Please check my build sheet before I buy

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: over the course of this month BUDGET RANGE: $400-500.00 Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming MMO's - WoW & Lotro, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Antec 300 case, Corsair 400W PSU, win 7 separate from build price

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg but similar sites ok


PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD cpu and gpu, asus or similar quality motherboard

OVERCLOCKING: yes but nothing too crazy


MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 roughly

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to be able to run mid-max settings on WoW & Lotro while maintaining good FPS.

This is what I came up with:

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor

ASUS M4A77D AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

XFX HD-477A-YDFC Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler

CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support

Would a HD 4850 be a better choice for graphics and could my 400W Corsair PSU handle it?
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  1. I don't know if a 4850 would be a better choice in performance terms, but yes a good 400W PSU could handle it and Corsair usually make good PSUs.
  2. i think the 4770 just edges the 4850. stick with the 4770
  3. i like my 4850
    go for a larger PSU or a higher quality PSU (Corsair is the bomb)
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