I've been running with a heavily modified Dell XPS 8300 for the last 2+ years. It was time to get some new-ish tech. For xmas, family asked me for a wish list. Having been using Intel for the last 8 years, I decided to give AMD a shot, and see what I could do on a small-ish budget. Total spent is around $400 for case, CPU, MoBo, and H60 cooler.
Total parts list inc...
AMD A10-6800K (IGP Disabled, Turbo disabled)
Gigabyte F2A88X-D3H Mobo
16Gig Corsair Vengeance Blue 1600Mhz Dual Channel DDR3
Intel 520 Series "Cherryville" 120Gig SSD (Main OS Drive)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 64Mb Cache (Storage / Backup)
NVidia GTX 560Ti 1Gig, 256bit Vid card
Corsair "GS600" 600w PSU *First Gen, Blue LED fan on push button switch*
Fractal Designs "Define R4 Silent" Case in Black Pearl finish
Corsair H60 AIO Cooler
2x Xigmatech 120mm Purple LED Crystal Series fans *One intake, bottom of case, one exhaust, top*
2x Fractal Designs 140mm Fans *Stockers, front mounted, Intake, on the built in 3 speed fan controller*
Here are specs during stress testing. I'm concerned about the CPU temps, as the "Easy Tune" software reports way lower temps. Conflicting numbers bother me. The stock settings fore everything sent this beast to 83c(!!!) thus the under clocking.
Side shot with case closed up.
My work space. Screens are a Dell 23" main, and an Acer 20" to the left.