My younger brother has a Core 2 Duo. 2 GB RAM and Radeon 4650.
I am planning to upgrade his system
He only do gaming and little browsing
I have only a budget of $600 since I am too building my new PC.
I was thinking of getting him:
HD5670 is bound to be slower than the HD4770 and initially to high a price for much value even to new buyers, let alone upgraders. I wouldn't bother adding it to the equation as it would be only a mild difference from the current HD4650, so either the HD5750 or HD4770, or wait for the HD5770 to come down in price for a bit more of a boost.
You could also go the nV route, but pricing is currently not great in most areas, but if you can get a cheap GTX260 for the same price it'd be worthwhile, but anything less than those would be a waste.
GTX 260 is way out of the budget since i have to build my own PC
I have replaced the board with:
MSI P55M-GD41 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
thanks to PsycoSaysDie
the drive to
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
What's the price diff of the cards for you though. That would help, they are all capable, but may not be worth the premiums. Like I said the HD4650 means you need the HD4770 and above to make it a noticeable difference worthy of more than $50, but depending on the price of the cards some may be better deals than oters, but any of those 3 above will be an upgrade and the cheapest of the 3 may be what you're limited to.
If you need to stick to the $600 budget then the only thing I can see that will help you do it with a reasonable graphics card is switching to an Athlon II based system like I pointed out earlier.
You can also save some money with a cheaper case and you might want to look around for some combo deals.
It looks perfect but still i am a little afraid on using AMD CPU
Never experienced it before
Is it good?
because from the deal it looks amazing
I have read some reviews about the AMD CPU
It left a positive impression on me
Should i go for it without any hesitation?
Yeah, go for it. The only difference at all in terms of assembly is a slightly different procedure for mounting the cpu fan/heatsink and if anything the stock AMD is easier.
Other than that the overclocking process is slightly different and once again I'd say the AMD chip is slightly easier especially considering it's a black edition with unlocked multipliers. I really can't think of any other practical differences. In terms of gaming performance that processor should perform almost exactly the same as the i5.