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Again, I thank everyone for their builds and advice. I went with p3inkill3rs most recent build post, just swapped the monitor for a slightly cheaper one, cd drive for one with a discount, and picked up windows at newegg... After rebates it will be almost exact budget! thumb.gif

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Again, I thank everyone for their builds and advice. I went with p3inkill3rs most recent build post, just swapped the monitor for a slightly cheaper one, cd drive for one with a discount, and picked up windows at newegg... After rebates it will be almost exact budget! thumb.gif

+rep for everyone! cheers.gif

That looks really good, great idea by painkiller to go mini-itx, such a low power system should be small.
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Make sure to update the thread when the build is done.
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Of course! This will be my first mITX build, so it should be interesting!

And indeed, its an awesome build for the price and picky requirements (again sorry, and thanks!). The100+ degree heat where I'm at was making it extremely difficult to plan this build....

Just realized the case is being shipped from the states... So the build may be more than a week out.... mad.gif
post #35 of 41
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Finished the build a couple days ago, been really busy...







Turned out quite good, cable management was difficult but I think it looks ok... Absolutely no airflow in the case though. Checked temps and the processor was high 50's at idle. Power supply is mostly to blame, just the top of it was almost too hot to touch... Just got a fan today, going to put it in to get some sort of airflow. Maybe a different PSU in a few months, but it works good for now thumb.gif

Also, the processor cooler is pushing the ram over a tad bit... its not much so I'm not worried about it now.
Edited by Darrath - 6/22/15 at 2:58pm
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Not bad at all.

Have you tried running the APU at its 45w setting?
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Not sure how to do that honestly. I checked the BIOS but its very unintuitive with very minor setting for fan speed even... No cool and quiet setting or anything. If there's a specific way that I missed to do that please let me know.

I did find that the PSU fan wasn't spinning. Not sure why, but a little boost with a screw driver got it going. Shut it down multiple times to make sure the fan would spin again and it did. Also just put the 80mm fan in, hung it on the inside and it dropped the temps a bit. Socket temp seems to be bugged out as its saying 80-120C in hwinfo. Motherboard felt cool, only heat was from PSU and a bit from the processor (idle is 40 or so). I may order another thinner 80mm fan to replace the PSU one, it doesn't move much air at all.
post #38 of 41
The F2A88XN should have a section in BIOS under Advanced Frequency Settings where you can check those options. You may also want to make sure your BIOS is up to date.
The A8-7600 has configurable TDP and is adjustable in the same section; you will see an option to change from 65w to 45w.
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post #39 of 41
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Hmm... I don't remember seeing that, but I will have to check the BIOS version... maybe it does need an update. I'll check next time I'm there, should be in the next week or so.

Thanks! cheers.gif
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Good luck, i really like how the build turned out.
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