Description

I wanted to try something different then my usual builds (AMD FX). i am in shock by the performance of the A10-7850K and I'm able to play quite a few games on high or even Ultra.

(3/8/15) Updated Part list, I recently added a EVGA GTX 760 to this build (Amazing graphics). Using EVGA OC Scanner:

GPU Clock Offset 175Mhz, Mem Clock offset 210Mhz, At 1080p 200FPS, Score 11804.

Games: on High: Shadows of Mordor 70 FPS, Watch Dogs 58Fps, Sleeping Dogs 60FPS, Tomb Raider 60FPS, COD Ghost (dont know how, but it never dropped under 200 and avg. around 240 with AA off).

I am amazed!

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I have heard the A10-7850K can be a beast though overclocking the CPU and GPU at the same time can be a pain. Have you over clocked the RAM yet? From what I have seen the APU's really like fast RAM the faster the better all the way up to 2400mhz, this is due to the GPU using your system RAM.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

You have to be a little patient when overclocking it, in which I wasn't at first, but once i got everything right I clocked the ram to 2133mhz, and the apu to 4.3 (didn't want to go higher until i got a better cooler. The graphics card came out of another computer and im just using it temporarily because I prefer to do an all MSI build. Overall Im very satisfied and actually in shock with the numbers this build is putting out. Switching from Gigabyte to MSI. Nothing against Gig but oh my god im loving this build. Its not my main computer but im strongly thinking about switching them.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Rig!! But why so many HDD's?

And if you have an igpu, why have a GPU? You would of gotten a better bang for your buck if you went with the Athlon 860K.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I originally was going to use this pc for movies and a few games and wanted to see what the specs looked like with a gpu installed, so i stole a gpu from one of my other computers and ran some test. The other computer had an fx 6300 on a gigabyte 7lmt board. This setup blew the other one out of the water, so yeah this became my #2 gaming/movie pc. I plan on testing it with a gtx 760 and may upgrade the cpu/apu later. As far as the hdd, i have a large amount of music, videos, games, and movies. If one goes out I have my backups. I've learned from past mistakes to back up my pc's and to never put everything on one large drive. Ive lost over 4t of files in the past and wanted to jump out the window with my pc in arms. Never again.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, ouch. Do you use StorageCrafts ShadowProtect backup software? I use it and it makes backing up painless and easy.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

No but I need try that

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Try the 30 day trial.

There are really nice backup types.

Full Backup = A normal backup Incremental = My favorite type of backup, only backups any changes you've made to your drive.

The beauty of this software is it backups all the exact 1s and 0s off your SSD or HDD, so you pretty much get an exact clone of your drive.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

OK cool, something to think about.