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I'm surprised you're bothering putting in a R7-250X - surely it's not much better than the APU?  It is only a renamed HD7770...

 

Last AMD I built was a FX8350 on an Asus Sabertooth 990FX.  Ran very well, but boy did it run HOT.  I would definitely build another, but I'd be using an AIO water cooler - the Corsair H100i probably.  I think I got 4.5GHz on air cooling, but you could have cooked bacon on the thing.   

 

I did build an AM1 machine, but it was terrible.  Could never get it stable. :(

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I'm surprised you're bothering putting in a R7-250X - surely it's not much better than the APU?  It is only a renamed HD7770...

 

Last AMD I built was a FX8350 on an Asus Sabertooth 990FX.  Ran very well, but boy did it run HOT.  I would definitely build another, but I'd be using an AIO water cooler - the Corsair H100i probably.  I think I got 4.5GHz on air cooling, but you could have cooked bacon on the thing.   

 

I did build an AM1 machine, but it was terrible.  Could never get it stable. :(

Absolutely agree with replacing the stock heatsink. It's absolutely not enough.

 

I had a AMD FX-8120 (that I replaced a while back), got a noctua C14 (I think) and it cooled the CPU by a good 20-30C .... 

Either way, it eventually fried (which is the way of AMD CPUs).... literally. There is a scorch mark on the CPU tin (the top of it), and on the surface of the noctua heatsink!!!

 

And I have a couple of A4's. They "okay" for low level tasks, but I'd go intel celeron next time. partially for mentioned stability issues...

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I'm a big "fan" of Noctua heatsinks and fans. I use then whenever possible. Very quiet and good about moving air. 

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