Page 1:How Low Can You Go?
Page 2:Half-Height Build #1: Say Hello To My Little Friend
Page 3:Half-Height Build #2: Go Wide!
Page 4:Test Systems And Benchmarks
Page 5:Benchmark Results: F1 2010, Aliens Vs. Predator
Page 6:Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2, Power Usage
Page 7:Conclusion: Half-Height, Full Gaming
Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2, Power Usage
Just Cause 2 is another demanding title. Let’s see how these half-height gaming systems perform:
Both systems have no trouble with 720p, but at 1080p, only the Radeon HD 5750 system offers smooth performance.
Let’s finish off the benchmarks by looking at the power usage:
Both systems use identical idle power, but the microATX/ Radeon HD 5750 combo reaches almost 250 W under load, while the mini-ITX/Radeon HD 5570 system uses about 100 W less.
Note that the 144 W ceiling of the smaller system is very close to the rated 160 W maximum of the power supply included with the Wavy case. Even if we could have fit the half-height PowerColor Radeon HD 5750 into this enclosure, it probably would have crashed the system under a heavy graphics load. The Phenom II X3 705e/Radeon HD 5570 is probably one of the most potent combos you’d want to pair with this 160 W power supply.