Description

I built this atrocity for a school project. That should explain the weird selection of parts. I got the APU 'cause it was cheap and I could show it off as a newer solution for graphical processing. For my deddidated WAM I just went for the cheapest and fastest 8 Gig. two piece set I found. Also the heat spreaders look real nice so that will definitely help my presentation. I just HAD to go with an SSD to be able to show off the new technology and speed. Actually got it for 30 USD from BestBuy so anything else would have been out of the question anyway. The case is literally a box to put everything in, I dunno why people overspend on these things. I got mine for 25 USD and it has a 120mm fan in the front to keep everything cool, best mATX box 2016 imo. I straight went overkill on the PSU, could have gotten the more reasonable 400w for 5 USD less but I decided that would be pretty stupid. The mobo keeps everything together and works, also the cheapest FM2+ so this one was the best logical option.

This is my first build so I might have not chosen what you would have given the circumstances. It's ok to criticize (constructive or not), one could only learn. All the money spent on this thing was my own, I'm an unemployed teen (parents don't give me money either) so it hit me hard having to spend like 263 USD on this *** of a school project. I'll probably sell this thing after I present it. Regardless I feel confident in my decisions and proud in my minuscule achievement.

If you're looking to build something similar for gaming I did play a bit of Rust and some more CS:GO. Rust ran at about 20fps on 1024 x 768 with everything turned all the way down. CS:GO never ran bellow 40fps with the same settings as Rust. I did this with the RAM overclocked to 2400. Also this is running on Ubuntu 15.10 because I didn't want to spend more for windows. Before I sell it I'll install Windows 10 PRO and benchmark other games for those curious enough.

Part Reviews

CPU

very ok APU, does good for me. Would pair with good ram for best time.

Motherboard

Keeps everything together and works! Great value I think.

Memory

Cheep, cool looking, and fast. I like this RAM so far.

Storage

Stupid fast, I don't even know why this speed is even practical.

Case

Great box! Has everything you need for the price you pay. Front fan keeps everything cool.

Power Supply

I feel safe knowing that my home won't burn down any time soon.

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 7 points

(Actually, it's not that bad.)

HOW FAST IS YOUR WANDOM ACCESS MEMORY? lol

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Haha

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds like something daffy duck would say.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

lolfz

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

(GONE WRONG)(GONE SEXUAL)(NEARLY DIED)(2016) Nice build.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

(ALMOST SHOT) (HOMELESS EDITION) (GAY EDITION) (IN THE HOOD) (GONE RIGHT) (GONE LEFT) (GONE WITH THE WIND BY MARGARET MITCHELL)

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That looks like it would be a good all-round desktop for someone who was not into heavy gaming! May I ask what kind of project you made that for? +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

It's called a senior project, it's a graduation requirement in my high school. Just chose some random topic that interests you and do something. I chose "career opportunity in the technology industry", and to prove my knowledge I just built this. Nothing even remotely related but the folks that grade aren't tech savvy so I just made it sound all smart and ****. That's why I chose an ssd, apu, and good ram. If I built something for myself I would have spent a little more for the pentium and 750ti combo but I needed something that would impress old people instead.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah, haha, I see.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Great story behind the build ! Funny too.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to see bench marks,

userbenchmark.com/

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

i get the reference to dedicated ram www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsO-Td0hqXo

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

is it enough deditated wam to run a minecraft server with all those plugins and players?

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