Zobator wrote: ↑
20 Oct 2016, 16:50
It uses a Streacom FC9
case (the one without an optical slot), which means that it is totally passively cooled.
Streamcom cases are so epic!
I'd love to have their DB4 for a multimedia setup!
Quite impressive benchmarks indeed for a passively cooled system
It's either a striking coincidence or totally unsurprising, but I have been spending the past few days drooling over HD-Plex and Streacom rigs. I guess OpenMW fans are just huge nerds, and that's the connection.
I am looking to build an optimal fanless mini-ITX workstation. I'd like to do a Ryzen build, so I can get FreeSync on dual monitors and use lots of ECC memory. Unfortunately, the desktop APUs aren't out yet, so I'd have to go with Bristol Ridge in the meantime, which at least uses the same socket. I know that you can do passive cooling with a GPU, but I like the idea of an APU. With Moore's Law slowing, I think OpenCL provides a way forward, and that's where APUs shine. Also, smaller is better.
The HD-Plex H1.S case is way smaller than the Streacom DB4. With the silver front panel, it is almost as classy on the exterior, and nothing can beat the look of those copper heatsinks inside. *swoon*