Description

A water cooled gaming/HTPC build at 1080p. My First Gaming HTPC I named her Harley Quinn. She is a formidable opponent against most higher-end PC's in her own right.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-7870K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor $126.38 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Thermal Compound Xigmatek PTI-G4512 4g Thermal Paste $14.80 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI A88XI AC V2 Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $161.56
Memory AMD R9 2400 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $116.76
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $86.88 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital AV-25 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380 2GB ITX Compact Video Card $178.98 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone RVZ02B-W HTPC Case $84.50 @ Amazon
Power Supply Silverstone 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $118.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SN-208FB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $23.49 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB (32/64-bit) $119.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Logitech K400 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Touchpad Purchased For $0.00
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $79.99 @ Best Buy
Headphones Astro A40 + MixAmp Pro - Black 7.1 Channel Headset Purchased For $0.00
Other be quiet! Pure Wings 2 92mm PWM fan, 18,6 dBA Purchased
Other Silverstone Tek Sleeved Slim-SATA to SATA Adapter Cable (CP10)
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1187.31
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $1162.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-18 08:19 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

with a dremmel anything is possible

+1

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! Very nice!

+1

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Why did you go with an APU and dedicated card? If you really wanted a dedicated card I would have recommended the r7 250, anything higher and you're looking at the APU becoming a bottleneck. That or save 40$ and go with the x4 860k.

Not trying to be critical just curious. I do like the ram though, may I ask if you have overclocked it?

I've seen some pretty awesome 1080p gaming done on overclocked A10's solely with the iGPU. This build only piques my interests. +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

The 7870k OC'd actually runs better than than the 860k I have no issues running games like black desert online at 60fps with out bottle necking, this actually the 3 version of this build

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

My one concern is that to use AMD's "dual graphics" you are supposed to use the R7 250. So does that mean you turned the the graphics portion of the APU off? And if so what would have been the difference between going with the x4 870k or 880k? Genuine question here.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did when I got my itx gpu

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

On cinebench test the 7870k overclocks better and it's a cheap route if you can't get the gpu you want at the time

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

How OC the 7850k to 4.5MHz in this mobo without changing Cpu voltage? I have same configuration, and doing OCCT Cpu test in 4.3MHz I've vdroop

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

it may be a difference in silicone lottery i have it set to 4.6mhz with the aio watercooler

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2729891/bottlenecking-guide-chart-2015.html

Toms Hardware seems to be a reliable source for a lot of people.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't believe everything you read sometimes you just need to find out for yourself that's what I did.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

That is true, but it helps support what I was saying; and that is that sources tell us that a any gpu above a r9 270 or gtx950 could throw a bottleneck on the CPU. So knowing this information, and assuming the OP is playing on a 1080p monitor at 60hz, they could be getting equivalent results to what they have now and saved a few bucks. I'm not ignorant to circumstances either, it's a good deal on a good card that fits the form factor, plus it has newer features over older 200's series. I still like build a lot, but my A10 build will vary slightly. The RAM however, I will most likely be incorporating.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I love how you fit the liquid cooler in there!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for doing magic

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I've got a question: Is your memory running at 2400 MHz? I'm considering buying the board you have, and I'm unsure partially because the max memory support for the board listed is 2133 MHz. I want to run 2400 MHz memory on the iGPU with Dual Graphics.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

no cant get it to post on 2400mhz 2133 is plenty though

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

its the dimms you need to do you homework on ram before you purchase

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 4 dremmel power

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Why didn't you go for the FX-8350 or FX-8250? Same price as A10 but better performance

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Ok apparently the fx does not have a mini-itx motherboard. Should have gone with either pentium, i3, or athlon X4

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

...they don't want to hear it man.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The point of the build was to be different there's a lot of Intel fan boys I went AMD to be different with my current rig I can run what ever I want at 1080p 60+Fps and a few games on 1440p without any issues.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No mini itx board for fx series chip

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

ikr :/

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you get the case painted so professionally?? was it powder coated??

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

its a vinyl wrap my sister in law works at a printing shop.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

what's the company? I would like to do this sort of thing but, with a different theme based off an anime... does the company ship nationally? will it come in a precut template or a sheet?? how much will it cost??

I really want to do something like this but, with a different theme

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

My sister in law works at a printing company it's A vinyl

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

How OC the 7850k to 4.5MHz in this mobo without changing Cpu voltage? I have same configuration, and doing OCCT Cpu test in 4.3MHz I've vdroop

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

silicone lottery

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

See some people mention a dremmel. What exactly did you do to get it in? Maybe I could get a Fury x to fit.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I check the measurements on numerous AIO's and that was the skinniest 120mm I could find

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