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A complete ATI $600 Gaming machine!

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March 2, 2010 3:43:52 PM

I have decided to bale out on nvidia and intel.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming all the way coz i have a laptop for other things
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, LCD, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Cheapest
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
ARTS PREFERENCES: I'm trying to game at high settings, in a 22" screen.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe but haven't tries it till now.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200, 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am looking towards ATI 5770 for graphics.
Also how is this proccessor for gaming?



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Also, i read somewhere that even a triple core comes par with a quadcore in gaming.
I really wanted a i5 750 but i am budget is low!

I am currently playing borderlands, batman AA.
GTA 4 is almost unplayable in my laptop which has a nvidia 9300m
a b 4 Gaming
March 2, 2010 4:24:44 PM

The best budget processor IMO is the Phenom X2 555 dual core for around $105

If you have a mb with either a 710 or 750 series southbridge chip a simple bios change usually transforms it in to a 3.2 GHz quad with all the features of a phenom quad .
The 770/710 mbs dont support crossfire but work well for single gfx cards . Have a look at pricing but the Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P is a very decent mb and was selling around $70
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March 2, 2010 7:54:23 PM

So is triple core good for gaming?
I'm still open for suggestion.
Both the guys above THANX
a b 4 Gaming
March 2, 2010 7:58:47 PM

The triple core is good for gaming. There is benefit to adding the second and third core, and almost none to adding a fourth.
a b 4 Gaming
March 3, 2010 1:41:24 AM

The UD3P mb is similar to mad admirals suggestion , but had more pci-e slots and fewere pci slots . Most people would find it more useful than having older legacy pci slots .

Just having the fourth core does add a bit , but not much in most games . The advantage of using the X2 555 is much larger cache on the processor .
Its easily the best bang for buck

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a b 4 Gaming
March 3, 2010 3:57:48 AM
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About $571 AR
March 5, 2010 2:07:22 PM

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March 5, 2010 2:09:48 PM

Hey batchuka u help ma alot. Thanx.
What would be the average fps in gta4 wid ur system?
I mean in 1600ish reslution.
Thanx for the input all of you guys
a b 4 Gaming
March 6, 2010 3:53:58 AM

You are welcomed ^^ Data as requested (approximate)
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