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An APU build for a friend.
by abaszczynski
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Description

So this build was fun for me. A friend gave me a budget, and we talked about a few options he had. In order to keep prices as low as he was looking for, we ended up going with an APU. All in all, this project only took me about an hour of ACTUAL building time, seeing as the other 10 or so was software ********. He's using the machine for interweb surfing and light gaming. I like the way things turned out.

Details
AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.8GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
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PickItApart 10 points 16 months ago

You put the RAM in wrong. It should have a space slot between them. This allows for dual channel. In your Bios it says single channel cuz one of the RAM sticks is in wrong slot.

 
 
abaszczynski [Submitter] [3 Builds] 2 points 16 months ago

I've since realized this and will be heading over to his place soon to make the adjustment.

 
 
PirateCoffee 8 points 16 months ago

Oh why Norton....

 
 
abaszczynski [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

I didn't even buy it for the computer, it came with one of the things I purchased.

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I_like_to_look_at_gaming_build 1 point 11 days ago

You need to get Kaspersky or herd protect

 
 
Goodeggray 4 points 16 months ago

You make very good choices given the budget you had to work with.

 
 
ExtremeBananas 3 points 16 months ago

nice! looks like you managed to pack some serious punch into a little over 500$ budget machine! Looks like a great pc!

Happy Gaming!

 
 
jakav001 2 points 12 months ago

Very solid! I have been putting together a build on a similar budget and I am using a lot of the same parts. It's nice to see solid cable management even on a budget build.

 
 
abaszczynski [Submitter] [3 Builds] 2 points 12 months ago

Haha yeah, I really hate cables being out and about in a case, so it drives me insane when that's the only option.

 
 
PickItApart 1 point 16 months ago

I would have suggested faster RAM. 2133. It helps the APU a lot.

 
 
abaszczynski [Submitter] [3 Builds] 0 points 16 months ago

I would've gotten it, but the faster you go, the more money you spend. And the guy I was building for didn't want to pay more.

 
 
Sabotage 1 point 16 months ago

I just put the cx500m in my brothers machine, it is such a nice psu! I like the parts and tons of pictures.

 
 
miniclipgamer [2 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

To the other person who built an APU build and got downvoted to crap:

This is the correct price range for an APU build, and he's using it correctly.

 
 
bogy1 [2 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

Love the Photos ! I did a similar build. Very happy with the performance for the price.

 
 
hunter32tz [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

Meh I would of put a hyper 212 evo, but still a great APU build.

 
 
tylerfig [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

how is the cpu cooler? I always heard anything is better than the stock amd cooler

 
 
abaszczynski [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

I have it in my main machine, which does a lot more work than this one, and it kicks a lot of ass for being so small.

 
 
ck3 1 point 16 months ago

I've never seen that ..

 
 
abaszczynski [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

What's "that"?

 
 
ck3 1 point 16 months ago

Dual channel RAM going side by side on the motherboard. I was responding to "DickTwisterTheSeccond."

 
 
SIRmisterD 1 point 16 months ago

Dang, what camera is he using to take those pics. Those were some awesome shots!

In my opinion, I think it was a nice build overall. There may have been a few mistakes here and there, but thats nature. We all make mistakes, we are humans. It's something we can't handle. I don't see the big deal, but people will hate. :/

Good job!

 
 
abaszczynski [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

Hah, I just used a little Canon A2200, cheap point-and-shoot. Thanks tho!

 
 
SIRmisterD 2 points 16 months ago

Oh, thanks! And I'm not kidding. Those pics were stunning! :D

 
 
Mattyice47 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

How much RAM can you allocate to the iGPU on this Motherboard?

 
 
abaszczynski [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 15 months ago

What do you mean? The max amount of ram the board can take?

 
 
Mattyice47 [1 Build] 1 point 15 months ago

How much RAM were you able to allocate as VRAM?

 
 
watermanjh [2 Builds] 1 point 14 months ago

On some of the motherboards you can manually tell it how much RAM to use for the graphics processor side.

 
 
Alagamasha 1 point 6 months ago

My favourite case!

 
 
ExcaliburVII 0 points 16 months ago

Nice build! Tons of awesome pictures and your cable management is pretty good, too. APUs are great for light gaming, though it probably would've been a better idea to get the Richland APUs that just came out.

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

and pay 30$ more the 6800k when the difference is barely noticeable? nah..

 
 
Spiral350 0 points 16 months ago

5% increase in performance for 15% higher price. No point.

 
 
abaszczynski [Submitter] [3 Builds] 1 point 16 months ago

I purchased all the parts JUST before the new series came out. It's alright though, considering the minimal increase Richland has over the Trinity series.