[Mini-ITX] A6-3600 (4x2.1Ghz/2.4Ghz) + HD6530D

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eskro Offline
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[CPU+iGPU] AMD A6-3600 4x2.1Ghz/2.4Ghz HD6530D FM1 65W ($118 + $5)
[MOBO] ASRock A75M-ITX FM1 CIR USB3.0 SATAIII UEFI mITX ($90 + $0)
[CASE+PSU] Apex MI-008 250W mITX ($50 + $0)
[FAN] SilenX EFX-12-15 120mm 1400RPM 74CFM 15dBA ($12 + $3)
TOTAL: $278

** A6-3600 CPU supports up to DDR3-1866MHz memory sticks **
(This post was last modified: 2012-01-25 01:34 by eskro.)
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Does that mobo's gfx card support other skins and flawless navigation without sketchiness/skipping? I get skipping on my win7 atom/ion htpc Sad
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you have no idea?

that HTPC will eat win7 + any skins for breakfast!!

your ATOM/iON has a CPU passMARK of around ~700,,,

this A6-3600 CPU has a passMARK of 5247!!!
(This post was last modified: 2011-11-19 06:41 by eskro.)
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eskro Wrote:you have no idea?

that HTPC will eat win7 + any skins for breakfast!!

your ATOM/iON has a CPU passMARK of around ~700,,,

this A6-3600 CPU has a passMARK of 5247!!!

That's nearly 9000!!!!
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thats a ATOM/iON CRUSHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sometimes wish places as good as NewEgg or Amazon.com existed over here. Sad
Amazon.co.uk does not quite cut the mustard...!

I want THAT ION Killer for less than $300.

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DejaVu Wrote:Sometimes wish places as good as NewEgg or Amazon.com existed over here. Sad
Amazon.co.uk does not quite cut the mustard...!

I want THAT ION Killer for less than $300.

* eskro Leaves sulking like a big kid/


well you still can crush it!!

Motherboard (£76.61 + Delivered FREE)
Case + Power Supply (£36.94 + Delivered FREE)
Processor + Video (£62.96 + Delivered FREE)
Memory (£21.50 + Delivered FREE)
Windows Drive (£59.98 + Delivered FREE)
TOTAL: £257.99 Delivered!!

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(This post was last modified: 2011-11-19 07:35 by eskro.)
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Just discovered this forum today. Been working on a build separately, and glad to see it looks like a lot of what I was thinking works!

But then I saw this build (and the other miniITX builds).

So a couple questions that I just don't see:

I'm considering this build with an OCZ 32Gb SSD, 4Gb (2x2) of RAM, Blu-Ray player, and using it with a remote (since the Mobo supports CIR ... awesome). Planning on loading linux (probably Ubuntu 11.04) with XBMC, streaming from NAS, and watching blu-ray / dvd's on it.

I wonder about heat:

Is this supposed to be just fine with the stock HSF and no other internal fan required?

Also, if someone's made this, how loud /is/ the stock HSF unit? Should it be replaced (and is there room?).

Seems this kind of miniITX build is absolutely perfect for a HTPC build ... I just worry about space in it and heat build-up.

Also, in my experience, linux can be a PITA with some integrated graphics. Anyone built this with linux yet?

Looks like an awesome build. Out the door for around $400 with all the extra features. Just have to find a CIR module, I guess!
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Wondering if the stock HSF on amd a8-3850 is loud as well? What would be a good low profile replacement?
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Most boxed coolers suck.
I like scythe maybe the Big Shuriken 2.
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eskro Offline
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AMD stock HSF's are noisy to me.
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Hey Eskro i hope that you may help with my build
i am in group six and want to add a blue ray player later on
I have an onkyo TX-SR603X reviever it does not have hdmi only optical digital which i would like to us for sound (could you recomend something for this situation)
I want to use XMBC for my media playing with heavy skins,netflix,hulu
i have a home network with 200 movies on externa hard drive will be upgrading at a later date to nas or some other type.
i use wifi to acess internet and my network

here is what i have so far any help would be appreciated.

ASRock Socket FM1/AMD A75 FCH/SATA3&USB3.0/A&GbE/Mini-ITX Motherboard A75M-ITX
AMD A6-3670K APU with AMD Radeon 6530 HD Graphics 2.7GHz Unlocked Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Processor - Retail - AD3670WNGXBOX
Kingston SSDNow V100 64 GB SATA II 3 GB/s 2.5 inch Solid-State Drive SV100S2/64GZ
Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
MI-008 Tower Black P4 Chassis with 250W Itx Psu+sata Power Supply
SilenX EFX-12-15 120mm Case Fan

so far this build would run about $430 if there is something better or eqivelent to this for better price let me know
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lagledavid, best to create your own thread, you'll get better help this way,
see u there Tongue
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lagledavid Wrote:ASRock Socket FM1/AMD A75 FCH/SATA3&USB3.0/A&GbE/Mini-ITX Motherboard A75M-ITX
AMD A6-3670K APU with AMD Radeon 6530 HD Graphics 2.7GHz Unlocked Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Processor - Retail - AD3670WNGXBOX
Kingston SSDNow V100 64 GB SATA II 3 GB/s 2.5 inch Solid-State Drive SV100S2/64GZ
Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
MI-008 Tower Black P4 Chassis with 250W Itx Psu+sata Power Supply
SilenX EFX-12-15 120mm Case Fan
You did your homework. You'll enjoy it! Smile

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Just got my setup up and running with the 3500, and all i can say is OMG. It's damn fast and smokes the E350 in every possible way. When Bluray stated the E350 was sluggish, i totally understand what he means now.

The only concern i have right now is, and maybe someone can help is;

I have the unit with HDMI into my TV. I only show XBMC and Windows that there is only a 2 speaker setup (auto detects?) and that XBMC cannot initiate the sound card in Digital mode (switches to Analog). I'm hoping when it goes into the receiver tonight/tomorrow that it doesn't give me this problem.
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