Joined on 10/20/18
My first PC build since Windows XP...
Pros: - Runs like a charm - Perfect entry level APU for day to day tasks and to play some entry level games. - Price compared to the competition = Bang for your buck.
Cons: - None for me.
Overall Review: Wanting to undertake the challenging task of building my own PC for the first time, I took the time to study the parts available and shop according to my needs and wants. Also, wanting to complete the build on a budget, this APU met my requirements monetarily and spec wise. Here is the list of parts and programs which I paired with the Athlon 200GE APU (Order Total: $83.99): What I paid for: -GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming (rev. 1.0) AM4 AMD X370 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard (Order Total: $103.50) newegg -Seagate BarraCuda ST1000DM010 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM (Order Total: $57.74) newegg -Kingston A400 2.5" 240GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SA400S37/240G (Order Total: $53.54) newegg -Acer K222HQL 21.5" FHD TN Monitor, 1920 x 1080, 60Hz, 5ms , from Staples/ Bureau en Gros (Quebec) $115.00 - Antec case fan, $15.00, local PC Store - 2x Kingston 4GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model KVR24N17S6/4, local pc store, they did not have 2666 available and I needed it asap, $115.00 - 2.5'' SSD mount to 3.5", $6.00, - 2x IDE to SATA converters for my DVD/CD Burners and Readers, $10.00, - 2x USB 3.0 2.5" front ports adapter for floppy bay, $15.00, What I recycled from my Windows XP system: -Full ATX Case (with windows XP key still on panel :P ) - DVD 32x burner - DVD-CD Reader - Front memory card reader 2.5" - 500W Nova power supply, non modular, was replaced on XP build and barely used, - Antec cooling fan. - Logitech Mouse, keyboard and speakers. Software: -Windows 10 Home x64, purchased from a "friend". Total Spent: 575$ CAD , circa 430$ USD as of Dec 12 2018. /// What is does perfectly: Run chrome Run MS Word Run MS Excel Run Steam Run Epic Games Run BitComet Run Fortnite on Low 720p Run Age of Empires 2 Remastered Run Counter Strike Source Run PUB G streamed from my Xbox one console to pc via Xbox App, with party chat via PC. APU Temp has yet to surpass 35 degrees centigrade, the only time where the GPU bottlenecks is running FortNite. If you are an entry level PC user/gamer, buy this APU.