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 02/04/2014 01:32 PM
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I made a mistake in purchasing an MSI FM2+ socket board. Simply i ddint realize the APU proccessor vs CPU. So before i send it back to New Egg, i was wondering if i can still use a typical GPU with this proccessor with no loss to graphics?

From what i understand i wont get any sort of boost from the APU if i do this but will there be other problems?

Sorry if this rudimentry stuff but i build a pC once every 5 years so its like playing catch up all over again.

 02/04/2014 01:46 PM
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What processor since you did say.



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 02/04/2014 02:10 PM
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Here is the Motherboard i purchased:

MSI A88X-G43 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

 

Here is the APU (CPU i assumed) I would have purchased:

AMD A10-7850K Kaveri 3.7GHz Socket FM2+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R7 series AD785KXBJABOX

Obviously i havent decided on a GPU since im not sure what configuration i should attempt to run.

 

Thanks for the help!

 02/04/2014 03:07 PM
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Some people will cringe at the thought of a APU, I have not regretted the purchase of a APU. It was cost effective and powerfiul enough to play most of the games and run all my applications like Visual Studio 2013, Office 2013.

As far as a GPU goes it really depends on what you plan on doing. If you are going to play games like BF4, BioShock, and any future more demanding games go big. You have a choice of R9-270X, R9-280X, R9-290 and R9-290X. Each steping up in price, processors, memory and just plan power consumption. Just get a good PSU to supply the power and you will not regret the choice.

My next APU will be a A10-7850K with a R9-280X or R9-290 as the GPU because it is middle of the road in price but offers good performance.



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 02/04/2014 03:20 PM
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My intention is to be able to play games at relative high performance for about 5 years, until my next build. However i wanted to only spend about $400 in total for my MoBo+CPU, although cheaper would be better.

From what it sounds like APU's dont have the longevity im looking for?

If you dont mind what mobo+cpu combo would you choose around that price point?

 

Again thanks!

 02/05/2014 03:14 PM
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I looked out on TigerDirect and NewEgg found several deals that would get me a motherboard and CPU for under $400. Again it what you want, letter this summer I will replace one my older PC with another APU Kaveri system. The A10-5800K has done as I had expected it to.



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 02/11/2014 10:29 AM
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personally i'd just keep your a10-7850k and just install a r7 250 to dual graphics with it.  If you're planning to go with anything faster than an r7 250, you may as well return the motherboard/apu and get an intel i3 or amd socket am3+

 02/12/2014 03:11 PM
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Some one there know if i can do hybrid crossfire with:

MOBO: Asrock MF2A88X-ITX+

APU: AMD A10-7700K

GPU: Shppire R7 250 GDDR5 1GB

Windows 8.1 64bit

I have try to do it bot in CCC just can see or onboard video disable and if i connect the cable to the MB it say PCIE disable. BIOS seting i have enable crossfire, but I don't have option of UMA+bridge

 02/13/2014 10:34 AM
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You should be able to.  Maybe check this: http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=475&threadid=171488&enterthread=y

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