Originally Posted by LaBestiaHumana
Could you send me the model of that ATX case? I need something similar for my Amd rig. As this case is killing me.
It all depends on the individual. Some people with Corosshair boards and 8350 are doing just fine. It all depends on the individual. If you look back on the posts you can see why the AM3+ platform turns me off.
Info is in the sig rig spec sheet.
but here you go
It's a alright case for what it is, though fits everything real nice.
I have all the gear to water cool mine as well, bought a dual 80mm rad for the back and have a thick 120mm for the front. Should be enough to cool both my q9550 and gtx465 (though was waiting on the new AMD video cards so I could toss my GTX470 into it). I pretty much use my HTPC for any PC game I play with a controller, and of course media center stuff.
AM3 needed to die with Phenom II, sad that AM3+ is still being used at all.
But even with the fact you have to deal with AM3+ AMD's CPU's still offer great $/Performance.
Also I wouldn't really say a non k i5 would be all that great as a HTPC rig. IMO Intel Graphics aren't even worth the trouble even when being used as a HTPC. Purely based on price you can't really compare any AMD CPU to a K i7 or i5, mainly because they cost a good deal more. Plus I for one would rather have a A10 ITX machine over a i5 ITX machine if it was gonna be purely used for media/light gaming.Edited by DzillaXx - 9/6/13 at 5:46am