HDPLEX Fanless PC Case

Linux build using HDPLEX Fanless H1.S case for Photo Editing, Virtualization from The Man Cave Blog

The original review is from here.

Product:
HD-PLEX H1.S fanless computer chassis - From the looks of it this is going to be a fun one to assemble and experiment with. No fans = no noise. No moving parts = less dust. Very tiny, attractive, and power efficient design. This chassis cools via 6 copper heat-pipes. For this particular chassis the max TDP is 65W.
•HDPLEX 160W DC-ATX Power Supply – Perfectly adequate and stable power source for this build. 16V-24V DC input voltage > 160W (200W Peak), >94% Efficiency.

Parts:
•Processor – Intel i3 4130T (Haswell) – I chose this flavor of i3 strictly based on my needs. The 35W thermal design power is all but ideal for this particular type of setup. Lower power consumption equals less heat. Intel’s name speaks for itself.
•Motherboard – Z87E-ITASRock X – Every ASRock board I’ve owned thus far has been superb. I doubt this will be an exception. I’m looking forward to trying it out.
•RAM – G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8) – The ASRock board I chose supports the standard 16 GB’s of DDR3. Who wouldn’t want to max out the RAM on their mobo?
•Dell 19.5V 4.62A 90W AC Adapter – This was priced good on Amazon at the time of posting this article.
Operating System:
•Debian 7.5 netinstall – I wanted to build the OS from the ground up. Starting from the foundation gives you the ability to install only what you want and leave out what you don’t need. Debian gives you stability, security, speed, and flexibility. It also happens to be my favorite operating system on planet earth.

Expectations – (in addition to htpc responsibilities)
•Linux jump-host to a comprehensive Cisco Lab
•Light photo editing (Adobe Lightroom specific)
•Occasional virtualization for misc Linux distro testing
•Very limited gaming factoring in the integrated video capabilities

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

All items arrived in 1 large box. Inside this box all items were organized into separate boxes and could be clearly identified.

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

As I unpackaged each item I noted the excellent quality and craftsmanship

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

160W DC-ATX Power Supply to pair with 90W AC Power Adapter/Charger.

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

Heat Pipes, copper base plate, & aluminum top plate

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

It is a good idea to lay out and identify each component before beginning.

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

ASRock mini-ITX motherboard next to my smart phone. Smart phones have steadily increased in size however this is impressive. This board will fit 16 GB of RAM and a mini-PCIe. It is also loaded with more features than I’ll likely use. One of my only concerns at this point is whether the RAM will fit once the case is ready to be closed. The heat syncs on this RAM seem rather tall once seated in the Motherboard. They can always be removed if needed. The heat produced wouldn’t be a need for concern.

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

My first steps of assembly included installing the processor, copper base plate, and mounting the motherboard to the chassis’s bottom plate. A very thin layer of thermal adhesive is all that is needed. Too much will decrease cooling performance. With a fanless setup like this you want to apply the perfect amount. If you apply too much you can always use rubbing alcohol to clean the surface and then re-apply.

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

I then added both side panels. Although I had not run into any space concerns, it started to seem inevitable (eyeing the remainder of the pieces).

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

I fitted the copper pipes in place before applying adhesive to the base plate and heatpipe grooves. This is when I first realized one of the heatpipes was too long. The CMOS battery on the motherboard was directly next to the socket. I reached out to Larry from HD-PLEX. He responded within 2 hours and informed me he would overnight a shorter pipe to accommodate this setup. Once the shorter pipe was received I continued with applying adhesive to the copper base plate and side panel grooves.

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

With my particular motherboard it was required to fit 4 heat pipes on one side and 2 on the other. This has no negative impact on heat dissipation.

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

All the pieces fit like a glove. Very little if any force was needed. The aluminum top plate was then screwed in on both sides.

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

The aluminum top plate was then mounted. This marks right around the half-way point of total time spent assembling the hardware.

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

Mounting the SSD proved to be a challenge. Included with the setup is a 2.5″ SSD/HDD rack. Mounting this rack is simple. The difficult part was mounting it in the direction that would leave the most room to accommodate the cabling. A little bit of trial and error did the trick.

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

Mounting the SSD proved to be a challenge. Included with the setup is a 2.5″ SSD/HDD rack. Mounting this rack is simple. The difficult part was mounting it in the direction that would leave the most room to accommodate the cabling. A little bit of trial and error did the trick.

