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Posted · Original PosterOP

OK, so I recently learned about AMDs APUs and they seem amazing. And they are cheap for what they are! Enough of the fanboying. Here is the build. It is currently on-hold as I scrape up funding, and this is most likely gonna be a permanent pc. The total (without shipping) is $366.28 (242.39 Pounds, 336.55 Euros). Here is the parts list. If you don't trust that, here is the other version:

- WD Green 1TB HDD @ 7200 RPM

- CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler

- Rosewill Dual Fan FBM-01 Micro ATX case

- EVGA 430W 80+ 

- AMD A10 7850K APU, 4 cores @ 3.7Ghz / 4Ghz Turbo w/ 4MB Cache AND Radeon R7 Graphics built in (720Mhz) TDP of 95W

- 8GB Kit of Kingston HyperX FURY (2x 4GB) @ 1866Mhz

- Gigabyte AMD FM2+ A68H Motherboard (GA-F2A68HM-H)

 

Actually, it will be a bit more than $366.28 because that was BEFORE I decided to use a 2x 4GB kit of HyperX Fury. I wanted 2 so I could go dual channel. 

And, yes I like the Rosewill FBM-01 case. It just looks so sleek ans stuff.

Also, the APU is like my CPU on steroids. It is the 4 core version of my i3 530 pretty much. 

Any suggestions appreciated.

ps. It will run Ubuntu to cut down on OS costs.

 

 

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dont expect to be gaming on high settings but yes they are good for simple tasks that use a little more gpu than intel can provide

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OK, so I recently learned about AMDs APUs and they seem amazing. And they are cheap for what they are! Enough of the fanboying. Here is the build. It is currently on-hold as I scrape up funding, and this is most likely gonna be a permanent pc. The total (without shipping) is $366.28 (242.39 Pounds, 336.55 Euros). Here is the parts list. If you don't trust that, here is the other version:

- WD Green 1TB HDD @ 7200 RPM

- CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler

- Rosewill Dual Fan FBM-01 Micro ATX case

- EVGA 430W 80+ 

- AMD A10 7850K APU, 4 cores @ 3.7Ghz / 4Ghz Turbo w/ 4MB Cache AND Radeon R7 Graphics built in (720Mhz) TDP of 95W

- 8GB Kit of Kingston HyperX FURY (2x 4GB) @ 1866Mhz

- Gigabyte AMD FM2+ A68H Motherboard (GA-F2A68HM-H)

 

Actually, it will be a bit more than $366.28 because that was BEFORE I decided to use a 2x 4GB kit of HyperX Fury. I wanted 2 so I could go dual channel. 

And, yes I like the Rosewill FBM-01 case. It just looks so sleek ans stuff.

Also, the APU is like my CPU on steroids. It is the 4 core version of my i3 530 pretty much. 

Any suggestions appreciated.

ps. It will run Ubuntu to cut down on OS costs.

Really depends on where you're trying to go with your PC. Light gaming on Low/Medium Settings, Web Browsing should be fine for that PC.


Main Rig

 

Case: NZXT H440 White | CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K @5.2GHz | CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i Hydro Series | Motherboard: MSI Z97S Krait Edition | RAM: HyperX Fury White & Black Series 16GB (4x4GB) OC to 2133MHz | Graphics Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti ArcticStorm | SSD: Intel 730 Series 480GB & Samsung 840 256GB | HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm | PSU: EVGA 750W Supernova G2 80+ Gold | Display: BenQ XL2420G & Samsung S20D300 | Headset: Corsair 1500 | Mouse: Logitech G700S | Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Silver RED LED

 XENON Build:  

 

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 @3.3GHz | Intel DZ68BC | Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x4GB 1866MHz | Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB | MSI GeForce GTX 680 | Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey | Seasonic 520W 80+ Platinum Fanless

Office Build:

 

Case: Fractal Focus G White | CPU: i5-8600K | CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo | Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO | RAM: Corsair LPX 16GB-2666 | GPU: MSI GTX 1060 6GB GAMING X | SSD: Kingston A400 240GB | HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm | PSU: EVGA BT 450W+ Bronze

 

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iPhone XS Max 512GB Gold

 

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if your budget is a max of 400 dollars you can actuly get a better build. i used to own an a10 7850k with 2133 ram. an i gpu is still an i gpu.

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3qjwdC

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3qjwdC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3qjwdC/by_merchant/
 
CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($111.92 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($32.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Team DARK L3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 1GB Core Edition Video Card  ($113.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Azza Cosmas ATX Mid Tower Case  ($19.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($24.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $373.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-05 21:13 EST-0500

CPU: I7 8700k @ 5ghz | Motherboard: Asus Z370-Prime | RAM: White Crucial balistix DDR4 2133mhz | GPU: GTX 1080TI | Storage: ssd HyperX 240gig, 2x2tb seagate Firecuda 1tb, BPX 480 gig nvme, 1tb sandisk ssd  | Cooling: Custom loop | PSU: Evga supernova 850w G2 | Case: Phanteks enthoo evolv atx black White modded | system theme: White/RGB/Weiss

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OK, so I recently learned about AMDs APUs and they seem amazing. And they are cheap for what they are!

nope, they are not...99% of the time you'd be better with say a core i3 or an athlon 860K and a lowish-end GPU!


| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio 2ghz OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
| Displays: Acer Predator XB270HU 1440p Gsync 144hz IPS Gaming monitor | Oculus Rift S

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I've had an A10-6800K for about a year. It's nothing special. I had to take the R7 260X out at one point and left it on the APU alone - sure, it seemed almost identical on the desktop and browser, but elsewhere (games, especially) it kinda.. well, flopped. Nothing near respectable in my experience. 

