How good is this system? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: September 1, 2009 11:53 AM in Systems Share lonewlf August 31, 2009 4:49:42 AM I currently have Pentium D 2.67ghz 2gb memory ati x1300 Intel d945gtp mainboard looking to upgrade to this..but i need to know if this is twice as good or more .. heres the motherboard im looking at but i dont know which processor to get: maybe you ca point me on which processor to get Gigabyte ga-ma770t-ud3p am3 amd 770 atx amd motherboard $99.99 Crucial 4GB ddr3 1333 pc3 10600 72.99 MSI R4850 2D1G OC Radepm JD 4850 1GB 256-bit DDR3 $149.99 All I need is a good cpu..am3...so please letme know if this system is good with the cpu u give me advice with.. thanks More about : good system gkay09 August 31, 2009 5:01:17 AM ^ Do you want to overclock and what is the budget set aside for the CPU ?? here are the options - For overclocking ~ $100 - X2 550 ~$120 - X3 720 No overclock - ~$90 - X2 545 ~$100 - X3 710 gkay09 August 31, 2009 5:03:33 AM And for about $145, you can get the XFX HD 4870 @ www.newegg.com Related resources How good will this system be? - Forum How to Pick a Good Surge Protector for a High End Gaming System - Forum HOW GOOD OF CAD SYSTEM THIS WOULD BE FOR INVENTOR - Forum HOW GOOD OF CAD SYSTEM THIS WOULD BE FOR INVENTOR - Forum How good is my system ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Outlander_04 August 31, 2009 5:13:39 AM A phenom X3 720 be is probably more than twice the power of the old pentium the mb you list is very good I suspect the RAM is not that good since its so cheap . Chances are it has timings something like 9-9-9-24 or higher . Lower is better and this ram Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $84 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is a lot better . $150 for a 4850 is not good buying . It doesnt matter how OC'ed it is because even a stock 4870 will be quicker and CHEAPER POWERCOLOR AX4870 512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 $116 after MIR Special edition, S.T.A.L.K.E.R game included http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... batuchka September 1, 2009 4:18:43 AM Damn $150 for a HD 4850 is a murder and a half so i agree : either get a HD 4870 or a 512mb Sapphire HD4850 for about $95 free ship http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... depending on how much GPU horsepower u need @@ If you open to green camp there is also this $110 free ship GTS 250 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Oh ya +1 on those Patriots hehe megamanx00 September 1, 2009 4:55:27 AM That's like 3x better, if not more, than your old rig. Anyway for a 1GB 4850 go with this SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100273L Radeon HD 4850 1GB $129.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... As for the CPU I guess you can follow gkay's suggestsion. If you have the money though the 945 is only $165 at newegg, while the 955 BE is at $189 lonewlf September 1, 2009 11:53:29 AM so this new system is 3x better...wow sounds good Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumIs this a good system configuration ? ForumBought a new pc. How good of a system is it? ForumGood Deal on Custom Built System or Build My Own? Please look ForumHow good is this system ? Advice!! ForumGood Gaming System ? First Build Forum500w Powersupply Good Enough to Power My System ? ForumHow good will this system be? ForumDoes this gaming system look good ? ForumIs this system good for gaming? ForumGood System Build with an i5-3570k? ForumIs this a good budget system ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumIs this a good build for a cheap gaming PC? Forum$1000 System Upgrade Gaming/Animation/Modeling ForumHow much PSU power to run this...? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !