I purchased an 860k for $59 a few months ago via Slickdeals and finally got around to creating a build for it. If you are wondering about the strange parts selection, its because all parts were recycled from previous builds or unused items in my PC parts closet. I definitely encountered some problems, mostly cable related, but that is on me for not having any Modular PSUs on hand.
- Push an 860k as far as practical in a tiny ITX Enclosure
- Recycle closet parts and make something happen with an 860k
Challenges Encountered / Recommendations:
- Cable Nightmare. See Pictures. Lots of Velcro.
- Non-Modular PSU combined with Multi Card Reader / Fancontroller was cable hell in an ITX case
- Recommend using a short Modular PSU for any future CM 130 build
- Used sides and 5.25 bay area for hiding cables. Bottom area has a decent airflow path
- Opted to have PSU intake from Case Exterior vs Case Interior, making it a positive pressure case
- Quirky Sensor Readings from Applications on the 860k
- 860K @ 4.7GHz 1.475v / 2100MHz Northbridge 1.17v
- Temperatures / Noise are fine when gaming
- Temperatures are not fine with unrealistic loads (Prime, IBT, etc)
- Super Cheap and Very High IPC for an AMD Build :-)
Overall this was a fun build. If you like to overclock on the cheap, the 860k is a pretty sweet deal