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It is tricky and a little bit nerve racking but it working and not problems so far. It built this so I have some a bit more powerful while I am traveling around for work. Most if the parts I got cheap of eBay like the MB (new!), the chip and the ssd. Everything else retail. What gave me the most trouble was installing the cooler. It almost blocked me from installing my last ram stick (6gb leftover ram). Other then that the cable management which gave me a bit of an issue but it was easy one I got a hang of it.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

I love the wifi and bt built-in !

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Watch out for that PSU, mate. It has no OPP protections, so it makes that unit a very real fire hazard.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. I will not be pushing it beyond its tolerance anyway.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Nevertheless, something could happen which will spark its wattage way up. It's a big risk.

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

its a dual core apu, im pretty sure a 100 watt power supply would be just fine for that.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Right. This spec of a build won't ever come close to 450w. Not even 150w. It'll be fine indeed.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

i was looking at this PSU myself, purely because it is 10mm shorter than most other ATX PSU's, and will not foul the side panel catch on my optiplex 9010 MT (i7 3770, 16Gb 1600MHz RAM ASUS GTX 1050 ti expedition, samsung 850 pro 128 Gb) can any of you lovely helpful people suggest an alternative?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure one of the most reputable power supply and other component companies wouldn't let that happen but sure

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Brand means nothing. You only look at model. Any company can make a bad unit because a PSU is a very complex unit. A lot can go wrong.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

So the G3 is bad?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

They did though...Brand means nothing when it comes to PSU's. It is all about model/series.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/evga-450-b3-psu,5160-11.html

In the end, it may not matter because the 450 B3 has other, more serious problems. It looks like Super Flower made a huge mistake in its design, which poses a major safety risk. We noticed that the over-power protection triggering point is set way too high. Even under normal operating temperatures, one of the primary FETs in our store-bought sample, along with some other components, blew up. Either SF should set its OPP point much lower or use components able to handle higher amperage. We were also disturbed by the fact that, after the primary side shorted out, the PSU's fuse didn't blow. Every time we applied power, we saw sparks. Obviously, that's a fire hazard.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I think your motherboard standoffs are screwed in wrong. It looks like you have used them to directly screw the motherboard into the case, whereas you are supposed to screw the standoffs in then screw the motherboard on top of the standoffs. This protects against the motherboard getting shorted by the metal case.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct about the motherboard standoffs. MOBO standsoffs are installed first, then the motherboard is next to be align with the standoffs which are underneath the MOBO. Lastly is screws for the MOBO to finish intalling the motherboard.

  • 24 months ago
  • 0 points

Standoffs are the bottom correctly already.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Later get a better CPU like a Ryzen 3 or i3. That A6 ain't gonna old well with heat and they power supply is a fire hazard be careful with it!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Would mean a whole new build. Ryzen 3 or i3 would both need a new mother board, ryzen and later i3's will need DDR4 ram

  • 23 months ago
  • 0 points

Not really its just a new upgrade with CPU, Memory and Motherboard. Plus you can back everything up with his SSD

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i get what you're saying, almost any other processor would be a step up, but if the OP had to change that many components would it not be more cost effective to sell the rig and start anew?

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