Description

The motherboard, CPU, and RAM where supposed to be used for my HTPC build. But my current gaming PC died. Before it died I had started making plans for a new build. So I had already bought some parts. Like Nanoxia Deep Silence 6 case, 2 x Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3Gb Dual-X GPU's, and a XSPC Raystorm AX360 DIY water cooling kit. Plus few extra things here and there. Well anyways, the old gaming PC died, so I had to improvise. And it was born.

Extra's: 5 x 140mm Nanoxia Silent PWM Fans 3 x 120mm Lian Li Blue LED Fans

Pro's: Massive room for cable management and airflow Nanoxia case is amazing, and provides incredible room for future MOD's Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3Gb Dual-X GPU is awesome, caught it on sale and it performs amazing AMD A8 5600k is a beast for an APU, it multi-tasks like crazy

Con's: MSI A78M-E35 Micro ATX, great for HTPC, not for gaming. The SATA 3 ports are facing upwards, if your GPU is long half the SATA 3 ports are under the GPU, leaving only three usable. The PCI slots are way to close together. If you use a dual slot GPU you can not use the other slots. AMD A8 5600k stock cooler sucks. Not even good for light gaming.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

considering you had a GPU, the 860k (A10-7850k with igpu disable) would have serve you better as it wont bottleneck the 280 and its cheaper than the A8.... you should try to get another stick of 4gb (an identical dimm)

and pleeeeeaaasee change that tier 5 psu asap....

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

What this good friend here has told you, I would abide by these wise words.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, as he said in the description, this is a mashup of parts he had on hand for two completely different builds (which is why the case is way too big for the motherboard, for example) so that's why the specs are a little Frankenstein-ish. I agree that he needs to replace the power supply though.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a quick put together, Not meant to last forever. Just to pass the time. I am not gonna dump more money into it, considering I will build a new one in a few months.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

man that nanoxia case looks so much like a fractal design case o.o, all and all great build!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah... I have both a Nanoxia Deep Silence 4 mATX case and a Fractal Design R4 and they look like they're from the same company. Both are great cases though.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The case is amazing. Yes it looks like the fractal design case but it is way bigger, sound proof, amazing. I will never use another case. Nanoxia has won me over.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

A few eons ago, we were actually the OEM manufacturer of few select Fractal Design cases.

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

yea i dont like stock coolers myself lol, hows that proccessor underload? i never liked the coolers in the first place but i havent used one since uhh 2009?

1+ for amd

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The processor is great for mediocre tasks. I would try and heavy game with it. It is a great APU for an HTPC, or a cheap AMD work computer. The stock cooler was the worst. I had temps in the 80's. I tried different thermal paste. Nothing changed. I got a new cooler and now under full load I can not get temps over 60 degrees c. I am a AMD guy. I swear by them. Best CPU's, best GPU's and the best support.