Link to timelaspe video if you're interested.
UnRyzen the build that makes me wish I had Ryzen...i cri everytime ;-;
I had some parts lying around, and I was bored so I decided to build a spare parts rig. Some of the parts were from my main rig too (CPU, RAM, GPU, and cables). Plus I wanted to test out a new camera I just received. (For 20 bucks it isn't bad :D).
CPU: AMD A10-7870K
Dated, but still hauls ***. I work the crap out of it and it never skips a beat. I bought it a year and some change ago from microcenter with the motherboard combo, it cost around $130. It's overclocked to 4.2ghz at the moment for a little extra juice. I would've bought the 860K, but I wanted to try out dual graphics, but thanks to my noobism at the time I bought the wrong GPU XD.
CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9a
The best cooler you can get for the money! I bought it mainly because the stock cooler was slowly decaying my hearing, and it was making a grinding noise so I was afraid the fan would go flying off XD. It's TDP is high enough for a 4.2ghz OC with nice temps. The fan is super quiet I don't hear a peep out of it. Plus the cooler looks great! Another thing cryorig can do right is make super budget coolers look better than ones twice the price. One you go aftermarket there's no going back.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H
When I bought it, it cost me around $30 bucks, which was a steal at the time. The board does live up to it's ultra durable name, I've spilled arctic silver 5 on it, bumped, and abused it, went through a TON of power outages, and still runs like a champ. it even takes a 4.2 OC well. I still appreciate the neutral look it has, blended in very well.
Memory (RAM): EVGA SSC 8GB DDR3-2400 Due to this being an APU build getting 2400ghz RAM seemed like the right thing to do, plus it was pretty freaking cheap when I bought it. I enjoy the neutral look, and the heat sink style. 8GB is enough for the editing and gaming I do, but it gets pretty close to it's limit at times, an upgrade is due soon.
Storage: Silicon Power S60 120GB SSD
Terrible, there's a reason it's not in my main rig at the moment. My dinosaur HDD outlasted it. It died in a month, and it wasn't THAT much faster than my HDD tbh. It still works, but it'll die at random then come back to life, then die again, then come back. It's done it about 10 times already. I just put in the rig because it looks cleaner than the clunky HDD.
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 250X 1GB
Here's my mistake I should've bought a 250 instead of this, but even standalone it's decent. The only games I really play on my rig is BO3, Beam.NG Drive, FSX, and TF2. I mostly play on my bros Xbox (until I get a better GPU.) It's quiet when playing though, but I've never tested it on 1080p yet so I can't really judge noise quite yet.
Case: Cooler Master N200
They really should've put a hole or something for the EPS cable, other than that it's a great case. It's got room for 240 AIO's, long GPUS's, a nice SSD layout, and enough ports for multiple fans. The 88R is better than the N200 in almost every way, but if you can snag this for around $30 bucks, it's a great choice. BE WARNED! It's a dust magnet XD.
Power supply: EVGA 500B:
Decent Unit, Its fat cables, and non modular design, made cable management a challenge, but put that aside it's a decent unit, the CXMs are waaay better, but I bought this before the new CXMs came out. It keeps the power bill low, and it's quiet. And it was very cheap, so good enough for me :D.
The case fans are from my main build as well, and I have to say, boy do they look good! Plus they're so quiet!
The cables are great! Came with cable combs too, they are on the stiff side so routing can be a little annoying, but all in all it's my first set of sleeved cables, and I'm very happy with the purchase :D.
Currently saving up for the Ryzen system, I hope to have it within a year. I'm sure the Vega GPUs will be out by then, I'm gunning for two of those when they release. Anyway thanks for checking out my build, and I hope you also enjoyed my timelaspe, it was my first one :D.
It hauls that's for sure :D.
Best cooler you can get for the money! Looks good and performs great :D!
Died withing a month, but then it comes back to life, and then dies again, it's done it about 10 times already. I wouldn't buy this unit.
Aside from lack of EPS cable management the case is great :D, but if you can get an 88R get that instead of this.
Fat cables make for a bad day, if you have a budget case. Other than that it's decent, I'd get the new CXMs over this if you can.