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A complete ATI $600 Gaming machine!

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?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103706&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Processors+-+Desktops-_-AMD-_-19103706

or


http://stores.tomshardware.com/rd.php?pg=p~~1&r=280&z=21075&m=743111714&mt=1~4~119.70~108.99~113.17~1~1~~y~108.99~n~~&q=n&avail=In+Stock&source=&search_id=3d29476680949f86130d64b2e6edccc2&set=1267551536&st=click&sv=merchant_logo&k=ed34392d6a84b52034312d4e01b8f30b

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
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  1. That CPU is good, but too expensive for your build (surprisingly).

    This is as close as I can get:

    CPU: X3 425 $72
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 $85 after rebate
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    GPU: HD 5770 $150 after rebate
    Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Neo Eco 520W $120
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $24
    HSF (only if overclocking): Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35

    Total: $656
  2. 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
  3. So is triple core good for gaming?
    I'm still open for suggestion.
    Both the guys above THANX
  4. The triple core is good for gaming. There is benefit to adding the second and third core, and almost none to adding a fourth.
  5. 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
  6. Best answer
    About $571 AR
  7. Best answer selected by kisshell2.
  8. 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
  9. You are welcomed ^^ Data as requested (approximate)
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