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Windows 7: Going from mATX to Mini iTX ...

30 Jul 2009   #1
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 
Going from mATX to Mini iTX ...

CPU: Q9550
Mainboard: GeForce 9300 iTX
HDD: WD10EADS
SSD: Intel X25-M (34nm)
RAM: G.Skill PQ Series
PC case: Lian Li PC-Q07
OS: Windows 7


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30 Jul 2009   #2
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

Comparison HDD / SSD


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30 Jul 2009   #3
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

I want to cut a circle into the front panel for the fan to suck cool air into the case and push it out the rear.


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30 Jul 2009   #4
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

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03 Aug 2009   #5
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

Q9550 (E0) Yorkfield

The left row of the first pic shows the system in idle, and the right hand side row of the first pic shows the system under full load.
  • Please note that I have not used any therma paste yet.
  • While the CPU was cooling down, core 3 and 4 don't seem to decrease below 38 and 40 degrees respectively .. must be stuck temp sensors.
  • At full load, the temps can go up to almost 100 degrees .. that's sick.
  • Does anyone know what the difference between GPU Diode and MCP is, as can be seen on the Everest readings above ? I presume that MCP is the Northbridge, that's why I labeled it that way in brackets, but I'm not 100% sure.
Second pic shows the results of Intels Burn Test of the Core2Quad.


Then I replaced the Q9550 (E0) with my old E8400 (C1) to run IntelBurn Test again, and here are the results while using the same CPU cooler like before.


E8400 (C1) Wolfdale

The third pic shows the CPU in idle (left) and under load (right) again.
  • The maximum temperature the dual had during this test was 71 degrees while the Quad reached almost 100 degrees.
  • The dual took 660.5 seconds while the quad took 393.9 seconds for the same test.
  • The speed for the dual was given as around 20.000 GFlops (Giga Floating point operations per second) while the quad had around 33.000 GFlops.
  • Have to say, that the dual (core # 1) has a stuck temperature diode, meaning it does diplay the correct temps from 38 degrees upwards, but it would not go any lower than 38 degrees.
And the last pic shows the result of Intel Burn Test for the Core2Duo again.


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06 Aug 2009   #6
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

My new PSU


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06 Aug 2009   #7
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

Hi, with the PicoPSU I was able to reduce the cable clutter by 95%.

At this moment, the 150W adapter is in use for about 8 hours and just feels warm.

The PicoPSU feels between cool and warm.

That of course would change, once the CPU is under full load for a longer period of time.

Looking at the internals, I realize how much space I save by using this solution over a full ATX PSU.

The available space is incredible.

Everything just fits nicely, like tailored to my needs .. and it works out of the box.

Please note that the CPU is a Core2Quad Q9550. Some people did stubbornly refuse to believe that a quad would work with a PicoPSU.

As a side note I would recommend ordering this set from short-circuit in the USA rather than from a company in Europe.

The reason is that first of all, you might know that this 150W version is not available anywhere in Europe. And secondly the price you pay for items, shipping and import tax is still lower than the rip-off prices at our local online-shop.

Carl has been very courteous and responsive when I purchased this set.

I would have loved to order the M350 PC case as well, as it cost only $36.95 which converts into £ 22.02 or 25.74 Euro.

The very same case cost in European online-shops 49.99 Euro = $ 71.75 = £ 42.75


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19 Aug 2010   #8
dooododoo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
motherboard

I know it's an ITX case, but can an mATX board fit?
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19 Aug 2010   #9
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

mATX = 244 mm x 244 mm
side panel of the Lian Li PC-Q07 = 280 mm x 208 mm

No, it won't fit.
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19 Aug 2010   #10
dooododoo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for the quick response. i was wondering b/c the similar q-06 accepts matx.
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