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A10-7860K is an amazing CPU/GPU combo...does everyone else agree?

Question asked by pet1700 on Mar 10, 2017

With my time off, I had a chance to build a new PC.  This beauty was cheap ($300 for the entire system!!!), but can handle overclocking with great coolness and stability, thus yielding gaming results similar or better than machines costing 2x to 3x times more (i.e. i5 or i7 machines using integrated GPU)!  Check out the benchmark scores and photos.


Processor: AMD a10-7860K (stock 3.6ghz) running at 4.4ghz using stock cooler at 1.4v

Motherboard: ASRock A88M-G/3.1 FM2+

Graphic Card: Built into the processor.  The AMD R7 APU. (Stock 750mhz) running at 900mhz.

Memory: Kingston Hyper X Predator: 16GB DDR3 running at 2400Mhz at CL11 speeds.

RamDrive: 4GB.  Used for Windows temp files, browser temp/cache files, and Photoshop Cache.

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver Ceramique 2

Case Fans: 3 (120mm) high performance fans from Enermax


Passed all stress testing:

Prime95: For over 3 hrs

FurMark: Burn-in/GPU stress test for over 10 minutes

AMD Overdrive Stability Test: For over 2 hours

Memtest86: For nearly 9 hrs


3DMark Benchmark Scores:

Sky Diver: 6763

Cloud Gate: 8054

Fire Strike: 1740

Time Spy: 730


CPU Thermal Margin: (70C at idle, and 30C at full load).