Help!!

Ok I have a 2.4 ghz single core cpu.
I was wondering if i should buy a 9800 gt and buy a 2.9 ghz dual-core cpu or Keep my cpu buy a Hd 5770 and a new psu.
If you can find anything better let my know my budget is $210.
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  1. what proccesor do you have?

    this is better

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103688
    AMD Athlon II x2 Regor 2.8 ghz........59

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150448
    XFX 5750................140
    the 5770 is just an OCed version of this i think

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151074
    Seasonic 450 watt PSU..............70

    this is over your budget but you could try this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116072
    Wolfdale 5200.........................65

    and the 5750
  2. I have a AMD Athlon 64 3800+
  3. oh then you should go with a whole new build, you could get a phenom ii am2+ but not worth it later on
  4. Upendra09 said:
    oh then you should go with a whole new build, you could get a phenom ii am2+ but not worth it later on



    your cpu will bottle neck the 5 series video card big time.

    but spend on a decent psu - get 600 watt absolute minimum - not that dear now and get the video card and upgrade the mobo and cpu and ram later - would go for a AM3 processor a Phenom 9 series what ever you can afford and some ram.
  5. Ok if i upgrade to an 2.8 dual-core will that bottleneck the card?
  6. Hellboy said:
    your cpu will bottle neck the 5 series video card big time.

    but spend on a decent psu - get 600 watt absolute minimum - not that dear now and get the video card and upgrade the mobo and cpu and ram later - would go for a AM3 processor a Phenom 9 series what ever you can afford and some ram.


    really? how about a propus, would that bottleneck the 5 series?
  7. Upendra09 said:
    really? how about a propus, would that bottleneck the 5 series?


    the single core has not got the bandwidth to feed this card.

    a dual core processor will be better, but for the money i would spend the money on a Phenom x955 - best for value..
  8. When in doubt buy the best video card you can afford because, even if bottle-necked by your current CPU, you can move it to a new rig when you do a major upgrade 'down the road' ....
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