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Just a simple APU build for a business used to review online orders. My guidelines were it had to be fast, have wireless internet and be under $500. The build went smoothly i know my cable management is not good but theres a fair bit of space in the case for good airflow and not much cable management options. CPU: I chose the A6 5400k because ive only heard good things about the AMD's APU's i tested it out on a couple of games and i was impressed it played league of legends on medium settings at over 40fps and crysis 2 was gettin 20-30fps at the lowest settings it was still playable and this was all with 4gb of kingston Valueram @1600mhz. So if you just play Lol and you are on a tight budget get an APU and some fast ram (1866+) and you will be good to go. CASE: Decent case and it comes with a antec 380w 80+ bronze PSU and has USB 3.0 all for just over $90.

The rest of the build is pretty straight forward i just wanted to mention a couple of things i enjoyed about the build. Feel free to critisise or compliment.

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Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 4 points

indeed, never underestimate the power of an APU, so long as the game in question is more GPU-bound. for your suited needs, it should be fine.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Aw man so impressed hey!! I want to do a A10 6800k build just to see what it can do.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

This is actually quite good. Very few builds that come with in $500.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Since this won't really be used for anything intensive, you could have dropped the fan and saved a few bucks - I can't see this system heating up too much. Also, there's 2x2GB DDR3-1600, lower timing memory kits out there for cheaper than this 1x4GB. Lower timings and dual channel performance for less money!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

yer i kind of figured that once i got the case the 80mm fan wouldn't do much but awell. ill look at dual channel for the next budget build cheers for your input!!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice everyday PC. A question, please: How do you like the tower case? thanks!

Caroline.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Caroline, the case was nice and easy to work with and a good case for a basic pc.The power supply was the main reason i got this case its one of only a few cases that come with an 80+ bronze psu from a quality brand.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! thanks for your feedback.

Caroline

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

Keeping it cheap. Good. Office work needs low costs. why a SSD instead of HDD?

  • 79 months ago
  • 4 points

The SSD will help it run very fast even if the parts aren't top of the line.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I chose the ssd to keep the pc as fast as possible for as long as possible and not alot of programs will be stored on this pc. Thanks for your comment!!