Is My computer build good for gaming? An Issue!

Video Card: Sapphire HD7770 Ghz Edition
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-F2A88X-D3H FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Processor: AMD A6-6400k Black Edition 3.9 Ghz Normal 4.1 Ghz Overdrive
PSU: Enhance 500 Watt 80+ psu
Hard Drives: 6 Hard drives companies unknown, no SSD's 180gbs
Ram: 8GB DDR3 Kingston
Networking: Intel Network card
Case: InWin Gt1 White

I just want to know if my build is good for gaming. I have it all put together and it runs games smoothly but I want a spec check to see if it actually is good tech wise. A lot of the time my computer freezes up for a sec and says Video Card crashed but successfully restarted. It said something along the lines of that.

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  1. Why 6 hdd's? also why apu with gpu, and I have never heard of that psu brand before.
  2. I decided to leave the onboard graphics so I got a Video card
    6hdd because I buy a lot of games xD
  3. I needed the Network Card because My onboard networking doesn't work
  4. Do you know why my video card might keep crashing in windows?

    Oh and my OS is Win 8.1 Pro x64
  5. Best answer
    your apu is really holding you back, and are you crossfireing with your 7770? if not, try it out and see what performance you get. if so, disable the crossfire and run off your 7770, see if that fixes isues.
  6. Well im not running in crossfire and I don't have the money at the moment to buy a second one
  7. no, you can crossfire your dedicated gpu (the 7770) and the onboard graphics in the A-6.
  8. So I don't need a crossfire bridge or anything just setup another moniter?
  9. nope, 1 monitor is fine. you have a cpu and a gpu combined into 1 chip, the chip in your cpu socket right now. im not sure how to do it, just post a thread on how about how to crossfire an apu and a gpu. its free, doesnt need any extra hardware, and can improve performance quite a bit :P
  10. Well I just plugged in a second moniter went into bios and said to force the APU with the Video card and im getting dual display so im gonna say it worked
  11. WIll this fix my video card from crashing? im going to go and run titanfall to check. And to answer my question. Is this a good gaming build?
  12. well, idk if it will fix your graphics card issue, there are too many factors that could be causing your graphics card driver to crash. and is it good for gaming? yes, on low-medium settings. if you want better than medium settings at 720p and low at 1080p, you will need a real cpu with socket am3+ or intel. and you dont need that 2nd monitor, if you dont want it.
  13. or, if you dont have much money, you can get a better apu, like an A-8 or A-10.
  14. K I like the second moniter cause I can multitask now xD
    play games on one and internet on other
    Do you know some of the factors that can cause it?
  15. overheating/overclocking, wrong driver, need to update bios(although i doubt it) are the most common problems.
  16. Well titanfall is running happy and fast and I got latest bios and I haven't overclocked the gpu only cpu! it isn't crashing so thanks for the help! I
    think cross fire did it
  17. no problem, and yay :D remember to pick the best answer to mark this thread as solved ;)
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