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Apevia X-QTIS-BK AMD A12-9800 ASUS PRIME A320M-K

by bootrec



Date Published

May 28, 2018

Date Built

May 20, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz


Got this motherboard/CPU/RAM last year while waiting for the new Ryzen APU. Just wanted a budget system to play WoW when I didn't have access to my main gaming rig. Kind of regretted getting that CPU, it runs quite hot. The stock AMD cooler doesn't do a good job. The Hyper D92 made a big difference, keeping the chip cooler by 10 to 15 degrees. That computer case was a PITA to work with, won't buy one of those again.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Quite pleased with this cooler, does a great job, easy to install, but fins are sharp as hell and cut myself, be warned.


Very nice looking micro ATX case, but comes at a price. The glossy black plastic scratch just looking at it. Wiped it with a lint free cloth and it scratched. It's made cheaply and cable mgmt is not user friendly. I ended up putting all the cables in a bundle on top of the DVD drive and made a 24 PIN extension cable to exact length needed, as well as the SATA power for the HDD sitting at the bottom. The case came with plastic arms to attach to 3.5" HDD to allow for easy sliding in/out. the pin that goes into the screw hole broke on 2 of the arms. I gave up and put the drive at the bottom. Important to point out that if you do install the 3.5" HDD with the plastic arms, you are forced to have the connectors facing you, instead of facing the back for a cleaner cable setup. Two of the plastic feet fell and don't feel very secure after putting them back on. On a positive note, the front 120mm fan seems to provide a good airflow.

Comments Sorted by:

lge01 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

hahaha You can dip your PITA in some Hummus... Very nice! IMO, you should get a B350 motherboard ASAP so you can overclock and get more features.

Sensible_Systems 55 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

+1 just for the pig-tailed SATA data cables! :D

bootrec submitter 7 Builds 1 point 11 months ago
StaeRock48 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Very nice pc !looks great

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

I looked at the pictures before reading your text/reviews and I thought "that case will scratch in no time". Cheap plastic with glossy finish looks good 'till you touch it!

I was wondering where the heck were the cables since the psu isn't modular at all! nice job with the cables and rig.

jakeSpot 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Nice blue theme you got going on there. What are the temps under daily load on the a12 with the stock cooler?

bootrec submitter 7 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Thanks. With the stock cooler, it hovered around 60 degrees C. Running a stress test would bring temp close to 80 and then it would reboot by itself. With the Hyper D92, temp wouldn't get past 60 while stressing the CPU.

jakeSpot 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Ouch! That sounds dreadful :(. Glad you got an aftermarket cooler!

MadTheSwine 2 points 11 months ago

I love me a good Razen build lol

bootrec submitter 7 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

lol... fixed.

woahwoahwilly 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Great part selection.