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

I routed the cabling and plugged everything into the motherboard before adding the face plate and back plate. The Internal 160W DC-ATX Power Supply was easily installed on the face plate. The back plate was then screwed on. I then started it up with a distribution of Linux installed on a USB drive. I initially thought I botched something but a few seconds later the ASRock screen appeared. Success!

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S review

I was able to screw on the top of the chassis with little to no rearrangement or trouble. The finished product is very aesthetically appealing.

Conclusion

Overall I am very pleased with the product. Larry with HD-PLEX offered first class support and responded to all questions & concerns in a timely manner. The quality of the product exceeded my expectations in both craftsmanship and performance. With this being said it is important to do your homework on each component you decide on. Provide these details in your order so accommodations can be made if needed. The cooling system also seems very effective. I did some minimal prime 95 blend (CPU + RAM) stress testing and was happy with the results. In my opinion this setup could honestly be a desktop replacement (if no gaming is involved). Any questions feel free to ask.

H97 and Z97 ITX motherboard compatibility updated for HDPLEX Fanless H1.S computer case

The following H97 and Z97 motherboards are supported by H1.S Fanless computer case.

GIGABYTE GA-H97N-WIFI
ASUS H97I-PLUS
MSI H97I AC
GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-Gaming 5
GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-WIFI
MSI Z97I Gaming AC
ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac
MSI Z97I AC LGA 1150
EVGA Z97 Stinger Core 3D

Updated June 15 2014

HD-PLEX H10.S fanless PC/HTPC case review by JH fro Czech Republic Part I

Dlouhou dobu jsem vybíral case (skříň) pro nový počítač. Při hledání mě zaujala fanless řešení, která nabízeli výrobci
Streacom a HD-Plex. Pročetl jsem různé recenze, procházel fóra, specifikace a obrázky a nakonec se rozhodl pro HDPlex,
který na rozdíl od Streacomu nabízel řešení bez otvoru pro slim DVD/BR mechaniku, kterou nepotřebuju.
Se skříní HD-Plex H10.S jsem naprosto spokojen, počítač jede bez problémů a teploty, které nabízí pasivní chlazení,
jsou více než dostačující. V této krátké recenzi nabídnu několik fotek a postřehů pro ty, kdo uvažují o konstrukci fanless
PC.
I’ve been looking for optimal case for my new PC for very long time. While searching, I’ve found something about cases
with fanless cooling system. There were two relevant producers: Streacom and HD-Plex. After reading hundreds of
forum threads, user reviews etc., I decided to buy HD-Plex H10.S case. This H10.S is (instead of the Streacom cases)
without that stupid slot for slim DVD/BR drive which I really don’t want to use.
Now I’m happy with the H10.S, my PC works well and the temperatures are acceptable. Please note this is not
professional review. Mostly I’d like to share some of my pictures. I hope it would help you while building your own
fanless PC.

KAPITOLA 1 – VYBALENÍ Z KRABICE
CHAPTER 1 – UNPACKING

HDPLEX H10.S Fanless PC case review by JH from Czech

Když už kupuju skříň za 7.000,- Kč, tak bych si představoval trošku lépe zabalené součástky. Na obrázku je chladič na CPU vyrobený z kvalitní a masivní mědi. Chladič je perfektně vyřezán, výborně chladí, ale už jen z principu mě naštvalo, že nebyl opatřen např. ochrannou folií proti otiskům prstů a různým nečistotám. (Mimochodem v instalačním manuálu ochranná folie zobrazená je ☺). Můj chladič mi přišel zamaštěný, ale trochu jaru si s tím snadno poradilo. The CPU heatsink is made of heavy and perfectly-carved plate of copper; however I found some fingerprints and other dirt on it. This wasn’t hard to get off, but I didn’t expect that from a $350-case. You are told in the Installation guide to remove protecting foil from the heatsink before installation” … My heatsink was without such foil ☺

HDPLEX H10.S Fanless PC case review by JH from Czech

Celá case je vyrobená z pevného eloxovaného hliníku o šířce cca.: 3mm (vrchní kryt), 10mm (boční stěny), 20mm (přední panel). Povrch skříně jsem podrobně prozkoumal, a protože jsem detailista, nalezl jsem jedno škrábnuté místo ☺ Whole case is made of eloxed aluminum plates with thickness about: 3mm (upper plate), 10mm (side plates), 20mm (faceplate). Despite all of that, I’ve found one scared place.

