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?
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