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I went into this thinking that I was building an awesome machine. I wasn't wrong...It's awesome. For the price. In terms of reliability..I would stick with this build if I didn't want to upgrade at all. I loved everything about it, and seeing as though it's my first build, I loved everything that had to do with putting it all together.

I was an AMD fanatic, however now I feel like Intel is slowly changing me into one of them!

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

I agree with DiamondFrag101 you did kind of spend the same amount of money for less if you would of gone with an i5 (amd cpu's right now aren't the best). All in all I think it is a decent build, nice job! (Btw +1 on the dual monitors, I love dual monitors :P)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. My next build will have a 6-core i7 and a 980. This was just a budget build to get me through my first year of college and light gaming. :P

Thank you!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

It's always nice to see an A10 processor in a build

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Although I did get a terrible Fire Storm number. :(

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

No mouse?

Other than that, nice build!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

No mouse and tons of pictures of the keyboard and all of its colors.

Looks like he is also missing one stick of RAM and the heat sync looks pretty dirty, but those are just my thoughts.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a cheap $15 mouse from Walmart. I didn't think I had to include it in the build. For me, mice aren't really that important when it comes to gaming. Will be getting a Razer to match my KB or a Corsair for the RGB aesthetics.

Thank you!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it. +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you get the APU to put in an invida graphics card, that shuts off the integrated graphics. At this rate it would have been better to go with an FX CPU or a R7 GPU (to crossfire the APU).

All and all the build looks decent (less the GPU choice), though it looks like you are missing a stick of RAM in your picture.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I am. One of them died unfortunately. 12GB is fine for me!

Yeah, I was told about the APU after I had built the thing by a friend. Wasn't very computer-savvy in regards to knowing about them. :\

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The APU's are a very unique beast, I had an APU some time ago and when I picked up a GPU I had by grace picked up one that worked in crossfirex (I did not know about it at the time it was just luck). One major benefit is the APU's officially support much higher ram then the FX and i3/5/7 CPUS (less that i7 that supports DDR4), so you don't have to worry about the memory controller when OCing your ram to ridicules numbers.

Though running 3 sticks could be stressing your memory controller a bit on the CPU but I don't think its anything to worry about less you overclock the ram really high.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Y u no Athlon 860K?!?!?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The processor I chose was really a shot in the dark. I went as low priced as possible, which was kind of a big mistake. A10 series seemed to be nicely budgeted for the "specs" it came with, according to reviews, so I went for it. Athlon looks a bit nicer, especially since it's cheaper.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not big at all. My next budget is going to be $2k and I will be decking it out ;)

Thank you !

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, I'll keep an eye out for it in the future

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand. At the time, the 970/980 had not been released. It was up in the 780s I believe. I was stuck on AMD for quite a while, I realized just a week or two ago that I should have gone Intel, which is what I'm doing with this next build.