So this build came out of nowhere. I sold my first rig due to not being home to use it while I traveled for work. I changed jobs in March, and have much more time in the day. I started to price out a new build, and was blown away at the increase of gpu pricing so I decided to hold off until I discovered the new Raven Ridge APUs. I won a 250 dollar visa gift card at work and wanted to build a budget rig to hold off until the new nvidia cards launch later this year. I wanted to use the 2400g but that would put me over my 150 (ish) cash limit. I zeroed out the parts I used the gift card for, and the windows key was free from the IT department at work. This build went a lot smoother than my first build except for two issues. First, I forgot to mount the rear bracket that the cpu cooler screws into, so I had to unplug everything and remove the mobo. Second issue was having to contact AMD for a boot kit in order to flash the bios in order to use the new raven ridge apu. So far rig runs well. Had an issue with the cpu not setting into the socket and it took a bit of umph to get the a8-9600 into socket. Once I got it running, I attempted to do some cable management. So far I'm happy. I have been reading every build that uses the 2200g, and I am convinced that this is going to become a very important cpu in future builds. I plan on two more phases for this pc. Phase 2 will consist of an m2 SSD, more ram, and some RGB fans mounted on the front of the case. Phase 3 is going to constitute the new GPU. I'm leaning toward the gtx1060 6gb since I am hoping that prices will drop when the new NVidia line launches. As always, thank you for viewing my build. Any constructive criticism is greatly appreciated!
Seems to be the king of budget builds right now.
Nicer than my last build. Had to flash the bios which I have never done and wasn't hard at all.
Its ram. at the time it was the cheapest stick I could get. I'm planning on getting another one when phase two commences in September or October.
Fast load time.
Now this is the true star of my build. I love how easy it was to build in. The cable management was super helpful. Only complaint I have is that the magnetic screens on the exterior of the case fall off easily so I'm taking a star.
So much better than my last build which used a 15 dollar logysis 450w psi. Modular is nice.
(In the rock voice) what can I say except its windows!