The mechanical engineering world has been a bit behind on the whole automation thing. So often enough outside of the PLC, not a lot is done with the data.
I’m testing some services, to sell to smaller companies to gain insights from their data with opensource software.
I wanted to build a really small but powerful pc that i can run multiple services on, apart from development servers for what im testing (including a windows one for mechanical engineering stuff) It will double as a backup home server.
So, here is the build of stuff i ordered. Its alder lake with a bit of an unconventional motherboard. But also really small (less than 2L?)
- Asus Pro H610T D4-CSM
- Silverstone PT13 case
- Intel i5 12400 (65W, motherboard supports max 65W)
- Noctua NH-L9i (won’t fit but i’m going to mount the fan on top of the case)
- 2x 16gb ram (overkill, but nice for VM’s)
- Samsung 980 1Tb (samsung makes pretty reliable ssd’s and it’s not that expensive)
The motherboard is probably the weirdest option. The only Current Thin Mini-ITX that i’ve found with a modern socket (LGA1700), no AM4 available. I’ts mostly meant for Thin clients or all-in-ones. but it is really small, has an M2 slots, supports up to 65W cpu’s and fits in the case.
The motherboard also has a LVDS connector for a display. So i could bolt on a display for information.
The best thing is that i’ll be able to throw this in my bag and bring with me pretty easily to test stuff.
When i get the parts in, i’ll do some benchmarking and test the power use. Should be a pretty efficient system