Thanks for sharing your build experience Beer40oz !
Great home cinema set up you got there.
I'm looking to do my first ITX HTPC - 'Silent being the common denominator'
I'm thinking of going with A8-3850 & under-volting & under-clocking - 1.136v @ 2.4mhz. Probably throw in a bigger PSU to be safe.
A8-3850 can be under-volted by a nice 32% bringing its power consumption around that of A6-3500.
I'm wondering if the the Big Scythe will be adequate to keep it cool & still maintain low noise levels.
Also does the Big Scythe block the PCie slot in any way ? I intend to get an audiophile sound card in there for decent COAX out to a DAC.
I would prefer to use the ASUS F1A75-I DELUXE motherboard so if anyone can comment on how well it will sit in this case with the Big Scythe would be appreciated.