Subject: General Tech, Systems | June 23, 2012 - 06:04 PM | Ryan Shrout
Well, we did it! Today I successfully built an AMD A-series
APU based computer while blindfolded LIVE. At the start of the event
I went over the various components used for the build including the
AMD A8-3800 APU, MSI A75 motherboard, Corsair 550D case and 650 watt
power supply and more. After showing it all, I wrapped a scarf around
my head and went to work.
Tagged: video, llano, blindfolded, APU, amd
There were quite a few more hurdles than I expected including spreading the thermal paste correctly, screwing the motherboard into the case and finding the pins for the front panel power button. I was surprised at how easily I was able to install the CPU, memory and heatsink, but that likely comes with years of practice and experience with the hardware.
In all, it took me 1 hour and 18 minutes to get to a Windows screen using a pre-installed OS on a Western Digital 1TB hard drive. That was MUCH longer than I had originally thought it would take, so I have been humbled by those DIY PC users that build their own on without sight a regular basis!
If you missed the live event we hosted at http://pcper.com/live you can find the replay hosted right here below. Enjoy watching me completely make a fool of myself!
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Post By: Mr. Mike