Description

Started with a Lian Li Q07-B, but quickly found out it would not work for this build.. The Lian Li case was beautiful, but not intended for a hot little chip like this with only passive case cooling. So in came the CoolerMaster Elite 130. This case was a huge upgrade for the cooling. As for the rest of the build:

A10 6800k: Very fast, very affordable (price was 109 + shipping), runs warm hence the aftermarket cooler. with the M4 installed idles at mid 30's, under full load upper 60's and thats completely acceptable.

Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN WiFi: Full featured board affordable price with AC wifi card very happy with it.

AData XPG Ram: Not the fastest at 1600 speed but completely acceptable performance, I trust A-Data as I run 2 sets in personal builds.

SSD: Extremely fast, "Feels" faster then my Samsung EVO's...

Seagate Barracuda: Hands down my favorite drive out there, have used about 10 and happy with everyone.

Case: lots of room for a 120 rad and even push/pull fans.. Odd HDD/SSD placement but it works

PSU: Basic Clean efficient power, never been let down by a Corsair CX PSU, and have used a lot of them.

DVD drive, its a DVD drive..

Overall I was extremely impressed with the performance of this build, and is extremely over kill for what its going to be used for, but over all a great little computer...

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 9 points

+1 on cable management which is hard in this case with a non- modular psu. Only complaint is that the A10 6800K relies heavily on faster ram (DDR3-2133). You should have spended a little more and get the correct memory for this chip!!! The difference here is considerable between the 2 rams.

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

If you look at the user's RAM on Newegg, Adata's marketing is claiming this XPG ram can reach speeds of up to 2133Mhz. I wonder if the OP could try overclocking it...

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

If the user was planning on extensive gaming, I would agree with you. The difference between 1600 and 1866 is noticeable in many cases and I'm sure 2133 (I've read 10-15% fps improvement @ 2133) would bump performance up slightly more as well. However, for general use computing (MS office, web surfing, etc.), I couldn't tell any difference between 1600 and 1866 and I've read that 2133 is only about 2% faster than 1600 for these tasks.

Considering the OP already said it was overkill, probably just not worth the extra $10 or so.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry this is not a gaming build at all, its for checking email, skype, and facebook... I 100% agree if there was any gaming use I would have gone 2133 at least. There was no reason to OC anything, but thanks for the comments!!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

agreed with post and responses. as long as the memory can be overclocked he should be fine... should

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

would have spent more on your ram. gotten the fastest ram possible for your budget. APU's performance rely on ram speed. Other than that good build +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry this is not a gaming build at all, its for checking email, skype, and facebook... I 100% agree if there was any gaming use I would have gone 2133 at least. There was no reason to OC anything, but thanks for the comments!!

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Good deal getting that power supply for $16!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build for the price and for your usage.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same motherboard and I was having problems in some games due to the WiFi. (Rubber banding) Do you have the same problem with your board?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

That is why WIFI has a bad stereotype when it comes to gaming. It most often than not causes issues as you suggested.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes but I have a router which supports AC and 5ghz, so bandwidth and packet loss shouldn't be a problem

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

edit suggestion: change m$ to m4 :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao that one was 1 better then the M4, thanks for the catch! :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

good pricing, the HD shot could be used in a advertisement shoot, good photo skills, and +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the taliban may have planted a bomb in your PC.....its only a matter of time it appears

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I'm planning something similar. I have a question about the cpu cooler on that board. It looks fine in the picture but does it fully clear the PCI-E slot and not block it? Thanks.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

No issue clearing the PCIE slot, I should have gat a better picture of that but great question.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's been proving difficult to find a cooler for this board; one that doesn't conflict with the memory or the pcie slot. Good to know.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

how's the cpu in adobe premiere ?