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This was part of my first build I did back in January, I have since switched out some things and have added some new things. All prices are set manually to what I paid for everything. Will update clocks/scores in a bit

pictures are old, will update soon

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the MOBO? was thinkin about either the one you got or the Asus M5A97 R2.0

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd prob go Asus. Gigabyte one seems to "double restart" pc on boot up, no waya round it

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep in mind the mobo he has listed and the one in the build are not the same. I came here for the same reason.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I have seen this exact build before with less of an overclock and a higher cpu temp, so what way did you apply your thermal compound because it seems like you did a good job of it!

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

a8 is bottle necking the 7950 to death would recommend at least an oc'ed 6300 or more preferably an 8320 or an 8350. or on the intel side an i5 4670k but you would have to get a new mobo for those cpus

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

the a series is very capable of handling its own on computation. the bets thing todo however is to overclock the ram as apu's are ram hungry

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks for the tip

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

APU's are only ram hungry if you don't have a dedicated graphics card... Besides that, it won't matter as much.

He's right about the computing, though. APU's are decent in most games (if that's what you use it for), of course there will be bottlenecks in CPU intensive games like Crysis 3 but it should be perfectly fine for most other things like Bioshock Infinite.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah ok makes sense. When testing the Unigine Valley benchmark the lowest percentage the GPU dropped to was 85% with it mostly sitting at 97-98.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Unigine Heaven is mostly a GPU benchmark with minimal CPU usage. If you want to push both CPU and GPU, I suggest 3D Mark. Though I'm gonna tell you right now, your APU is not gonna do well in 3D mark.

The APU does well enough in gaming because most games nowadays use the CPU minimally and push most of the work off to the GPU. CPU's matter much less than they used to, which isn't to say they don't matter, just that they don't need to be as relatively strong in comparison to your graphics card as they used to be.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

APU's being RAM hunger only applies when you're using the integrated graphics, it makes no different when you have a dedicated GPU. I hate when people keep saying "APU NEED FAST RAM"... yes but only for the iGPU, otherwise no.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I think a 6300 is perfect

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

ya its the best budget cpu

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah but if you can catch an 8320 on sale its only 20$ more.

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

Don't you wish you just had all the money you paid and could start from scratch?

  • 76 months ago
  • -1 points

Why would you buy an apu just to crosfire it with a discrete graphics card when you could of just got a way better cpu for that price like a phenom

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

updated main post.

Forgot to add that in why I have an APU

  • 76 months ago
  • -1 points

Cable managementttttttt :(

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Literally best I could do, the back is full. It makes it look worse form the flash of the camera then it actually is.