What's Up Yall!!?
(Due to some people misunderstanding my reference to my website link I have removed it...)
My name is Paul, many of you know if you've seen my website that most of the systems I work with are higher end gaming systems so this type of budget build is quite different for me. That being said AMD has sponsored me as an AMD Test Driver. What this means is that AMD has shipped me this complete computer build free for me to build, test, and review. The complete list of items in the build are as follows:
AMD A10-6800K APU FM2 A85X motherboard 2x4 AMD Radeon™ RP1866 Performance Memory Fractal Arc Midi R2 Case Fractal Tesla R2 650W Power Supply Unit Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive LG 24X DVD Burner Windows 7 OS Disc
AMD also sent me a AMD FX Watercooler which is basically the same thing as I listed in the parts list, the Thermaltake but as you will see in the videos and pictures it has a different RGB LED on the pump.
There are two build videos - The first with the MSI Micro ATX motherboard they first shipped me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw7_K4gSplE
And a second video of me installing the new Gigabyte motherboard and water cooler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KpOH5f-py8&feature=youtu.be
I had a slight issue with the MSI motherboards bios not supporting the A10-6800k and since then I have fixed and updated the motherboard BIOS. The first build I had installed a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo which did okay with 30c idle and 45c under full load. Though the water cooler they sent definitely helped decrease temps while overclocking the APU. I have been running the system through all sorts of tests, overclocked it to 4.5Ghz so far and the memory to 2133Mhz, and will be doing more as I keep testing the system. I've also been running it through all kinds of games such as Guild Wars 2, Sim City, League of Legends and more. All of the build photos can be found on my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.538954119496748.1073741845.329126627146166&type=1
Thanks go to AMD for sponsoring me as an AMD Test Driver and if you have any questions about this build feel free to ask. If you have any suggestions on tests you might like to see be done with this system let me know.
Hope you enjoy the build videos and photos!
~ Now That's What's Up!!! ~ Paul (IamApropos)