Amd 955 5770 gaming build

Im building a gaming system for a friend to compare with his brother's system.

his brother's build is i7 920, gtx 275, 6gb ddr3 consair 1333 mhz, 25 samsung monitor, etc..
cost to build approx $1500 (6/2009) -- just tower

this is what im planning to build for him.
cpu = amd phenom ii 955 or 965
mobo = msi 790fx / msi790gx/ asus 790x evo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130223
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130224
gpu = HD 5770
ram = 8 gb ddr3 1600
monitor = dual 22' 1080p (aoc/acer/samsung, etc)

approx cost = $800-$1000 (tower only)

how is this build compare to the one above? im curious about the gpu but i figured since his monitor is only 22' there's no point to waste on 5800 series.

primary pupose is for gaming/multimedia.
CPU @ stock for both, no OCcing
xfire build unlikely to happen (but just incase - thats why i put 790fx as an option)
everything will be bought black friday/cyber monday. will look for the best deals.
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  1. how is this setup for gaming. game mostly used for AION, diablo, WOW, CoD
  2. I'd assume that would run all of those games on near-max at well abover 60fps. Don't bother with the 965, get the 955 and tbh I would try for a 5850 over a 5770 just to make sure.

    The 5770 is a decent enough card but the 5850 is a monster, and with that your friends pc will be better at gaming than his brothers.
  3. jennyh said:
    I'd assume that would run all of those games on near-max at well abover 60fps. Don't bother with the 965, get the 955 and tbh I would try for a 5850 over a 5770 just to make sure.

    The 5770 is a decent enough card but the 5850 is a monster, and with that your friends pc will be better at gaming than his brothers.


    i know 5850 is better than 5770. but i guess i'll just have to wait till black friday to see how much much cheaper everything would cost.

    my budget to build was $1500, thats including dual monitor (1080p) high end speakers (klipsch pro media 2.1 or logitech z-2300, wireless keyboard mouse (mx5500/mx3200)

    is there really a big difference between 5850 over 5770 with using 22' monitors?
    considering all factors, price/use/size of monitor/games used for diablo/aion/wow/cod
    5850=$299
    5770=$175
  4. Yes, especially if you turn on AA/AF. Don't sell yourself short in the graphics department. On line benchmarks will show you frame rates but not a lot of these sites will tell you the card won't stumble when the going gets tough. I thought about dual 4770's and talked myself out of it. I did get a 5850 but I still think I should have held out for a 2gig model..... just me.
  5. I wouldn't bother with the MSI 790FX-GD70 as it's unlikely he'll ever need 4 graphics cards, I would also probably just go for the 955. But would try to go for the 5850 if you can squeeze it into the budget.
  6. Devastator_uk said:
    I wouldn't bother with the MSI 790FX-GD70 as it's unlikely he'll ever need 4 graphics cards, I would also probably just go for the 955. But would try to go for the 5850 if you can squeeze it into the budget.


    yea i know. i'll prolly just go with this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.273337

    and could prolly squeeze 5850. just for bragging that its better than gtx275


    i doubt he'll ever xfire.. looking mostly for higher mhz for ram. and like i said OCCing is unlikely to happen
  7. also how about ati 4890? how is that compared to gtx 275/hd5770?

    5850 seems to be sold out
  8. Hello,
    the fact is that 4890 is better than 5770, but if would be thinking about getting 4890 your best choice would be Vapor-x version, it's bit better than ordinary 4890.

    Difference: 4890 Vapor-x starts from 194$ (174$ MIR) when cheapest 5770 starts from 165$. Buying 5XXX series card you will get DX11 support and few other things that older 4XXX cards don't support that. Prices from newegg.com

    I would go with 5850 if i were you. Just try to look on a net for 5850 maybe you'll be lucky and will get one ;)
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