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    My Mini ITX Gaming Build

    Hi all,

    After seing COV's rig i thought i would podt mine up, its been build a few weeks now i just havent had the time to post it up, specs:


    Intel Xeon 3040 1.8ghz Dual Core
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    Optiarc 7670S Slot Loading DVD-RW
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    Hoojum Cubit 3
    150w Pico ITX PSU + 150w FSP Sparkle Brick


    Using a plug in energy monitor it uses around 125W max load runing Prime and ATI Tool.





















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    Re: My Mini ITX Gaming Build

    The Cubits were lovely cases. I never got round to buying one myself but I wish I had, however as I already have a G2 and P2 Shuttle too this is probably the reason why I never got one.


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    Re: My Mini ITX Gaming Build

    Prudy. If I didn't require insane power I would consider getting one of those. My only worry is that it would run a little hot.
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    Re: My Mini ITX Gaming Build

    That's a very nice case you have there. I haven't really thought about getting a case with a Pico PSU, but this has piqued my interest.

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    Re: My Mini ITX Gaming Build

    When AMD releases their 45w Athlon II X4 quads it would be great for a build like this. Combine this with a decent IGP or a low power consumption graphics card and you could use Stream or CUDA too!! You could end up with a mini-ITX based build which would be cheap,have low power consumption and also be excellent for some light encoding too.


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    Re: My Mini ITX Gaming Build

    Quote Originally Posted by simonw View Post
    That's a very nice case you have there. I haven't really thought about getting a case with a Pico PSU, but this has piqued my interest.
    Ahh cheers for the comments guys, Simon just go carefull choosing compononents make sure you work out your power consumtion before buying anything, theres more to come i have a new build in progress based on the same case but something that uses alot less power and alot faster

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    Re: My Mini ITX Gaming Build

    I still wish I hadn't sold my cubit 3. Had its faults - the trays made the drive noise much louder I think and it didn't have the best cooling but it is a lovely looking case. Would love to try it again with an SSD. FWIW I found the temps on my cubit (which was only running a P3 based mini ITX board with onboard GFX) much cooler if I mounted the fan outside the case pushing air into it rather than inside the case as an exhaust. YMMV of course as that's a totally different set up.

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    Re: My Mini ITX Gaming Build

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeez

    I just seen the price of the Hoojum Cubit.

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    Re: My Mini ITX Gaming Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Tea View Post
    Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeez

    I just seen the price of the Hoojum Cubit.
    I believe they sold as complete systems - IIRC nowhere sells the case right now, otherwise I'd have one myself
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    I have seen the cases on Ebay a while back and they were a decent price too as I believe the company had gone bankrupt and it was a stock clearance.


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    Re: My Mini ITX Gaming Build

    oo there something new i learn today, thought the xeons used differnt sockets

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    Quote Originally Posted by noobieocer View Post
    oo there something new i learn today, thought the xeons used differnt sockets
    normally they do but they have a few socket 775 chips out

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    I have seen the cases on Ebay a while back and they were a decent price too as I believe the company had gone bankrupt and it was a stock clearance.
    Where on Ebay exactly please, I'm tempted by these cases, I think Scan did a clearance on them too a while ago, probably because of what you said with regards to the company going bankrupt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UseItNow View Post
    Where on Ebay exactly please, I'm tempted by these cases, I think Scan did a clearance on them too a while ago, probably because of what you said with regards to the company going bankrupt.
    It was early last year I believe!!Sorry!!

    Funnily enough the reason I did not buy one of their cases is the fact that until the last year or so most mini ITX motherboards were either very weak VIA based ones or very expensive Commell and Jetway motherboards. If the socket 775 and AM2 mini ITX based motherboards had been cheaper at the time I would have bought one of the Hoojum Cubit cases.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UseItNow View Post
    Where on Ebay exactly please, I'm tempted by these cases, I think Scan did a clearance on them too a while ago, probably because of what you said with regards to the company going bankrupt.


    Good luck with your search, I spent weeks hunting for some. Your best bet is daily searches on ebay I suppose. In the end I gave up and went with the Nexus Psile (got a good deal on one brand new off Ebay)
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    Re: My Mini ITX Gaming Build

    look pretty good. how does it compare to SG05 in size? I'm looking for a smallest mini itx case which can hold an ATI 3850 in it.

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