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December 26th Ultimate AMD Value APU PC Build Guide

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Posted · Original PosterOP

This ultimate build guide is a little different from previous ones. Normally we feature a lot of hardware that's beyond the financial reach of most viewers, and also beyond their needs. Today is more of a "back to basics" build guide, and the first one we've ever done with AMD as a title sponsor, so we want to give a big shout-out to them for making it possible.

 

 

Below is a list out the components included as well as a source or two for where you can get them  :)

 

 

I can't tell you where to buy this stuff, but I do lean towards NCIX for the Canadians (and International viewers if their pricing and shipping costs work out for you) because they're my bros, and for Americans the Amazon links below are affiliate links, so of course every little bit helps  :)

 

CORE COMPONENTS

 

CPU: AMD A10 6790K
 
Hard Drive: WD 1TB Blue
 
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0
NCIX: N/A
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000

 

(Optional) Video Card: AMD R7 260X

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1c76t1W

Amazonhttp://georiot.co/1rpq

 
RAM: AMD Entertainment 8GB
NCIX: http://bit.ly/1ecLKJG
Power Supply: Seasonic 400W OEM
Amazonhttp://georiot.co/1hc2

 

Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40

Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30
NCIX: http://bit.ly/1c70wBV
Monitor: Acer H236HL BID
 
Operating System: Windows 8
NCIX: http://bit.ly/1a9UIo5
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The video has a acer h236hlbid but the description has PA279Q? :? whaa?

 

Just a guess but I think he may have copied a components list from another post and hasn't finished changing them all yet.

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Just a guess but I think he may have copied a components list from another post and hasn't finished changing them all yet.

probrably, good guess m8 D:

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been a while since you have done one of these, i just wish that it wasnt so hard to do them anymore because you have done pretty much everything now :/ but keep up the awesome work


Specs

CPU: i5 4670k i won the silicon lottery Cooler: Corsair H100i w/ 2x Corsair SP120 quiet editions Mobo: ASUS Z97 SABERTOOTH MARK 1 Ram: Corsair Platnums 16gb (4x4gb) Storage: Samsun 840 evo 256gb and random hard drives GPU: EVGA acx 2.0 gtx 980 PSU: Corsair RM 850w Case: Fractal Arc Midi R2 windowed 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

been a while since you have done one of these, i just wish that it wasnt so hard to do them anymore because you have done pretty much everything now :/ but keep up the awesome work

 

They are an incredible amount of work. They take about 2-3 weeks worth of man-hours to produce (the water cooled one was closer to 4), so they're very expensive. Not many manufacturers can afford the sponsorship that pays for us to make them, especially because part of the terms from our side is that aside from including one of their components they don't get any say in the process...

 

They don't even get to pick which of their components we use unless we agree on it...  This ensure that we end up with GOOD, unbiased build guides, which improves the value of them for the viewers now and in the future, but not all companies are that... open minded. We aren't willing to be flexible about this, however, so only Intel and AMD have engaged with us on these so far.

 

Next year you might see a new sponsor though... It'll be someone very unexpected ;)

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They are an incredible amount of work. They take about 2-3 weeks worth of man-hours to produce (the water cooled one was closer to 4), so they're very expensive. Not many manufacturers can afford the sponsorship that pays for us to make them, especially because part of the terms from our side is that aside from including one of their components they don't get any say in the process...

 

They don't even get to pick which of their components we use unless we agree on it...  This ensure that we end up with GOOD, unbiased build guides, which improves the value of them for the viewers now and in the future, but not all companies are that... open minded. We aren't willing to be flexible about this, however, so only Intel and AMD have engaged with us on these so far.

 

Next year you might see a new sponsor though... It'll be someone very unexpected ;)

 

Very interested who the sponsor is, and i love the guide, thanks for the hard work you guys put into the videos!

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So, is there a reason the links take me to not at all the right parts? lol.

 

The APU links both take me to 4930k's. haha


Rig: i9 9900k @ 5Ghz - - Z390 Auros Elite  - - EVGA RTX 2080 XC Ultra @ 2025Mhz - - 4x8GB Vengeance Pro 3000Mhz @ 3600MHz - - Samsung 950 Pro 512 NVMe Boot + Main Programs - - Samsung 830 Pro 256 RAID 0 Lightroom + Photo work - - WD Blue 1 TB SSD for Games - - Corsair RM650i - - Sound BlasterX EA-5 - - EK Supremacy Evo - - XT45 X-Flow 420 + UT60 280 rads - - EK Full Cover GPU Block - - EK XRES RGB PWM - - Fractal Define S2 - - Acer Predator X34 -- Logitech G502 - - Logitech G710+ - - Logitech Z5500 - - Steel Series QcK XXL

 

Headphones/amp/dac: Schiit Lyr 3 - - Fostex TR-X00 - - Sennheiser HD 6xx

 

Homelab/ Media Server: ESXi 6.5 - - 250 GB SSD for VM's/ESXi boot - - FreeNAS 11.3-U2 - - HPE Proliant ML10 Gen 9 backbone - - i3 6100 - - 28 GB ECC - - 10x4 TB WD Red RAID Z2 - - Corsair 750D - - Corsair RM650i - - Dell H310 6Gbps SAS HBA - - Intel RES2SC240 SAS Expander

 

White Lightning (original full watercooled build) - Homelab / Media Server - The Blue Beast (my car and other expensive hobby...) - iPhone Xs - 2018 MacBook Air

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This ultimate build guide is a little different from previous ones. Normally we feature a lot of hardware that's beyond the financial reach of most viewers, and also beyond their needs. Today is more of a "back to basics" build guide, and the first one we've ever done with AMD as a title sponsor, so we want to give a big shout-out to them for making it possible.

