Description

I'm 16, and after working for 8 months, I paid $900 of this build, the last $247 were for Christmas.

I plan on getting a better CPU and motherboard.

My motherboard wasn't on here, but this is this closest to it I could find and now it say my RAM isn't compatible but it works! I have a Gigabyte A75-D3H motherboard.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

awesome build bro! Nice to see someone who actually works for their build, rather than being spoon fed it :)+1 Nice parts too! Interested to see why you chose that A8 apu?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll be honest, I didn't really know anything about CPU or Motherboards so I just kind of got a combo, i'm going to change it once I get money.

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build, however I would have spent less on the case, and gone with an FX series processor. The PSU is a little overkill as well. Other than that, it's pretty good!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Quite overkill

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks awesome! White Phantoms are easily one of the coolest looking cases out there. You should really post more pics of the inside, that's what a lot of us are here to look at ;D One thing questionable is the 750W power supply. You need nothing more than a 600W. Even tri-SLI Titans only use 720W and they automatically clock themselves to 80C. Another is 8GB of 1333MHz RAM for $80? You can get 2000+ MHz RAM for that price.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Just saw Levi's comment. Whenever getting an APU, I recommend crossfiring a Radeon graphics card and the APU graphics. You might as well have not gotten that APU period and gone with a an FX series chip. The graphics on the APU are now useless. You would've had more video performance with the R9 270 and the APU graphics, probably a 20% FPS gain in most games.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you trying to say you can crossfire the R9 270 with a llano APU?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad was thinking 7770.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

7750

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the Power Supply for $100 during the holiday so I took the opportunity but that was the original price. & I don't know anything about the numbers in RAM, but my friend told me to get 8GB and that would be enough so I just went to Best Buy and got some.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I will put pictures of the inside, I'm waiting for my GTX 660 in the mail. I put this up as soon as I ordered the GTX 660.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Could have definitely made some better choices on your part selection, and prices seem a bit wonky in places ($170 for that PSU?!) but hope you enjoy it!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what i've been hearing, i'm new to this stuff and was just excited and kind of got what looked cool or decent.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't get too let down, it's not "the best it could be" but that's what first time builds are for! Learning.

When you look towards upgrading I hope you do question whether or not some things are worth it. For example, would you get a $70 benefit to change from 1333MHZ Ram to 1600MHZ Ram? Would upgrading to a FX 6300, and a compatible motherboard costing ~$200-300 in total really net you a performance gain worthy of the investment?

As it's already built, I'd generally say not really at this point, so don't be too pressured to make those incremental upgrades at such costs.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, well thank you.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Instant -1 for pics

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I will definitely be upgrading RAM, CPU, Motherboard in the future.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

RAM should be a last priority. With discrete graphics the benefit of 1600MHz or even 2133MHz is marginal and task specific. DDR2 to DDR3 isn't even that big of an increase in performance.