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Wow I never saw one of those Athlon II's on the FM2 socket. I don't think they've hit the US market yet. They don't have iGPU's though correct?

Yes correct, there is no iGPU, it is Trinity tho but without iGPU.

I am going to use dedicated GPU from Nivdia so had no use of internal gfx so thought this would be the best option.
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Super cool!
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post #13 of 16
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Went with the 500w PSU should be enough



Installed



Fitted GPU along the side



Cable management kinda a pain with the PSU i got, it is modular but due to the layout i need almost all cables.
Was able to hide some of the cables in a drive bay



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Super cool!

Thanks!

Eager to try this thing out smile.gif Really not a clue what to expect of the athlon CPU, could not find any real reviews about it
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Thanks!

Eager to try this thing out smile.gif Really not a clue what to expect of the athlon CPU, could not find any real reviews about it

the athlon will be medium to low end performance, something like a good intel i3 will outperform on single threaded applications however i dont know how well the athlon is at multithreaded applications. howver for you mid end gaming it will perform just fine, just dont expect 60 fps in metro 2033
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I can't believe no one told you about the motherboard - it's literally known to burst into flames, I would return that sucker and get this (ASRocks revision of the board you got with mosfet heatsinks):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157357

There aren't any heatsinks on the mosfets on the 75 fm2 itx board and if you leave it BIOS long enough it's known to kill the mosfets - creating sparks in the process.

Edt:

Links on OCN to peoples issues with this board on fire:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1337304/asrock-fm2a75m-itx-motherboard-fire

http://www.overclock.net/g/i/1263632/a/864972/-/

http://www.overclock.net/g/i/1262317/a/864432/-/
Edited by xyexz - 2/10/13 at 6:37am
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