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You should be completely fine with the stock heatsink. If not, you can always purchase a new one.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by dualhYbrid View Post

Awesome! Thanks guys..
in terms of silence... worth it to spend money on a passive cooler?

I'm not sure exactly myself, but get something like a Cooler master Hyper 212+ or even one of These.

Having one of those I linked myself, It's actually a fairly silent cooler, and it is also an effective cooler.

edit: although I also agree with evilsplashy about the stock cooler. AMD stock coolers are better than stock intel coolers that's for sure.
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post #13 of 18
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I know that the stock cooler can handle the job, however I am curious if spending the money to get rid of another source of noise is worthwhile... and if it can cool the CPU well enough
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post #14 of 18
The stock cooler is really noisy if over 50% fan load...I always pick up a $20 cooler when I build an APU system. I don't think its ever been the same one twice though. Just whatever I find on sale at the time. They've all been better than the stock cooler...both in performance and noise.

Note that if you just set the fan not to go over 40% load in the bios you will probably be fine with the stock cooler. However, the temps will not be that good if you do any intensive work. I found it quite easy to get the stock fan to want to jump up to 70% which was too loud for me to use.

Intel systems are even worse...I'd love five minutes alone with the fools that thought that pile of crud up. Even if it did work well, the mounting system is something out of a kindergarten class. "Hurdur, I know...hur dur...let's have two little pieces of plastic...hur dur...shove them in a hole...hur dur...and ram another piece of plastic in between them!!!" "Genius!"
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 12/3/12 at 12:41pm
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post #15 of 18
Yeah sure go ahead and buy one if you don't mind spending some extra money.

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post #16 of 18
FM2 Trinity socket (APU) build is the way to go.

they have the graphics chip on the CPU and really are nice.
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post #17 of 18
I would go with a ITX setup...

This mobo,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157340
This case + PSU,
http://www.mini-box.com/M350-Enclosure-WITH-PICOPSU-150-XT-and-150W-Adapter-KIT

You will probably need a low profile cooler and some low profile 1866MHz RAM.

I would try to fit in a SSD for the OS, if you need more storage, add a laptop HDD.

Probably the smallest you are going to get too. thumb.gif
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post #18 of 18
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Thanks to everyone who chipped in... I have been out of the loop since i built my system brand new.... and things have def. changed quite a bit!
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