How good is this system?

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
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  1. ^ 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
  2. And for about $145, you can get the XFX HD 4870 @ www.newegg.com
  3. 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=N82E16820220333
    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=N82E16814131140
  4. 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=N82E16814102824
    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=N82E16814127423
    Oh ya +1 on those Patriots hehe
  5. 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=N82E16814102834

    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
  6. so this new system is 3x better...wow sounds good :)
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