HDPLEX H10.S Fanless PC case review by JH from Czech

Na vrchním krytu jsou otvory pro větrání. Ze zkušenosti můžu potvrdit, že jsou zbytečné a skříň se dostatečně chladí i bez nich. Do budoucna plánuju nalepit zespodu tenké sklíčko, přes které bude vidět do nitra celého stroje a zároveň dojde k zabránění vniknutí prachu a nečistot. There are holes in the upper plate designed for better heat exchange (ventilation). The case works well even when these holes are covered, so they are not necessary. I suggest putting a thin table of glass below to protect your HW from dust. It will be still possible to look into the heart of your beloved PC through that glass

HDPLEX H10.S Fanless PC case review by JH from Czech

HDPLEX H10.S Fanless PC case review by JH from Czech

Pozor: AC/DC adaptér není součástí balení. Musíte si ho přiobjednat. Note: AC/DC adapter is not included, it must be ordered in addition while making purchase.

HDPLEX H10.S Fanless PC case review by JH from Czech

Zadní stěna skříně. V balení chyběla PCI-E záslepka, takže jsem si musel koupit novou. Back plate. Since the PCI-E slot bracket was not included (or missing), I had to buy a new one. Doporučuju koupit nějakou stylovou záslepku. Zvolil jsem děrovanou kvůli větrání. I recommend buying better bracket than the ordinary one. Little holes may help keeping temperature lower.

HDPLEX H10.S Fanless PC case review by JH from Czech

Závěr: Pokud patříte mezi ty, kteří si zamilovali LEGO pro jeho naprosto bezchybný počet kostiček v každém balení a pro naprosto dokonalý návod krok za krokem, tak se před rozbalováním HD-Plex skříně raději zakousněte do pevného dřevěného klacíku. Skříň po nějaké době sestavíte, ale musíte se smířit s tím, že návod nemusí odpovídat skutečnosti, že součástky najdete naházené v děravých sáčcích, že několik potřebných šroubků bude chybět nebo časem zrezivělo a že mnoho nepotřebných šroubků a součástek zůstane na vyhození. V mém případě chyběly 3 šroubky pro instalaci základní desky, PCI-E záslepka a celý přední panel. Naproti tomu mi zbyla celá jedna sada k pasivnímu chlazení (v balení byly zbytečně dvě sady) a přední panel s otvorem pro DVD mechaniku (omylem mi totiž poslali špatný přední panel, takže jsem musel čekat déle než měsíc na jeho výměnu). Tohle mě u skříně za 7.000,- Kč prostě trošku zamrzelo. Aby to nevypadalo, že si jen stěžuju, tak musím říct, že komunikace s HD-Plex byla velmi dobrá a rychlá. Za dodání špatného předního panelu se mi omluvili a bez problému a zdarma panel vyměnili. Conclusion: If you are one of the LEGO fans who love the step-by-step guides and never-missing-part issues, then you should really get a tough wooden stick to bite down on. You will build the case, however the installation guide is out-of-date, some really-needed parts are missing and many unnecessary parts remain. For example: I missed 3 motherboard screws, PCI-E slot bracket and the faceplate (I got wrong faceplate, so I had to wait for longer than one month to get the correct one). On the other side I got one spare rusty screw, many ragged plastic bags, two fanless cooling systems and wrong faceplate (the one with DVD slot). These things make me really annoying considering the price of the case. Finally, I would like to say, that the communication with HD-Plex was very good and quick. They apologized for the delivery of wrong faceplate and they sent me the correct one for free. I really appreciate that.

我的0噪音音专电脑-HDPLEX H1.S

H1.S 评测来自Headphone耳机俱乐部

一咬牙,一狠心,一跺脚,买了一套0噪音电脑,cpu热量用热管传导至机箱两侧散热鳍,电源热量通过铝合金面板传导,用固态硬盘。没有任何机械转动部件,0噪音。晚上听音乐的时候,非常安静。

H1.S 0噪音

H1.S 0噪音

这机箱的H5s我当年装过,后来因为玩转盘了,整机出掉了,
机箱非常不错,因为侧边散热片上有凹槽,热管是陷入进去的,接触面比streacom的那种大许多,
所以散热性能上比streacom更加优秀,满载运行温度很让人放心。

唯一遗憾的是,他们的机箱都是1U厚度的,基本只能接一个pci卡,而且需要通过转接横置才能使用。
所以对于一些既要用usb卡,又要独立显卡的pchifi究极追求者来说,此款机箱就不是合适之选了。

