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I initially started this build just to see what the A10-7890k could do with the standalone APU as far as gaming was concerned and I was thoroughly impressed with its capabilities. I had an old R7 370 laying around and just decided to throw it into the build after I experienced the A10's capabilities. The A10 chip is awesome for any budget gamers that need a build to be under five or even four hundred dollars. The case is amazingly clean looking and goes really nice next to consoles. I really enjoyed the build and plan to do another in the near future!

One tip from this build as to the case is that the Wraith cooler DOES NOT fit inside the Node 202 case. It saddened me to learn this as it was an awesome heatsink especially being stock!

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  • 39 months ago
  • 4 points

I think you need to throw a banana in the last picture, for scale

This happened last time someone did

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

alright will do!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

lol hahaha

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build, I have no complaints

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

wow man it looks awesome! like a ps4 except custom. What kind of frames are you getting with it? just curious because it looks like a console and is awesome

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

It varies from game to game and settings you choose but it usually holds from 45-75 fps. Some games run smoother than others. With a more recent card I would expect 60+ on all games. Awesome for a living room pc though!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the cable management

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

i'm thinking about getting this board but iv heard some people say the wraith cooler has clearance issues with the ram slots on this board is it true

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I mean don't get me wrong it was pretty tight, but the wraith cooler fit fine with both of the ram sticks installed first. This was the big Wraith cooler that came with mine I have heard of a smaller version shipped with other a10's. But the wraith cooler was to tall for this specific case. Great mobo though for the money I didn't have any issues with mine. Also on a sidenote check the sizing of the ram I used because I could see say for chance TridentZ not fitting possibly because the heatsink on the ram was bigger in comparison to the corsair ram I used.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

what is your cpu temps with the c7 i have the c7 on another build & how frustrating was it to build in the node im thinking of de'sizing?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Fairly low it idle's around 35-39c and peaks around 50 to 60c under load which isn't bad for such a low profile heatsink but that is on stock clocks and I haven't tried to overclock but I dont see too much headroom for it. The sizing was just a little off for me the heat sink is pretty much directly contacting the ram stick (vengeance pro series) which has a fairly slim heatsink on it so I imagine something like TridentZ may not fit. But it is a great bang for buck as far as low profile cooler's go and your motherboards spacing may be different than mine on the dimms. The node wasn't bad at all especially with the included power supply option the cables are all the right sizing for easy cable management while still reaching all of your devices. My main gripe about the node is the airflow. If you leave the dust filters in ( which is nice for a low power non overclocked system) airflow in the case is dampened greatly but if you take them out I saw temps drop across everything so airflow can be achieved you just cant keep your parts clean as easily.

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