This build is for my little brother.
When we were young we use to co-op every game together that we could, from Nintendo to Xbox, I was Mario and he was my Luigi, I was Red team and he was Blue, he was my wingman, my copilot, my co-driver. Then **** changed, I grew up, got married, moved out and had my own family. We lost touch, didn’t hang out as much and he suffered, he has had a hard life and not all of it was his fault. He has been in and out of jail for stupid mistakes that could have happened to anyone, but happened to him because of poor decisions. He gets out of jail in about a week for the second or third time, I really am ashamed I cannot remember. I built this in hopes we can co-op once again, and maybe this will get his mind off his demons and help get him into PC gaming.
I wanted to build something from the bottom and teach him how to upgrade PC components. This APU will handle simple gaming like Hammerwatch, Torchlight 2, Broforce and the likes with ease. Once he gets a job and has steady income we can start to upgrade it with a dedicated GPU, if he needs more processing power then I can teach him how to pop in an 880k or 845.
Most of the parts were spares I had laying around from old builds, monitor, mouse and keyboard were old components my work was throwing out, case was a leftover and RAM was from an old APU build that was converted into an 860k build and no longer needed fast RAM.
Sorry for the shaky pictures, i was getting a little emotional towards the end.
Best bang for the buck, runs simple games like Hammerwatch, Torchlight 2, Broforce and the likes with ease.
Better than stock
Did not come with speaker or pin adapter for front panel connectors, WiFi works well but i have not tested the Bluetooth
Fast RAM, no errors, good price
Fast and solid, good price
Looks good, zero cable management, has a blue LED fan so it must run cooler than the model with the red LED fan.
Cheap, solid, non modular but gets the job done
Does what it's supposed to do after being beaten around