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  • #11
    Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
    a quick search yielded that you maybe meant 80 watts for the entire system.
    at least this says 76 watts for the system running tomb raider
    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Process...nd-Conclusions
    80 is on the low side
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...i,3725-15.html

    What case you got. It might do better than you think.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by grndzro View Post
      80 is on the low side
      http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...i,3725-15.html

      What case you got. It might do better than you think.
      there is no 6700T measured there...
      only the 7600 at 45 TDP and that is way below 80 Watts for the whole system all the time.

      I have this case:
      http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=84&area=

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      • #13
        through a riser card a very slim dGPU would fit in, but I cannot think of a cpu+gpu-combination that is safe within the limit of 120watt for 250-270 € (6700t, 2x4gb ram, miniITXmobo)

        A GeForce GTX 750 just doesn´t fit in and even a GT 630 still burns 50 W + maybe a 35 W haswell corei3 = already at almost double the TDP = not safe with 120w PSU.

        The only dGPU option might be th 30W TDP R7 240 with GDDR5 Ram, but it has only 320 stream processors.... so even less than the 7600 kaveri running at same mhz...
        and combined with a 35W TDP CPU this is still 65W TDP ...

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        • #14
          Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
          there is no 6700T measured there...
          only the 7600 at 45 TDP and that is way below 80 Watts for the whole system all the time.

          I have this case:
          http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=84&area=
          My bad I messed that whole thing up.
          Seems system power came to 75 watts
          http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Process...nd-Conclusions

          Great low profile heat sink can cool 125W easy and inexpensive
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835119153
          Review
          http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=2587

          If you are comfortable with soldering you might be able to pick up an inexpensive open frame 150W power supply that would work in the case.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
            I just looked up the case specs, great looking case BTW, states max cpu cooler height is 37mm. That doesn't give much room at all, in fact it might rule out all AM2/2+ cpus. I'd look toward kabini or an AM1 system.

            Evan

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            • #16
              I found that the height of the AM1 cooler is 39mm. That might just fit if you are lucky.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by ebpollock View Post
                I just looked up the case specs, great looking case BTW, states max cpu cooler height is 37mm. That doesn't give much room at all, in fact it might rule out all AM2/2+ cpus. I'd look toward kabini or an AM1 system.

                Evan
                Thanks!
                However, I just measured myself. From the cpu up to the cases top I have almost 50 mm. I think they state 37 mm so that you still have some air between fan and top.
                Any idea how high the boxed cooler of the 6700t is? I could find nothing!
                I could however go for a tray version and buy a custom / silent cooler

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by grndzro View Post
                  My bad I messed that whole thing up.
                  Seems system power came to 75 watts
                  http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Process...nd-Conclusions

                  Great low profile heat sink can cool 125W easy and inexpensive
                  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835119153
                  Review
                  http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=2587

                  If you are comfortable with soldering you might be able to pick up an inexpensive open frame 150W power supply that would work in the case.
                  Good idea to go for a big cooler. I found this one that would fit FM2 and my case AND is cheap: http://www.alternate.de/Alpenf%C3%B6...oduct/1082952?

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
                    Thanks!
                    However, I just measured myself. From the cpu up to the cases top I have almost 50 mm. I think they state 37 mm so that you still have some air between fan and top.
                    Any idea how high the boxed cooler of the 6700t is? I could find nothing!
                    I could however go for a tray version and buy a custom / silent cooler
                    I can't help with the stock cooler height but I'm just gonna guess that its the same cooler they use on the 65W APUs and that it will be over 50mm. I'd plan an aftermarket cooler. Maybe something like this http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=p...s_id=51&lng=en.

                    And one more thing to consider is the configurable TDP of the new APUs. Here they test A8-7600 running both at 65W and 45W set via an option in the bios http://www.silentpcreview.com/AMD_A8-7600. Looks like both the A10t and A8 have the same GPU config. Food for thought. I'm interested in how this turns out as I would like to build a slim HTPC as well.

                    Evan

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
                      Thanks!
                      However, I just measured myself. From the cpu up to the cases top I have almost 50 mm. I think they state 37 mm so that you still have some air between fan and top.
                      Any idea how high the boxed cooler of the 6700t is? I could find nothing!
                      The Richland stock cooler is a bit under 5cm, just measured.

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