Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-25, 17:05:
I remember that AOpen case. I used to have 3 or 4 of them but had to part them out to make room and because these couldn't reall […]
I remember that AOpen case. I used to have 3 or 4 of them but had to part them out to make room and because these couldn't really be stacked because of the front bezel extension lionsmane thingy (because stacking PC cases saves space).
Otherwise I like AOpen cases of this vintage 🙂
You also picked a good board, I like this setup and I like the parts you picked.
What harddrive and OS are you using?
The only part I don't like much is the PSU.
Thank you, it´s a really nice case for early P4 era. Glad you like the parts.
Regarding the PSU, i know what you mean. I only saw google coments when i had it mounted and cable managed, however, 1 day should be enough to remove it and redone the wirings, if i decide to repalce the PSU. But from what i saw when i got the PSU, in the day i got it, i was with a friend that really knows a good amount about electrical components, soldering and stuff. He said, QTEC PSUs were good in terms of construction, but over advertised in terms of specs, and better than old generic ATX PSUs. The PSU had a lot of dust in it, he cleaned it and tested it, and it was showing good voltages. The amount of dust in it, ironically gives me a little bit of security, which means it was used for a good amount of time without giving issues or so called explosions 😀
Regarding the power consumption of the build, it´s peaking at 150W, measured in the wall, so with 70/75% efficiency at that consumption, should be around 105/115W. If the PSU delivers 120W on the 12V and 140W on the combined 3.3+5v, i guess it´s in the safe load. Measured voltages are 11.70v, 5.05v and 3.36v while running 3dmark 2001 or quake 3 which taxes both CPU and GPU at peak 150W "wall". Running prime 95 peaks at 145W "wall".