Ok guys this is my first ever build of a PC. (Ignore the border in the photo - House is being decorated room by room - Office is last lol)
I wanted to build on a budget to try PC gaming and try photo editing for my holiday photo (I take a lot on holidays). For this i decided to go for a AMD APU as i have an APU laptop which i currently use and have never had a problem with it for editing small photo.
I did originally want a Xeon however with my budget limited i was finding going Intel i thought i didn't do the graphic's any justice. So maybe a water cooled Xeon build is next...................
I used the A10 7850K as this just made the most amount of sense to me, i'm glad i choose it, it performance is as expect a little slower than the I5 i used on my friends, however in the grand scheme of thing the amount extra her spent didn't make sense to me for my first build.
The A10 7850K is overclocked to 4.1 GHz CPU and 900 MHz i couldn't get 1 GHz stable so got the GPU to where it was stable then bumped up the CPU until that was stable as well, doing this overclock did add extra performance i could feed straight away.
The only part of this which i didn't originally choose was the RAM i choose the low profile one however when i placed the order the company rang me and told me that they had none in stock however would upgrade me to pro for free, which of course i said sure, its 2133mhz to try to boost the performance of the kaveri chip, i did originally want 2400mhz however where i had to buy was far to expensive
The rest of the components i choose from good reviews and just what my budget allowed.
Assembling in this Case was a pain .... a literal pain....... cut my hands a few times .... but altogether a brilliant case the mobo sits almost on top of the PSU so no Crossfire, however i'm not all that bothered, if i need crossfire i'll change case. The only other problem i had was the 8 pin CPU power i forgot to run under the mobo so its snakes around the top :(
I will add more photo as I've started testing and want to do more cable management.
I will post benchmarks as i get them:- Unigine heaven @1080P HIGH DX11 20 FPS (Not very good however only synthetic )
Warframe @1080p MED/HIGH setting 35-60 FPS
World of Tanks @1080p HIGH setting 40-60fps
SMITE 1080p High/Max settings 59-85 fps