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October 1, 2010 10:44:36 PM

Hi all,
I'm planning a build at the moment and I need some help. I have a budget of (£200 w/o gpu) and would like this system to utilize Amd's Hybrid Crossfire tech. I think I have most of the components planned out though nothing is set in stone yet except the hard drive which I already own. I need to find a GPU that will be compatible with the integrated graphics on the mobo. The proposed specs are as follows and have been sourced at www.ebuyer.com

Quick find code
Mobo ASUS M4A785T-M 785G £56.40 181968
CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 £47.60 237554
RAM Kingston 1GB DDR3 1333MHz x2 £32.44 169489
PSU Corsair 400w cx £39.99 150985
CASE Sunbeam Quarterback £19.99 150297
Optical Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD±RW £12.20 145450


Any advice would be gratefully recieved.
Cheers
Bailey
October 2, 2010 12:01:47 AM

you've already hit the 200 pound mark.

However, I'd recommend ditching the integrated and getting a weaker discrete card such as the 5670. Or you can grab a 4670 and that would provide better 3d graphics than using hybrid crossfire technology. The cost shouldnt be too much for these types of cards.

Also, these cards aren't too power hungry so you're good with the 400cx that you picked out.
October 2, 2010 12:03:57 AM

Why bother with Hybrid crossfire? the performance still sucks compared to even a 4650.

If you dont game, that 785G is going to be enough, if you do, hybrid CFX wont and you'll need at least a card like a 4650.
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October 2, 2010 2:11:28 AM

Ya if u really wanted to start gaming then hit a half decent GPU rather than a low end discrete since that HD 4200 would be fine for non gaming purposes
October 2, 2010 2:15:22 AM

Integrated good for non-gaming :) 

If you want to get into gaming get the new Radeon 6000
October 2, 2010 10:12:00 AM

Cheers for the advice this build is not primarily for gaming though I wanted it to be upgradeable to make it more gaming oriented at a later date. At the moment it is more for working from home and running mediaportal in my bedroom/office. aberchonbie you are correct my late night math skills seem to have failed me, forgot to add the second stick of ram :)  Do you think a hd4770 would draw too much power for a 400w? I can get one of those from a friend who just upgraded.
October 2, 2010 11:48:19 AM

A decent 80+ 400Watter shouldn't have problems with just the one HD 4770
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