X500 Evo: Stuffing da beast (Part 6)
Second but most important issue was that I discovered that the case doesn't close as firm as I would like. After examining further I realized that the problem was the PicoPSU's molex connector on the one side that was touching the upper shell upon closing. You can check the length of the lower connector on the picture bellow.
Instead of just desoldering the connector and soldering the cables directly on the PicoPSU, I decided to just cut the plastics of the connector and bending the pins down at about 20 degrees.
After putting the connector back on, you can clearly see that now it's a lot better :)
OK. Now that I was set hardwarewise, I thought about checking 00some power consumption readings on my Watt-o-meter.
This is a standard reading when system is idle under Windows7 desktop.
After running a stress test on Furmark (stressing the GPU) though...
Yep. It skyrocketed (LOL) to ~85W. I thought about leaving it about 10 minutes and these was the results...
Not bad at all! :)
Next step was to check the power consumption of my CPU using a stress test of Prime95 for about 10 minutes as well...