My experience with it in Window$ is indeed nice and power drain very good (thanks also to underclock and undervolting done) , even noise level is better than ATX builds that i had made in the past.
Originally Posted by pinguinpc
Very good temps also...i bet it can deal with our Summers with temps of 40C :D
As for Linux, only experimented with Catalyst and both video playback and the games i played (not many because this machine was build to use Window$ for some months (want reach Level 50 in BFBC2 :D ) played really well.
I have high hopes that AMD will improve their driver for Linux in the next months, mainly driven by SteamOS "challenge".
As for APU socket, this MoBo uses FM2+ socket that accepts AMD Trinity, Richland, Kaveri, and, in a non-offical manner, it's already "confirmed" that will also support Carrizo :cool:
That's a nice looking case. Does anyone know where I can buy the gray/black one? I'd like it for my own build. All the low profile mini-ITX cases I've seen just look so cheap.
Hard to tell because i used some "salvaged" (build was OK but micro-ATX is too big :p ) parts from a micro-ATX build....however, by my calculations, if i lived in US, i believe i could make it in same price ranges than Lini PC with these specs that i consider better.
Originally Posted by Ericg
This build have margin to expand, for example, no matter case is so small, i could keep SlimODD and install both a SSD (120GB,) 7mm thick and a HDD (WD 1TB,) 7mm thick using a system where HDD is screwed to drives holder and then, SSD is screwed to HDD using two sideways fiberglass plates.
I done it in the past and works very well.
Another alternative is...
Discard SlimODD, use shorter springs and screws for heatsink installation, and then....brace yourselves.... install a fat 4TB 3.5" HDD and a 2.5" 120/240 GB SSD :cool:
This is only possible thanks to AsRock use in this MoBos that weird position for the DIMMs....in this case , is a decisive positive factor.