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September 6, 2011 6:46:30 PM

Hi Everyone,

To start off, I am somewhat dissatisfied with my build that I've had for about a few months now. I'm fairly new to the pc community and I've spent about $800 on my build and now i'm thinking for the future of what I can create/upgrade. I've had problems trying to crossfire this APU with my graphics card and i've been dealing with freezing issues that I cannot seem to fix till this point. I don't play any hardcore games right now just Diablo 2 and counterstrike...possibly Diablo 3/BF3 when it comes out. Just seeing if anyone can recommend any better builds/upgrades that are more towards AMD (Don't recommend bulldozer). In the next year i'd be looking to spend a good 1000-1200 for a medium-high end gaming rig
Thanks in advance for your help

Currently I have:

Asus F1a75-M PRO Mobo $105
AMD a8-3850 Llano Cpu $139
G.Skill 2x2gb 1333 ram $35
Corsair cx600w Psu $50
Antec 300 Case $40
Cooler Master tx3 Heatsink $20
XFX Radeon HD 6670 GPU $80
Acer 21.5'' 19x1080 Res $129
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit $100

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September 6, 2011 7:01:36 PM

Well for one..u cant crossfire an APU with a GPU. So thats your first mistake. and are u saying u want to spend another 1000? or u want that total to be 1000-1200?
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September 6, 2011 7:11:01 PM

I want the total to be 1000-1200. And yes you can crossfire them. It's called Dual-Graphics....
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September 6, 2011 7:16:53 PM

heavyarms39 said:
I want the total to be 1000-1200. And yes you can crossfire them. It's called Dual-Graphics....


I thought you cant crossfire them, however you can run say 1 monitor on your gpu and the other on your apu and they will work together that way
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September 6, 2011 11:36:16 PM

well since u cant go any higher then a 6770, you might as well get a second. I still dont understand why you'd go the APU path but want a mid-high range build.

Because now ur stuck with only the 6770's and cant go higher. Which is a critical factor for gaming .
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September 6, 2011 11:49:54 PM

^It's a 6670** Right now it has all the functions to carry out my tasks

I said i'm also looking to get a new build within the next year or so...ill pass it down to my brother since he'll use a mid range build, but when I built the system I needed a medium range build for about a year so im going to pass it down to him....THEN go higher...you guys arent getting the point I amjust looking for a new build. That's it.
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September 7, 2011 1:02:46 AM

Oh well you werent clear because u mentioned you wanted to upgrade.
Well do you want SLI, CF, Neither, or you plan on it
AMD/Intel

Any preferred brands, are u buying monitors as well. Etc.
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September 7, 2011 3:27:57 AM

Monitors are already covered. No specific brands preferred. I am only planning to use AMD again and possibly an Asus mobo. NO overclocking/crossfire/SLI whatsoever
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September 7, 2011 5:14:44 AM

Do you already have a OS? And where you from so i know where to look
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September 7, 2011 5:53:50 AM

Either way
u'd typically go for this

AMD Phenom II X4 955 -114 Or AMD Phenom II X6 1090T - 170

ASUS M5A97 (AM3+) - 95

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - 40

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600 - 68

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6950 1GB - 239 or EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 249
Note: Either card you get will max out your games no problem

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W - 94

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB - 174
Note: This is optional

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout - 89

Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB -100

LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM - 86
Note: If your not watching blue-ray's on your PC, This is Optional. You could get a dvd drive for less then 30

Total: 1165 with SSD and BR Drive

Total: 905 w/o optional


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September 7, 2011 2:12:38 PM

Perfect, that's an answer I was looking for...Great recommendation I'm liking everything and it fits well in the price range. I'm not familiar with OCZ's products though but i've heard a lot of good things so I would like to try them out...Everything else sounds good.
Thanks again for your help appreciate it.
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September 7, 2011 2:13:01 PM

Best answer selected by heavyarms39.
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