agree with kingneptune 117....i use i5 570 + ATI HD5770 + 4GB DDR3..the perfomance quite impressed.....
but juicy_g you have to spend a little bit more money.... : )
I'm sure that i could get the parts for under $600 excluding the monitor because i have one already. Just the important parts to be good..like the processor, video card and ram...I think. I am a computer noobie so i need expert advice.
ATI HD5770 - $160
Athlon II x3 435 3.0GHz - $70
Asrock 770 -$60
4GB A-Data DDR3 - $105
PSU Corsair HX400 - $50
Case Nzxt Gamma - $30
HDD Samuug F3 500GB - $55
Cooler CM 212+ -$20
Top-notch perofrmance for $550.
I am a computer hardware noobie so try to help me out here. I know that core 2 duo is 2 cores which means that 2 cores are running at the same so one doesn't get pressured on. Some how that is better, how about the Athlon II x3 435 3.0 GHz(the one you recommended). Will that be as good or better than core 2 duo?