I've pretty much decided on a 5770, as it appears the perfect card for me. However, I now realise that my CPU is a little underpowered (AII 2.7x2).
Does anyone have suggestions as to what I should get? I'd prefer 95W, as I currently only have 3 120mm fans, to allow for some oc'ing headroom. Currently, my eye is on this one: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173368 AII x4 2.6 Ghz, which will aparently oc to ~3Ghz.
However, is there a better cpu there? I'd prefer to spend <£90, and not go over 90W.
Suggestions/Ideas? Thanks in advance
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There is basically no better cpu than the X4 620 on price performance so that's the one you want. With a minor overclock it should be a perfect match for the 5770.
A 720 X3 is worth considering if you just plan on gaming.
Your Athlon II X2 is way enough for a simple card like the 5770... I don't see the fuzz of changing cpu... you will lose money for absolutely nothing.
You will only see the difference between a better cpu and yours if you put two 5770 in crossfire.