I would have figured you to be the kind to use 3rd part paste. Obviously when you check benchmarks. The difference is only a few percentages between standard goop and 3rd party stuff typically in the range of +-8C. From that perspective, and for an APU, I can definately see why you would leave it stock.
My friend got the MX4 on sale for $4 with free 2 day shipping on Newegg the other day. 4g so slightly larger than average 3.5g stuff you get.
I'm sure you've heard of the uber gaming budget rigs using the new Pentiums that are OC beasts with some mega GPU with little difference in performance compared to big guys. But then again. You aren't a graphics gamer and don't do AAAs so I can see that.
Are you going with the 750Ti so you don't need a new PSU or something? I mean, the AMD equivalents are generally much better performing, but do require more juice.
How did you void the warranty?....wait....you didn't.......oh...
It's not about profit but in getting rid of it so you can get one of those XFX units or Antec units based on Seasonic platforms for sub $30 when they go on sale.
Meh, this build didn't matter too much to me. It didn't feel special enough to spend the extra few dollars on a nice tube of TIM.
Yeah, the anniversary edition Pentiums overclock extremely well, but the TDP once you get to the clocks where it can perform just as well as an i3 or i5 is waaaaay too high to be worth it. Too much extra heat for the same amount of performance.
750 Ti for a PicoPSU, although I can't find a retail case that will work which is why I wanted to design a new case.
I had to open it up to get rid of all of the sleeving.
PSU prices shot through the roof recently right after my friend finished ordering the parts for his build last month. It's hard to get a sub $50 PSU that's good performing.