Apu build

So trying to get a pc that is as good and as cheap as possible

I found out about an apu

now I wondered if apu stacks with any gpu ?

I want it to work with an gtx650 2gb

will this work ?


that seems like a good build to me plenty of power!

You can build a better PC with the same amount of money. 

allright, post it here and I'll check it out.

There is no point building a APU computer if your just going to use a GTX650 as a dedicated video card.

If you what to use crossfire with a APU you need a AMD HD6670 video card

(a one gb ddr3 vershon if you get a ddr5 vershon its automatically down clocked to ddr3 because the APU uses your ddr3 system ram)


would it also work with a 2gb 6670 ?

Yes it will but that will tie up more of your system ram crossfire works by useing 2 like for like cards so the apu will have to mirror the ram used by your video card.

would a nvidia gtx650 2gb be better on it's own ?

If your looking to make a itx gameing build for £650 this will give you more gameing power than APU+Gpu crossfire 

Its has a i3 with hyper threading this will be seen by windows as a quad core cpu and will handle games well with the powerfull HD7850 as the video card.

But if you dident whant a M-ITX biuld i can you can make a even better gameing pc than this m-itx can get expencive.


CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£91.19 @ Aria PC) 

Motherboard: MSI Z77IA-E53 Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard (£102.98 @ Amazon UK)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£55.34 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.69 @ Amazon UK)

Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£149.75 @ Dabs)

Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case (£65.99 @ Aria PC)

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£51.58 @ Amazon UK)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£63.59 @ Aria PC)

Total: £646.11

looks great

this will be my first build ever, so I'm still kindoff having trouble on what to pick.

will the build you just send me be able to handle skyrim maxed out with 8*better or 4* times 

better textures and a decent enb (which is a graphics modifier)  ?

Yes skyrim plays well on a HD7850..i use a HD7850 in my own system and i dont have a problem playing anything at the moment 

allright thank you :)

I'm probably going to go with the build you sent me but tweaked it a little bit

the gpu and cpu can also be overclocked btw ?



Apu dump links : 




The gpu can be overlclocked the cpu can not be overclocked 

If it's for gaming then don't go with Windows 8! I have it and it's terrible, most games aren't supported and it is very slow.


edit: is windows 8 really bad for gaming ? cause I've heard it makes better use of your memory etc.

anway, one more question,

if I still go with that apu : a8-5800k

and I use for example a gtx 650 for the gpu

and I use that only for my graphics because I saw that you can choose in a software by amd

to use your gpu or apu...

will my apu still work as a cpu ?


ok lets put this in to perspective...higher is better 




buy windows 7 and try a pirate version of windows 8 to see if your hardware works well on it