- May 27, 2010
- Dell Optiplex 9030 All in One
- HD 4600
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Those initial temps look great. I've got 2 17" iMac builds running, one with the i3 NUC and the other with the Haswell i5, and with all things pretty much equal, the difference in temps is significant. Seems the i3's are tougher to keep in check than the new Haswells are. Its a big plus to have the new model, MiniHack. From what you've shown so far, there likely won't be heat issues with your build. Looks good.
I am happy so far. One thing that I do want to make very sure of is to keep the temp.s in check when the box is closed.
Air paths in there are restricted to say the least. Though I guess they should probably be no more restricted than in your Cube PSU restuffed.
The design of the pop off base leaves I guess about 1mm of air intake space around the base circumference, and I am anxious that a single blower fan might run the risk of just picking up air and re-circulating hot air inside the case - or perhaps picking it up from one part of the circumference and throwing it back out of another part - instead of sucking from the base and blowing out of the back.
I am going to have to think quite a bit over the course of this build about getting those parts right.