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The title says it all. This is my first ever custom build. Budget Gaming that amazed me. Played games in High and Ultra settings in 1600x900 resolution in all previous and latest games. The a8 6600k is amazing with its igpu in gaming, adding gtx 750ti to my build made my gaming more beautiful and smooth. ( I started this build with Apu, Mobo, PSU and Bitfenix Case. I just placed my old pc parts on this at first. Then I had some extra money and bought newer parts bit by bit. I have seen many reviews and videos about a8-660k with 750ti and were all good. Base on my experience with apu and the 750ti gpu its really great!!!) --Just scratch out the Samsung S20B300 this monitor is from my old PC last nov2013--

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  • 63 months ago
  • 6 points

The APU's integrated graphics won't be doing anything with the 750 ti in there. You would have saved a fair amount ($10 or so) buying a similar Athlon processor, but since you've already built it, don't worry about it too much. Other than that, it's a great build. Enjoy your gaming!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I did similiar to this only with the EVGA reference card SC edition and with the AMD Athlon X4 860K and with 1 8gb stick rather than 2 4gb sticks. Also im trying to decide whether to go with Corsair Spec 03 or with the Corsair 780T, any ideas? I have everything but the mobo, gpu, and case but the gpu and mobo will be here soon

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

for a build like that there is no reason to get the 780t i would get either the carbide 200r, Graphite 230t or spec 01,02 or 03

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

i only started this build with the apu, mobo, psu, pc case. and I just put all the other parts of my old pc in this apu build.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

coulda got a r9 260x and have it run with the integrated graphics cause with amd thats a thing otherwise nice build

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

yeah ive been thinking about it too. this is just my first test build. and im planning to replace my cpu and mobo for an i7 later on.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

also amd gpu's are rare in my country and also stocks are limited. Nvidia is more popular here.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

that's funny, considering Radeon cards are generally cheaper and offer a better value. where is this at, might i ask?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Philippines. We have radeons here but the majority sells the old models, and if there is a new stock on new models it will be buy out immediately.. Nvidia new series are the cards that are available here with large amount of stocks.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

probably because of three things: 1. AMD doesn't see the Phillippines as a viable market (silly, i know), 2. people find Radeon cards to be a much better deal than Nvidia, and 3. Nvidia has flooded the Phillippine GPU market.

that's just my take on it, at least.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

yup. pc stores here sells more on intel cpu's and nvidia gpus. some sell radeons but the older models, when they have stock on newer models it will be sold out immediately. even AMD FX series apu's here are rare, AM3+ mobo's here are impossible to find. Thats why I end up with an apu as my first test build. anyway the a8 apu and 750ti does the job well for my online work and for my gaming. So im ok with it :D

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. The APU can only crossfire with a r7 250 at best.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

r7 Sry

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

amd gpu's are rare in my country.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Buys budget build, gets $300 monitor.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Evidently you missed the part where he says that he pieced the system together over time.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, lets change that to a $300 900p 60Hz monitor.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, what monitor did you have in mind as a alternative?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I forgot to mention that this monitor is bought around nov2013. So i just added it up. Im planning to buy a new one 1080p.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

that monitor here in my country is only $130. I dont know why the price there is almost $300.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering a third of the price is the monitor, I believe this is an okay build, especially if you started out without a GPU, then bought the 750ti later. Good prices on everything.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

yup i started out without a gpu. when i built this i only bought the apu, mobo, psu and bitfenix case and put some of my pc's old parts.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

With the monitor Im going with an LG 32" 1080p at 120hz with 3xHDMI and 3xUSB also it is a wifi tv so I can browse the internet and connect my phone to it wirelessly

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this build, the only thing I'd change is I would've held back on the 2nd hard drive and bought a less expensive monitor. +1 though.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

i only started this build with the apu, mobo, psu, pc case. and I just put all the other parts of my old pc in this apu build. so basically i build this bit by bit when i have extra money to spare.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Samsung S20B300 is cheap here in my country it is just $130. Well this monitor is from my old pc last nov.2013.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, could have gotten a 1TB Western Digital HDD @7200rpm 6GBs and 64Mb cache for $40, sadly they are from best buy but I still just bought 15 of them, if I still had my business going I would have bought alot more cuz I could have gotten a grant or another loan but oh well

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

a apu with a also a GPU huh

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you too missed the part where he says that he pieced the system together over time (and reused parts from an old build for a while). sigh When you do it that way you end up with what looks like some strange part choices.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

where did he stat that? just asking

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

In the description: "I started this build with Apu, Mobo, PSU and Bitfenix Case. I just placed my old pc parts on this at first. Then I had some extra money and bought newer parts bit by bit..."

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

op i see it

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor or the A10 would be a bit of a better choice but still a good build

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I was planning to get the A10 Kaveri Series but my budget was at the minimum at that time and I need a new PC to work on to since my old pc is failing me. I really wanted the FX series but unfortunately here in the philippines the FX series is very rare on stock and the Richland/kaveri series are the most common ones in our store :(

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The only issue I see with the part list is a GPU that the APU does not support, so you wasted money on getting the APU to start with (easy first time mistake). I would also suggest for you to turn your CPU cooler to point out the back of the case rather then down on the GPU (or up to the corner depending on which way the fan is facing) like it is now. All and all its a good build, but I'm loving the other PC's computer desk in the first picture. :D

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

eventhough the a8 does not support my gpu, my 750ti is doing great for my gaming, high and ultra settings without an issue for latest games. Also the cooler that I used is from my old pc and i have removed it (my old cooler is not good for amd cus it only have one position not like the intels which you can point the fan back out the case) and the other pc is for my little girl. :D

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I was referring to crossfireX, its normally better to just skip crossfireX and get a beast of a GPU due to CrossfireX's limitations. APU's mage great budget build, but avoid them when building a "real" gaming rig. My basement PC is running an APU and works just fine, you still got a really nice looking right. :D

Yuck on the cooler placement issues, got to love hardware limitations. I highly doubt you will have any issues since you wont be pushing it, you know how to spoil your little girl. :D

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

this is just my first test build.the richland crossfire is very limited so I bought a 750ti since Ive seen it work great with the a8 apu. I was on a rush on building this since my old pc is dying and i need a new one for my online work. Gaming is just a means of past time for me when I'm done doing my job. Later on I will just use my apu as an htpc and build an i7 pc..

Well my little girl always like to use my pc to watch youtube, watch barbie/disney movies and play girly games online, so i fixed my old one and gave it to her...

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the case?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

well its good for my build. im satisfied and its cheap.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that by the looks of your build that you budgeted your gpu down. even so, that is one of the BEST gpus on the market for that price. I have one and I am going to get 2 and you should follow. you are my friend for picking that incredible graphics card

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

its cheap and plays all current games in high and ultra. so im very satisfied with it!!!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

apart from being just a tad outdated, the only downside is that it does not have sli or crossfire capability's. but the good effects of it just outright destroy all of the bad

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

im thinking of getting that psu should i get it?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

May i ask why you got two 1 TB HDD's of different brands rather than two of the same or one 2TB drive?

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