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APU (Adequate for Parental Usage) Build

by eggmcmuffin888



Date Published

Sept. 25, 2018

Date Built

Sept. 1, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C


Simple build to replace my parents' PC from 2010. More than enough to serve their needs and will hopefully last them another 8 years.


First time trying an APU and for the price this is fantastic. The included cooler is keeping it icy and runs really quietly


Has all the goods, only complaint is a bit of coil whine that I suspect is coming from the mobo


This was the cheapest 8GB RAM kit with RGB (my mom saw the rig I made for myself and asked for some pretty colors on this one)


Good deal for 1TB of M.2 storage


Great bang for the buck, I like the magnetic dust filters and it feels roomy. It's not tempered glass but looks nearly as nice to me


Don't need much power for this build so 450W felt like overkill, but it was the cheapest modular power supply available sooooo yeah


Love this, really solid feel and clean display for low cost. Only wish it had height adjustment

Other Stuff

-Case Fans: Solid and cheap RGB fan set, software is kinda trashy but that's fine

-Wireless Adapter: Decent speeds so far for a tiny USB receiver

-RGB Strips: More pretty colors, mobo has an RGB header so why not

-OS: It works

Comments Sorted by:

Jnathanroy 1 Build 3 points 5 months ago

+1 for the creative title. Nice part choices as well. :)

eggmcmuffin888 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Hahah thank you!

JAH123 2 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

Does your mobo have any power saving settings enabled in the Bios? I remember reading a comment from someone a while ago that this caused a whining noise in their mobo. No idea if it's a common thing but maybe worth a shot.

eggmcmuffin888 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Ooohh interesting! Definitely going to look into that. My parents can't hear the high pitched whine lol but it bugs me

eopest 9 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

Dad taught you that Mom being happy was a good thing? Smart man. :)

eggmcmuffin888 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Lol he's no dummy. When Mom asks you to trick out her facebook machine with RGB, you don't think twice

Surfergeo 1 point 3 months ago

Did the motherboard require a bios update out of the box to support the vega graphics?

eggmcmuffin888 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Nope! One reason I chose this mobo was compatibility out-of-box with 2nd gen Ryzen

JordanJJWhitt 0 points 5 months ago

Very nice build! Would definitely upgrade to Masterbox lite 5 imo

eggmcmuffin888 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks! Tbh I didn't like the look of the MB lite 5, for a case upgrade I probably would go for just the MB 5 or something like this

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eggmcmuffin888 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

The thermaltake fan set came with a fan/rgb controller so all the case fans plug in there and just one cable runs to the mobo