Originally Posted by Jimbags
I always recommend the Noctua NH-L9i, for amd NH-L9a. I use one in my htpc on an i5 2500. Max temp of 58c running intel burn. In a very confined case and higher than usual ambient. Very low profile @ 37mm high with fan on! Very heavy and dense though. Not sure what sort of temps apu's get.. Im guessing pretty high.
Depends on the clearance. The M350 I've got couldn't even take an NH-L9i with the drive/fan brackets in place. The Evercool low-profile whatchamacallit is cheap, very short - below the top of the RAM's circuit boards in fact - and cools a 100W APU well enough. Clearance might be a slight issue, but it fits in one orientation on my ASRock board.
One of the few people that can be civilised in a discussion, even when you dont agree. Good on you sir.
Oh no, people don't agree with me on the Internet!
I can't bring myself to invest any amount of emotion into Internet arguments. There's no point in bothering getting upset about what that other guy behind the screen on the other side of the world thinks. Disagreement is a good thing for a discussion though, otherwise there's not much point.
Originally Posted by -Leopold-
My G.Skill RipJawsX 1.600MHz RAM should be fine for Most Games i want to play - UT 2004, Soul Reaver and such good old games. Most of them runs quite good with the iGPU of my G1820. For Most 'Actual' Games i have my good old XBOX 360. But for newer titles like Mortal Kombat X, which are not released for last gen consoles, i think i go better with 2.133MHz RAM. See some Benchmarks for MK X o on the 7850K, very impressive. With some Controllers that thing should be my perfect small Gaming Station
. Unfortunately, small Cases means Small CPU Coolers. The RaiJintek Pallas looks very nice, but its to high for most Cases like my Chieftec IX-01B.
Ah, gotcha. Older games should do fine for sure. Newer ones will struggle a bit, but eh. It won't be life or death. Low settings should be doable. That's really my biggest complaint with APUs. I'd love for Gigabyte or MSI or ASRock (especially ASRock - they do a lot of embedded and "unique" boards, like the mITX X99 board) to release something with 8GB of GDDR5 soldered to the motherboard. Or - even better - not soldered, but on an upgradeable daughterboard.
Ripjaws X though. Nice stuff. Heatspreaders are fairly easy to remove.
They use some pretty nice Hynix chips, so look into overclocking what you have before buying new stuff. I ended up getting new DDR3-2400 because it was $5 more than DDR3-1600. In your case, since you already have the RAM, that's like $50 more. On one hand, that's not a huge expense compared to the other components. On the other hand, that's $50 you don't necessarily need to spend.