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I've put together the following low budget gaming build, and I'm wondering if the components are compatible with each other. I'm kinda new to this whole thing, so I'm sorry if this is a really stupid question. Also, if you have any suggestions to make the computer more powerful without adding too much to the price, I'd be really grateful
http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/quotes/amd-llano-home-office/IGZQOfrck_/
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The cpu you have is an APU, that means it is a gpu and a cpu on one die. (in one processor chip) It's kind of a a waist to use a 7750 with an a4-3400 because of that. Either get a radeon HD 6450 graphicscard and crossfire it (dual gpu mode) with your apu or buy instead of an Apu a CPU such as the Athlon x4 641 (uses the fm1 socket too). Otherwise you're good thumbsupsmiley.png

post #3 of 18
I would build one on your own. the A4 isnt a good processor for gaming, and neither is single channel 1333mhz ram. also, a no name power supply cant be good either.
post #4 of 18
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How do I crossfire it?
post #5 of 18
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How do I crossfire it?
you would need to enable it via software, but you have a single channel 1333mhz ram with bottlenecks the apus onboard graphics. you would be much better to build it yourself
post #6 of 18
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Well, if I switch the 7750 for the 6450, I have some extra money, so I can switch the 1333mhz for "8GB HYPERX DDR3 1866MHz"
post #7 of 18
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Well, if I switch the 7750 for the 6450, I have some extra money, so I can switch the 1333mhz for "8GB HYPERX DDR3 1866MHz"
the 6450 would be a bad choice any way. the onboard and 6450 is much worse than a 7750. why not build it yourself?
post #8 of 18
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I don't trust myself, and more importantly, neither does the person whose paying for it, so I need to find out what the best I can do is with about £430
post #9 of 18
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How do I crossfire it?


You just put the card into into the computer (only works with radeon 6450 when using an a4 apu). You probably have to update the bios so this is possible. As much as I can remember you have to then enable something called "igx or igfx or something like that multi-monitor". Then when you boot catalyst control center should pop up and tell you that crossfire is available. Only do this after you indtalled winodws with all the drivers properly.

 

Also, enable ahci sata mode for the first 4 or 3 or 2 sata ports. Plug your odd into the last sata port (before you install windows). Don't forget to load the ahci drivers from the mothrboard cd when installing so the drive gets recognized. Ahci is much faster comparing to ide mode because it supports ncq and other features as long as your harddrive also does.

post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by noobhell View Post


You just put the card into into the computer (only works with radeon 6450 when using an a4 apu). You probably have to update the bios so this is possible. As much as I can remember you have to then enable something called "igx or igfx or something like that multi-monitor". Then when you boot catalyst control center should pop up and tell you that crossfire is available. Only do this after you indtalled winodws with all the drivers properly.

Also, enable ahci sata mode for the first 4 or 3 or 2 sata ports. Plug your odd into the last sata port (before you install windows). Don't forget to load the ahci drivers from the mothrboard cd when installing so the drive gets recognized. Ahci is much faster comparing to ide mode because it supports ncq and other features as long as your harddrive also does.

And will this be faster than if I just get the 7750?
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