Description

Hi,

First build submitted here, so be nice :D

For a client, an online poker player, I had to have a good look online for any requirements and it isn't very intensive, namely an SSD for the poker software and database and that's about it.

Went for an APU as the graphical requirement is about the same as 'Patience' :D

I was originally going for a Corsair 250D, but the client changed their mind and wanted something 'beefier' (his tech knowledge seems to be the bigger the box is the more powerful it is) hence the slightly dwarfed Micro ATX board!

Anyway, all nice parts, used many before and swear by them for cost effective builds (especially the Hyper 212 EVO), first time using this case and overall was very pleased, would have like to see a magnetic dust filter on top like some of the other cases in the series.

Thanks for looking :)

Jonti (Cort)

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Cool build...i also agree with louistaylor147.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

That 8GB is excessive or the i3 and 4600?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build however I would have gone with a haswell i3 or even pentium and used hd 4600 graphics since there is no mention of gaming. Also 8Gb of ram is a bit excessive for a non-gaming/productivity build but at the end of the day its about making the client happy which I'm sure he is.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Im sure the A10 with four cores (at 3.7) with R7 graphics is better than a two core/four thread i3-4360 with HD 4000

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

It is indeed for gaming but the i3 or even a pentium will more than sufficient for online poker. I like the build though, just don't think it is necessary for online poker.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

i agree, but it does pave the way for other things if he so decides.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the comments guys, as I said in the description, this was originally going into a 250d, but the client changed their mind after i'd got the motherboard, hence why it looks a little lost. On the plus side I now have a 250D sitting around, which might push me to do the HTPC for myself i've been threatening for a while!

I went for the A10 and 8gb of RAM as the guy had £500 to spend, wasn't bothered about saving any so I thought i'd give him the best he could get and a decent amount of 'future proofing' although I hate that term, also he plays 60+ tables at once apparently, so it is slightly more intensive than the odd few games I play online!

Oh, and the cat is Oreo, he ends up 'helping' me with most my builds!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

check and see if you can push the memory up to 2133 MHz, the APU thrives at higher speeds. like the build, +1.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice cat lol but good build

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice cat build! +1

That's a really tiny board considering the 350d is a mATX case...

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a tiny bit of overkill for an online poker player..

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for helping a poker player!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Slightly overkill on the CPU there I recently did a build with an A6-6400K and it's still able to play games on a medium setting. However I plan on upgrading later whereas you may not.

Feel you are justified with the 8GB RAM as the APU uses it so good choice.

Not too sure why you went with a micro ATX format board though. You had the space not to!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

The corsair 350D is a mirco atx case.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh yes I thought the motherboard was a mini ITX and it was a mid tower it looks so tiny in there!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a slim micro atx board. Kinda like Slim ATX boards.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

If I had to guess, it was probably due to budgetery constraints.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for cat

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

You should have left it on the stock cooler as you do not wanna overclock ... +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job. You can always say the extra space is a bonus! Your client will have plenty of room to stash all his poker winnings now! Haha

I recently did a A10 7850K build too, for it's current purpose, it's overkill as well, but I'm hoping it will be flexible for the future and I had to try out some HSA.