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Comment reply on Barton's Completed Build: Red Dragon

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

good motherboard, excellent chip with great upgradability, throw a discrete GPU in later down the road when the APU just doesn't cut it and overclock the CPU to 4.4 GHz, she is a beast and loves to be abused ;)

Comment reply on Barton's Completed Build: Red Dragon

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

i can attest to this, wonderful combo

Comment reply on Barton's Completed Build: Red Dragon

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

give AIDA64 a shot, measures AMD temps perfectly and is a great monitoring and bench marking tool, very useful for the price.

Comment reply on Kelleytech's Completed Build: A10 6800k General use ITX build.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on Kelleytech's Completed Build: A10 6800k General use ITX build.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on DramaticaUnknown's Completed Build: First ever build: "Phantom".

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

good price, good for what you need. +1

with the motherboard you chose you can easily slap in an A8 or A10 APU when you have the cash and it will make a dramatic improvement. for the time being, if it works well for what you need then keep it as what you've got. you chose well as you have a good upgrade path.

Comment reply on nick5616's Completed Build: The Toaster

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

all this

Comment reply on Wickate's Completed Build: Kaveri HTPC Build With Room To Grow

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

AIDA64 is what i use, its a paid application but i find the program to be 100% excellent and reliable

Comment reply on CyberPunk2020's Completed Build: StormTrooper

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

with this setup he can easily push the APU and get decent performance. its nice to see something different.

Comment reply on CyberPunk2020's Completed Build: StormTrooper

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

the faster the ram the better that APU will operate, you can overclock the iGPU with the cooling setup you have so +1 for that, overall im pretty impressed.

Comment reply on CyberPunk2020's Completed Build: StormTrooper

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

with the APU and GPU he can run in Duel graphics. +1

Comment reply on Wickate's Completed Build: Kaveri HTPC Build With Room To Grow

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

i do recommend starting with the iGPU first and then moving onto the CPU if overclocking is something you would be interested in. if so please do not hesitate to send me a PM, OCing this chip can be tricky!

Comment reply on Wickate's Completed Build: Kaveri HTPC Build With Room To Grow

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

it looks like he could fit a wireless card as well as an R7 250 to utilize Duel Graphics if he felt the need. perfect fitment.

Comment reply on Wickate's Completed Build: Kaveri HTPC Build With Room To Grow

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

best HTPC ive seen, the case is perfect for a home theater setup, the APU will be more than capable, i believe you might have enough room for the R7 250 if you so wanted at a later point for an added boost if you felt the need. i love that Blu-ray drive, it is quick and powerful. cable management is amazing for the case, all parts are top quality. it seems as if this could have been produced at a reputable factory, everything fits perfectly and seamlessly, all around if i could upvote this +1000 i would.

Comment reply on Wickate's Completed Build: Kaveri HTPC Build With Room To Grow

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

anything under 70 ive found to be perfectly stable for this chip. you could however disable AMD Cool 'N Quiet in BIOS and she should run a little bit cooler but with added fan noise. honestly i havent found any games or tasks to push the 7850 to the point where heat is built up to that point, other than running benchmarks of course. the heatsink is perfect for this build and 150% better than the stock, good choice my friend.

Comment reply on ExoTecher's Completed Build: Kanova - An AMD Build

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you :)

Comment reply on cortinian's Completed Build: Poker Player's Build

  • 63 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.

Comment reply on cortinian's Completed Build: Poker Player's Build

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on cooperred's Completed Build: Budget Build 1.0

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

well done

Comment reply on cooperred's Completed Build: Budget Build 1.0

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

my wife's build started out with 4 gigs of ram, she usually has 5-10 open tabs in chrome while browsing, including youtube and or netflix, 8 gigs is the way to go, even just for web use.

Comment reply on ExoTecher's Completed Build: Kanova - An AMD Build

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

love that case

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

With the stability and speed of the A10 series, easy overclockability, and being a quadcore, how much do you really need? Mine is stable at 4.4ghz all day long, I don't need anything faster, but I suppose it's not a matter of need but rather of want. Quad cores are not being 100% utilized even in today's standards, not wide spread at least.

