This is the first ITX and FM2 build I've done. Everything went smoothly for the most part. I need an aftermarket CPU cooler though (Idles @ high 30s). If you are going with this case (Raven RVZ01) make sure to completely disassemble it before installing anything. It just makes it easier. (and this can go for any case I guess). The APU is not to bad. I mainly use this as a living room movie/music player or streamer. But I've done some light gaming on this build; it runs a hand full of games on high/ultra at 1080p and the rest at med settings with no problem. The ram worked just as I thought it would. AsRock did good with this motherboard. has a lot of good features on it. I honestly like Windows 8 over Windows 7.
This pc can now run a lot of games at optimal settings on full 1080p!
Handles 3D games well!
The Front panel is removable for anyone wondering. Also the top and bottom plastic panels come off as well.
The headset is really uncomfortable. Not recommended at all. I use Apple's earbuds over this crap. They sound better too.
link to 3dm11 score. (using the built in 7560d apu)
I will add updated scores, eventually.
Here are the most recent scores with the current build using 3DMARK 11.
Enjoy the pics.
(320gb hdd shown in pics)
Update 1 - 2TB HDD finally came in.
Update 2 - Bought a Radeon R7 265 2gb gpu.
Update 3 - My sister painted the "raven" logo gold :) (Looks great!)
Update 4 - Finally got another desk! :) (added to pics)
Update 5 - Replaced the AMD R7 265 with an AMD Gigabyte R9 270x 2gb! (
pics soon pics added!)
Update 6 - Added a 1TB 2.5inch HDD. (Took it out of an external hdd)
Update 7 - New backlit keybaord, mousepad and a mouse from amazon. semi-generic. works great! (pics added)
Game benchmarks at request. (If I have it)