我的Fanless PC 用 HDPLEX H1.S computer chassis搭建

Original Review from Forum mitbbs.com( 未名空间)

很久之前装的了,折腾了很久才弄好。现在用做日常主力机。还不错,也挺稳定的。回
头有空的时候再仔细说说过程。

优点嘛,就是安静,没有任何转动的部件,所以完全静音。
缺点是主板温度有点高,另外主板的USB3.0位置距离前面的USB3.0接口有点远,所以找
不到合适的cable。索性就不用前置usb了。

这个case的优点就做工比较扎实,缺点也有一些:
1)稍微再大一点,安装的时候就不会捉襟见肘,那么痛苦了
2)前面板没有开关,不太方便
3)只能平放,没法立起来,否则能进一步节省空间了。

配置如下:
Case: HD-plex H1.S
MB: Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI
CPU: i3-4130T
SSD: kingston 120G
memory:Adata 4G*2

My fanless pc using HDPLEX H1.S computer chassis and Gigabyte GA-Z87N

HDPLEX 100W Linear Power Supply (For Computer Audio System) Quick Guide

Introduction

HDPLEX 100W Linear Power Supply is a unique dual voltage output (19V&12V) linear power supply designed for computer audio system. It features high quality R-Core transformer, ELNA capacitors for audio application, Linear Technology LT1083 7.5A Low Dropout Positive Fixed Regulators.

HDPLEX 100W Linear Power Supply could directly power Thin-ITX, Intel NUC, and any CE device which accept 19VDC and 12VDC. It will also work with HDPLEX Hi-Fi 250W DC-ATX Converter or third party DC-ATX converter such as PicoPSU to power ATX PC. HDPLEX linear power supply could power two devices simultaneously thanks to its dual independent rail design. Housing inside passive aluminum chassis with heavy duty heatsink panel, HDPLEX linear power supply will remain 100% fanless, cool, and silent.

Chassis Material/Color: Aluminum/ All Black

Operating Temperature: -10C – 70C

Certification:
CE/EN60950-1 (TCT1405072566S-1)
RoHS (TCT1405074557R-1)
FCC (TCT1405074391F-1)
EMC (TCT1405073270E-1)

Input Voltage: 110V/220V AC (245V AC Max)

AC Input Connector: IEC with EMI Filter

DC Output: Aerospace GX16-2/7.4×5.0mm/5.5×2.5mm/5.5×2.1mm Connector

Size: 250(L) x 180 (W) x 70 (H) mm

Weight: 5kg/11 lbs

Key Specification:

Output Voltage Max DC Current Full Load DC Current Ripple Noise (mVp-p,MAX)*
+19V 7A 5A 3mV
+12V 7A 5A 3mV

*HDPLEX 100W Linear Power Supply Ripple Noise Official Test report could be
downloaded at its product page::Tech Spec section.

HDPLEX 100W Linear Power Supply Diagram

HDPLEX Linear Power Supply Diagram

Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty

Support: Email: [email protected] Web Site: http://www.hd-plex.com

HDPLEX 250W Hi-Fi DC-ATX Converter Quick Installation Guide

HDPLEX 250W Hi-Fi DC-ATX Converter Quick Installation Guide

Introduction

HDPLEX 250W Hi-Fi DC-ATX Converter is the first high quality DC-ATX converter aiming at computer audio system and small form factor gaming PC market. It supports 250W (400W Peak) and 94% efficiency. It features high voltage endurance SANYO and Fujitsu solid state capacitors, Infineon high current MOSFET and TI Control Chip.

HDPLEX Hi-Fi 250W DC-ATX Converter is the only DC-ATX Converter on the market equipped with dual heatsink for MOSFET and PCB. This significantly improves component life and stability under demanding task while remain 100% fanless and silent .

