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September 17, 2012 4:52:43 PM

Hello all

I'm a long time tom's reader. I have a question for people here. I work at a computer store. We sell retail systems (ie HP, dell, Acer), and we can't sell any white box built systems. I would like to know how a HP p7 1240(A10 amd)would work in gaming if you add a HD 6670 card and upgrade the memory to a higher speed. I have seen that that card willX-fire with the igc in the a10. I'm looking for an option to sell people that need a Budget gaming computer.
Thanks for any input

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September 17, 2012 8:16:57 PM

Well crossfiring the 6670 with the APUs onboard graphics isn't recommended. AMDs new system makes the actual processor share its power with the onboard GPU. So if you crossfire them, your graphics performance would exceed, but you'd be choking the processor. Of course, there are scenarios in which case a game isn't CPU intensive therefore not needing the extra power, inwhich case crossfiring would be a good idea. But AMDs trinity and llano processors aren't all that great for gaming in the first place, so overall the crossfire is not a good idea.
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September 17, 2012 8:20:06 PM

that build is very weid, 10GB of RAM with a crappy CPU??? what the hell was HP thinking?
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September 17, 2012 8:54:39 PM

thanks for the responses

i came up with the idea for this after reading this review

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a10-5800k-a8-5600k-...

the CPU is the lower A10 but i was hoping that it might work as a cheap gaming build for people not looking to build there own pc or someone that wants better graphics. i wasnt aware of the power sharing problem. i also saw that the memory is 1600 ddr3 which is better that what i have seen on most retail PCs. would trading out the memory to 1866 be worth it in performance.

499.90 for the pc and ~60 for the card. im not sure you can get much better deal.

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September 17, 2012 10:54:01 PM

torampetto said:
thanks for the responses

i came up with the idea for this after reading this review

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a10-5800k-a8-5600k-...

the CPU is the lower A10 but i was hoping that it might work as a cheap gaming build for people not looking to build there own pc or someone that wants better graphics. i wasnt aware of the power sharing problem. i also saw that the memory is 1600 ddr3 which is better that what i have seen on most retail PCs. would trading out the memory to 1866 be worth it in performance.

499.90 for the pc and ~60 for the card. im not sure you can get much better deal.


Hell yeah you can!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ PC Mall)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $502.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-17 18:53 EDT-0400)

That PC can mercilessly rape that crappy HP computer + the 6670.
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September 17, 2012 11:22:19 PM

And yeah, he has a point. Intels are generally better for gaming.
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September 17, 2012 11:30:44 PM

Think this would work well. My dual graphics system preforms about 20% worse than the 7770 linked...not to mention that the 100 dollar windows tax was omitted from that post...also the poster said that he cannot build pcs for sale
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