Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4714 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
Well, the case bt itself is only $150, and they have a low cost case at $50 and an MATX case for $100.
And, yes, if you put an X5000 motherboard in it it could run MorphOS (and of course the board quoted in the package can run Crysis).
I just started researching this topic (passive cooling) because Andre mentioned it.
Frankly, with my hearing loss and tintinitus, background noise is usually not an issue for me.
And why a Ryzen system?
I wanted to ascertain how easy it would be.
With Ryzen processors available in 35, 45, and 65 wattage versions, no problem there.
And with passive cooling available for video cards right up to the RX 560 and HD6870, also doable.
Also, PSUs can be external or internal and still be fanless.
Finally, on core count, I always differentiate between that and core count and only mention core count here.
As in there are now 65 watt Ryzen cpus with a 6 and 8 core count (that is, a 12 or 16 thread count) the 2600 and 2700.
There is actually a 45 watt 2700 (2700e), but it's 200 KHz slower.[ Edited by Jim 02.06.2018 - 13:33 ]
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