This replaces and Athlon X4 845 HTPC build. It was a hot 65 watts and required some noisy airflow.
I purchased a powersupply and AC to DC power brick from Amazon. The power brick worked for about 10 minutes. So I disassembled it and found the consequences of purchasing cheap Chinese products. It appeared to have been water damaged maybe and the package seemed to be overall improvised. Pics included! I ordered a different pico power supply from MITXpc and they work just fine.
This PC works just fine. The Noctua cooler is overkill for the G4600. I run it ant 10% fan speed and it's fine. The stock Intel cooler would have worked fine. But those coolers, at least in my experience, make a noise. A specific noise. One that hits the eardrum and tickles the brain. And that just wont do.
I dig the motherboard. For the price, this thing is loaded. I almost feel bad about using it for an HTPC which wont make use of it's capabilities.
Anyways, the build went well once I got a working power supply and I expect this to last as an HTPC for a very long time.
No RGB needed. As usual, gratuitous dog photo included.