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I built this for my family to use when I went off to College. It's still alive and kicking. Just don't ask if it's gamer ready, You already know the 1st Gen APU didn't hold much of a fight. At best it can play videos flawlessly at 1080P but that's about it. I had issues with the PSU being DOA, so it took another 2 weeks to complete but it works!

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  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you like the 6450? Do you think it might be game ready if paired with a AMD Athlon X4 750k?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

The Radeon 6450 is meant for light gaming and 1080p movies. I built it for just entertaining my family whom are inapt in computer. You're better off with a R7 250x or above. or 6670 or better for a Athlon X4 750k. Highest possible GPU you can get on the CPU is probably a 7850HD? Taking into consideration of bottleneck issues of course. But the 6670 and R7 250/250X will fit right in.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think the asrock mobo you used in this build can use athlon x4 760k BLACK EDITION? It's not listed but 760k is, just curious if you would know?

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

why get a 500gb hdd when you could have gotten a 1tb hdd for only a couple dollars more?

EDIT: this is the one I'm talking about: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

This is an old build at the time 1TB were pretty off the budget build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

Why not go with an APU build? It would be much better for the price. Also, you probably didn't need to spend that money on the cooler.

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

I tend to buy decent after coolers because I know AMD runs hot after awhile. Plus the fan that came with the APU was not enough and the inside of the PC was reaching well above the 35C sitting idle. And I had that cooler with a free thermal paste coupon so it was worth it. Today its an A8-3850.

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  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

It really is a tiny machine that can do alot of things. Sadly I've planed to not upgrade anything as APU currently are dieing out as a breed of computer build. AMD decided to refocus on hardcore CPUs instead of APUs. Which I look forwards to.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

This was an old build when APU were recently introduced. I'm putting up all the builds I made for myself, family and friends up. I'll take note of positive criticism though :D. Also I had a Radeon 6450 from an old retail PC to scrap from.

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