 

As thorbrantly101 added in to the build, a dedicated GPU will serve you far better in the long-run; I'd say more on the 2GB version of the 260X or a GTX 950 or 750tI. As will a better SSD (I've never heard of Team Dark, I've got to admit) like an OCZ or Samsung.


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Dare mo ga hontou wa shinjitai kedo  /  Uragirarere ba fukaku kizu tsuite shimau mono

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I've had an A10-6800K for about a year. It's nothing special. I had to take the R7 260X out at one point and left it on the APU alone - sure, it seemed almost identical on the desktop and browser, but elsewhere (games, especially) it kinda.. well, flopped. Nothing near respectable in my experience. 

 

As thorbrantly101 added in to the build, a dedicated GPU will serve you far better in the long-run; I'd say more on the 2GB version of the 260X or a GTX 950 or 750tI. As will a better SSD (I've never heard of Team Dark, I've got to admit) like an OCZ or Samsung.

thanks for noticing me. the team ssds are decent i use them on my test bench. they arent the best prefomance but they are littarly the cheapest 


CPU: I7 8700k @ 5ghz | Motherboard: Asus Z370-Prime | RAM: White Crucial balistix DDR4 2133mhz | GPU: GTX 1080TI | Storage: ssd HyperX 240gig, 2x2tb seagate Firecuda 1tb, BPX 480 gig nvme, 1tb sandisk ssd  | Cooling: Custom loop | PSU: Evga supernova 850w G2 | Case: Phanteks enthoo evolv atx black White modded | system theme: White/RGB/Weiss

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thanks for noticing me. the team ssds are decent i use them on my test bench. they arent the best prefomance but they are littarly the cheapest 

Good to know they're not going to explode if I ever go for one! If it's his only drive, though, he may be better opting for a bit more guaranteed stability.


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I'd up the RAM to 2133mhz at least, APU's love the higher speed RAM.

Other than that it's decent, but as others have pointed out there are much stronger routes to go for just a little if not the same amount of investment.


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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Good to know they're not going to explode if I ever go for one! If it's his only drive, though, he may be better opting for a bit more guaranteed stability.

lel i picked up a whole bunch of low end ssd's to resell when i upgrade peoples computers. some ocz triton 100's some sandisk random ones a few (really cheep)  v300's and 2 of these team one. they preform about as well as the ocz triton 100 and a little worse the sandisk one but much better v300s. these all use crappy flash except the sandisk one.


CPU: I7 8700k @ 5ghz | Motherboard: Asus Z370-Prime | RAM: White Crucial balistix DDR4 2133mhz | GPU: GTX 1080TI | Storage: ssd HyperX 240gig, 2x2tb seagate Firecuda 1tb, BPX 480 gig nvme, 1tb sandisk ssd  | Cooling: Custom loop | PSU: Evga supernova 850w G2 | Case: Phanteks enthoo evolv atx black White modded | system theme: White/RGB/Weiss

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok, thanks for all of the input. I think I may re-use my 750ti ftw with the build, and I do want to stay under $400. Also, is there away to overclock ram? My current build is running 1333Mhz and i want to see if I could overclock it. If the CPU has anything to do with it, I have an i3 530. Is there any brand that has relatively cheap 2133Mhz RAM? Again, thanks. 

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Ok, thanks for all of the input. I think I may re-use my 750ti ftw with the build, and I do want to stay under $400. Also, is there away to overclock ram? My current build is running 1333Mhz and i want to see if I could overclock it. If the CPU has anything to do with it, I have an i3 530. Is there any brand that has relatively cheap 2133Mhz RAM? Again, thanks. 

not really a point ram speeds really dont make a diffidence in gaming the only reason i have 2133 ram is because i got 4 sticks for 40$ on sale. 

 

eh an i3 530 is kind of pushing it i have a i5 750 and its a little old. if you have a motherboard that can overclock fine but i would sugest droping the 150$ on a new mobo and cpu.


CPU: I7 8700k @ 5ghz | Motherboard: Asus Z370-Prime | RAM: White Crucial balistix DDR4 2133mhz | GPU: GTX 1080TI | Storage: ssd HyperX 240gig, 2x2tb seagate Firecuda 1tb, BPX 480 gig nvme, 1tb sandisk ssd  | Cooling: Custom loop | PSU: Evga supernova 850w G2 | Case: Phanteks enthoo evolv atx black White modded | system theme: White/RGB/Weiss

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