Description

I use this PC to play games, record footage, and render, and I had a very small budget and am still adding small things on as I get money. Everything worked out great! At first I was a little concerned, as I have heard some people not being able to post with an FM2+ board. However everything was just fine. My case does not have all that much space behind the motherboard to hide cables so for many I did just stuff them in the hard drive cage. I was 13 years of age, so if I did mistakenly do something wrong, please do let me know!

Benchmarks:

Minecraft: Maxed out with optifine, a 128x pack, and seus ultra shaders 60fps Skyrim: Ultra preset 60fps GTAV: Everything on high, msaa-off, textures on very high, 60fps Tomb Raider: Ultra preset 60fps

Basically every game is playable maxed out..

Part Reviews

CPU

This chip is amazing! It plays every game I have. Not at the best settings (obviously) but at acceptional ones.

Motherboard

It's a great motherboard for the price! The colors aren't really too great on it, but if you're case is closed, you wouldn't even know the difference.

Memory

Dirt cheap. Over clocked relatively easily.

Case

Little flimsy on side panels. Includes a fan controller. Decent, but not worth the money

Power Supply

Cheap. Haven't heard it once.

Optical Drive

Can be a little loud. But it was dirt cheap ($12 when I got it).

Case Fan

Cheap. Can be a tad loud if turned up too high.

Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Good solid first build with room to update as you go. Nice work.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. And yes I did want to have that upgradablility in the future without any bottlenecks

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like the price :D

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

for the APU to shine in games

you do need fast Dual DIMM RAMs like 2133MHz ones

your next upgrade should now include 8GB or 16GB DDR 2133 or 2400MHz RAMs

second is the CPU cooler can be swapped for the Coolermaster 212 Evo or the 212X

third is the SSD for the shiny Win 10 later

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

16GB provides a few more FPS I believe, not worth cost of twice as much, speed of RAM is true though. Guys, seriously, don't go for Windows 10 yet. Some people like Godzlegend1 its going great, for me, all I can do is surf the internet.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

You need to do a clean (fresh) install of windows, people with issues have solve them by doing a clean install. If you are updating from windows 7 or 8, first do the update so Microsoft recognizes or validates your key, then do a fresh install. (this is so you don't have problems activating windows 10)

16GB provides a few more FPS I believe, not worth cost of twice as much, speed of RAM is true though.

yep with kaveri ram speed (2133 or 2400 recommended) BUT kaveri also sees improvement with dual rank memory. Its very difficult to find (2X4gb kit) that are dual rank. The crucial ballistix 1866 kit is dual rank but the speed is not the best. The good thing with 2X8gb kit is that they are dual rank and you can easily get 16gb for 85 bucks right now.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

And here it is in benchmark form!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

this is the improvement of dual rank memory with kaveri

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I do plan on getting a 2x4 kit of 2400Mhz ram. I also want to get a corsair h60 water cooler

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

look at the CoolerMaster Seidon 120V or XL

those are mighty watercoolers on a budget

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Since it says "ask for genuine Microsoft software" does that mean yours isn't genuine? I don't have that on my system page

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

no, its a standard badge on windows 7 system page, they removed it in windows 8 and 10

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, are you happy with the performance so far?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely! Plays every game I have! Doesn't max everything out but it will run any game.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That is great! I hope you continue to be happy with it!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you connect all the case fans to the mobo? (because of the one case fan slot)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The case came handily with a fan controller :)

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

he probs took the parts from his inventory into the list

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I forgot to show everything as un-purchased. Actually costed roughly $370 I think.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Umm.....

Here come around back will ya

punches you in the face

It's an APU it has the CPU+GPU on the same die. Easy mistake to make.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah... many people think the same way.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Its right next to the cpu cores!

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

It's an Apu processor. It's integrated