It all works as i had it hooked up. I've never came across that before and as a result thought it wouldn't work. Glad it does and everything works flawlessly on the case.
All 4 USB's work as does the memory card readers, at least the memory card readers that i actually have cards to test in them all worked so there's no reason why the rest shouldn't
The case lights aren't as bright or Christmas tree like as i thought they were going to be and actually quite pleasant at night when with the lamp off.
I took some more pics to show the case working and one for the system info/WEI score if you are interested.
Even when you lift the little storage compartment lid up at the back of the case the lights are let through into it as well.
System Info/WEI score/CPUid
I redeemed my code for Battlefield 4 and i have to say that I'm very surprised that i can enjoy the Story mode side of things without a graphics card installed.
x2 MSAA with some things are on Ultra, some on High and Medium with things like Post Processing on low and off where i can turn them off. I'm not sure of the frame rates during the Story mode but the gameplay is smooth and enjoyable with absolutely no stuttering or screen tear or jaggies, and the cut scenes play flawlessly as well.
Multiplayer is a different story however, but not a bad story at all.
Playing on a full server i have had to drop down to 1280x720 with mostly Medium settings with one or two thing on high and the post processing stuff set the same as when playing the Story mode. I still have x2MSAA turned on and my frames according to the in game benchmark test is 46FPS on some maps and 54 on smaller and indoor maps. I don'[t get any screen tear or stuttering or jaggies on multiplayer so again I'm happy with that as the gameplay is to me liquid smooth as it is in the Story mode.
I haven't ran any benchmarking software as I honestly don't care about that sort of thing, I'm just happy with my purchase and I'm looking forward to hooking up my G27 Sterring wheel and getting down to some racing!
This little APU is in a class of its own I'm still stunned at the settings i could use on Battlefield 4 during the story mode.
I was skeptical of the hype, skeptical of the tests and skeptical of praise it was getting from others on youtube for example. I assumed since they have big youtube channels with millions of subscribers they were getting paid to say nice things about it.
Now i have seen it for myself, I can now say nice things about it as well.
The 7850K has totally blew my skepticism out of the water.
I'm going to enjoy the hell out of this APU!
8GB Kingston HyperX Beast @2133MHz (Though rated for 2400MHz i get BSOD after a few minutes of up time when i use the 2400MHz profile)
Kingston HyperX 3KSSD 120GB - Boot time ~15 seconds without doing any reg tweaks or MSconfig tweaks.
ASRock FM2A88M Extreme4+ mATX motherboard.
EVGA NEX650G PSU (Gold rated and a 5year warranty were the selling points plus the headroom for additional RAM and HDD's and perhaps even a GPU later)
Oh and a Packard Bell iPower X3.0 case
.... Very happy AMD customer!
BTW thanks for your help, i honestly do appreciate it. How do i give your posts kudos on here?
EDIT: I have seen some people WEI scores for the 7850K and they got a 7.0 or 7.1 (can't remeber which) so I'm guessing they have slightly overclocked theirs as i haven't touched anything at all on mine. The only thing i have done is set the XMP for the ram to get it to 2133MHz.... well it's really 2129MHz given the DRAM Frequency is 1064.5.
Any tweaks for the CPU/GPU or whatever you can recommend doing?
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