Looking to build an inexpensive PC for gaming on a TV. I kind of like the idea of the APU being able to crossfire with a discrete graphics card so I built around that. How do you think it would handle a game like Skyrim or Tomb Raider?
Also, did I make any mistakes or oversights with the build? Not sure everything will fit inside that case, but the website didn't flag me with anything so maybe it will. Do I need any additional case fans or thermal paste for the APU? I do want to OC the processor to the best of my ability. I really only want the PC to last a year or two, so I'm not too worried about how future games will play on it. Eventually I will build a much better one, this is just something to hold me over until that day.
BTW this is around my max budget. I could probably go $600 but I really want to stay under that. I do need an OS which I'm not counting in the budget, but that is a consideration as well. --- Sent from my iPhone via PowerFAQs 1.12
APU+GPU crossfire is a bad idea. Crossfire with two GPUs barely works as is. Much better to get a single GPU setup, and at that price point, you could get a 7850+FX6300. APUs are for builds under $400. --- Want that Shield! Ball and Cup on ps mobile has framerate issues. -stargazer64
So if I went with that APU I shouldn't even get a discrete graphics card? I'll probably only play in 720p. I just need something that plays games with decent settings for a year or two to get by.
I currently have a laptop with these specs:
A8 3500m OCed to 2.0Ghz 16GB RAM Radeon HD 6620g
Is the PC I'm planning on building going to be significantly better at gaming? I'm pretty happy with its performance overall which is why I thought the same type of setup (hybrid crossfire) would be pretty decent for my needs. If I can get a much better PC for the same money however, I would rather do that. --- Sent from my iPhone via PowerFAQs 1.12