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Recycled htpc amd

by lx003n

10
6 Comments

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Date Published

Nov. 10, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.6GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.18GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.4GHz

Description

Hi friends

This build will hold me over until Zen

I bought an HP tower from woot awhile ago. I added some ssd drives, ram, new psu and 750 ti.

Shout out my buddy Barrett for replying to my random emails about parts.

Part Reviews

CPU

The APU is good value but terrible for gaming. Once I started gaming I got a GPU and NIC to offload those functions from CPU. This is also K series so it can be overclocked but I haven't figured out settings yet.

CPU Cooler

Most people will say that you need a cooler with the double fans. However my CPU does not go that fast. Also there are aftermarket GPU coolers that use H55.

Storage

This little drive speeds up application load times by caching data for OS. Took off star because no Linux support

Storage

Cloned the OEM Windows 10 install using Mercium Reflect or whatever its called the free one

Storage

Going to use this drive for Manjaro Linux. SteamOS is cool but has a lot of confusion for setup. Imho Manjaro is easiest way to install Steam on Linux

Case

This case has everything even dvd (and headphone jacks lol)

Power Supply

Extra power for GPU

Comments Sorted by:

FACUNDO 12 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Hey, it's actually pretty nice for being recycled

lx003n submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks

gugu96 17 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

it's very funny cause usually ppl will do the opposite: trash out components and replace with newer parts, in the old case. Now you actually pulled out the computers parts and reused them into a brand spanking new case! Nice little machine

lx003n submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks dude. I am really happy with case. I wanted to get h55 in old case but it would not fit.

wimpSquad 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Interesting setup here. I'm curious to know more about the build.

lx003n submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

The motherboard is OEM but its weird. I think it has an Intel cpu cooler thing and then there is a metal backplate too. I thought liquid cooling would be difficult but it was easier than expected due to metal backplate. I mounted the radiator on to a case fan using 2 screws and then I have a pwm Noctuna mounted to radiator using 2 screws. The push pull config has really stabilized temps. If I can get more screws from Corsair for the radiator I would do that since it makes noise probably from being unstable. Other than that it was a basic build (also my first). Next build will be Zen based with Nvidia GPU too.