Description

This was built to replace an aging Pentium D 915 that was barely getting the web browsing job done. This one is great.

The motherboard is awesome for the price, boots in under 5 seconds!

The processor is quite capable, and works like a charm with the CPU cooler. Max temp running prime 95 was 44C, with a 4.3 GHz clock speed. Ram is currently running at 1866 MHz. The CPU cooler was too easy to install. All you do is clip it onto the stock heat sink mounts. My dad mostly does web browsing, but this should be strong enough for light gaming in the future, and the occasional video and photo editing for of pictures of the grand kids.

The case is quiet and looks good, but skimps on a few features. There was a place to put the 2.5" SSD, but there is hardly any room for cable management.

Disk drive works, but is loud.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 4 points

The fact that it looks like it's tipping sideways and is about to fall off of that tiny shelf is not good...

Nice build +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it does, I don't think its going to break though. The whole package weighs less than what was on there before. I think the desk got bent in a recent move.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

move.... the computer...

seriously lol

better safe than sorry

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

nah, just duct tape it.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehehehe

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I just checked it again, its rock solid. I think the frame got bent at some point, but its not going anywhere as long as no one jumps on it. Thanks for the looking out for me though guys ;)

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Places I would not set my new computer. That one.

+1 for shiftyness

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I present to you... The Leaning Tower of Pisa!!!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard that this chip runs really hot, and you're blowing it almost straight into your PSU. If you can, turn the cooler so that it exhausts out of the back.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler can't be turned, it either blows up or down because of the way it mounts to the motherboard. I can tell you that it does not run hot at all. When I was stress testing it, you could barely feel any heat coming from the cooler (touching it). Notice also, that there is an exhaust fan right there.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I've used that cooler before and I'm fairly sure there is a way to twist it so it exhausts out the back. Would be a bit better. Still, should be ok.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now my only concern is that is blows towards the power supply, but there is nowhere near enough heat coming off of it. The Base of the CPU cooler lines up with the stock cooler mounts, you just clip it on to there. unless you can move the stock mounts by 90 degrees, then you can't exhaust to the rear. There is no other way. I don't know if there is a way to rotate the stock clips. The CPU is ice cold now though, so i'm not concerned ;)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you go with a micro atx board and huge case just curious?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Just because the case was cheap, decent looking, and had a front USB 3.0 header. It's not as big a case as other ATX mid-towers I've used before. I had already bought the motherboard. It was all business.

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