Description

First - all the parts came perfect, and during the build I ran into no problems, which i was surprised because this was my first build and I was expecting problems. Computer booted up with no errors and everything was fine.

Second - I used this computer for editing, browsing and gaming. Games played so far are Planetside 2, Warface and Gta 5, which two I got 40-60 fps on high settings, except for Planetside 2 - which I had to lower settings, due to the fact that Planetside 2 is a CPU intense game and my CPU isn't the greatest.

Last - The computer is very silent and cool, even under load, it stays cool(even with stock cooler, which is what I'm using) and the monitor and keyboard/mouse are very good. Also the case looks nice with the red led fan at the front.

ALSO - the reason windows isn't in my build is because I got Windows 8.1 Industry Pro for free from Dreamspark, if ur a student u can sign up and get some expensive stuff free.

Problems: The only problem I ran into was installing windows, but that was my flash drives fault.

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

I love it!!!

+111

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a pretty good build for a $350 one

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks and its more than $350

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That CPU is COMPLETLY bottlenecking your system! That chip may look good on specs, but it SUCKS for gaming. Besides that, it's a good build. +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

i know, i made a mistake with it and i plan on upgrading soon and thanks dude.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for understanding. BTW I like the 750ti card. I also prefer it over the r7 360. Seems like everybody else on this site is in love with the r7 360

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks and for the money, people say the 750ti is better in performance and also do u think I should get this CPU. It looks pretty good. AMD Athlon X4 880K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad880kxbjcsbx

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend the x4 860k probably over the 880k because it is cheaper and only .3 Ghz slower, but it depends on preference. Once you get into frequencies that are above 3.4 or 3.5 ghz it doesn't affect the performance that much, as then the performance from there on gaming mainly relies on the # of cores and the GPU. But, if you have the money, You could either go for the x4 880k or the FX-4300, which is only $2 more. It does say it is .2 ghz less, but it is ready for upgrade with the am3+ socket and it has newer, bulldozer cores. I would recommend the fx-4300 but it clearly relies on preference. Or you could get an intel chip. But LGA sockets, eww.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

i kinda cant get the fx-4300 i have a fm2+ socket and thanks for the info :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

also should i get the newer x4 860k or the older one, cause theirs 2 version on newegg

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

also should i get the black edition

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressive

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the build. Why didn't you go with a r7 360 and a a10 7850k and run them in dual graphics mode ?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

a10 7850k

That costs money y'know.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I know i'm not trying to be rude about it i like the build. I was just curious.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That processor would cost too much, since its my first build, I plan on upgrading in the future. Also asking questions isn't rude. curiosity is good, you learn a lot by asking :)

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it! +1 for the AMD love and a nice rig.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

2nd that

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This actually looks really nice. I'm glad that you didn't run into too many problems while building. That keyboard looks pretty cool too btw.

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, and the keyboard is awesome.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that same mouse it really good the keyboard and mouse come in a bundle but I got now of redragons other keyboards.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It is really good, I love it so far.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks really nice, I'm only thinking that you need a serious monitor upgrade my friend.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually I thought the moniter would be total crap, but it is actually really good, image quality is good and response time is 5ms, so its actually not bad and thanks.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just thinking about the aspect ratio, like i play with a 16:9 21.5" monitor with a 5ms delay too

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, i really don't need a big monitor, especially coming from a 17inch laptop

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Your monitor can never be too big, lol.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

true

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 This is very nice! What games do you play and how well do they run?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, and I play Gta 5, Warface and Planetside 2. Gta 5 and Warface runs on high with 40-60fps and Planetside 2 not well because its cpu intensive and I didn't do this build based on cpu power, i did it based on gpu for games that don't bottleneck the cpu. Also going to play more later but havent installed any more as yet. :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, whats your username? I need to play planetside 2 with someone in the future when i finish my pc.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

A4-6300 is what I installed in my girlfriend's computer with stock cooler and it runs silent (she doen't game). But I'm rather surprised that you use this apu for gaming. With an SSD it's gonna be perfect!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah its ok and pretty quite

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest later upgrading to a after market cooler because amd cpus run hot. great build tho

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Im will upgrade my cpu later but the current cpu is prettY cool, even under load

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It actually turned out that my cpu was sent faulty and i got a new one that does not over heat.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that cpu btw

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah the cpu stays pretty cool but for me I hate this cpu because im not using the built in graphics and also it only has 1 core for processing and 1 core for graphics. I plan on upgrading this summer to a quad core, but for now it works. Im just getting a lot of bottlenecking sadly :(

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I messed up I actually have a and atholon x4 something.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I use amd Overdrive and it lets you set the cores. I do not have a apu But I think You could turn It off and have two cores for your cpu.

http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovations/software-technologies/technologies-gaming/over-drive

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I use two of those monitors at work. Nice.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Its good, but i wish it looked better

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a great first build, but why did you get an apu, but then buy a gpu? If you could crossfire, I would understand, but you can't crossfire an amd apu with a nvidia gpu...

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, and I bought the apu because of the price, and the apu is also not powerful enough to run the games i play by itself

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You should of got a 950 for 114 pounds! Cheaper and better performance !

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the suggestion :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I'm using yours as basically an outline for my own computer. +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Piece of advice get this CPU
AMD Athlon X4 880K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor trust me, don't by the CPU, I have, I made a mistake when I selected it. AND THANKS :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the heads up, but I had already ordered the processor xP I will upgrade when I have finished the computer and have everything up and running.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

that's ok, but you'll need to upgrade later, Also let me know how ur build goes :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

are u a first time builder?

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too but I will upgrade to the a10 by the end of the year, not sure which yet

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks and it is actually pretty high quality despite the price :)

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right. you could get a asus or msi 750 ti for 10-30 dollars more and have two fans

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

also +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

also thanks

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

the fans doesn't matter to me, during heavy gaming my graphics card stays very cool, despite the lack of an extra fan :)

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks