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Comment reply on mrToken's Completed Build: Antec-W7SFF2

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. I hope you upgraded on the memory. I bought 4GB back then for $42, currently you can snag 8GB for $45. SSDs is the way to go. Using my PC as a MCE box. I installed 128gb SSD. I was using win7. It is a space hog. On SSDs you want to limit your writes to the drive and save space. Things that I have learn. Don't defrag a SSD, Disable hibernation to save a few GBs, turn off system restore to GBs (I use clonezilla todo image backups) , and I use my SSD only for the system and use a regular HD to save my data. If you google around there are some good articles out there. I'm glad my build was helpful to you.

Comment reply on mrToken's Completed Build: Antec-W7SFF2

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late response. I use this machine as my cable box/DVR/web surfing/Netflex and not had any issues with them. The cpu says it uses 54W, but at idle it draws 4~6W and the most stress/load I cause is recording a show it jumps up to 23~34W. Hope that helps.

Comment reply on mrToken's Completed Build: Fractal-W7HMS

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it. It's a beast but in that case it's small. The only thing to worry about is be careful when you install it, the fins are razor sharp.

Comment reply on mrToken's Completed Build: Antec-W7SFF2

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I've built 3 of these, two with SSDs and one with a regular HD that draws more wattage. They all are on 24/7, I use them as my cable box/DVR/web surfing/Netflex and not had any issues with them. The cpu says it uses 54W, but at idle it draws 4~6W and the most stress/load I cause is recording a tv show and watching a tv show it jumps up to 23~34W. and temps jump to ~56c. Hope that helps.

Comment reply on mrToken's Completed Build: Fractal-W7HMS

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, there is still about an 1 1/2~ 2 inch gap. I know its a huge cpu cooler but the case is a beast as well.

Comment reply on mrToken's Completed Build: Antec-W7SFF

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

No problems so far. I've built 3 of these, two with SSDs and one with a regular HD that draws more wattage. They all are on 24/7, I use them as my cable box/DVR/web surfing/Netflex and not had any issues with them. The cpu says it uses 54W, but at idle it draws 4~6W and the most stress/load I cause is recording a show it jumps up to 23~34W. Hope that helps.

Comment reply on mrToken's Completed Build: Fractal-W7HMS

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Once it's all setup it's going to be headless and going into a closet.

Comment reply on mrToken's Completed Build: Antec-W7SFF2

  • 65 months ago
  • 4 points

I really can't overclock with that case and PSU. Money made the decision for me. I was going to go for a G3220 for the same price ($59.99) and pay full price (99.99) for the motherboard, before I saw the deal for better cpu and the motherboard I wanted for $100.

Comment reply on mrToken's Completed Build: Fractal-W7HMS

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Runs nice and quiet.

Comment reply on mrToken's Completed Build: Antec-W7SFF

  • 66 months ago
  • 3 points

There is a hard drive tray behind the motherboard. Easily accessible by removing the back panel. You can fit 2 2.5 drives. I was looking at AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini which was 64.99 and the G3220 cost me 39.99 at Microcenter and I also got a $10 rebate on the motherboard from Newegg. Cost pretty much made the decision easy. Also I noticed the 5350 has a small fan which are usually much noisier and didn't want to spend money on aftermarket cooler. I started reading review on the G3220 bigger stock fan which they all agreed was very quiet. This also helped me in choosing the G3220.

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