Cpu and gpu

Hello,
I had posted before and thanks for everyone helping but I posted wrong gpu 5850 is to high for what I need. I do play games like left for dead 2 and all of the call of duty series and do turn up graphics high as i can but res. is 1280 x 768 . What have know is a athlon 4800 stock with a ati 2600xt gpu card, 2gig ddr800 and to sata drives. if someone could tell me what is imporantfor all around unit. I want to play games but i want to scan and photoshop stuff etc. i was thinking about the 5770 card and going to a high cpu. help please
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  1. Well when you say high CPU do you mean you are ready to change your Motherboard too?
  2. I say get a 5770 if you can upgrade or overclock your CPU.
  3. t-dog said:
    Hello,
    I had posted before and thanks for everyone helping but I posted wrong gpu 5850 is to high for what I need. I do play games like left for dead 2 and all of the call of duty series and do turn up graphics high as i can but res. is 1280 x 768 . What have know is a athlon 4800 stock with a ati 2600xt gpu card, 2gig ddr800 and to sata drives. if someone could tell me what is imporantfor all around unit. I want to play games but i want to scan and photoshop stuff etc. i was thinking about the 5770 card and going to a high cpu. help please



    sorry I going to do a new build, just keeping case and 650w power supply. The last three units i built had amd cpu and ati gpu. so tell me a good m-board to go with it would be great.
  4. What kind of budget we looking at?
  5. i was thinking chips either amd athlon propus 630 or phenom x4 955. An intel chip would be I-5 Then I need help picking one and match up motherboard and gpu.
  6. GIGABYTE GA-MA785G-UD3H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128395


    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache 159.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 169.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873

    Total 419.97

    This will allow you to reuse your DDR2 ram If you go I5 you will have to replace your ram with DDR3

    AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103704

    If you go with this processor it will save you about $60 so your total would come down to 359.97
  7. I would like to stay under $600. Going to move to windows 7. I do a new unit every two and a half years i have amazed by the help on here.
  8. So win7 included in that $600
  9. keeping case, power supply, dvd burner and other dvd player. I could keep hard drives I have 2 -250 but want to replace them
  10. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache 159.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR 169.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD 89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128431

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 106.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231180

    Total 631.95

    Now this is going with DDR3 If you do want to save some dough and spend it on hard drive go with this motherboard.

    GIGABYTE GA-MA785G-UD3H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128395&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    Will leave you with $75 to get a decent hard drive.

    I would go with reuseing your ram IMO its cheaper and DDR3 really dosent add to much in performance. I just listed the DDR3 route to show you how much it would cost.
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