Oh, didn't even notice here's the IVB thread as well.
Well, what I'd say, I just love this Ivy setup I finished couple of weeks ago.
G2120 along with DH77EB and some 1.35v 2x4/1600/CL9 ram. Other parts migrated from the previous setup and include HD5670, S12II-330w, WD1001FALS and Samsung 830 64gb. Couple of fans and so on.
From the wall this setup idles with 40-45w on the desktop, NIC disconnected a bit less. Watching TV through 7MC takes 50w. Watching stuff with MPC-HC (madVR+LAV) 50-60w depending a bit on content.
Max that it was able to pull was around 90-95w with IBT+Furmark.
Considering the PSU's efficiency this thing doesn't take much. Based on Anand's review of the S12II PSU few years back it's efficiency should be between 75-82% with these kind of loads. I'm considering to swap this thing to a picoPSU. Would probably be fine with the picoPSU-120 or might just get the -150XT or 160XT, just because. Not like that there's a HUGE price difference between those...
I just checked and they're 39.95, 45.00 and 49.50 respectively. Of course the EU prices will be different but around that area anyway.. Now all I'd have to is find a real good quality brick with really high eff.
I love this Intel board by the way!
I had some issues though at first. Went on and installed everything, Windows went fine and installed all the software I needed. Had some weird issues like IDU refusing to install or CPU-Z or HWMonitor crashing after starting them. Saw that the BIOS was the first ever released. Went and downloaded the 0100 bios and chose the .exe method of course, haven't had a problem using Asus Update before so what could possibly go wrong
Everything of course. Couldn't even get the board to freaking POST haha. In the end took almost everything off of the board and pushed the bios in using the recovery method.
Now all was fine. Just my stupidity which caused the problem. SO much stuff was added between the original and the 0100 so no wonder it failed haha.
The original HTPC setup was built in Dec 2010 and it served well these years. I just got the old mb/cpu/ram sold so good bye AMD stuff. I'm just hoping this setup will last around the same time.