$80.00 USD (Purchased)
Did this build for work :)
Honestly, I'm absolutely loving every aspect of your setup.
One question, how does the PSU work?
Basically it's a DC to DC converter, the actual power supply is an external power brick, pretty much like a laptop charger, that connects to the picoPSU that plugs in directly to the motherboard and has all the essential power connectors that you'd find on a regular PSU like SATA, ATX12V and such. They're mostly aimed for small cases like these that can't fit an internal PSU.
I got broken Pico (sad). Inside BIOS/POST screens I saw artefacts. It was turning on once and after that - you need to wait 5-10 minutes (after PC shut down) for next power up.
I'm using now Pico's Brick for 160W and custom power adapter for 120W
And It's working amazing now.
I'm not recommending Pico at all. It's to expensive for it's quality (contacts, cables, so on... )
Where did you get a copy of the OS
I have an old USB license :)
I have very similar build running El Capitan (10.11.6). I use chinese PicoPsu analog and it works fine.
I think additional case coolers are not needed in this build. I am curious what app do you use to
trace temperatures (picture 9)?
http://www.hwsensors.com/releases - they also release sensor kexts you should use with FakeSMC.kext
Great build, thanks for posting. Does this build ever overheat for you? There ends up being only a few millimeters between the Noctua fan and the case's ceiling - even with the aluminum ssd bracket off. Since there's so little room for the cooler to push, the cpu occasionally overheats (with the case's lid off, there's no issue). I am on an i7 Kaby Lake which is little more demanding I suppose
No overheat at all. Max CPU temp. which I had – was +67 degrees of Celsius (after 2 hours of playing "heroes of the storm").
Two side fans (i have 40mm, but 50mm or 60mm will fits too) doing a great job.
Ya, i found a macbook that has a 1.1 ghz processor duel core, raspberry pi 3 1.2 quad core. Apple, what are you thinking?