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Update: had some time the other day to make some changes and fix a major issue that caused the first configuration of the Pc to turn out like it did. I had a broken plexiglass window which had apparently happened in shipment or before the unit was shipped to me. I was able to fix this with some hot glue and time. Next I was able to do some better cable management and change the mounting of the drives to the cavity behind the motherboard. The nice caveat with this mother board is the width as there is space to work behind the board and there is significant space in front of the board to route cables if needed. This makes a good clean install of all the cabling and parts within the case and allows for an overabundance of volume to allow for cooling the unit. The flow of heat is perfect as both Bitfenix fans in the case are mounted at the top and allows physics to work naturally to pull the heat out of the system.

Built this for a general all around desktop replacement and once I have time to rest for a day off. Coupled with the Steam Controller and keyboard and mouse provides basics for call of duty, rage, maybe some old emulators. I like the performance of the A10-7670k one thing I would like to see from AMD boards is some of the innovations of NVMe and Msata on board. Wanted a larger single ssd however for the reduced cost the storage is really good for the build and I still have more sata 3 ports to include up to 4 more drives plus sub 3.0 externals. Fun build in a nice case as I really enjoy the Bitfenix Prodigy series reminds me of the aluminum Mac Pro in mini me form and several colors. The fan controller was added to allow for more fans in the future and because the mobo only had one fan case header. Nzxt makes both the full modular psu and the fan controller.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

How are you finding there new cooler?

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Yup, I wish they would make a Mini ITX board for the FX-Series Processors.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You and me both!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

ASRock Mini ITX Motherboard FM2A88X-ITX (also the motherboard i own) according to the description on Amazon will fit an fx series 6790k.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

6790K is an A10 and that motherboard is an FM2+ motherboard... It will NOT fit any FX CPU

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you are correct. I may just use my 7860k for my entertainment center for web browsing and build a matx with a I5 6600k

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That APU will be more than enough for an entertainment center. AMD is years ahead of Intel in the integrated GPU department.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for WTF CPU

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, How's cable Management in that case? I did a build with the Thermaltake CoreV1 Snow Edition, and there's plenty of space to work with.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for a cpu cooler that sticks out like a sore thumb ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wraith cooler FTW!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The wraith cooler is definitely a step up from its predecessor, but when you are close to the pc, it sounds like a Jet Engine

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have one and its silent

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, I recently upgraded mine so my pc wasn't as loud, but I guess that it's the luck of the draw with the wraith coolers because I've heard mixed reviews about it from various people

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I've since replaced the air cooler with a deep captain 240 which i broke due to the poor design of the pump mounting bracket. now i have an Artic 240 rad which is much better

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't have the Wraith option however, you get a little whine from the case fans which are Bitfenix. When I made the purchase I was having to take out of service an iMac I had used for several years which had more than done its job. The AMD quiet cooler does its job and I rarely see over 40 degrees celsius even when pressing it running multiple browser windows and side by side apps. Still have yet to run Steam in windows yet but I do have it loaded. Matched with an SSD and a hybrid drive for speed and big storage the 7860 handles things well!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Also the pics are before I finalized the cord management. I have like big time space in the case and don't have any issues with heat due to the upper fan mounting and physics doing what it does naturally.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

UPDATE: moved the drives into the panel on the back of the motherboard. This helps the cable management and opens up the Window on the side. Will add pictures soon

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to get that caes but it was too big . good job on yours

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the size of your board? What is the height of your cpu cooler air or water? What size case were you looking into? Oh by the way I am working on another build with a previous motherboard and components. I had a LG Blu-ray player that the manufacturer failed to update any longer. Most of the apps for streaming don't work any longer. So I am working to stuff the AMD Kabini I have into the case. The depth of the case will require me to make a change and remove the cpu cooling fan for space and create a shroud for cooling and to pull the heat out. I have not decided to cut a hole in top and mount a fan there however I may do a rear exhaust with a shroud once I have a cooling path setup.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a completed build on this site. The original intent for this rig was going to accompany me on my truck but now plans have changed it will just stay in my office. Some of the other users were saying Im going to have heat issues but I dont see a temp over 37c with fans at %40. I dont think i will hit mid 60s gaming but im getting ready to find out just downloaded my steam account. I really liked that case but Im happy with the 250D

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I would look into a htpc case with dust filter. This should fit the current Gigabyte board and the regular height cooler.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a silverstone rev b i built for my truck. I think i would have been better off with a 250d case and i would have watercooled and over clocked

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Omg wtf do you even know what flogging is ! It scars and is majorly ****** up!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Former 11C with two different Infantry Divisions. If you have never been through an Infantry gauntlet when all members get to take one shot at your shoulder and "pin" the rank on you. This is before the wuss squad took over and made the military quit hazing recruits. Flogging yep I have an idea of what it is.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That's of course after they fill a 55 gallon trash can full of water and every nasty piece of trash including cigarette ashes, sardines, paper, and other items not appropriate for mention here. (btw no biological fluids or solids but the stuff in the can is nasty and is in need of a thorough cleansing with bleach.)

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Your title has been adjusted..

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you was not sure if the title was pc enough. Thank you much as I writie at time without going through the censoring part sort of darn the torps.

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