OC Doubler - Amd Apu - Dual Graphics 500$

Heres a very cheap build I have put together Taking the un-tapped power of the Amd Apu's with built in graphics then put that in crossfire with a dedicated graphics card, should be able to max out to 60fps on most games. Not to mention once you over clock them both. Also 2x 250gb 7200rpm HDD's put in raid 0 for double the speed, this is a budget build and I think 500gb is enough storage for cheaper machine.


I'm also not sure if the dual graphics will work correctly, and would like some feedback, and also the PSU looks a little shady. 


Heres a picture of what all is in it.: 


Links to all the parts:










Much better bang for buck (run the chip in turbo mode 3.2Ghz)  -->


CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)

Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($54.99 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.69 @ Amazon)

Case: Gigabyte GZ-P5HB5C (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($30.98 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $523.18

Wouldn't the dual graphics with both overclocked be more effective than a 1gb gpu

A apu in crossfire will be less efective than dedicated a HD 7770 + cpu

but with both the apu and gpu being over clocked would it not be better? I DON'T UNDERSTAND

a8 with crossfire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJqNByn2wjc

Note he's testing that out at 720p  

1080p will be imposable in most case's anless your playing the lowset setings 

Now here is a HD 7850 runing full 1080p http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP7mvSRX-Tk

A hd 7770 gameplay (full 1080p) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5n4kE-_9M4  (even with old drivers this hd 7770 is kicking the apu+6670 crossfire set ups ass)


cross fire/sli usually has some problems regardless of the setup, ALWAYS go with a single card if you can

not everything is optimized for dual graphics (probably less than you think) and you might end up utilizing only 1 card half the time

also it's usually cheaper to get one larger drive than to get multiple smaller ones (ex: 500 GB ~&50, 1TB ~$60, just an example your findings may vary)

I understand a little more now. Thanks 

Yeah I'm a 1 gpu kind of guy to ^_^ though it would work good for this build though , going to rethink it, also in raid 0 I would pay a little more for 2x 500gb drives than 1x 1tb drive since you would have double the speed