Originally Posted by tux99
DId you get the setup exactly as you mentioned in post #9?
How is the ASUS C60M1-I mobo? I'm considering it for a different project so I would be very interested to know how warm it gets with just the PSU fan cooling it.
Do you have lm_sensors configured? If yes what are the temp readings after it has been running for an hour or so?
I did. The same exact setup, with the exception of the case. For that I ended up getting: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154062
... but it's essentially the same, just a little cheaper.
Honestly, I was a little worried about the mb/cpu but it seems to handle myth frontend duties flawlessly. It seems to handle even 720p video itself just fine, but I obviously have it setup to offload it all to the gt520, which works like a charm for 1080p. I streamed the biggest file I had on hand (a 40 gig 1080p m2ts file) to try to stress it, but it didn't.
The PSU fan doesn't actively cool the CPU... it sucks air in the the case and blows it out the back of the PSU. But, this still works fine as it's a low power, low heat cpu anyway. I really feel no heat coming from the system and all that runs is the PSU fan inside, and that's essentially silent as well. The only time you can hear anything from the system is when you have your ear right up against it. Nice and quiet--perfect for the bedroom.
I installed lm-sensors and ran sensors-detect, but the only output I'm getting from running sensors is:
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1: +57.0Â°C (high = +70.0Â°C)
(crit = +100.0Â°C, hyst = +97.0Â°C)
... and that seems really, really off. Like I said, I feel no heat at all.
I'm not familiar with lm-sensors but I'd be more than happy to show you whatever details if you can help me set it up correctly.