Mini-itx AM1 gaming system w/discrete video card and DC PSU!

Mike sent me some info and photos of his awesome mini-itx system:

I crammed the AM1H-ITX along with a 5350, a Kingston HyperX 4gb DDR3-1600 stick, Slimline DVD-Rom, Microcenter house brand120gb SSD, a couple 40mm fans, and an EVGA GTX 750 2GB (non-ti) into a Travla C158 case. I’m powering it with a DC power brick (part number 316688-001 or spare 317188-001) from either a beefy HP laptop or possibly a docking station. The specs are 18.5v, 6.5a, 120 watts. I crossed my fingers, pushed the power button, and it powered up. Tested on Far Cry 3, nothing blew up. The brick gets warm, but not unbearably so.

Very cool stuff Mike! Now I am going to try my NVIDIA GTX 750 TI with my AM1H-ITX πŸ™‚


  • antonio


    Guys, i live in Brazil, and some days here reach so easy 40ΒΊ celsius. I want to know if is viable with these temperature, a setup like yours. Since i saw you doing extra coolings for the mosfets and others parts ^^

    ps: Sorry about my bad grammar

    • Hi Antonio,
      Thank you for your comment. If you have a case with good ventilation, then I think you would be fine with a setup like this!

      Otherwise, ff the computer case is closed without many vents or of it is in a cramped space, then heat could eventually be a problem.

      Please let me know if you have any other questions and thank you again for your comment πŸ™‚

      Best regards,

  • Menrad

    I would like to build a small HTPC with a Nvidia GT 1030 OC, a passive graphics card that is said to work at 30W TDP.
    Do you think I could use a laptop brick to power up such a build ?
    Thanks for your help πŸ˜‰

    • Dear Menrad,
      That is a great question! Yes, with a nice ~90W+ laptop brick (PSU) you should have no problem powering a 30W GPU + a AM1 motherboard and CPU πŸ™‚

      Have a wonderful week,

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