SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing, movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: anyplace reliable (newegg, amazon, tigerdirect, etc.)
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe - not sure how but if i need to i will learn
MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure yet
how does this build look? i have never used AMD parts so i dont really know much about them. they seem to be cheaper than intel with similar performance. i was considering the 4890 1GB but the 5770 is highly recommended. 4890 performs better but 5770 is directx 11 compatible right?
I'm telling you man go with my build ^^^ its around the same price too especially if you get the antec 300 instead of the haff 922... Also if your not gunna oc then stay with the stock cooler and save even more money.
was my original analysis correct on the 4890 vs. 5770? "i was considering the 4890 1GB but the 5770 is highly recommended. 4890 performs better but 5770 is directx 11 compatible right?" they are similarly priced.
yeah i have been looking at the i5 but it seems like the phenom is pretty close to performance and for that price with the case it is hard to beat.
that statement is wrong.
im sorry the PII955 is a good processor, i own 1 and i also own an i5 build for my kids, my PII955 is my main build, because i though that over clocking was gonna be a breeze, boy i was wrong, i had to spend days to get it to 4.0ghz on air when the i5 got to 4.1 in my frist try, yes certainly the bench mark you seen of the PII965 being close to the i5 are definitely true, but please bare in mind that the stock speed of an i5 is 2.6 and a 965 is 3.4, if you were to run the bench mark with both processor at same speed the i5 would smoke the 965, therefor the 955 is no match.
that is a little too pricey for me. i would like to keep it at around $700. unfortunately i cant really go for the top quality products. would the items i have now give me top performance on high settings in games?
But I have herd some dirt on the 5770's... Like real bad overheating and locking up
I believe that is almost entirely due to immature drivers. It may have to do with poor air circulation in the case affecting the card or just the card itself not being able to breath. Most manufactures are no longer using the enclosed card design for that reason.