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August 18, 2012 9:55:09 PM

i was hoping for something in the newer gen(radeon7k, gtx600), but wasnt sure what would work. ive gotten mixed replies that pci3.0 would work in 1.0, but i wanted to check here to make sure if i can get a newer series card, or if i have to go to radeon5k,6k, or gtx400,500. i am currently running an E450 APU with HD 6320 graphics , 8GB DDR3 @ 1333. i am willing to buy any extra power supply from my pre-exising 300W. i would like something to play CoD 4-8 on atleast 60FPS avg, skyrim, minecraft, and TF2. i currently have my games at 1920x1080 ranging from 2fps to 30. if anyone has any ideas, please send me something good

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August 23, 2012 4:17:27 AM

A pci e 3.0 card will work in a 1.1 slot,but will be noticably slowed. Get at least 500w 80+ certified psu and at least a gtx 660ti/radeon hd7870 for 60fps steady at 1080p.
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a c 196 U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 4:22:33 AM

That's a pretty slow CPU to be honest. I would recommend an upgrade in the power supply for sure, but maybe hold back on getting a really really high end card.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

The A4-3400 is pretty low on this list, and I know the E450 is slower than that chip. I wouldn't put more than a Radeon HD6770 in there.

But what I think you might be able to do is get a Radeon Hd6670, and crossfire with the integrated graphics chip, yielding higher performance.

EDIT: What's your budget?
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August 23, 2012 10:46:29 PM

Deemo13 said:
That's a pretty slow CPU to be honest. I would recommend an upgrade in the power supply for sure, but maybe hold back on getting a really really high end card.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

The A4-3400 is pretty low on this list, and I know the E450 is slower than that chip. I wouldn't put more than a Radeon HD6770 in there.

But what I think you might be able to do is get a Radeon Hd6670, and crossfire with the integrated graphics chip, yielding higher performance.

EDIT: What's your budget?


my budget is $300
i cant really afford a whole system, i just wanted to add a gpu
how would i crossfire with the integrated?( if i had the a4, or idk if i can with the 6320 on the e450 )
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a c 196 U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 11:02:29 PM

I don't know how to crossfire with the integrated, I just know some cards and APU's are able to do it.

Here is what I would do with $300:

Intel Celeron G530
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock H61M-DGS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That should come out to $300 with shipping and handling. The G530 is much faster than your AMD APU; I've got one running in one of my computers, and I used to have a GTX460 on it, and that ran perfectly and played alot of games.
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August 23, 2012 11:10:40 PM

Deemo13 said:
I don't know how to crossfire with the integrated, I just know some cards and APU's are able to do it.

Here is what I would do with $300:

Intel Celeron G530
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock H61M-DGS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That should come out to $300 with shipping and handling. The G530 is much faster than your AMD APU; I've got one running in one of my computers, and I used to have a GTX460 on it, and that ran perfectly and played alot of games.


looks good, but i was hoping for just a gpu and power supply
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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 11:16:32 PM

When you crossfire a card with your APU, AMD calls it "dual graphics". On paper its a great idea, it works with cheap low end cards and uses the graphics in the APU to boost it performance up to a decent spec but staying really really cheap. However the cards that it works with are VERY low end, and people that run dual graphics sometimes even claim that the dual graphic GPU runs better on its own.

Depending on the exact model APU you have the best card you can use dual graphics with is the 6670. 6570, 6450, and 6350 are also compatible but these cards are so slow I wouldn't waste the money if you can even find them anymore.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/dual-graphi...
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August 23, 2012 11:55:21 PM

thanks for the replies guys, but i think im gonna save up for an 3770k gtx670 build
i had $300, but i think i can manage a few more weeks to save up
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a c 196 U Graphics card
August 24, 2012 12:15:45 AM

Well if you are just gaming, the 3770K is pointless. I'd rather recommend the 3570K as it will perform the same in games and will save you some cash.
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August 25, 2012 10:55:51 PM

Deemo13 said:
Well if you are just gaming, the 3770K is pointless. I'd rather recommend the 3570K as it will perform the same in games and will save you some cash.


also some video editing will be used
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a c 196 U Graphics card
August 26, 2012 4:12:07 AM

In that case, then the 3770K might be a decent choice.
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August 28, 2012 6:11:21 PM

Go with the 3770k. It'll not disappoint
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September 11, 2012 8:46:58 PM

Best answer selected by Sniper_Pro55.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 11, 2012 8:56:20 PM

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