Description

This is an entry level gaming PC that I built recently. The A8-9600 worked very well with the GT 1030. Loading times in games such as CS:GO, PUBG, TF2 and Fortnite were short thanks to the 8GB of DDR4. These games ran at playable to great FPS, with low graphics on PUBG to high on Fortnite and PUBG.

Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

I would understand the part selection if you purchased the APU, GPU, RAM and Motherboard before the Raven Ridge APU's release.

If that weren't the case, I'd wager the part selection is, IMO, quite unreasonable. A R3-2200G, with two 4GB 2400Mhz DDR4 RAM sticks, and a cheap B350 Motherboard would've been better than the A8 + GT1030 combo.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

If not for gaming then yes 2400MHz is fine like my most recent HTPC. But for gaming wise 2933 or 3200MHz RAM or bust.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

2800/2933 is an OK middleground for Dual-Channel DDR4 when paired to a Raven Ridge APU. It has got to be said, though, that a quality B350 board and DDR4 2400Mhz chips with Hynix M-Die or Samsung B-Die can provide a good OC path if you know what you're doing. If however 2666/2800/2933 parts are a few dollars away from 2400Mhz parts, then it's not worth the hassle.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

if you had gotten a 25 dollar case, you would have been able to then use that money to upgrade the gpu to an RX 560 4gb (1024 bit)

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

while the power supply is included with the case, i wouldnt trust those power supplies, as they are prone to faults and errors such as overheating.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I hope he keeps a fire extinguisher near his case

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Raidmax are known to go kaboom. And kill all the components connected to it.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought my old 1060 6G and Pentium G46 was cheap lol (526) also had monitor. Prices are stupid :/ now.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Its crazy when even a GT1030 is overpriced.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you get your PC parts?

because without any reasons stated as why you get the A8 APU with the GT1030

the Ryzen 5 2200G or the Ryzen 5 2400G should be the better buy over the older gen APU+GPU combo

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Why not? He has an excellent upgrade path with the parts he choose especially since it's on the AM4 platform.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The Ryzen 5 2400g even at stock will be equal if not better than the GT1030 in most games.

And the Ryzen 5 2400g chip is a 4 core 8 treads unit which is way better than the last gen APUs based on the Bulldozer/Excavator.

Also the price of the Ryzen 5 APU is like 169 dollars and it cheaper than his 200 dollar combo

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  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree here But lately i cant seem to find the Ryzen 3 1200 on sale. Pretty much the 2200G has replaced the Ryzen 3s and the Ryzen 5 2400G has negated the point of the Ryzen 5s CPUs to exist.

Of course for those who still have a decent GPU. Then the 6 core Ryzen 1600 would be the best mid range CPU to go for ATM if you have a semi decent GPU from the nVidia 900 series or RX470/480 series.But given the crazy prices of GPUs due to mining.

The Ryzen APU is the better deal since coin mining on the APU is pointless.

I recently upgraded to the Ryzen 3 2200G for my HTPC as the previous mobo has died.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

what are the dimensions?

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  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

the Athlon will be terrible as well since they are the same generation as the A8

minimum CPU he could have got is the Ryzen 3 1200

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