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gugu96

60 months ago

Budget: as low as possible.

Location: Canada.

Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): HTPC.

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): none.

Operating System required: none.

Form factor: mini itx.

Storage: SSD (120-250).

output: must have hdmi.

Optical: slim, if any...

ram: 4gb.

other: wifi + blutooth.

I had my mind set on the AMD 5350 (quad core 2ghz 25watts tdp) to fit inside a NES console case but now I'm not sure anymore. Should I go with a dual core with higher clock rate? Should I pick an APU with super good integretad graphics with better cpu speed and sacrifice 2 cores? Should I give a shot to a cpu/apu that will produce more heat? how much heat can I accept before its too hot inside the NES?

I was looking at a quad core processor because I never buy with less than 4 cores. But sometimes I think 2 speedy cores could do the trick. The system has to have room for wifi/blutooth (integrated or add-on) so I was pleased to see some AM1 boards with mini-pcie slot. I do not want to make holes on the top of the case. Side vent would be acceptable. 2 sata would be sufficient, more than 2 is a bonus but I might not use them, ever

Now open to any suggestion that fits in a NES (mini itx only)

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for not making a but when i saw Am1 i remembered this (ASRock AM1H-ITX AM1)... This mobo can use a laptop charger as a power supply. Good luck

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

psu: flex like the Athena should fit. I used flex atx to replace a psu inside HP slimline itx case.

ssd/hdd: Mass storage is done on hdd's in desktops and from a NAS. I don't plan adding hdd inside the box, maybe 2.5" drive if needed but for now I want an ssd because that's what I use everywhere. Not only a believer, I'm a preacher!

The entire house is wired with CAT6

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  • 60 months ago
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thanks! so this would be a "less cores/more speed" setup. For cooling I might use 40mm fans to go with the tiny size of the console. Gotta love noctua! for this project it's gonna be either noctua or silverstone, but still open to suggestions.

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