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There are a couple reasons why I chose the amd a10-6790k. I considered going with Intel i5 but decided to go with the more affordable amd. Since I decided on the cheaper of the two, I wanted to get a higher end, newer amd. I chose the APU so that I wouldn't need to buy a video card until I have the time and money and need for better graphics. Also, I got the unlocked amd for obvious reasons, if I want to overclock. As for my motherboard, I tried choosing one that would utilize my processor and leave many options open for expansion. When choosing the other parts, my main goal was to get quality, highly rated, affordable parts. I built this on a budget so I was trying to make a solid PC with many options for expansion down the road when I have the time and money. First thing I'll be adding is another hard drive or maybe a SSD. I did not know anything about pcs prior to deciding to build this so I appreciate any advice. For now, I'll mostly be using this for school (full time student) and I would love to learn more about making and editing music, photography, and gaming. Cheers!

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Good looking parts list, the only thing I see that needs work is the cable management. I don't see any needed upgrades at this point, but I would suggest tossing an overclock on the RAM and possibly adding a solid state drive. APU's like fast ram, but do your research before overclocking we don't want you killing anything.

Good build, especially for a first time builder. +1

What do you plan on using this for?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Why 4x2GB RAM? Why not just get 2x4GB instead? Would have left some room for future expansion.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

I was under the impression that I had to fill all 4 RAM slots.. Not the case?

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Nope - you can even have just one but 2 or for best performance

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I would appreciate your work a little more if it weren't for that extremely generic name, the tiger. What were you thinking man? And the cable management is horrid, but I have to give you credit for choosing such effective parts for your price bracket! +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I should have put more thought into the name.. I was just so excited it was completed. Also I have had a lot of comments regarding cable management. I have them zip tied where I can and I did run as many as I could on the outside of the case. Do you have any other suggestions?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

The holes in the chasis, run your cables behing the motherboard trey, I looked into this case, it offers decent cable managment, just trial and error man, just try different things with it, it's more of an art than a science

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't look like it, but that's exactly what I did for the most part. Guess I need more trials lol, thanks for the advice!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The 24 pin connector there in the front, if you can route that, it would look a lot better, try to route it in one of the lower holes, and then bring it back through the hole closest to the port on the Mobo.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll give that a try, thanks again!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

So I put a little more effort into the name. Do you like it better? You were right about the tiger being lame..

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Buy a Video card bro. Everything else in the build is begging for one. Also work on the cable management (wire it through the back of the case) But +1 for the parts you chose :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

This is an APU bro, already has one. Radeon HD 8670D to be exact, the main reason to go with an APU is to not have to buy a separate graphics card. I agree with the cable management though, needs work.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

That's exactly what I was going for with the APU.. When i have extra $ i can always add... I have had many comments about cable management. I zip tied where I could and I ran as many as I could on the outside of the case..Do you have any other suggestions?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I plan on getting one when I can afford it.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the for exactly?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

More details. What's the purpose of the build. Why did you pick the parts that you choose, etc.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I added more details to the description for you. Thanks for letting me know to add the details

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Flip your PSU if you haven't already so you're not sucking dust out of the carpet, or take your computer off the carpet, and also some cable management if the case offers it. Other than that, not bad :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the advice!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

My pleasure bub, enjoy!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Worked on my cable management and added a new photo (:

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