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What type of AMD Radeon HD graphics card should I buy for an overclocked AMD A6-5400k APU?

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April 27, 2013 3:16:08 AM

I'm thinking about purchasing a 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE psu, 16GB (2x8GB) of Corsair Vengeance 1600 DDR3 ram, and a Corsair Hydro H110 cpu water cooler. I already own a case (good airflow, 4 fans), Thermaltake TR2-600W psu, USB 3.0 PCIe x1 card, LG 24x DVD buber drive, 250GB three GB/s 7200 RPM hdd, MSI FM2-A55M-E33 mobo, AMD A6-5400K Black Edition apu, and 4GB (1 stick) of Corsair XMS3 1333 DDR3 ram. My goal is to overclock my so called "cpu+gpu" to a stable 3.8 GHz, overclock the ram to a stable 1866 frequency, and crossfire with some type Radeon HD series (crossfire certified) gpu.

Drum roll please.......

So basically what I'm asking...... Is the above a good idea? Or what is the best thing to with the owned components and a $500 budget?

Thank you for your time and philanthropy. All answers that are given will be put into deep consideration.

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April 27, 2013 4:49:37 AM


I suggest you to buy a AMD Radeon HD 7770 or Radeon HD 7850 :) 
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April 27, 2013 4:58:26 AM

Essej Sniggoc said:
I'm thinking about purchasing a 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE psu, 16GB (2x8GB) of Corsair Vengeance 1600 DDR3 ram, and a Corsair Hydro H110 cpu water cooler. I already own a case (good airflow, 4 fans), Thermaltake TR2-600W psu, USB 3.0 PCIe x1 card, LG 24x DVD buber drive, 250GB three GB/s 7200 RPM hdd, MSI FM2-A55M-E33 mobo, AMD A6-5400K Black Edition apu, and 4GB (1 stick) of Corsair XMS3 1333 DDR3 ram. My goal is to overclock my so called "cpu+gpu" to a stable 3.8 GHz, overclock the ram to a stable 1866 frequency, and crossfire with some type Radeon HD series (crossfire certified) gpu.

Drum roll please.......

So basically what I'm asking...... Is the above a good idea? Or what is the best thing to with the owned components and a $500 budget?

Thank you for your time and philanthropy. All answers that are given will be put into deep consideration.

Thanks for reading!!


The 5400k officially supports the HD6570 and unofficially the HD6670. If it was me, I would NOT crossfire with that processor, I would go discrete only.

900w is way overkill for what you are doing. If you use what you have, get a quality 500-600w psu (corsair, seasonic, antec, etc.), an HD 7850-7870 and a good air cooler (212Evo, Noctua, etc.) you should be good to go. You don't really need the water cooling, and 8gb of the Corsair will be plenty.

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April 27, 2013 7:23:05 AM

Your current PSU will run a HD7850 just fine and buying 1600MHz ram to run at 1866MHz will hardly work so just get HD7850/70 (which performs better than any combination available for your APU). I support as well the suggestion above with $30 air cooler versus the H110.
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April 29, 2013 10:13:05 AM

This is an personal experiment so price is not a matter and buying a discret graphics is something I dont want to do. I know that I could buy better stuff for not that much more of a cost and I will when I want to. Like I said, this is just a personal experiment.

Basically what I am trying to do is see how far I can overclock the apu, ram, and gpu. That is why I want a higher (not highest) wattage psu; however, if 900W is to much than would a 800W or 850W be a better idea? I hear nothing but bashing words about the A6-5400K and crossfiring. I want to believe that with overcloacking and stablitiy, one could get really good performance, using what AMD recommends of course. With that being said I want to use the HD6570. I may want to overclock the A6 to 4.2 or 4.3GHz (I know said 3.8GHz at first but now I have changed my mind. Lol) and the ram to 2100MHz. I will go from 16Gb to 8GB though as mentioned, because that just makes more sense. Idk what to clock the HD6570 at. And can a HD6570 be overclocked? I am also diggin the water cooler mentioned above. I definitely will get that one instead of the H110 :) 
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April 29, 2013 10:23:00 AM

Your rig will hit its max overclock even with max GPU (HD65/670) you can in Crossfire with a quality 500watt PSU.
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April 29, 2013 10:23:08 AM

Yes - you can oc the 6570. It will probably max out at about 850-860 on the core and 815-825 on the memory, but probably not stable at those clocks. Shoot for ~840 core and 815 memory.
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April 29, 2013 11:59:48 AM

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Your rig will hit its max overclock even with max GPU (HD65/670) you can in Crossfire with a quality 500watt PSU.


rolli59, if you have to time, could you futher explain what you mean by the above?

Thank you for your advice. It is put into deep consideration.
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April 29, 2013 12:07:17 PM

Typical max load for an APU without Graphics card is less than 200watts. High end overclocked CPU with HD6670 max total system load around 200watts http://anandtech.com/show/4278/amds-radeon-hd-6670-rade... So even 500watts would be overkill.
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April 29, 2013 12:23:44 PM

Thanks a lot rolli59.
What would be the safest, maximum temperature for the A6 APU?
Or how far could it be overclocked safely, with a water cooler of course?
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April 29, 2013 1:07:40 PM

Not sure about the temp but probably low 60's°C and max overclock is depending on individual CPU but typically 20-25% would be max on an AMD chip in that family.
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April 29, 2013 1:22:47 PM

Thanks again. My research has lead to me agree with what you posted. But so we are clear. Lol It would be a bad idea to oc the A6-5400K beyond 4.2GHz. Yay or Nay?
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April 29, 2013 1:29:24 PM

If temps are in check and stable then it does not really matter how far you go.
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April 29, 2013 1:51:25 PM

Couldn't thank you enough!!
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