Description

I loved the Corsair Vengence case so much that I wanted use it for another build. This is another AMD exercise that I am sure will get criticized for its cost. Actual cost was a shade under $1400 mostly because I picked up the Viper RAM 5 or 6 weeks ago for a lot less than what the current list price is. Not a gaming machine. All my personal rigs are more photo and video use. I wanted to see how this APU performs.

Asus MoBo is well made and full of features.

Case is awesome as I stated previously. I can highly recommend, for any build. I have a total of 8 case fans and cable management is good, in my opinion, in spite of all the wiring.

Fans: this is the first time I have used these Aerocool fans. Well made and absolutely silent. A bit expensive but worth the money.

Other components are quality parts and well made. Before you "hate" on my graphics card and AMD APU, remember this is not a gaming machine. It is an exercise in using AMD APUs onboard R7 graphics and a separate R7 card (AMDs "dual graphics").

Last photo shows both Vengence cases side by side, in case you questioned two separate builds.

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Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

The 260 cannot be crossfired with an A10-7850K in dual-graphics mode. Only the R7 240 and 250 can do that.

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

You are correct. The dual graphics works with the 240 and 250s, but not the 260. I assumed since the "onboard" graphics were R7, that all R7 cards would work. I cannot find any info on "forcing" the 260 into dual mode. My bad. Live and learn.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i was thinking the same thing

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I will check that out. I thought all R7 cards worked.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

One final note: on the old A10-6800K, it turned out that it was possible to force it to run in dual-graphics mode with the 7750, and it DID usually yield a performance improvement... if you find out you can do something similar with a 250X or 260, then let us know.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Man I love this color scheme, very nice and yeah I wont get on you for your cable management. Where did you get your PV3's from, I thought they stopped selling them? My first builds started with vipers, but recently changed to Kingston HyperX.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Kingston HyperX RAM is very good also. Like I said I picked up the RAM awhile ago. I'm pretty sure it I got it on Amazon.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty build, except for the cable management.

I think i would buy this just because it looks so good. :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is sexy

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks fo the comments!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for a super interesting looking build! Also, team red FTW!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

sexy

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I appreciate your comments.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the picture update, cable management looks way better! Good job.

Looks similar to my cable management update: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/X6jcCJ

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yours is a really nice build.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been wanting to use a the A10-7850k to mess with programming for HSA. If I ever pick one up, this would be the board I would use. Just for airflow, I would probably pulled the upper hard drive bay out. But aesthetically it works (its a bit more balanced looking). Overall, great build!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! There are two fans in front of case and two on cages for airflow across the storage drives, so not an issue.

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