Other unique features include
– Dual PCIE 6PIN plus 6+2PIN Output support high wattage application
– 16V-24V wide range voltage input support, 4 layer 2oz gold PCB
– Support popular 7.4×5.0mm w/PIN DC Input and GX16-2 DC Input (with HDPLEX Linear PSU)
– 100% modular ATX output

Operating Temperature: -10°C – 70°C

Safety: Overvoltage protection, Overload protection, Overcurrent protection, Short circuit protection

Dimension:150(L) x 51.5 (W) x 25 (H) mm

Input Voltage: 16V-24VDC

Input DC Connector: 7.4×5.0mm w/center PIN (Ground) or GX16-2 (with HDPLEX Linear PSU Only)

Output Cable Harness:

ATX 24PIN Cable (45cm and 15cm)
8PIN(4+4) Cable for CPU (45cm)
8PIN(6+2)+6PIN Cable for PCIE device (40cm)
SATA Power x 3 + Molex x 1 Cable for HDD (40cm)

Key Specification:

Output Voltage Max DC Current Full Load DC Current Output Voltage Tolerance Ripple Noise (mVp-p,MAX)
—————————————————————————————————————-
+3.3V 12A 10A 1% 50mV
+5V 12A 10A 1% 50mV
+12V 19A 16A 1% 120mV
+5VSB 2A 1.5A 3% 50mV

HDPLEX Hi-Fi 250W DC-ATX Converter I/O PIN Layout

HDPLEX Hi-Fi 250W DC-ATX Converter PIN Layout

Latch PIN facing outward

HDPLEX 250W DC-ATX Converter PCIE CPU HDD Power

Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty

Support: http://www.hd-plex.com

Compact Mini-ITX Systems with HDPLEX Fanless H1.S Case from Ukraine

Original Review from IXBT forum

This review could also be found on HDPLEX Fanless PC Case Forum

H1 based HTPC:
Case: HDPlex H1.S Fanless Thin ITX PC Case
MB: ASRock B85M-ITX (s1150, Intel B85, PCI-Ex16)
CPU: Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz (BX80646I34330)
SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB 2.5″ SATAIII MLC (SV300S37A/120G)
RAM: Kingston DDR3-1600 8192MB PC3-12800 (Kit of 2×4096) HyperX (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX)

Сразу столкнулся с тем, что USB3 шлейф вложили короткий и подсоединить боковые USB разьёмы к плате не удалось, хотя материнская плата на сайте указана в списке совместимых.
Напиши Ларри, он пришлет длиннее, в комплекте есть еще удлинитель-переходник, но он позволяет подключить ЮСБ2 на бок, в новых поставках (волна 4 вроде), уже или длинный или 2 (точно не помню). Хотя странно у меня комплектный даже с запасом встал …

H1.S fanless pc chassis with ASRock B85 ITX

H1.S fanless pc chassis with ASRock B85 ITX

H1.S fanless pc chassis with ASRock B85 ITX

H1.S fanless pc chassis with ASRock B85 ITX

H1.S fanless pc chassis with ASRock B85 ITX

H1.S fanless pc chassis with ASRock B85 ITX

H1.S fanless pc chassis with ASRock B85 ITX

H1.S fanless pc chassis with ASRock B85 ITX

H1.S fanless pc chassis with ASRock B85 ITX

H1.S fanless pc chassis with ASRock B85 ITX

Все свои компьютеры собирал сам и ни разу ничего не горело. Как-то вот так .
Хммм, первый случай за все обзоры … Но гарантия то есть, надо писать …

Оплатил 17 февраля, обещали выслать 20-го, под спойлером – что было по факту.
Там с предзаказом (который идет до сих пор) накладки из за таможни были, первая 1000 пошла первой волной (я не попал, поэтому тоже выслали на месяц позже), потом вторая волна, ваша уже третья похоже, как раз всем рассылали с 20 по 30 февраля …

H1.S fanless pc chassis with ASRock B85 ITX

My H1.S Setup High Resolution Gallery from Team-Mediaportal Forum

HDPLEX H1.S Thin ITX Fanless PC case Review from HiFiWigwam Forum

HDPLEX H1.S Fanless PC case review from UK HiFiwigwam Forum

I thought I’d share my thoughts about my new build music player and using a HD Plex chassis. I confess right from the start that I am by no means an expert, I just enjoy fiddling around with electronic bits!

This build is based around the HD Plex H1 chassis – http://www.hd-plex.com/hdplex-h1-series/

It costs 132 Euros and I used it to replace my Streacom Evo 8 I had built previously as I don’t need an optical drive. It has a lower profile and is brushed aluminium (as opposed to blast sanded). Both of these are quality products, being well built & machined with all the screw holes matching & working! However, whilst Streacom are available from a variety of resellers quickly, HD Plex are not so I had to wait 2 months for mine. Other models are out of stock too and the recently introduced linear power supply is unavailable for order currently.

