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March 18, 2012 12:53:12 AM

So I'm buying AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX. So I have a couple questions. Being that the grpahics card is intergrated I could buy another one to boost it? I'm on a very low budget being I'm builidng a new pc atm. Here's my options for a bit until I have more money. EVGA GT210 1gb video card. EVGA E-Geforce 8800gt - 512mb.
EVGA GTS-450 Video Card ( this one is 40 bucks more then the other two) Have a friend willing to sell me a card also. This one I would have to wait longer for being I need more money but let me know if you think it's worth waiting. radeon 4870 1GB DDR5 Video Card - $90. Also if none of these are the best deal then let me know. Only wanting to spend 70-100 dollars if I save. The GeForce and Gt210 are VERY cheap I'm getting them from a relative for 25 and 20 dollars. So let me know what you think.

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March 18, 2012 12:54:47 AM

I have a 320mb 8800gts from my old pc which had blue screen problems. I didn't mention it because I don't want blue screen issues on my new build. But if you think it would be a option let me know. Hey, it is free so yeah..
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March 18, 2012 2:39:41 AM

dont gt the gt 210..not any better than your integrated
March 18, 2012 3:25:43 AM

Alright and does cross fireing require anything? Or is it pretty easy to do.
March 18, 2012 3:27:54 AM

CF only requires a CF bridge, which usually comes with the motherboard, and a beefy PSU from Corsair, XFX, or Seasonic rated at 80 PLUS BRONZE or better.
March 18, 2012 3:28:50 AM

Also can I crossfire with a 8800gts until I buy the Hd6670.
March 18, 2012 3:30:19 AM

Yes, you can CF the 8800 gts.
March 18, 2012 3:30:23 AM

Atm I have CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply. Was on a pretty good deal. If I need to get a stronger one let me know.
March 18, 2012 3:31:44 AM

I think maybe the 650w would be better overall it's not to much more. But if I don't need it then meh.
March 18, 2012 3:34:46 AM

The 8800 gts doesn't require much power to crossfire - a 500W PSU should be enough; however, if you plan to get a 7970 and CF it too, you will need atleast 750W of power, preferably 850W.
March 18, 2012 3:45:18 AM

Yeah I'll only be using the 8800 gts for about three months until I get my summer job. But being that 500w is only like 30 bucks I think I'll just buy the Gpu and Psu at the same time later. Will BIOSTAR A75MH FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard be able ot Cf btw.
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March 18, 2012 4:44:30 AM

You don't understand if you get a 6570 or a 6670 you don't need a xfire bridge since the dedicated graphics on your cpu will xfire with a 6570/6670. Your PSU is more than enough, all you need is the card. That is why regularguy290 linked you those two cards.
You can't crossfire your older nvidia video card with your cpu.
March 18, 2012 5:00:44 AM

Ah I understand. So the intergrated has nothing to do with cf. So why can't I get a single stronger card rather then two lower ones?
March 18, 2012 5:04:38 AM

Also could I cross two older nvidia cards until I get the 6570 and 6670
March 18, 2012 5:08:22 AM

You can, and should. You won't need multiple video cards unless you run a multi-monitor setup.
March 18, 2012 5:12:55 AM

Alright I understand. Doing exactly what I was planning on doing I'm just not cross fireing like I thought.
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March 18, 2012 5:15:40 AM

Your cpu can only cf with a few cards like the 6670 and the 6570 which is the biggest advantage of your A8. It will not work with a nvidia card. Overclocking your cpu will also increase the capabilities of your onboard gpu drastically.




March 18, 2012 3:12:19 PM

Alright. How do you overclock?
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