Upgrade System, some input needed

I am interested in building a new, reasonably future proof system. I currently have a socket 754 amd build and as you all know I cant upgrade it any meaningful way...

So I created this shopping cart at newegg.

Sapphire 5770
2x1GB of G-skill memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231185
ECS Black Series A785GM-M AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Athlon II Rana 425

I chose the 5770 as it will be future proof with its dx11 support

The memory I am not so sure on, I hear some issues regarding low voltage ddr3, will this be a problem with this setup?

The motherboard is currently a combo deal with the processor, but I probably wont be buying till after christmas... So that could change

Speaking of which, is there anything that you guys think will change in that timeframe that I should consider?

I am trying to spend around 400 dollars on this.

My next problem is my PSU, from what I've read it might not be good enough for the 5770.

Its a thermaltake 420W with 18amps on the 12v rail + its probably around 3 or 4 yrs old.

Thanks a lot for your input!
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  1. Hmm since u getting a discrete GPU why not hit a nice 770 like this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392
    and coupled with your chip of choice
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103726
    comes cheaper than ECS + Chip combo as well

    For GPU - what resolution are games being played on?
  2. right now I am 1280x1024, but I am hoping to upgrade to monitor that does 1920x1080, although gaming at that resolution isn't a must, it would be nice.

    One big reason I am doing this upgrade is because of the whole thing where my 9800 pro is old and doesnt support the right shader model... I'd like to be able to play Dirt 2 and Modern Warfare 2. Just to name a couple games.
  3. Ah ok so if we balance out with $400 as limiting factor - those CPU+ mobo i suggested comes to $147AR

    Then this juicy GTS 250 $110
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261051&cm_re=GTS_250-_-14-261-051-_-Product

    2gb ddr3 1333 CL7 Ballistix $51
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148309

    OCZ Mod 600 80+/modular PSU $50 AR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

    $358 AR :P

    Given your current resolution this would be more than fine but if u insist on DX 11 the HD 5750 is $140
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150448&cm_re=HD_5750-_-14-150-448-_-Product
  4. haha, so that PSU is your way of saying my current one wont cut it? Thats what I figured anyways.

    I kinda wanted to go with dx11 card so I have the latest technology.

    The memory doesn't need to be ddr3 1600? Is that just the maximum the motherboard supports? Is there something wrong with the memory I picked?
  5. From my experiences with AM3 so far the most trouble free RAMs would be DDR3 1333 and ya HD 5750 for current resolution for entry level DX11 would serve u well but if u could eek out a wee bit more go for the 5770
  6. Agreed and TS won't be blowing budget wide either hehe A possible pair
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276
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