Finally had the time for my new build....though i had a little trouble...
CPU - AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core - $112.99
Mobo - ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 ATX FM2 -$85.67
Mem - G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 -$54.99
Storage - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM -christmas gift
Case - Apex Vortex 3620 ATX Mid Tower -$36.99
Power Supply - PC Power & Cooling 500W ATX12V -$69.99
Optical Drive - salvedged from old pc -$0.00
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) -$68.00
The trouble i had, since this is my first build....the AMD A10 boasts an onboard HD7660 which is why i used it in this build since i dont do much gaming but when i do, its normally something like; runes of magic (WoW clone), BF3, Bad Company 2, or Arma II (Dayz). The problem i ran into was none of these would even run....period....NOTHING. so i ran out and grabbed a XFX 6770.....installed it, nothing worked...ran drivers to the card and WHAM!! everything worked gorgeously. my one and only question....what did i do wrong?
I went into the device manager prior to installing the card, and it showed "standard VGA adapter"....not the IGU 7660. was i supposed to go to AMD site and download drivers for it...thought it would automatically recognize the IGU, so i didnt. i think im on the right track...but feedback would be appreciated. thanks in advance.