Original Review from HDPLEX fanless Computer Forum
Hi there! Just sharing this build for your inspiration. I played a while with the idea of trying an AMD kaveri apu, but was sick of whirring fans and cases that are bigger than my screen. Therefore, after some research for components, the HDPlex H1.S seemed perfect for my needs:
HDPLEX H1.S Fanless mini ITX PC case
4GiB GSkill RipJawsX (leftover from previous build)
64GiB OCZ Vertex3 (idem)
The gigabyte motherboard has it 24pin on the side, so I went with the 2/4 heatpipe configuration instead of 3 each way. The USB3.0 cable of the HS.1 had a soldering fault, but HDPlex is sending a new one and I have no haste since the motherboard also has two. Btw: I used some Arctic Silver MX4 instead of the paste that came with the case. The “barbell” for applying it isn’t very convenient, but does the job. Remember to put good pressure on it, both when applying as when fastening the heatpipes.
For power supply I ordered the 120W internal AC-DC converter and the 160W DC-ATX adapter, which would seem to suffice since I did not need any extension cards. However, halfway through installing the OS, the converter failed (blown capacitor?). Whether this was overloaded or a fabrication fault I don’t know, but HDPlex was so kind to refund it. Now I’m using only the DC-ATX adapter and provide power with an old 19V laptop psu. Works perfectly!
Haven’t been doing 3D rendering, but day-long work playing music and video doesn’t heat the case above touching-ability. I wonder if it can be put under de foot of my screen; perhaps with some room above the air gaps in the case top? Anyway, here are some pictures: