[Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - Printable Version
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- TeKo - 2012-01-09 01:24
Activated in BIOS?
And did you enter the mac into the app, never used it but you need ip+mac for WOL to work.
You should see the light at the lan port when the PC is off, I thinks its orange.
- Deviant Khan - 2012-01-10 23:02
I'm seriously considering the A8-3850 build, but I have a few questions.
I intend to use it for 1080p playback, streaming 1080p, and gaming. What's the realistic limit on the gaming? I saw reference that you can do some things, but not everything.
- eskro - 2012-01-11 00:50
dont wanna be harsh to you Deviant Khan but,
man, why do u stir away from the parts i suggest?
there's a reason why i suggest the Seasonic PSU and not the Corsair CX430.
#1 its high end quality
#2 not clearance issue when buying/using an optical drive
same thing for ram, i listed the best ram in my opinion and link to them.
the gaming part is pretty decent on the A8-3850 as it is.
if down the road your not happy with the games u run,
simply buy a video card made for gaming and thats it.
and actually, dont know if u plan on overclocking but,
if your into that, for like ~$10 more only,
grab the unlocked version of the A8-3850 called --> A8-3870K
if u plan on getting a new cooler, becareful on the TDP it supports.
the scythe one in your post has TDP 65W,
means, it handles 65W CPU's correctly....
- Deviant Khan - 2012-01-11 04:08
eskro Wrote:dont wanna be harsh to you Deviant Khan but,
Only because of price. A 60% reduction on what was priced equivalent to the same item is pretty considerable. I don't doubt that head-to-head at the same price the Seasonic or Antec is superior. If the disparity between the Corsair and the other two are not that significant then it might become a determining factor.
Please don't take it the wrong way. If I didn't value your and other's opinions I wouldn't take the time to post my questions. I certainly appreciate the patience while I try to ramp up my learning curve.
If the clearance on the Corsair is an eliminating factor then great since the decision is made.
eskro Wrote:same thing for ram, i listed the best ram in my opinion and link to them.
I should have just asked it as a general question. Is speed or latency more important?
eskro Wrote:if u plan on getting a new cooler, becareful on the TDP it supports.
Sorry, I'm not familiar with how much TDP is needed. Based on my setup do I need a new cooler? If I need a new cooler then is TDP 65W sufficient, or is it just an issue if I am thinking about overclocking?
I am planning on adding a SSD and blu-ray.
Any feedback on the Silverstone question I had? I did a search on the thread and site, but didn't find an answer.
- armedmonkey - 2012-01-11 04:14
I was told that that cooler would be fine for the a8-3850.
i'm also wondering about the case that khan suggested. Your prices are enticing, but not complete in this respect if I then have to go get 3-4 fans on top of it. aside from that, someone on amazon said that the case is not tall enough to properly support a cpu with a custom cooler, and I already bought the Scythe SCSK-1100 100mm Shuriken on someone's recommendation (arrived today). I was originally going to get the LC04 Silverstone case, but EIO just informed me that it's discontinued... after I ordered it and waited 3 days (bastards).
Also... What do you guys think of this case:
- eskro - 2012-01-11 05:18
Deviant Khan, speed and latency is something that gamerz look into more closely...
but if u go with an AMD APU, i'd get at least 1600Mhz DDR3.
i even listed a nice deal on HyperX GENESIS memory 1866MHz for $45!
case latency is not insanely important for HTPC use or XBMC...
its not like gaming...
the A8-3850 has a TDP of 100W.
so the stock cooler it comes from is obviously ok.
but if u want a new one, make sure its one that can handle 100W CPU's...
and make sure it'll fit in your HTPC case.
- Deviant Khan - 2012-01-11 07:41
Great .. thanks for that feedback .. only waiting to hear back on the Silverstone case questions if you have the time.
- eskro - 2012-01-11 08:41
- wally101 - 2012-01-11 20:11
Thanks alot for all the info Eskro, it has helped me tremendously.
I was wondering for RAM would it be ok to use
8GB-Kit G.Skill RipJaws PC3-10667U CL9
I can get them for next to nothing so im hoping they will do/be compatible
- eskro - 2012-01-11 21:58
well, i'd go for these
(4GB) 2x2GB DDR3 1866 CL11 1.5V
(4GB) 2x2GB DDR3 1333 CL9 1.5V