thinking about building a small itx computer to take when i go to lan parties at a friends house so i dont have to lug my massive watercooled machine around. im looking at the latest APU by amd, but i cant find anything on Dual Graphics in my searches. anyone know the strongest gpu it will crossfire with? i heard rumors that they will cross with HD 7000, though im not sure. i would use the spare Phenom II X4 i have laying around, but i cant find any am3 itx boards
Another reasonably cheaper route is to just build a micro ATX PC with a SFF case.
I would be a little bit bigger but would keep costs WAY down and make finding parts MUCH easier.
This is the better choice IMO.
Lastly comes the GPU.
If you get a low profile case then the 7750 is the best low profile card I know of.
If you get a regular size one then you could get whatever you want.
In the end you would be spending as much on all that as you would on the itx board and APU.
well there is one am3 itx board ive found but they no longer make it and its too expensive on ebay lol i have my heart set on a bitfenix prodigy case. i thought i would never utter these words, but i think i might just got with the intel build i was toying with... but its too expensive T.T
The highest you can dual is the 6670 or 7670 (just a rebranded 6670). But you'd be better off with your phenom x4 and a 7750.
I would beg to differ....
With the phenom, you are running DDR2, apu 6800k, ddr3 with Native 2133mhz support. The ddr3 support alone is worth it. As well, the cores on the phenom are clocking at 3ghz and using a huge die. With the 6800k your getting 4+ghz with stable 5ghz on a good cooler.
I recently purchased a 5800k for a family member, 1866 DDR3. In all tests done to bench the system, it out ran my 940black.