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?
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
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