Description

This is a decent computer for the price. I bought it on black friday, so everything was cheaper. 30 bucks off the ram, and 50 off the case. I got the CPU as a gift from a friend. This build will probably not be for gaming, but I will probably add a GPU in the future to broadcast to my TV, maybe even Kaveri.

CPU: got it as a gift.

MOBO: Third one. The first, an MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 was missing parts, and the second, a gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H broke during windows install. I was watching austin evans, and he recommended this, so I thought it well to use it.

RAM: got it for 53 bucks on newegg. Awesome, and really fast.

SSD: small capacity, but boots up in 10 seconds!!!

HDD: I haven't gotten arund to using this yet, as I need another sata cable, which should come anytime soon.....

CASE: Good case, albeit a bit large. It has LEDs built in. got it for 50 bucks cheaper than the listed price.

PSU: I kinda wish I had gotten a more powerful one. It can't support many video cards.

DVD drive: Good one, for a pretty cheap price.

OS: I don't see what's wrong with windows 8. It just takes a bit of getting used to.

Please tell me how good this is, what I could have done better, and anything else you want to know.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 5 points

32 bit Windows with 8 gb ram?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Anything wrong with that?

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

32 bit OS cannot address more than 4 GB(ish) of Ram without some sort of paging mechanism. Windows 8, to my knowledge, does not have any such mechanism. If you go to task manager, how much ram does it say you have?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It is reserving 5.8 gigs, and is using 1.1, with 1.1 more if it's needed.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it possible that you actually have the 64 bit version? According to this wiki, windows could actually address more ram using PAE, but their licensing prohibits it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Address_Extension#Microsoft_Windows

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

windows will recognize that you have the extra ram, it just won't be able to utilize it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

yeah. OP, you dun goofed right there. I would see if there is a return policy or maybe an upgrade thing.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Well doesn't 32 bit windows only support 4gb of ram?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's better to get a 64 bit OS with higher amounts of RAM.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, due to how they're programmed, 32-bit operating systems will not recognize any more than 3GB of RAM. if you want to use all 8GB, you'd either need a motherboard with workarounds (ASRock has something for that, but i think they're limited to Intel boards) or a 64-bit operating system. plus, more software in the coming years will require 64-bit operating systems.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad... I know your pain, I think it's pretty silly that the HDD doesn't come with a SATA cable. :/ Also, you may want to edit some of the prices, for example, the case. Very nice.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. The sata cables that I ordered should have come by Friday, but they still haven't shown up. :(

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Never seen that case before but I love what Bit Fenix does. Looks like a decent build for the price though. Great deal on that RAM.

Is that CPU Mantle compatible? If so, that should work out well for you until you decide to get a GPU.

More pics of the inside wouldn't hurt either :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would be more than willing to take more pics of the inside. I just don't know how to update the description.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Click on your username > Completed Builds > Edit

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

the A8-6600K is NOT Mantle-compatible. only the Kaveri APUs are, and that's because the onboard GPU of Kaveri uses the GCN architecture. only GCN-based GPUs (HD7000 and R7/R9 series) are compatible with Mantle [for now].

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha. Well since he's not planing on gaming on it then he should still be fine.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Lovely case!

Caroline

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

seriously, that bitfenix logo looks sweet

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you press a button on the case, the computer will shut down. when it stars up again, the logo lights up red!!!!!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were to upgrade the PSU, what should I upgrade to?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

you said non gaming so there is absolutely no reason to upgrade to be quite honest.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your build for the money. In general, quality parts. As already mentioned, you need 64 bit Windows. Other than that, I like it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, man! I just got extra SATA cables today, and will be using them to attach my hard drive. Also, do you know if I can somehow upgrade to 64-bit Windows without the installation disk?