow Cooler and going brickless the same time, we need to remove the protective cover from the RPS-200-12-C and replace it with an LEXAN insulator which will be glued directly to the heatsinks / choke of the power supply. This insulator is important to prevent any components of the PSU touching something in the build.



Step 2: with the LEXAN insulator the RPS-200-12 now fits snug between the cooler and the case.



Step 3: now we prepare the AC - input power cable which connects to the RPS on one end and has an case mountable aviation connector on the other end



Step 4: the aviation connector fits pretty well in the USB cutout of the MID1



Step 5: don't forget the ground cable!



Step 6: crimp the 6PIN DC connector for the RPS-200 to Gury's Archdeamon



Step 7: having just a few cables will definitely help with airflow



Step 8: for a semi passive build we won't need those tiny fans on the GPU, right?



Step 9: installing the GTX1650



Step 10: installing the second AP181



That should be enough airflow there...





Last step: putting on the cover and ready for testing (coming soon) ...



 

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Shrink Ray Wielder
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After doing some more thermal tests I would say the build was a success: the system keeps whisper silent and thermals are absolutely fine!

Average idle temperature, Fans @ 400 RPM
GPU: 38C
CPU: 30C

Average gaming temperature, Fans @ 900 RPM
GPU: 75C
CPU: 50C

Average stress test temperature, Fans @ 1100 RPM
GPU: 80C
CPU: 55C

probably could still do a heatsink mod for the GPU to improve thermals but from my POV it also works fine like it is.