Description

Second build! not for me but for an 'uncle'. he'll be using it for word processing and light video watching, intended to last for 6 years. it is also my first time using an AMD cpu (or apu...)

CPU: pretty good in terms of GPU power, not so much in CPU. 7.3 in wei for cpu, 5.8/6.3 in gpu scores. Technically this is equivalent to the intel i3 2100, i chose not to get it since the amd choice would be cheaper. Im not sure but it feels a lot slower :( (after coming from an i5 3450, i think i got used to its speed.) im not sure if the CPU tenps are normal, can someone confirm for me? :D

Motherboard: pretty good for the price, got it for 60$. the only bad thing i dont like is the tin like motherboard io shield. it literally feels so week. One of the flaps bent in when installing so after installing everything, the ethernet port was blocked with the io shield flap. No sata3 or usb3, i knew that though. I guess the 6 3gb/s connectors make up for the loss :P. The UEFI is very clunky, the ai suite application is slow and not as useful. Gets the job done though! Very satisfied!

If there is any way of allocating more ram for the igpu, please post below!!

RAM: runs at 1333, no complaints!

HDD: standard, i partitioned 80gb for os, and the rest for media.

Case: im pretty surprised with the quality. a lot of reviews say its damaged upon arrival; ie broken front panel. this didnt happen to me so its ok! its a cute small tower, i wanted one myself. The 120mm front fan is kinda useless... Doesnt really draw any air in as theres only a small hole on the bottom

Optical Drive: standard, was great for installing os :) Keyboard/mouse: in one of the pictures, it actually shows two sets of the same keyboard. thats cuz i got one, then got another one for this build. i REALLY like this keyboard

OS: i got it for free. no not torrent, i got it from a friend who has an msdn subscription

monitor: is actually the LG 2242. its a 21.5" screen, its quite nice for the price i got it at, 110$!

printer : is a nice brother hl 2280 i got from future shop for $99.99

speakers: lol it was for 15$.

the wei scores are as follows

7.3 7.3 5.8 6.3 5.9

this system is pretty impressive considering i only paid 700 for a full computer system. it surprisingly runs LoL at 1080p at 60fps. it fluctuates but hey, its intergrated graphics. settings are on high.

Comments

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

this is comparibale to my tool around, non gaming, work pc for school.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

well this is exactly what this is!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, yeah my gaming rig is i5 3570k at 4.2 GHz, z77 extreme4 mobo and a 7950, with 8 GB of RAM at 160 MHz

  • 85 months ago
  • 5 points

160mhz? ;) dang thats blazing fast

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

haha i meant 1600

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I know LOL

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey for a budget gaming rig say around 500 bucks too spend. This build doesn't include a video card, but would a AMD Phenom ii x4 965 do the job for games like Black Light: Retribution, Minecraft, BF3?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely with issues.

1, FPS will be next to 10. 2, details will be sacrificed.

If you would like, I can put together a build for you that is a 550$ budget that only includes the tower (no peripherals)

Please email me @ mincading@hotmail.com

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

please comment on my new build :) http://pcpartpicker.com/b/xMV#cx1757

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat League Of Legends :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea! Installed it so I could bench the APU. I'm really impressed with it :P

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

How does it run? I want to get the A10 and i want to see how the A8 works to see if i need to get the A10 or just get an A8

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

runs quite ok. All settings maxed achieves 50FPS average. The a10 series should be much better

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

How does it run? I want to get the A10 and i want to see how the A8 works to see if i need to get the A10 or just get an A8

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

How does it run? I want to get the A10 and i want to see how the A8 works to see if i need to get the A10 or just get an A8

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

How much RAM where you able to allocate

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

512 mb for dedicated :S

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats it or can you allocate more.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

with 512mb is it still capable of running BF3