PS without knowing what cards pair with this build in Xfire, I haven't found a ps yet, as far as I currently see, it only requires 100w for the apu
I don't know what cards are compatible to run xfire, and I'm not even sure I want to do it if the apu's processor is even decent at diablo III, which some benchmarks have shown it is. For the future I'd like to know though
The build is at 250.00 even right now, and I'd say it's pretty good for a budget rig
My apologies for the bump. The budget would be from as low as possible for mid settings using skyrim as a base, to around 300-350 range. I own none of these parts. Won't need any operating system, but it will be on 32bit so I know I can downgrade ram to 2x2 or 1x4, seems to me I basicallly need a ps and I can have a rig like this at around 300, it can be upgraded with the xfire card cheaply at a later date. If A10's come out in october I may just wait for that. If prices scale correctly it will only be about 20 more with better performance.
Ideally for gaming I understand that these cards were made like this with power consumption during video type stuff in mind and not necessarily modern games. The rig is for someone who doesn't really play ALOT of graphics intensive games. He currently plays world of tanks at 1-7 fps and I'm not even sure how he tolerates that.
I've also been told it would be better to use a phenom II x4 with a cheap board and a dedicated card, but every build I've tried starts out at around 230.
The general point with all of this is to get 1-2 year old type titles to run at 30fps or so as cheap as possible with a budget cap around 300-350.