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Stork said:
Well, at the other end of the price spectrum, is the ASRock H77M-ITX. It looks to have both memory and 24pin off sets from the edge, too. It also has Realtec audio and Ethernet chipsets. Nice at a Scottish $100.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157311
..and that is the EXACT board that I ordered for my cube build this morning!! I think my biggest worry now is getting a good homegrown DSDT that will make everything work.
 

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I finally got a chance to review all your video clips--too cool!!! So here's question #1: am I correct in noticing that you have some sort of plastic panel to which you have mobo stand offs attached, then to which you have your board attached?? If so, to what is the plastic panel attached (& how)??

And on a completely different subject, I've got a 150W pico PS that I picked up from Fry's. Question #2: Do you think I'll have sufficient power if it's driving the following components?
1. i5 2500K
2. Corsair Force 3 SSD (120GB)
3. Sony Optiarc slim slot load DVD burner
4. ASRock mobo
5. One Crucial 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz

??
 

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I have the plastic motherboard tray screwed to the aluminum heat sink. There are three screw holes in the middle of the original heat sink, I used them.

The thermaltake PSU calculator says 185w for all you have, just run it through again to make sure

http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/Power
 

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dddirtman said:
hows it going bro ....did u finish your cube yet?
No not yet, would you believe I tore it all down and am trying to reinvent the wheel lol.
I had some different ideas with the inner workings and I wanted to see if I can get pen to paper and give it a shot with the limited tools and supplies I have.
 

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eelhead said:
The thermaltake PSU calculator says 185w for all you have, just run it through again to make sure

http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/Power
CRAP... well, luckily the CPU was the last purchase (and hasn't been made yet). I guess if I go to a 2125, that's only 65W... OR...

I just did a search for 200w Pico Power Supply - ran across this:
http://www.mini-box.com/PW-200M-DC-DC-power-supply

...otherwise, all the room I saved by carving out the heatsink will have to be used for something like this:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_produ ... id=0327220

Whaddayathink??? :crazy:
 

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Several of us have used the PICO as our power supplies.
I know it will run the mobo, i3 2125, HDD, DVD and nVidia 210 when I was doing some bench top testing.
 

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They also have the bricks on their site as well.
The one rated at 160w has a 200w max rating, I do believe that is the one I got a s a combo but I don't see the 200w PICO combo any more.

http://www.mini-box.com/19v-8-4A-160-Wa ... er-Adapter

You can always call them as well. They are very helpful.
 
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