When it arrives however, the packaging and contents instantly hit you as being classy. For something just over a hundred quid, this is excellent value for money. Putting it all together is fairly straightforward. I used a thin mini-ITX mainly so I would have room for other bits. The problem with this was this board does not have SPDIF out. However, I wanted a 3rd party solution anyway. My full height RME AIO PCI Express card doesn’t fit but I thought instantly about a HiFace. Marco sent me an extra washer & nut for the HiFace free of charge – what a lovely chap! It didn’t quite work out as the nut is slightly too large for the slot but I will eventually find something. The HiFace is connected to an internal USB header.

The instructions are fairly easy to follow but as a newbie doing this, I did get a bit confused about which screws to use where. The only problem I had was one of the copper cooling pipes which I had to trim by 1 cm to fit. However assembly was pretty simple. The main parts of the player are:

Gigabyte GA B75TN
INTEL I3 processor, 4GB RAM
128GB mSATA memory (for OS – Windows 7 running Asset PnP & JRiver)
2TB 2.5″ Toshiba HDD (for media)

I purchased the internal AC to DC power supply as well but I wasn’t 100% sure about the wiring plus it was quite cramped inside so I have deferred fitting until a later date.

I control the desktop remotely with VNC client & music control is with JRiver remote (JRiver 19 OS the medial player). I can mount the HDD as a share on my Mac & use FolderSynchroniser to update the files. I currently have both the SPDIF & USB plumbed into the 851D just really to see which one I prefer. I suspect there won’t be a lot of difference. I am also going to be comparing it with a digital feed from the Cambridge Audio SM6 which is receiving its files from a Windows Home Server running Asset PnP. Again I will A/B but I suspect it should all be fairly similar in SQ plus it’s not blinded (Serge would be proud of me!).

HDPLEX H1.S Fanless Thin ITX PC case review from UK HiFiWigwam Forum

HDPLEX H1.S Fanless Thin ITX PC case review from UK HiFiWigwam Forum

HDPLEX H1.S Fanless Thin ITX PC case review from UK HiFiWigwam Forum

For the future I might try a foo USB card or the linear PS. I suspect neither will make a difference but if one crops up second hand, it would be worth trying.

In summary, this is a quality chassis which proved easy to assemble. It feels more sturdy & heavier than the Streacom but ultimately it comes down to aesthetics. I think the full width H5SODD looks lovely & there is a V2 coming out. For me however the brushed aluminium front goes beautifully with my ModWright. I just need an 851D in black! The downsides are the non-availability of the products which is frustrating. HD Plex are obviously victims of their own success.

HDPlex Fanless H1.S PC case with Gigabyte H87N-Wifi, i3-4130

Original review from HDPLEX Fanless PC Forum

This is not my system , I just helped one of my friends with the installation.

Specifications:

CPU: Intel i3-4130, 3.4 GHz, TDP 54W, HD 4400
MoBo: Gigabyte H87N-Wifi
RAM: HP 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Case: Hdplex H1.S + 120W Internal AC-DC + 150W DC-ATX
SSD: Kingston Ssdnow V300 120GB

After the installation we had very bad results with the CPU temp – 78°C immediately after starting Prime95 (Small FFT).
So we had to check again the copper plate.
The problem was that the rack mounted on the copper plate was pushing against the capacitors next to the cpu socket, that’s why the contact between the copper plate and the cpu was not perfect.

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S PC case with Gigabyte H87N-Wifi ITX

So we had to mount the rack but on the other sides of the copper plate, unfortunately the screws were too long. On the other sides – the screw’s hole is shorter because it’s right behind the heatpipe groove. Fortunately we found shorter screws.
@Larry: please provide 4 shorter screws (in case somebody else is using this kind of motherboard).

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S PC case with Gigabyte H87N-Wifi ITX

And the result after the change:

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S PC case with Gigabyte H87N-Wifi ITX

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S PC case with Gigabyte H87N-Wifi ITX

Some pictures with the system:

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S PC case with Gigabyte H87N-Wifi ITX

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S PC case with Gigabyte H87N-Wifi ITX

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S PC case with Gigabyte H87N-Wifi ITX

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S PC case with Gigabyte H87N-Wifi ITX

The CPU temp is 43°C in idle and went up to 87°C after 30 minutes of full load with Prime95. I am not sure about the ambient temp, but I would say it was around 24°C.

HDPLEX Fanless H1.S PC case with Gigabyte H87N-Wifi ITX

Compared to my H3.S system, the temps are higher, but I was already expecting this due to the size of the case. I would say the final result is great and the H1.S definitely looks better.

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