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AMD HTPC Build / A10-7850K too hot?

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May 15, 2014 2:45:28 PM

So I'm thinking of building htpc this summer, as I am moving soon and will be cutting the cord.

I was originally interested in the new A8-7600, but there is no definitive word on when it will be released.

Then I saw this:

http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.as...

So... I could get the top of the line kaveri and motherboard for $154. My only question is about heat. I was planning to put it in this case:

http://store.antec.com/Product/benclosure/MICRO-FUSION-...

Will this be too hot? I only plan on running one hdd and tuner card. Watching tv, recording some shows, and maybe some light gaming at 720p.

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May 15, 2014 3:16:10 PM

would make a nice htpc , normally i would think over kill with the cpu choice but if your going to be doing light game be perfect
nice case too with built in lcd/rf and remote included
i just updated my HTPC with an A4 5300 + ASRock FM2A88M Extreme4+ mb which cost me @$180Au so sort of bummed your bundle would cost less lol
I'd check noise and temps levels after building it and maybe upgrade the case fans and cpu cooler if needed, my HTPC is in a Silverstone ML03 with 2 Noctua NF-R8'sfans mounted in the side and a Scythe Shuriken Low Profile Cooler Rev B cpu cooler running a Noctua NF-A9x14 in place of the stock fan
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May 15, 2014 3:52:54 PM

Derek Boehning Anderson said:
So I'm thinking of building htpc this summer, as I am moving soon and will be cutting the cord.

I was originally interested in the new A8-7600, but there is no definitive word on when it will be released.

Then I saw this:

http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.as...

So... I could get the top of the line kaveri and motherboard for $154. My only question is about heat. I was planning to put it in this case:

http://store.antec.com/Product/benclosure/MICRO-FUSION-...

Will this be too hot? I only plan on running one hdd and tuner card. Watching tv, recording some shows, and maybe some light gaming at 720p.



I probably would get a proper CPU cooler just to be on the safe side. Microcenter bundles are the best deals anywhere I would take advantage of it.


Something like this may fit you. It's not very expensive and it takes up a small foot print within your case which is already fairly compact.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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