Sold the CPU, RAM, and motherboard and changed over to a ryzen 3 1200.

Oh I miss the beauty of the krait series motherboard.

My first build. I use it for light to medium(?) gaming. If I had the money for this build I could have done much better but I only spent about half the price on this as I stole some parts (CPU, Wireless Card, RAM, SSD, and HDD) out of a pre-built. Overall worked out almost well . Odd problem of any memory put in the the 3rd and 4th DIMM slot becomes locked as hardware reserved. I cant find a software problem any ware but I believe this is a CPU problem as it has done the same thing with a different board and different RAM, also it may have a couple of broken pins.

Pardon the, in retrospect, terrible (no idea what i was thinking with the 24 pin cable) cable managing. Most cables have been actually routed now

Part Reviews


Great for my use and not too expensive although they are 7 years old.

CPU Cooler

Keeps the CPU 20 degrees cooler than my stock cooler.

Thermal Compound

Apparently one of best but i have nothing to compare it to


Looks great and gets the job done although the north bridge gets a little hot.


Matches my motherboard and performs great.


Amazingly fast compared to a hard drive.


Used to contain my OS but upgraded to SSD. Its alright for a steam library.

Video Card

Used to upgrade from a GT 720. Way better performance.


Looks great and lots of space plus removable parts.

Power Supply

Supplies all the power i need with a lot to spare.

Operating System

Nothing beats it in my opinion.

Wireless Network Adapter

Cheap wireless card. Cant really ask for more.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice compact little build there m8:) +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you buy the MB, RAM & CPU new? WHY? This is what Ryzen 3 is for. Look, I have this and this but I've had both FX chips for years; that's how old the design is. The only reason to build FX stuff new is because Ryzen would be tough to get in your country.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

No I didnt buy them new. I yanked them out of an old pre-built I had. if it was up to me I'd have used ryzen but it is what is, and that is crap.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Scared me for a bit there. :) Keeping hardware out of the landfill is ok in my book.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah but they don't have 2011 printed on the heat spreader for no reason and, for some reason, the 970a krait edition boards are ridiculously expensive. On ebay a used board cost the same as Ryzen 3 1200 and an ASRock A320M M-ATX board combo.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? That is ridiculous. (On the other hand... I run a 970 Gaming in one of my builds. Wonder what I could get for it... wherever you happen to live...?) Well, hope it gets you thru to when you can get something better.