Description

About a two week process going from the initial researching to part picking to waiting for shipping to build complete. $650 spent with everything including monitor and OS (no optical drive because it's not needed). The only tricky part was when I hooked up the external build and it wasn't POSTing. I thought it was the PSU but the paperclip test turned it on. I rechecked all the connections and that was it.
PCPartPicker definitely helped but I found some deals on websites (combo deals mainly) that I couldn't find on here.

Comments

  • 86 months ago
  • 5 points

Great build! I love it when pc builders are educated and know the difference. You knew that the speed of the ram noticably improves performance because you chose a IGP.

Most people think that because non IGP systems RAM speeds after 1600Hz do not display any real noticable difference and so its a waste. You improved your performance quite significantly by knowing that the RAM speeds increase performance for an IGP.

I have a lot of respect for builders that put logic and educated decisions behind the choices of their system parts. Good work and I hope your system continues to do well for you.

  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks! I tried to do my homework and choose appropriately. I think if I did it again, I'd put more time into picking the case and power supply. I went with a bargain bundle that got good reviews but the case wasn't great to build in and time will tell if the PSU is good.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

how much fps did you get on mc?

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  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, nice build. Ram choice fits the processor, seems like it will play minecraft one hell of a lot better than my computer. I was thinking of building something with an A10, but I found it cheaper to go with the brand new fx-6300 and 4 gigabytes of less expensive ram. Anyway, good luck with your new minecraft box.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build! Actually, I'm planning to make my own build using same CPU, mobo, RAM for 2D graphics and light gaming. Though, I'm planning to go with 1866mhz ram.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey fsbrain, nice to see pics! I remember you got that SSD drive for like $60!

Obviously I like this, as I have an almost identical setup sitting on a breadboard installing games for my grade school kids' minecraft/mmo machine. You actually helped me get passed the 5 beep post before hooking up the HDD and stuff over at buildapc, thanks!

Happy gaming!

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

The prices reflected here aren't what I paid - for example the SSD was on sale for $40 after MIR. I'm quite happy with it so far; the only problems I've had (other than some PSU confusion at the external build stage) have been with Windows 8 which seems a bit buggy.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

$681.91 + $11.91 shipping + $26.70 Tax - $75.00 MIR = $645.52 total real cost

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

How does that A10 preform in games? I'm interested in doing an AMD Trinity based system myself.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a last gen A8, it will play any game, low-medium settings at 1080p, medium-high at 720p. I assume that new A10 chips will have better performance.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

any game? even BF3?

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I've not played specifically bf3, but it plays bfbc2 at high settings w/ good frame rates, I'm sure it could play it at low or medium settings perfectly fine.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I built this mainly for a 10 year old to play minecraft and general family computer use.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6332/amd-trinity-a10-5800k-a8-5600k-review-part-1/6 convinced me that it would be a good choice for minecraft (along with comments on /r/buildapc.

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