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So this build was fun for me. A friend gave me a budget, and we talked about a few options he had. In order to keep prices as low as he was looking for, we ended up going with an APU. All in all, this project only took me about an hour of ACTUAL building time, seeing as the other 10 or so was software ********. He's using the machine for interweb surfing and light gaming. I like the way things turned out.

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 10 points

You put the RAM in wrong. It should have a space slot between them. This allows for dual channel. In your Bios it says single channel cuz one of the RAM sticks is in wrong slot.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

I've since realized this and will be heading over to his place soon to make the adjustment.

  • 78 months ago
  • 9 points

Oh why Norton....

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't even buy it for the computer, it came with one of the things I purchased.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

You make very good choices given the budget you had to work with.

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

nice! looks like you managed to pack some serious punch into a little over 500$ budget machine! Looks like a great pc!

Happy Gaming!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Very solid! I have been putting together a build on a similar budget and I am using a lot of the same parts. It's nice to see solid cable management even on a budget build.

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha yeah, I really hate cables being out and about in a case, so it drives me insane when that's the only option.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I just put the cx500m in my brothers machine, it is such a nice psu! I like the parts and tons of pictures.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

To the other person who built an APU build and got downvoted to crap:

This is the correct price range for an APU build, and he's using it correctly.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the Photos ! I did a similar build. Very happy with the performance for the price.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Meh I would of put a hyper 212 evo, but still a great APU build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the cpu cooler? I always heard anything is better than the stock amd cooler

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I have it in my main machine, which does a lot more work than this one, and it kicks a lot of *** for being so small.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

How much RAM can you allocate to the iGPU on this Motherboard?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean? The max amount of ram the board can take?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

How much RAM were you able to allocate as VRAM?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

On some of the motherboards you can manually tell it how much RAM to use for the graphics processor side.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

My favourite case!

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build! Tons of awesome pictures and your cable management is pretty good, too. APUs are great for light gaming, though it probably would've been a better idea to get the Richland APUs that just came out.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I purchased all the parts JUST before the new series came out. It's alright though, considering the minimal increase Richland has over the Trinity series.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

5% increase in performance for 15% higher price. No point.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

I would have suggested faster RAM. 2133. It helps the APU a lot.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've gotten it, but the faster you go, the more money you spend. And the guy I was building for didn't want to pay more.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

What's "that"?

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Hah, I just used a little Canon A2200, cheap point-and-shoot. Thanks tho!

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