This PC is a second computer made mainly for LAN gaming and Twitch Steaming/Recording
It Orginally had my AVerMedia Live Gamer HD video capture card installed in it so I could record from the Main PC and Stream but I have recently decided I'm going to sell this PC so have migrated the capture card back over to the Main PC.
NOTE: also not listed in the parts list is a Bluray drive installed and a memory card reader.
The APU is overclocked from 3.9Ghz to 4.5Ghz The North Bridge is overclocked from 1800Mhz to 2000Mhz The APU Graphics is overclocked from 866Mhz to 1114Mhz and works in Dual Graphics with the Dedicated R7 250 Card All overclocks were stress tested using various software over a few weeks of testing and are 100% stable in all situations.
I bought this CPU originally for a Thermaltake Armor A30 SFF Case as I'd moved my i7 4790K out of the case due to heat issues so I figured this chip would be far coolers not having the grunt of the i7. It turns out I was wrong, not only did it run hotter but it has a much lower thermal margin meaning it downclocks a lot sooner than the 4th gen i7.
I then cut a 120mm hole in the side of the A30 case and fitted a AIO water cooler in push-pull config into the case which bought temps down but left no room for overclocking.
The motherboard also had issues recognising the APU even on the latest BIOS and wouldn't run turbo boost at all.
I finally gave up on the board and the case and got an Asus A88XM-Plus board and a Mid tower gaming case and upgraded the two AIO fans to noctua NF12's for as much performance as possible.
With that setup I was able to overclock the APU to 4.5Ghz safely and it does run well I don't think it's worth it over other options anymore.
Better than most air coolers but stock fan is poor and the pump wines a lot
Excellent board for the money and very good overclocking performance
Fast RAM and very reliable.
Have upgraded to an 850 EVO in my main build because I like this one so much. It is still super fast even for an older model.
The only Seagate I've owned that hasn't died on me so that's got to count for something.
Not a fast graphics card but works great in Dual Graphics mode with an AMD A10 7870K APU and is an excellent overclocker.
This is an excellent case for the money and has everything you could ever need at a very good price. Looks stylish and the red fans give it an evil look (great for my AMD build)
Great modular PSU for the price and has proven to be reliable.
Best version of Windows to date.
A bit pricey but these things deliver that's for sure. You can feel the airflow if these are on full.