APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Wednesday; Payday BUDGET RANGE: $500 and under ($400-450 preferable)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Web Browsing, Multimedia
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, Monitor, Speakers, Keyboard, Mouse, Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Aftermarket Cooler
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: None; I chose all my parts from Newegg but I'll buy from anywhere offering the best bang for the buck.
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, but not to a serious degree, experimentation mainly SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm going to list the four different video cards I'm planning on using. Considering I'm going to be using a monitor with a low max resolution, do you think the 4670 will be good enough to play all of today's newest games (Fallout 3, Crysis, Bioshock) on max? Or should I step it up to the 4850? And out of these 3 4850's, which one has the most bang for the buck? :
Are you sure you want such a powerful cpu with a weak gpu? For gaming purposes, weaker cpu paired with stronger gpu is better especially if you overclock. I would recommend a phenom II x3 720 (140) or phenom II x2 550 paired with a sapphire hd 4870 512mb ($135). But that is if you are gaming. I realize that you are only asking for help with the gpu, but I couldnt resist.
I would chose the sapphire hd 4850 with 512mb over the others you listed, because you dont need the extra memory.