[Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - Printable Version
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RE: [Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - bluray - 2012-03-30 00:23
(2012-03-29 23:58)lath19 Wrote:You might be correct...it's 3 wires that can be converted to 4-pin. I found this one "SilenX EFX-08-12 80mm Case Fan", and it is quieter at 12dBA. Since it is12dBA, you might not need speed control either.....(2012-03-29 23:07)bluray Wrote:I'll check when I get home but I'm pretty sure it only has a three pin to four pin adapter (to plug into a cable off of the psu). The mb needs a fan with four wires in order to control the fan speed. Otherwise changing the fan speed in bios doesn't actually do anything.(2012-03-29 22:28)lath19 Wrote: Actually I purchased two of those. They weren't as quiet as I'd like and I was hoping I could use the fan speed control on the mobo to reduce the rpm and noise. Unfortunately the mobo can only control case fans that have four pins (not molex). So that's what I'm after now.The fan in my link can be 3 or 4 pin.....
RE: [Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - eskro - 2012-03-30 03:15
RE: [Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - lagledavid - 2012-03-30 05:18
(2012-03-29 21:23)lath19 Wrote:lagledavid Wrote: i have this setup and added one fan. the asrock comes with a utility that has controls for the cpu fan which i have it turned down to 5 it also has a control for a case fan which i also have turned down to 5. The case fan never turns because it runs so cool 45-50c.
ENERMAX UC-8EB 80mm Case Fan
This is one of the ones recomended at the beginning
RE: [Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - eskay - 2012-04-13 15:45
(2011-11-18 08:36)eskro Wrote: If you feel like thanking me for my work, you can DONATE --> Here
I am almost done purchasing the components required for this build. Does buying 2x8GB RAM hurt or 2x4GB should be enough?
My requirement for using this build is for regular purposes... like watching HD movies, movies from my HD camcorder, record on-the-air programs and view it later (like DVR) using HDHomeRun Tuner etc.
I am also thinking of adding a blu-ray writer to this build to record HD movies from my camcorder to blu-ray media (just as a backup), watch HD movies (From blu-ray media) etc.
I hope this should roughly give you an estimate of resources needed.
One last question: Recently I bought 'Lenovo Multimedia Remote Keyboard N5902'. This should work with my HTPC. Right?
RE: [Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - bluray - 2012-04-13 16:44
RE: [Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - eskro - 2012-04-13 16:57
2x2GB of RAM is good for HTPC...
and yes Lenovo N5902 will work
RE: [Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - eskay - 2012-04-13 17:34
(2012-04-13 16:44)bluray Wrote:
Thanks for your quick response. Appreciate it!
RE: [Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - lath19 - 2012-04-14 23:08
I put the new CPU cooler in today so my build is finally done. Thanks again for your help.
ASRock MB-A75M ($75)
AMD A8-3850 APU ($125)
Silverstone ML03B ($65)
Silverstone 400W PSU ($49)
Patriot Memory Torqx 2 Series 64 GB SSD ($65 after MIR)
Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 CL9 ($41)
Scythe Big Shuriken 2100 ($53)
Logitech K400 ($40)
HP MCE Remote & IR Receiver ($21)
Coolink PWM Case Fan ($13)
Total = $547.
Slightly more than I originally wanted to spend but it was well worth the money. The case fan and CPU cooler are ridiculously quiet with the speed scaled down and everything runs nice and cool. Plus I was able to use the stock APU cooler in my desktop which reduced noise as I was able to take advantage of the PWM function.
RE: [Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - bluray - 2012-04-14 23:21
Very nice and very powerful HTPC....you'll enjoy it for a long time. If you're ready to mess around with XBMC for bitstreaming HD audio, you can check my signature......
RE: [Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - eskro - 2012-04-15 12:31
Marvelous!! Glad to see my guide has help'ed you!!