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Comment reply on Forum Topic "2014-15 AMD APU Road Map"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

honestly i think they are throwing all their eggs into the APU basket, which im not complaining about, its turning as profit and many think is the way of the future with HSA.

Comment reply on astarinlife's Completed Build: Nerdette Mothership

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

really liking that case

Comment reply on Shazmoo's Completed Build: The Shoebox

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management in a mini itx is always hard so it seems but you did a good job.

Comment reply on anmire's Completed Build: Project Atlas

  • 66 months ago
  • 4 points

i genuinely laughed, +1

Comment reply on skeletor_01's Completed Build: CareFree(CF), it's strictly business

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 nice for its intended purpose

Comment reply on Gottagame9000's Completed Build: AMD Kaveri Build {Scorpio}

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

So how are you/you friend liking the 7850k? i've got an R7 250 coming in next week for mine and cant wait to see what duel graphics is like on this beast.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

having issues with heat using the stock cooler, but i soon plan on installing an aftermarket cooler.problem is im using a micro case so im limited.

Comment reply on izzy4020's Completed Build: My first Gaming rig Intel I5 Haswell

  • 67 months ago
  • 0 points

i do like the case

Comment reply on Every1LoveEvery1's Completed Build: The Critter

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

i really like this! always a fan of small and cheap.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

i RMA'd it and got a different PSU

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

i didnt know! i really had no idea what i was doing honestly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kaveri gaming on a budget"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

power supply updated

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

oh man, if you knew how hard it was to get them looking this well. i spent more than an hour trying to route through this case, but it is so small and the PSU is not modular, oh god why didnt i get a modular...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kaveri gaming on a budget"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

this build is rated about 275 watts, the PSU is rated at 630 watts, i doubt it will ever come under stress. i suppose if i see any signs of it being defective i do have a 2 year warranty on it.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

no worries, the lower cost and fact i didnt have to buy a video card were great selling points, adding a low cost graphics card would increase the FPS but i dont think its needed for simple gaming.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

doesnt require a video card, plays games/video using the APU's internal GPU.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

im hearing quite bad things about that PSU, but on the other hand im seeing quite a few good responses from those who dont push it hard, which i dont think this build would push it at all really. im so confused now. from what i understand from reading, its ok to go overkill on the PSU because the more it has to work the shorter the lifespan, so if im only going to be pushing around 200ish watts then this should never go under strain. am i wrong?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kaveri gaming on a budget"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I'm sorry I didn't know

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kaveri gaming on a budget"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I left AMD a killer review on their Facebook page along with better pics of the build, apparently it generated a lot of buzz and a PR rep contacted me, as a thank you they sent me the 7850... Long story short. I'll see if I can find the link this evening.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

basically a pic of "PC Christmas" that arrived this morning.

Comment reply on LordOfTots's Completed Build: Hamelton

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

i feel the same, tried explaining it to the wife, she said "you just went up a nerd level"...

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

your comment makes me sad :(

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kaveri gaming on a budget"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you for that insight, this is not a performance high end gaming, or server based build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kaveri gaming on a budget"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I don't need all that power, perhaps I'll return it and look for something better. Any recommendations on a modular?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kaveri gaming on a budget"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh man , thank you! I'll update prices this evening.

My thought process was "I have the extra $ because I didn't purchase the OS or APU."

Does the PSU have that bad of a reputation?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kaveri gaming on a budget"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

was going for something that i wouldn't have to worry about if i expanded. caught it on sale for around $35 i think?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kaveri gaming on a budget"

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

over 700 reviews and still 4 stars, if it turns out bad ill just return it for something else.

The drive was meant to be there just to install disk based programs (Windows), i haven't burnt a disk in over 8 years.

The MB is exactly what i wanted, gaming oriented and gorgeous, solid build quality.

no these prices are not what i paid. "True out of pocket was only $499.88", not sure how to change the prices of what is listed.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

will post better pictures this evening when i get off work

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

just waiting on parts my friend, trust me, i cannot wait either!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building with amd apu a10-7850k. Got 8 gig G.Skill 2400mhz with msi a88xm-e45 but says 2133mhz max."

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooooo please do share your opinions when you get home!

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Bulk of the parts came in this morning, waiting on the case to come in tomorrow, and one more part next week... then ill post pics and a write up ;)

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually about to try out the 7850k with an R7 250 in the next two weeks...

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, was intended as a general web surfing build, until I saw what an APU was capable of.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a story best told on the build I'm about to complete ;)

Comment reply on MarvelFrost's Saved Part List: No More Slide-Shows Please

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

how about $600?

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing other than the integrated graphics on the APU, couldn't tell you the exact resolution at the moment, high settings at 720p. Plays Tomb raider on high as well, neither have any issues.

Comment reply on bradenfontaine's Completed Build: Budget gaming

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you for the heads up

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New amd build all feedback welcome:)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

if you're just doing 720p, ever thought of dropping the graphics card and getting an A10 processor instead?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Build"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

go with a small SSD just to boot windows from? save some $$, think 60 gig should do... but with your budget im sure that wont matter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help, please, with a new HTPC build."

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

ive found the A10 6800k runs cooler than the A10 7xxx series, just my .02, running the stock cooler my wife's 6800k runs smooth and cool. running a micro case i stream all of my media from it to my PS3 and other TV's...

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/bradenfontaine/saved/4wMG

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How is this $500 gaming rig?"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

push for 2133 memory at the minimum, AMD's APU's are greatly improved with faster memory! drop the R9 and get check this page out for duel graphics, saves you money and can play at 720p with high settings.

http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovations/software-technologies/dual-graphics#desktop

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