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|03-12-2013 12:56 PM|
Sorry for the unrelated quotes, but I wanted to bring some attention back to this thread. Has anyone received their rebate for the memory yet? I got a $40 gift card the other day with no mention of what it was for. Per my spreadsheet, it should be for the memory of this thread. Just checking with others.
|01-23-2013 06:38 PM|
|01-23-2013 06:17 PM|
|dzywicki||I had the same problem. It's a little bit short. Also, I hooked everything up, but I am not getting a 1 beep POST (indicating ok). I am not getting anything but the CPU fan running and a black screen. Does this motherboard need to use the 4 pin ATX power connector? The manual seems to say that it does, but the PSU does not have a 4 pin ATX power lead.|
|01-23-2013 04:16 PM|
If you unravel the fan leads out of the fans frame it just reaches. I put a few ties on the drive mount to secure things.
There are two 4 pin leads. Mine were attached somehow. Slide them apart and plug one in.
|01-23-2013 03:36 PM|
|01-22-2013 08:31 PM|
|nxsfan||Can anyone who built this confirm that the bundled yellow case fan cable can reach the sys fan header on the mb once everything is installed? I built this but swapped out the case fan for something better and of course the cable is 2 cm short.|
|01-16-2013 06:57 AM|
Pavilion Elite HPE-447c Desktop
Pavilion Elite HPE-447c Desktop using as a workstation ...i loaded VMare ...Tech4less has a bunch of Non-Funtional items ..i have bought a ton of stuff there...I am a elec enginner so fix'en stuff is easy. Some items a free shipping.
|01-16-2013 06:07 AM|
|01-15-2013 11:31 PM|
Antec power suppies go for 30-35 on newegg for 620c to 650 watt series. Those other power supplies that you get in these combo deals weigh like a box of cracker jacks....forget it... As far as the case goes...Antec 300 cases also at 30-35 on sale at frys or newegg.
My first AMD chip was a 486 133mhz that I could overclock it to 160. Now that was a rocking chip compared to the intel 486 100mhz
|01-15-2013 10:15 PM|
|01-15-2013 10:13 PM|
Anyway, to be fair, MSI is more of a problem here. If this motherboard in the bundle was an MSI I would be against this a LOT more. Gigabyte tends to use better quality mosfets. However, with that said, this is a 4-phase board without a heatsink. If you want long-term reliability or upgradeability then I highly suggest looking elsewhere. Now, if you are going to use this in a media server or HTPC and plan to downclock or downvolt the CPU then this board could be alright. Definitely stay away from this board if you plan to do folding or rendering or anything that runs the CPU at 100% for long periods of time.
Read on more here:
See a list of documented failures here:
Again, it was (still is?) largely a MSI problem but this is something that more people should be aware of instead of thinking that any motherboard will work as long as it says AM3 on it. There's a reason why higher end boards have 8+2 power phases with heatsinks on the mosfets.
|01-15-2013 09:20 PM|
|pandy00||anyone have the power consumption of these machines when idle? thinking about building a cheap esx/hyperv lab with these. instead of spending 400+ for a single machine. tia.|
|01-15-2013 09:07 PM|
|shawnmos||How does this compare to my Core 2 Quad Q8200 @2.33GHz?|
|01-15-2013 08:44 PM|
The smoothest/easier solution is a PS3 or a BR player with apps if you don't already have a "smart" TV. Perhaps a Zbox for an HTPC if they finally have the horsepower to decode 1080p respectably.
Here's an example of the HTPC build I might consider:
Mini-ITX motherboard (such as this )
AMD APU (A6 ) - 65W GPU+CPU solution. Consider underclocking to keep the heat/noise down.
ITX case (here )
Memory (>2GB; any cheap memory)
SSD (low capacity for O/S boot - drill the case or pair with 2.5 HDD, external HDD, NAS, etc.)
HDD (5400 RPM high capacity or a NAS)
XBox controller (to control via Bluetooth)
Expect hiccups/problems on any build. Manufacturers/developers were late to the HTPC game despite the availability of the tech. Case in point, turning on an HTPC remotely via an infrared remote or dealing with sleep/hibernate/suspend problems.
|01-15-2013 08:26 PM|
But consider this:
it was only after I'd been bored with overclocking stably up to about 3.8ghz (from my phenom ii 3.4 965be) and I decided to go for broke, oc'ing both mem and cpu all the way to 4.0 with a cruddy cnps5x HSF that was rated only for 3.4 max.
it killed my cpu, mem and mobo. warranty replaced mem, and I didn't feel right trying to return mobo or cpu.
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