 

 

Below is a list out the components included as well as a source or two for where you can get them  :)

 

 

I can't tell you where to buy this stuff, but I do lean towards NCIX for the Canadians (and International viewers if their pricing and shipping costs work out for you) because they're my bros, and for Americans the Amazon links below are affiliate links, so of course every little bit helps  :)

 

CORE COMPONENTS

 

CPU: AMD A10 6790K
 
Hard Drive: WD 1TB Blue
 
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0
NCIX: N/A
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000

 

(Optional) Video Card: AMD R7 260X

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1a6HMih

Amazonhttp://georiot.co/1rpq

 
RAM: AMD Entertainment 8GB

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1ecLKJG

Power Supply: Seasonic 400W OEM
Amazonhttp://georiot.co/1hc2

 

Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40

Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1c70wBV

Monitor: Acer H236HL BID
 
Operating System: Windows 8

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1cAzgOZ

 

 

Do more amd builds

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CPU: AMD A10 6790K
 
Links to -  Intel i7-4930K LGA 2011
 
Hard Drive: WD 1TB Blue
 
Links to - intel 530 ssd search
 
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0
NCIX: N/A

Amazonhttp://georiot.co/2AKW

 

Links to - ASUS P9X79 WS LGA 2011

 

Case: Fractal Design Core 1000
 
Links to - silverstone tj04e search

 

(Optional) Video Card: AMD R7 260X

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1a6HMih

Amazonhttp://georiot.co/1rpq

 

Links to - ASUS Direct CU II 780

 
RAM: AMD Entertainment 8GB
NCIX: http://bit.ly/1ecLKJG
Amazon: http://georiot.co/2DEI

 

Links to - Corsair Dominator Platinum 64 GB

Power Supply: Seasonic 400W OEM

Amazonhttp://georiot.co/1hc2

 

Links to - Corsair Professional Series AX860 

 

Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40

Amazon: http://georiot.co/1jwq

 

Links to - Logitech G602 

 

Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30
NCIX: http://bit.ly/1c70wBV
Amazonhttp://georiot.co/1qOZ

 

Links to - Logitech G710+ 

Monitor: Acer H236HL BID
 
Links to - ASUS PA279Q 27-Inch
 
Operating System: Windows 8
NCIX: http://bit.ly/1cAzgOZ
 
Links to - Noctua NH-U14S
 

 

 

Thanks Linus  :lol:

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I haven't watched the video fully yet, but the title is misleading, It does have an APU, but seeing as though it has also got a dedicated GPU too.

Also if someone were to build a similar combo with a quad-core FX for slightly less, could that give them the option for a slightly better GPU?

Also I think this build is perfect for an HTPC, if it were in a suitable case and would be quite capable of being a game stream receiver (like shield) when that eventually gets implemented in various software like steam. 


Comb it with a brick

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Posted · Original PosterOP

 

CPU: AMD A10 6790K
 
Links to -  Intel i7-4930K LGA 2011
 
Hard Drive: WD 1TB Blue
 
Links to - intel 530 ssd search
 
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0
NCIX: N/A

Amazonhttp://georiot.co/2AKW

 

Links to - ASUS P9X79 WS LGA 2011

 

Case: Fractal Design Core 1000
 
Links to - silverstone tj04e search

 

(Optional) Video Card: AMD R7 260X

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1a6HMih

Amazonhttp://georiot.co/1rpq

 

Links to - ASUS Direct CU II 780

 
RAM: AMD Entertainment 8GB

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1ecLKJG

Amazon: http://georiot.co/2DEI

 

Links to - Corsair Dominator Platinum 64 GB

Power Supply: Seasonic 400W OEM

Amazonhttp://georiot.co/1hc2

 

Links to - Corsair Professional Series AX860 

 

Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40

Amazon: http://georiot.co/1jwq

 

Links to - Logitech G602 

 

Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1c70wBV

Amazonhttp://georiot.co/1qOZ

 

Links to - Logitech G710+ 

Monitor: Acer H236HL BID
 
Links to - ASUS PA279Q 27-Inch
 
Operating System: Windows 8

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1cAzgOZ

 
Links to - Noctua NH-U14S
 

 

 

Thanks Linus  :lol:

 

 

 

That's really weird. I overwrote all of those.... I guess one of my updates didn't take... Will fix them now :(

 

edit: figured it out. I copied over the text, but the old hyperlinks that I was overwriting stayed. It's all fixed now.

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Next year you might see a new sponsor though... It'll be someone very unexpected ;)

Noctua. It's definitely Noctua. Slap me if I'm wrong.

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Hello guys

Please tell me what to write in google besides the model of the device to find out the appropriate driver . For example for device X i have to search ven_dev_stringX? X beeing the hardware ids value from Device manager?

Thank you.

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those 4k zooms

 

Their 4K equipment isn't ready yet.

 

Plus, if you look carefully, its not actually zooming. Its just a sort of motion blur transition to a close-up footage.

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Man! The intro music is amazing!! Can I get it somewhere? I mean the previous one is cool enough (we don't talk about the family friendly one... ever ;) ) but that one's just awesome! It's on the same level as some of the best stuff on OC Remix in my opinion!


CPU: Intel Core I5 4690k | Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 | RAM: 16GB DDR3 HyperX Savage 2133 | GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Armor | Case: Xigmatek Aquila |   PSU: Corsair RM650i | SSD: Crucial m500 120GB | HDDs: 2x Seagate Barracuda 4TB | CPU Cooler: Bequiet Dark Rock 3 | Casefans: Bitfenix Spectre LED red 200mm (Intake), 2x Bequiet Pure Wings 2 140mm (Exhaust) | OS: Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

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