I was wondering if I can run a AMD Phenom II X4 945 Socket AM3 45nm Quad-Core Processor with 3.0GHz, 4000MHz HT, 6MB L3 Cache, Model: HDX945WFGMBOX, Retail box
With a Zotac 8200 motherboard, wd 500g sata HD, and sony slim odd drive. In a mini ITX case, no overclocking computer will be used for business. Quickbooks, some photoshop, website...etc
if you don't already have the board i would suggest the ASUS M4A88T-I as it has the newest series chipset and actually uses the AM3 socket with compatibility with all of the current AM3 Phenom II processors and has a pci-e 2.0 x16 slot
The other issue i have now is the PSU that comes with the case... someone told me it will work others tell me its not enough juice change my case. I would like to keep it small for too reasons i think it would look really cool lol, and im tired of my knee hitting my computer several times a day.... Below is the case i selected
Black Winsis WI-12B Aluminum front panel Mini-ITX Computer Case, 1x Slim Optical Drive Bay, with 200W TFX Power Supply.
Ok, so I have the computer up an running now finally.... I had to order the seasonic through new egg. Listed below is what I have and the computer runs great.....
1. Winsis WI-12 Case
2. Zotac 8200 Wifi Motherboard
3. AMD Phenom II X4 3.0 GHZ Processor (DENEB)
4. Stock heatsink and fan
5. Western Digital Caviar Green SATA 500gb hard drive
6. SeaSonic SS-300TFX PSU
7. Sony DVDRW Slim Drive
I didnt need to cut or mod anything... everything "fit tightly with enough room to breath"
CPU temp: 44°
Only one problem.... the stock fan sounds like a freaking VACUUM!!! any suggestions on a replacement that will fit?
Thanks for your help..... now just to find a fan.... this is my office computer and all day today all i hear is literally a vacuum sound (slight headache developing). it is my only regret on this computer. If i can eliminate that...everything would be perfect.
its gonna be a task to find something that fits. im searching all the forums for answers lol, when i should be working....
I did by the athena, it didnt fit properly so i took it back....but u were right no comparison between the two...