Reviews and Problems with AMD FX-Series FX-4100 3,6GHz Socket AM3+ Box
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great place to start your build.
22 March 2014
Summary: It was everything I was looking for. Aside from the lacking graphics card which I replaced a few days later with a geforce gtx 760 and a new power supply (evga bronze 600) I would suggest this to anyone wanting an easy way to break into the building scene of the PC world. Plus the thing looks damn cool with all the red lights and whatnot.
Summary: The processor is great for a medium budget build but do be careful with the kind of motherboard you choose for it. Certain motherboards have little to no heat distribution for the VRM's which this and other higher end AMD FX processors are known to heat up. This will almost definitely result in a spike in temperature readings which might report as "255'C" or errors. This will result in the board either shutting down or throttling.
Summary: the computer runs great! but almost 6 months later the tower had a big bang sound to it, im guessing the power supply box went out on it... it will not start up. lucky it's within a year. Correction, the CPU Heat Sink fell off the mother board(the computer well start but shuts off after a few sec unless it's hooked on). Wasn't the power supply. Called customer service after hours and no one picked up.
Works out of the box, but will need upgrades almost immediately
11 April 2013
Summary: I bought this PC a year ago this month. Over that year, I made this 600 dollar beginner into a formidable gaming PC. Once thing you'll notice is the low quality of the graphics card. The GT 520s are about 4 or 5 years out of date, and will not run your new games at the speeds you want. For example, I bought Battlefield 3 under the impression that the GUA250 would be able to run it.
Summary: I did purchase this for the sake of upgrading my computer, however I had a different video card to replace the one this came in. Word of warning: if you want to upgrade this computer like I did, you will need to buy a higher quality power supply! I put in an AMD FX 8350 processor and the power supply kept failing. After installing a better, 80+ rating psu it runs perfectly fine. Other than that, this computer runs great! And it's easy to upgrade too!
Summary: Bought this to power a FreeNAS 8.3 box that I was building as a replacement for a dated board / Q6600 processor. It has plenty of power to serve up multiple 1080p video streams with 7.1 audio via PS3 and to also allow streaming from several phones. The only reason that I didn't give this a 5 star rating is because the included fan is very loud and "whines" rather than whirrs. I'll have to buy an after marked CPU fan as it's just too noisy.
Summary: Although I have some problems with the current videocard, I must say it's an amazing PC. Crazy fast, the computer is always cold. Unlike some other computers you have it on like for an hour and it's crazy hot this computer with it's amazing fans will make your internet surfing way more comfortable without thinking/worrying that your computer will over heat. If you are a video editor using Sony Vegas, Adobe After Effects, etc...this computer will do it's job amazingly.
Summary: Well, this is my first real gaming computer. I bought it because it was cheap and had good specs. It was delivered very quick (ordered it on a Friday, it arrived on Tuesday) and was packaged perfectly. Everything worked perfectly right out of the box. The fans are nearly silent. I can only ever hear them if I'm right next to them or if I focus on just them. The red LEDs make for an awesome glow that I will never get tired of.