Low-Power Cube with Discrete GPU Build

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  1. velijoze

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    May 2, 2017 at 3:28 PM #11
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    Hi ShatteredAvenger,

    Do you think you could upload the draw files when you get a chance? Would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    May 2, 2017 at 3:50 PM #12
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    I believe you should be able to access this Fusion360 file here - You may need to edit it a little yourself. This was the final version I ended up printing and it mostly fits, but it could be tweaked a bit further probably around the USB/PS2 port.

    Fusion360 file

    Here's the .stl file in case you can't access Fusion360 or something like that. You should be able to feed this straight to the printer. I used ABS in mine.

    .stl file

    Again, this is for the GA-H270n, though I suspect it would also work with the H170 variation.

    instant edit: forgot to mention, there's an "extra" hole above the HDMI ports- that's for the power input for the PicoPSU. You could easily remove that hole in the file if you don't need it.
     
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    May 3, 2017 at 11:05 AM #13
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    Thank you very much for the files. Will be using PicoPSU as well and the hole will be needed.
     
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    May 3, 2017 at 2:40 PM #14
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    No problem! Would love to see photos of your build once it's done. I just need to get a power button solution and I think mine will finally be finished.

    -Josh
     
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    May 18, 2017 at 2:11 PM #15
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    Edited the first post with final details + more pictures
     
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    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:35 PM #16
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    Stumbled upon this post and just wanted to give you props!! The Cube is such a cool design that I wasn't even familiar with until very recently from this forum. Looked it up and realized it stopped being sold shortly before I got my first Mac in 2003 (PowerBook G4--still boots!). Anyway, I wanted to say great job.

    Also, what are your thoughts on the 1050 ti? I don't game, but I was thinking about getting a decent card for playing around with some light video editing and being able to maybe try to some cheaper (non-AAA) steam games and emulators. Was thinking about the 1050 ti as a potentially better investment with 4GB of RAM, but I wonder if a cheapo 1030 at half the price might be all I really need.
     
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    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:52 PM #17
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    Thanks! It was definitely a fun little exercise. Still running just fine and it stays pretty dust free since it's up on the desk.

    I honestly don't know much about the 1030, but it looks like a pretty decent card too. I would say so long you're not looking to crank through editing a bunch of 4k video that you'd probably be okay. I think the 1050 probably has a little more longevity, but the 1030 still seems like a decent alternative if you're not looking to play many games.
     
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    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:59 PM #18
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    Cool, thanks for the reply. As of right now, we don't even own a 4k display, and I mostly shoot family vids on my phone at 1080, so I bet the 1030 would be fine. Tom's Hardware recommends it as a decent card for esports and HD gaming. I just wanna dabble in video editing to learn something new. Then again, maybe the mining craze will have completely died down by the time I build and I can snag a 1050 or 1050ti at a sweet price!
     

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