this is a great build for someone looking for a decent pc for okay performance that looks nice, but can only buy a part at a time!! take note that you also do not need to have everything to get it to run, as my pictures show.

i will upload a photo of when its finished and all together.

parts needed to get it to run: -apu -mother board -one set of ram -hard drive -case -power supply total: around $570

Part Reviews


performs as an apu should, would of liked to see a little more from it before overclocking. stock cooler is one of the best stock coolers i've seen, wouldn't try oc with it though


love the motherboard does everything i need it to and then some. asrock is not afraid to fill up the back io with tons of ports. looks great and the sound is awesome.

con: i did have to flash the uefi to stop windows 10 kernal security check failure (bsod), dont know if it was my build or the mother board, it would happen randomly so there was no way i could replicate the crash


its cas 9 ddr3-2133, performs like it should.


pros: looks great, lots of room for cable management or cooling or drives, awesome for having two usb 3.0 on the front

cons: cable management panel was super hard to get off (i believe they put it on before the paint was completely dry on some spots), front usb 2.0 ports only have one lead going into the mother board so i have issues trying to plug two things in that port (could just be me though).

other: small dent on the cable management panel. not sure if it was from factory or shipping (shipped by fedex), but all and all not a big deal.

Power Supply

works good and is fully modular, looks nice also, great price

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  • 37 months ago
  • 8 points

I sort of want to believe that someone may overclock on of the APUs someday and it winds up killing a GTX 1050 or something.

Given that you intend to use a watercooler on this thing, I sort of want to believe it will be you.

  • 37 months ago
  • 7 points

He is the chosen one

  • 37 months ago
  • 5 points

Huntman312 tries to overclock APU but still gets destroyed by the performance of dedicated GPUs

"Do not lecture me Sockens-Wan, for I have seen past the lies of AMD's APUs. I do not fear the price of gtx 1050s as you do. For I have brought higher frame rates, resolution and better temps to my new rig."

"Your new rig?"

"Don't make me benchmark Crysis 3!"

"huntman312ikin my allegiance is to AMD, not a monopoly!"

"If you are not with me, you are a peasant."

"Only Siths deal with peasants.... I will do what I must."

"You will try..."

epic music cues Insane benchmarking ensues. Huntman312ikin quickly takes the advantage in 3dmark but Sockens-Wan defends himself with his price to performance ratio in indie games. The two heroes are locked in an epic duel, with each dealing blows to each other in certain games. With both heroes at a tie and with only 1 game left, they know what they must do.

"Its over huntman312ikin, I have the best price to performance ratio, were about to bench dota2!"

"You underestimate my overclocking ability!"

huntman312ikin maxes out all voltage sliders and sets the core clock offset to 350 with 500 on the memory.

"Don't try it!"

huntman312ikin gets into the game menu successfully but quickly blue screens within the first minute of gameplay.

"You were supposed to destroy Intel and Nvidia huntman312ikin, not join them!"

"Ughhh I hate you! I spent $90 on a stupid watercooler!"

"You were my pcmasterrace brother huntman312ikin, I loved you!"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I would personally like to thank you. This is one of the most glorious comments I have ever read in my time on this site.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem lol

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I was laughing for like ten minutes straight. Oh how it feels to be a member of the master race.

To think the only reason found this website was because I wanted to see how good an Athlon X2 240 was. (The cringe that was my first computer...)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

He holds destiny

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I almost stopped when i see the WD Raptor drive being used

but your pictures, I see the HDD looks like a WD Blue.

is it a mistake?

also i dont see the AIO cooler installed.

is it on its way?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

the whole thing isnt complete i scavenged some parts from an old pc till i get everything else, on a later date.