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Hey guys! This is my first time. I had just completed it and I'll be playing crisis 3 and COD on this thing. I would also do some AutoCAD works. Any recommendation for me to improve its performance? Please, do comments :D

*im sorry because i forgot to rotate the picture b4 i upload it!

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 8 points

Should return the Radeon 6670 and replace it with a DDR5 Radeon 6670.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for your comment! Im looking forward to replace it in the future. :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah man, Radeon 6670 wont even use 2GB, so faster is alot better then more. You'll see about a 40% increase.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? so does it means 1gb ddr5 is better than 2gb ddr3?

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

That's exactly what it means. 2GB is more VRAM than that card will ever need so it's better to go with faster DDR5 VRAM. While you're at it you could also look for some DDR3-1866 or 2133 for your system RAM. APUs work significantly better with faster RAM.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't the faster RAM mostly a performance boost for the integrated GPU (which he isn't using)? Yeah, the system will have better multitasking performance due to faster RAM, but that's not specific to the APUs.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah man, a Radeon 6670 barely uses 1GB. 2GB is just a marketing scheme so they can overprice it.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard the 6670 DDR5 downscales to DDR3 when used in hybrid x-fire. In which case, if the 6670 DDR3 is cheaper, go for it.

  • 79 months ago
  • 5 points

I've been seeing alot of ppl building pcs for school lately , what class/es are you taking ?

A few changes I would have made if I was purchasing this build :

gpu with ddr5

basic win7

2 x 4GB ram

What was the total price ?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

im taking petroleum eng. major in structure. :D

yeah u re right man, that was my mistake, i should have pick the ddr5 and 4x2gb ram

the total price for the desktop is MYR1750, so it'll be around USD558, but my Win7 Ultimate version is not an original version, it is only USD17 :P

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

either return your ram and get 2x4gb 2133mhz ram or, get a 2nd 8gb stick of ram and overclock them to either 1866 or 2133mhz :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! do you mean that i can accelerate my current RAM from 1600Mhz to 1866 or 2133Mhz? :0

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

possibly... just try and search google of your type of ram and see if anyone has overclocked it and what timings to use :p... if not overclockable, just invest in buying 2133mhz ram :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Suihigh! i'll try it, for sure :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

have you tried oc'ing the ram? apu rigs work better at 1866 (this applies for gaming as well so its a win win) other than that since ur planning on getting the gddr5 i think this is a great budget build :3

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Not yet, since im still learning how to do the oc'ing thing. I'll let u know after i oc it. And thanks! :)

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet cant wait to find out. Also when you update to GDDR5 do some 3DMark Tests. :3 I'd like to see how it does.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

That SATA data cable is crazy crackers. Did it come in a pig tail or did you coil it yourself?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I coiled it myself! but i think it looks weird :D

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

It's different if nothing else!

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

why get an apu if you have a gpu?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It is for hybrid crossfire, correct me if i'm wrong.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd be curious to see framerate tests in Crysis or 3DMark 11 on this rig. You can download 3dmark11 demo for free, let us know! Depending on the scale of your CAD work, do you think you may need another 8 GB of RAM? You won't need it for gaming, most likely.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude! i'll let u know after i try the 3DMark 11. As for me, i think that 8GB RAM will do the job. But i'm thinking to add another 2/4 GB RAM.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I would have gone with DDR3-1800 memory but overall the build looks good!

Happy Gaming!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Bananas! :)

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

can someone answer this question for me? Why do i keep seeing people buy an APU when they buy a dedicated video card, wouldn't it make more sense to just buy a regular CPU?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

hey dude, since the apu have onboard gpu, i think that it'll work better when combined with the dedicated gpu. Recommended combination for my a10 is shown on the box. :P

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD APUs have dual graphics compatibility, the integrated GPU can crossfire with the dedicated GPU. Unfortunately, it can only crossfire with some GPUs.

correct me if i'm wrong

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

It's called duo graphics mode it's not really crossfire. The top gpu it works with is the 6670. I played with it when the apu first came out. I don't think it's worth the trouble and I think even AMD has given up on it. When the A10 came out it still only worked with the 6670 not the better 7770. Beside the 6670 is over priced compared with the 7770. Performance wise you are better going with the Fx4300 + 7770 than A10 with 6670.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

A10 with 6670 is about $200. FX4300 with 7770 is about $200 to $220.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks Goodeggray! Since i ve already bought the a10, the fx4300+7770 would be my upgrade option, :)

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

That's one clean build! +1 for you, sir!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the PSU treating you? just curious as im building a comp and are on a strict budget?

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