Ecologic AKA Tiny Tim
This is the lowest i can get to build a very cheap computer for my weekends away from the city.
A lot of you may ask why this particular low end APU, why not a A8 or A10. Well, i bought all of these for a little under 100€ or 111USD, so its quite cheap allright, no other part would cost me this low. Even if you try building a Celeron J1800 system, this would cost at least 80€ (98USD) here. Instead of that, i spent 65USD on APU+MOBO (brand new), 20USD on a really old screen, 10 for GPU about 15 for DDR3 modules, hdd and case. I could've bought a used CPU too but when you buy used stuff, you don't always get what you want.
I got windows 10 running smooth and Deus Ex Human Revolution in playable condition (35-40fps) with 1680x1050 resolution, low settings of course, not everything on low but almost. I setup the Tiny Tim in a 22inch screen but the budget only allowed myself a 19inch so i guess 1280x1024 will give me a boost in fps while playing some games, plus getting the settings to medium, perhaps.
I had a great fun building it and i wanted to know how good can be the low budget hardware, plus, spending too much on a computer that will work less than a couple of hours on weekends its just not a good ideia, a laptop could do the trick better but its alot more expensive.
It will play DX HR at decent levels and Bioshock 1&2 pretty well. Surfing the net (which was the primary goal) is just easy piece of cake.
CPU AMD Athlon 5150 @2Ghz Cooler Stock Motherboard ASUS AM1M-A Memory Corsair 2Gb XMS III Graphics AMD ASUS HD6670 1Gb Disc Drive 1 Toshiba 2.5 7200rpm 320Gb Optical Drive Samsung DVD PSU 500W Case Not Known Extras Revoltec Low Noise Fan
Hi. How difficult was to overclock the 5150 to 2ghz?