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Bad Ass Asus
by Roxastheman
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Description

I couldn't think of a name so I just named it that.

This is my first build ever and I am quite pleased with it. The system I had before was a Dell Dimension 3000, so going from that to this was a huge leap. This system preforms much better that that piece of crap I was using before. For now I am using the monitor that you see in the picture, but in the future I plan to purchase a monitor with a 1080p resolution. Future additions also include a 92mm and 120mm fan for the rear and side panel respectively, a 120 GB SSD, a CPU cooler, and a 6670 to run in crossfire with the APU.

Details
AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.1GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
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BoltActionWaffle [2 Builds] 11 points 11 months ago

What resolution is that monitor?

 
 
Roxastheman [Submitter] [1 Build] 5 points 11 months ago

1024x768 It is the monitor that came with the Dell Dimension 3000.

 
 
BoltActionWaffle [2 Builds] 7 points 11 months ago

Ofc I get downboted for a simple question, I think you'll be happy when you get a new 1080p monitor.

 
 
RyneSmith [4 Builds] 2 points 11 months ago

Nice budget build, I don't think the 2400 RAM is going to make any difference but for that price I'm not gonna be a stickler about it haha

 
 
Grazzert [2 Builds] 4 points 11 months ago

faster RAM is actually a non-negligible difference when used with an APU like OP has, but yeah, that's a freaking steal for that ram

 
 
Frostbyter 2 points 11 months ago

I thought faster RAM wit APU builds really improved the fps?

 
 
joe1134206 [1 Build] 3 points 11 months ago

"Non-negligible" = important (confused me for a second too)

 
 
Frostbyter 1 point 11 months ago

Ah. Ok lol.

 
 
Funkbass [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

It does. As Grazzert just said.

 
 
BoltActionWaffle [2 Builds] 2 points 11 months ago

Oh ya, btw, If you want to use the Ram at 2400mhz, you need to use the XMP profile for the Ram.

 
 
Roxastheman [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

How do you use the XMP profiles? I got it to 1866 today, but I don't want to go any further unless I know for sure what I am doing.

 
 
BoltActionWaffle [2 Builds] 2 points 11 months ago

You go into the bios and there should be a few profiles you can choose from.

 
 
Roxastheman [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

I need step by step dude I don't know where to go.

 
 
BoltActionWaffle [2 Builds] 3 points 11 months ago

Open up the bios, open up the advanced options, goto Ai tweaker then next to AI overclocking tuner, change it to "X.M.P"

-Tyler

 
 
Roxastheman [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

Thank you, now it is running at 2400Mhz.

 
 
BoltActionWaffle [2 Builds] 2 points 11 months ago

Np, Alot of people assume that when you buy higher clocked ram that it's factory overclocked to that speed then sold.

 
 
Roxastheman [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Well I did try and run it at 2400Mhz before, but it started buzzing so I had to reset the memory.

 
 
BoltActionWaffle [2 Builds] 2 points 11 months ago

Ya, there's some things in the Profile that you need. Like voltage changes.

 
 
mattataki [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

The A10-6800K supports up to DDR3-2133MHz memory and has a 100-Watt TDP. So basically, that 2400Mhz ram cannot run at his full potential. It's best if he doesn't try that again or else he will end up with a faulty-er ram stick each time he let's it at 2400. It was certainly not a good idea to get that ram up to that frequency.

Edit: That ASUS mobo is the only one I've seen supporting up to 2400Mhz. All others I've seen so far stop at 2133. I think it's that ASUS was looking in future-proofing their mobo since AMD is still using the FM2 chipset.

 
 
mattataki [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Nope, The APU does not support that ram, sorry, I posted earlier but I did not see this error, when i was reading, my jaw fell to the floor.

 
 
BoltActionWaffle [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

This is like a month old haha, I'm not very active on the forums anymore :/ I answer questions off the top of my head so sometimes I say incorrect info.

 
 
Smily 2 points 11 months ago

Badassus.

 
 
fsma92 [8 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

Dont even bother with the 7750 you won't see much of an improvement.. might as well get a 7850 or something like that.. the APU with RAM that fast performs actually pretty well try overclocking it a bit more and it's insanely fast.

Here's a video that could help you on the matter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGlnnMNuEHk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUNovoA9w0KnxyDP5bGrOYzg

 
 
Roxastheman [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Well I probably should of added that I was going to put the 7750 in crossfire with the APU. Will it still not make a difference if I do that?

 
 
fsma92 [8 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

oh then it shall, but I'm not sure it crossfires with a 7750, check on the side of the box. It should say

 
 
fsma92 [8 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

pretty sure it's only with a 6570 and 6670 you can get a cheap 6670 for 60$ so your doubling your performance for 60$ according to them.

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/A10-6800K/images/dual_graphics.jpg

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r6670md2gd3v2

 
 
Roxastheman [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

That is just what it says on the box it does support a crossfire with a 7750. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-353-AM

 
 
fsma92 [8 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

I don't know about that;

"Yup the 7750 in dual graphics performs worse than my 5800k and 6670 in dual graphics. Its also very unstable. Ended up corrupting the bios on my friends mobo so I would just stick with the? 6670..."

"Don't waste your time or money with the A10-68800k/7750 crossfire....the drivers don't that allow the dual graphics for this set up are not stable and cause random freezing/crashing...I just built a system for a? friend using this set up and it is highly unstable with no over clocking...going to RMA the 7750 and go with the 6670 instead...there are no issues with the A10/6670 crossfire...."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKO0njZN10g

read through some of the comments I wouldn't take the chance. If it doesn't say it supports it on the box, don't take the chance of wasting 100$.

Spend 60$ on the 6670 and double your performance..

 
 
Roxastheman [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Alright, thanks for the advice.

 
 
fsma92 [8 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

np ^

 
 
gabegabbert [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

I don't think it's possible to crossfire a 7750 with a A10 6800k. I beleive the only crossfire obtainable (without major tweaking) is a 6670. Similair performance anyway, and 50$ cheaper. As long as you get the DDR5 version! make sure of that.

 
 
CbassFishin 1 point 11 months ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGlnnMNuEHk <-----Shows the performance between ram speeds

 
 
JPKaizer [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

get a 7770 at least man its a good card for its price/performance or you can get a 7850 when you get the 1080p monitor.

 
 
ianchessure 1 point 11 months ago

Nice APU build, man. Excellent choice of parts. Its amazing you still have a 5:4 monitor, I love those things. Wish they'd actually bring them back.

 
 
Possumjones 1 point 11 months ago

I love that monitor too! It looks like ET. I want to do an APU build.

 
 
sketch24 [6 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

Nice budget build .

 
 
mattataki [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

The A10-6800K supports up to DDR3-2133MHz memory and has a 100-Watt TDP.

I would like to ask you, did it work? Does the ram work good?

 
 
Roxastheman [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Well in the BIOS it says that it is running at 2400MHz. Is there somewhere else I can check to verify that it is indeed running at 2400MHz?

 
 
mattataki [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

The A10-6800K supports up to DDR3-2133MHz memory and has a 100-Watt TDP. So basically, that 2400Mhz ram cannot run at his full potential. It's best if he doesn't try that again or else he will end up with a faulty-er ram stick each time he let's it at 2400. It was certainly not a good idea to get that ram up to that frequency.

Quoted by: myself

Edit: That ASUS mobo is the only one I've seen supporting up to 2400Mhz. All others I've seen so far stop at 2133. I think it's that ASUS was looking in future-proofing their mobo since AMD is still using the FM2 chipset.

See this helpful chart about your APU and ram.