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I built this to replace the aging custom computer we've used for the past 6 or so year. Back then, it cost 1,300ish dollars to get it built, and the parts were old and slow (4gb ram ddr2 with 32bit Intel core duo 8400). Being a first time build, progress was slow but at the end, everything worked perfectly. Only problem I thought i had was a defective APU chip because it was running hot. Now I've learned that it's just a hot chip. The new computer should be faster, and handle much more than the one we have now.

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a better cooler, that one looks pretty inefficient.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It works well enough. Thermal margins are good for me

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

really? 50c idle? that's a little dangerous to me, just checked, thats 122 degrees at idle, that's not good at idle.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The chip has 8 gpu cores which normally runs hot, in addition to 4 cpu cores. From what I gathered from forum posts and different reviews my temps are normal plus or minus a few degrees. As long as my thermal margins are above / around 30 degrees I'm OK with my temps

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Shouldnt the cooler be aligned with the exhaust fan?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The way the mounting brackets are fitted I could only face the cooler fan down into case or up into psu fan

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

it the cooler is that the issue it not build for the 95 watt TDP that the A10 outputs

the CM 212 Evo will be a better cooler overall

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That cooler is too tall for the case. If it would have fit I would have chosen it.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Arctic Freezer A11, I have this cooler myself, its 20 bucks and incredible.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll look into it, thanks! But if my thermals aren't too bad I'll stick with my current cooler. Edit: the cooler I have is rated to 130 tdp

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

that little cooler is rated that high? that's actually kind of impressive

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Also I think the pictures make it look smaller than it is. From the manufacturer's website http://www.rosewill.com/products/s_1538/productDetail.htm , "up to 130 Watts", which I take as up to 130 tdp

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