[Windows] Advice on A6-3500 build please- NOW BUILT! and Usage update... - Printable Version
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RE: Advice on A6-3500 build please- NOW BUILT! - adeingolf - 2012-05-01 10:41
1st post updated with progress.
RE: Advice on A6-3500 build please- NOW BUILT! - Chuck Bartowski - 2012-05-01 11:03
Hi adeingolf - very tempted to follow your build exactly. did you put a fan in the case and if so how noisy/quiet is it?
RE: Advice on A6-3500 build please- NOW BUILT! - adeingolf - 2012-05-01 11:50
I havn't put any extra fans in yet - there is one in the case next to the power supply built in, and the main part of the case is quite open for good air flow.
Bear in mind that this is a "cheap and chearful" case, as I will probably be hiding mine - but it does do the job well and gives the option for 2.5"/3.5" HDD's and optical drives easily if you want them. Also note that the case is designed to stand on its side (a la xbox 360 or tower PC) - there are big clips top & bottom to release the "doors" so it will not sit flush.
Its on default settings and quite ironically the first thing I watched after testing a bit of Dolby HD-MA was a couple of episodes of Chuck! ;-) - so I have not really "stress tested" it much at all, but it is not noisy at all and the CPU fan speed along with Asrock's "cool n quiet" settings can be adjusted very easily in the BIOS.
Incidently - the BIOS is VERY easy and simple to navigate, (its all menu driven) for anyone who hasnt messed with bios for a while - its been a few years for me!
RE: Advice on A6-3500 build please- NOW BUILT! and Usage update... - adeingolf - 2012-08-26 11:14
1st post updated with new pictures of new case and a vid.
RE: Advice on A6-3500 build please- NOW BUILT! and Usage update... - MikeRD03 - 2012-08-26 11:31
When using an AMD A6-3500 I would think about undervolting. Thanks to the APU quite low frequencies it is undervoltable very well. I used Fusion Tweaker for this job on my build: project: high performance - low power - fanless HTPC build