Wife and kid were rocking the AMD A6-7400 i had acquired to toy around with. The wife does YouTube and Facebook, nothing demanding. The kid wanted to start getting into light gaming, Minecraft, GTA 4 and i got her Skyrim for Christmas and setup a Steam account for her. Of course the APU couldnt handle the gaming but did fine for internet use, so i threw together some extra parts i had lying around, snagged the 860k and gave them my R9 280 when i upgraded.
860k - Excellent budget quad core for medium gaming, saw it on sale around the holidays and couldnt say no.
Hyper 212 - Barely fit in the case, was actually flagged as not able to fit in this case but it did, another mm or two and it wouldnt have, had it lying around so figured why not.
MB - This MB has been in a couple small builds ive done and knew it was reliable, shes had this same motherboard with her APU and it does fine, can handle small overclocks and the UEFI is nice.
RAM - Had the faster ram for the APU and was going to do the A10-7850k but ended up selling the 7850k to a friends wife for her WoW build, so faster ram for no other reason.
HDD - I hate this HDD, i have a strong disdain for Seagate and dont feel like going through the hassle of swapping over Windows to a better drive or SSD, plus the wife and daughter dont complain so whatever man, dont buy this, slow as molasses.
GPU - Love AMD, best bang for the buck. Plays Skyrim, Minecraft, GTA 4 and everything else ive thrown at it without breaking a sweat.
Case - Leftover from a previous build i did for a guy, he liked it but couldnt come up with the cash so i broke it down and parted it out. its ok, nothing to write home about.
PSU - Leftover from a previous build, needed something ASAP and Best buy had it in stock for me to go pick up, no complaints other than its not modular.
A competent quad core CPU suitable for budget gaming
Does its job and does it damned well
No issues so far, UEFI is nice, suitable for small overclocks
Fast and i like blue
Best bang for the buck, love it
The side bevel is nice for cable management
Hasn't caught fire yet, wish it were modular, Best Buy stocked locally so i mean there's a plus