I've inherited a AMD system with a APU a4 3300 (socket fm1). It's got a 400w PSU, 8gb memory ect.
I'm looking to beef it up to play games (diablo III, crysis 2 ect) at a decent quality comparable with a i3/i5 with a HD 7770. Will I be throwing money away to a lost cause? Is it better to start from scratch? Is it worth throwing in a HD 7750 or it bottlenecked?
Thank, the mobo is A75A-G35 ms - 7695 ver 1.0, it's got PCI ex2. I was thinking maybe a. Hd7750, would give me an interim solution for Diablo 3 whilst I wait for something exiting to come along? I'd don't do much oc ing because I've been outta the game for a while and wouldn't know which software to use or how to oc multiple cores.
tell you what, keep that machine for your light duties like watching movies, surfing the web and also doing some facbook/flash gaming but leave it at that. Don't drop anymore money onto it. All the gpu's will bottleneck it and any hybrid solutions are waste of time and money.
your mobo doesn't seem to allow oc'ing.
Edit: the mobo does allow overclocking but the VRM/mosfets will blow out since they don't have any heatsinks on them whatsoever.
* for a game like diablo III I wouldn't drop any money on an HTPC card---> 7750/7770<---entry level gaming card.