Tweaker builds PC board




Tweaker ‘mux’ has a fully functioning computer processed in a shelf. The computer, which has dipped mux Plank2, is also completely silent, passively cooled and extremely efficient, including through robust modification of the motherboard.

The PC was placed in an old pine desktop of 1.45 meters by 55 inches with a thickness of 2.8 inches, describing mux on its Tweak Blog. Mux – aka Emile Nijssen – about three-quarters day working on cutting out the recesses of the computer components. The Plank2 is the second computer that has a hold mux into a shelf; the new one is a lot better and more impressive, the mud itself believes.

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The board, which has yet to be painted, is a computer that is built around a H81M-P33 motherboard from MSI, but that has changed dramatically. Because Nijssen the ‘cabinet computer “very quiet and wanted to get economical, the MSI motherboard is considerably moderated. “Everything I did not necessarily need is scrapped off,” writes Nijssen. As were more than two memory slots do not need and also the onboard audio chip got the brunt. This Nijssen knew the consumption of the computer – in addition to the MSI motherboard Celeron G1820 CPU – significantly reduce.

By also modding the cpu Nijssen managed to reduce the consumption of the entire computer to 5.5 watts under normal use and 3.9 watts in operation. Including the pico projector used to show picture on the wall pulls mux computer 9.6 watts, but under maximum load that can be up to 32 watts.

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The Plank2 is also very quiet. Nijssen that achieved by no fans, but to use passive cooling. The heat is spread out over a transition aluminum strip; Nijssen used a flat heat pipe to get the heat from the CPU to the strip. That is successful, Nijssen thinks: two nights in normal use, the temperature of the CPU did not rise above 50 degrees. In stress tests the temperature was stabbing at 85 degrees.

Furthermore Plank2 includes homemade amplifiers; the audio amplifier is controlled by a module that has made itself mux. The mud has chosen it because onboard audio chips suffer from interference. The volume can be controlled with two volume buttons which also designed the mud itself.


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