Description

This computer is my main PC that I use for games, Youtube, browsing the web, anything. BUILD CREATED: 6/10/16 I wish that I picked a different CPU and Mobo because the A6-7400K is an APU (like all AMD CPU's). Besides that, the computer works well and crushes my brothers crappy computer (My Old One)!

Part Reviews

CPU

It says 6 cores but it's only 2, (4 of them are for graphics) The AMD CPU's are all APU's.

CPU Cooler

Works well, at first I did not see how to put it on, and ended up using the stock CPU cooler, than I found the instructions. (In the side box), and It works well to this day.

Motherboard

Good Mobo, Only problem is that it only has VGA, no HDMI, so I have to use my GPU's HDMI, and it works fine.

Memory

Good RAM, Love the look and have not had a single problem.

Video Card

It's a 750Ti I dont really like the look, and the fact that you have to see the circuit board when you look inside the PC not the fans and the front that was meant to be looked at.

Case

Amazing Case, Large enough to fit almost anything (w/ ATX mobo) and has plenty of expansions slots, (but I had a hard time figuring out how to attach the fans.

Power Supply

It's an O.K. PSU I don't like the look of the cables (Red,Yellow,Black) And I had a hard time getting them to reach the Plugs near the top of the mobo.

Optical Drive

Does What It Says It Does, No Problems, Looks Good.

Operating System

It's Windows 10

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 5 points

not all amd cpu's are APU's. the FM2 slot ones are, the am3 slot ones are not. and half the fm2 slot ones do not have the gpu chips on them, so they are cpu only as well.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point
You are certainly correct.
  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I did some research and I am thinking about upgrading to the Athlon X4 860K 3.5 GHz 4 Cores (NO APU)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a good plan for you

  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

Oh . Ok but next time I think I'll go to Intel, but they're like $200-400 For a decent one

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

When you get around to upgrading I would say swap that A6 for something like an athlon x4 880k. Going with an Athlon will keep you on the same socket and dumping the iGPU will get you a much faster CPU for cheaper. The 880 is the CPU only version of the A10-7890 and costs $75-$100 less. So it will crush your A6 if and when you go to upgrade without having to rebuild the entire system.

I think you ran across some bad info. The FM2+ sockat has both APU's (A4, A6, A8, A10) and CPU's (Athlon) on it. The AM3+ only has CPU's, no APU's to speak of on this socket. The upcoming AM4+ socket will have both APU's and CPU's. A4's are normally dual cores much like the A6, the A8's and A10's are quad cores. The A4 has a weaker iGPU then the A6, and same goes for the A8 vs the A10. The Athlon and FX lineup do not have iGPU's to speak of so you need to have a GPU or a motherboard with integrated graphics if you want a display. There are other differences but that is the just of it. The Athlon which will have a corresponding APU (CPU wise), the main difference is the Athlon does not have an iGPU. It could have been disabled (say the chip was going to be an APU but failed the quality testing) due to stability issues with the iGPU or it may have never had one to begin with, the only way to really know is to delid the chip. It is possible in some cases through hardware trickery to enable the iGPU on Athlon chips but it is not normally stable. AMD is well known for binning, a really interesting thing if you want to look it up.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I was looking at the [AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor] Do you think that it would work well?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It would out preform this A6 defiantly. In performance (at stock clock) you would be somewhere between a Pentium and an i3 which is more then enough for gaming and the whatnots. I would say it would be a good upgrade when you get around to it. :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

OK. I will think about it.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points
I know for certain you have a Cooler Master CPU Cooler. I like those myself too but from photos #1 and #5, it appears to be a CM Hyper T2? I could be wrong and you updated it already but at the moment, I do not see a CM Hyper 212 EVO with these photos. An EVGA 430w or 500w (the 80+ or Bronze) would have been a little better quality than their 400w versions.
You could upgrade to an Athlon X4 860K or possibly an Athlon X4 845 / Athlon X4 880K but your budget may vary and whenever you have the money again. Plus the processors I have mentioned do not have intergrated graphics so one requires a dedicated GPU and you already have a GTX 750 Ti. Otherwise, good job with your build and enjoy it! +1
  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I did't know about the 430 or 500w PSU's [Yes it's a Hyper T2]

  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

Took long enough