Description

I've built this machine for light-mid gaming and general use. I have used a prebuilt eMachines for the past 3 years and I thought it was time to upgrade.

Part Reviews

CPU

A nice, powerful APU for the price. Can play most games with its integrated graphics (can play BF4 @ 720p!). Gets awfully hot but doesn't take much energy.

CPU Cooler

Keeps the a10-7850k nice and cool. It is a bit big, so a roomy case is recommended. Has pre-applied paste, so may upgrade paste in the future.

Motherboard

Great motherboard, no issues so far.

Memory

Can't beat the speed and size for the price.

Storage

Can't beat the size and the speed for the price.

Wireless Network Adapter

Best WiFi card, but takes up the pciE slot

Keyboard

High-quality non-mechanical keyboard, excellent price.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I might replace the psu...

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I was planning to do this in the future.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the exact model of the power supply, anyways?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I know your comment is a month old, but in case you want to know it's a Cooler Master Elite Power 400w. The 12v ripple hits spec on 400w and it has Teapo capacitors. It's an OK power supply as long as you keep it on a low load.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

xD

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How does this perform in the Ganges you play(what fps, settings etc)

Also I'm curious to know why you did not go with the 7870k

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

All that you get with the 7870k is a slight bump in the cpu & gpu clock which you can easily overclock the 7850k to as well without any issue. Its a slightly better bin but over all ends up overclocking about the same so I don't see it as being a real win for the extra $20 in most cases (haha I know bad pun).

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That is true but I'm suspecting that they changed to some slightly better silicon or something(I could be wrong)

I noticed my typo though... What kind of fps do you get at what settings on what games with your current setup?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently with the a10-7850k I'm using, I'm at 4.4GHz on the CPU & 1029 MHz on the iGPU. I play Battlefield 4 on 1080p Medium settings at 40fps, Dirt 3 on 1080p Medium Settings at 55 fps, Starcraft II on 1080p High settings at 70+ fps, & Final Fantasy XIV on 1080p Medium settings at 50 fps. Biggest killer is doing multiplayer because the CPU automatically throttles to 3.0GHz when the iGPU hits full load.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang that's actually pretty good! Would you recommend me getting that cpu?(the 7870k but still!)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The 7850k has been treating me nicely the past few days, and with that cooler, it's been keeping pretty cool. Also, according to pcpartpicker and a few other sources, 7870k might not work with the selected motherboard (dunno if this is true). I generally wanted the price to be 400.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're looking for a decent gaming experience on a lower budget then totally go for it. My best suggestion is to make sure you get DDR3-2133 or better ram for the best experience. 8-gb kits can be found pretty cheap compared to when I bought mine!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The pictures are phenomenal!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

YOU'RE PHENOMENAL!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, but I want to see your machine :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I want to see your machine ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't have one OOOOOOHHHH BURN

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How loud does your PSU get? Im planning on getting this case for a 4K build.... which only requires 245 watts

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I can hardly hear the PSU, but I'd go for something different, because the PSUs that come with cases aren't really reliable.

  • 47 months ago
  • -1 points

Do yourself a favor and get yourself an Nvidia GTX 750 Ti.

Runs relatively cool and will play BF4 at 1080p easily

(i would recommend an AMD card, but my R9 270X runs abnormally hot and I'm afraid that my card is the rule and not the exception.)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Why dont you try and get a decent GPU cooler? I know it seems like extra hassle but keeping the heat down, especially when your R9 270X runs really hot, can help it last longer and increase its lifetime. The R9 270X is a great card, but Ive not really noticed a heat issue in my friends gaming PC

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can send me a link to a $60 GPU cooler, I will be in your debt because cost is the only reason I haven't bought one is cost.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I couldnt get back to you, Ill try and find you the cheapest one possible dude

  • 41 months ago
  • -1 points

This build uses an AMD APU that has an integrated R7 (4 CPU cores at 3.7, 8 GPU cores for the R7) I don't even think you -can- use an NVIDIA card with it, not that he even needs to since the advantage on the APU setup is that the CPU and GPU are located within the same die. At most he would need an R7 GPU to share additional video processing, but it's likely not needed since the integrated R7 essentially runs overclocked to begin with.

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Any CPU, AMD or Intel, will work with any GPU. Yes, he will not be able to utilize Dual Graphics mode, but you can only do it with low-end cards, and it's not worth it.