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.
really liking that case
Cable management in a mini itx is always hard so it seems but you did a good job.
i genuinely laughed, +1
+1 nice for its intended purpose
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.
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.
i do like the case
i really like this! always a fan of small and cheap.
i RMA'd it and got a different PSU
i didnt know! i really had no idea what i was doing honestly.
power supply updated
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...
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.
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.
doesnt require a video card, plays games/video using the APU's internal GPU.
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?
Oh I'm sorry I didn't know
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.
basically a pic of "PC Christmas" that arrived this morning.
i feel the same, tried explaining it to the wife, she said "you just went up a nerd level"...
your comment makes me sad :(
thank you for that insight, this is not a performance high end gaming, or server based build.
I know I don't need all that power, perhaps I'll return it and look for something better. Any recommendations on a modular?
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?
was going for something that i wouldn't have to worry about if i expanded. caught it on sale for around $35 i think?
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.
will post better pictures this evening when i get off work
just waiting on parts my friend, trust me, i cannot wait either!
Ooooo please do share your opinions when you get home!
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 ;)
I'm actually about to try out the 7850k with an R7 250 in the next two weeks...
Thank you, was intended as a general web surfing build, until I saw what an APU was capable of.
That's a story best told on the build I'm about to complete ;)
how about $600?
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.
thank you for the heads up
so how do you like it?
if you're just doing 720p, ever thought of dropping the graphics card and getting an A10 processor instead?
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.
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...
for your overclock
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.