I tossed in an old GTX480 just to see how far I could go until my other cards arrive. Running off the GPU the CPU wasn't even sweating. Played Civ 5 with no stutters or lag, CPU stayed well under 50 degrees even overclocked at 4.4, thanks to the cooler of course.

I feel the CPU can hold it's own, but I'm curious even with a dedicated GPU how HSA could be fully utilized. It's unknown territory and we are the explorers, it's an exciting time to be alive ;)

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

My thoughts exactly, I think AMD is heading in the right direction.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

The R9 will be what I end up with when it's all said and done, no question there, but I will be experimenting until then

Comment reply on anmire's Completed Build: Project Atlas

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

do not take it poorly, i love seeing PC's built in ways they weren't intended.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

im going to go ahead and get the R7 250 and do Duel Graphics just for the experience in case anyone else ever wonders what kind of performance they can get out of it, but i will be throwing an R9 in here after ive tested the R7 250 and use the R7 250 for a mini ITX build for the daughters room down the road.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you!

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

posted it somewhere in my other build in the comments i think

EDIT: no i guess i didn't link it, so here it is. like i said, its not really a review, but in the email the PR rep sent me it was more of a "thank you for generating buzz" kind of thing, completely out of left field.

https://www.facebook.com/AMD/photos/a.186753251472.120629.23542086472/10152325442036473/?type=1

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

i $%it you not, like i said i thought they were full of it until it actually showed up, came in a small green padded case, no retail packaging.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

It was fair an honest with no bias, called them out on what they needed to do to make a better product and praised them for what they are doing right. Wouldn't even say it was a review, more of a balanced opinion. Point is it generated buzz and that's what they need.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

new build is up

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

new build is up buddy ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HTPC/Light Gaming/Media Center recommendations"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

saw this a day or two ago and couldnt agree with this more

http://youtu.be/sWans5FU4cU

Comment reply on epic7s's Completed Build: 2ND Build

  • 64 months ago
  • -1 points

that vid made me very, very happy. caught it when he posted it, i like how honest he is.

Comment reply on Aukko's Completed Build: Davy Jones' Locker

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

really liking this

Comment reply on warewind@verizon.net's Completed Build: Little Beast

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Moar Pics! Love the RAM

Comment reply on deansisic's Completed Build: Hercules (First highschoolers build)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

i see what you did there

Comment reply on deansisic's Completed Build: Hercules (First highschoolers build)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

really enjoyed flippin through your pics.... until i saw the price, then i had to go out for a smoke.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

in all seriousness she kept me company and was patiently waiting for attention.

http://i.imgur.com/GTucQhr.gif

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

are you asking FPS in games or compute power in tasks? every game i enjoy playing gets 45 FPS solidly on high settings in 720 and medium settings at 1080(minus Metro Last Light). i convert videos on a regular basis and have no issue playing Tomb Raider while converting a large Blu-ray file into a smaller file for mobile devices.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! i was thinking of getting a slim fan to go behind the CPU but i mean, im not running too hot at any point... heck i was running Folding@Home while playing Deus Ex : Human Revolution and never had a problem.

Comment reply on skemble's Completed Build: The Ultimate Grandparent PC

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

does the job and i bet it blew their mind +1

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

whoops, uploaded the wrong pic, sorry... might keep her there, she was my "helper", handing me my screwdriver and bringing me my beer.

Comment reply on Tcoom16's Completed Build: Australian budget build

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

brought my temps down from 60C under load to about 47C, excellent cooler.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget Kaveri gaming

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

honestly i thought the woman was full of $#it until it showed up. thank you, unfortunately now im hooked on building. how you like that R9 you've got?

Comment reply on mikemayham's Completed Build: Lan Boy Air

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

throw some more pics of that case at me, i like it.

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