Solved Balanced overclock Tags: New Build Overclocking Systems Last response: March 4, 2010 10:26 PM in Systems Share Anonymous Overclocking Expert March 4, 2010 8:02:24 PM p.s i noticed i put overclock i meant bottleneck!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sry.... evil tiredness =_= wheres ma energy drinks?! ok soo heres my system right now intel i3 530 3ghz 4gb DDr3 pc3 10700 750gb sata hard drive Sound blaster X-fi somthin 5.1 surround sound and my weakest point my graphics card Asus 512mb DDr2 Geforce 210 pci-e so now for my question Would a ATI 5770 1gb DDR5 directx 11 be worth the money? and Also key question *Would my system bottleneck the 5770?* Question 2 At like 1200 x 768 res high no Direct X 10 on da 5770 would crysis run smothly? and what fps do you think i would get? personally i moved from a way worse system Amd 4400+ X2 2ghz 1.5gb 133mhz 80gb Hard drive 4650 1gb DDr2 AGP so im not interested in AA or AF or any crazy resoulutions just some decent textures some nice shadows and most of all nice smooth gameplay also be cool if you could give me some other info on how this rig will run other games with the 5770 and agian no AA or AF and just basic 1200x768 wide screen res i dont care about jaggies More about : balanced overclock | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution deadlockedworld March 4, 2010 8:13:37 PM Question 1- The 5770 would be an excellent choice for that system. The brand new i3 processor will not bottleneck. At a low resolution like 1200 x 768 the HD 5770 is overkill for virtually any game. The thing you forgot to mention in here is power supplies--I assume your system can run a 5770? | Report abuse deadlockedworld March 4, 2010 8:15:38 PM in addition to your questions--some critique: Why would you buy an i3? I think there are much better values in AMD processors at that price range. You could get a quad core. Why are you using ddr2 instead of newer ddr3? Why dont you spend some of your money on a new monitor? You can get nice monitors for like $120. Why bother spending so much on graphics if you cant barely see it? | Report abuse Anonymous Overclocking Expert March 4, 2010 8:15:56 PM deadlockedworld said:Question 1- The 5770 would be an excellent choice for that system. The brand new i3 processor will not bottleneck. At a low resolution like 1200 x 768 the HD 5770 is overkill for virtually any game. The thing you forgot to mention in here is power supplies--I assume your system can run a 5770? XDXDXDXDXDXDXDXD oops lolz ok regular 450w and max 500 and its bronze 80 plus <-- no idea what bronze 80 plus means lolz i assume it hase to do with overall power consumption lolz yea 450w max 500w | Report abuse Related ressources Would you say this is a balanced system? - Forum Is this budget gaming build well balanced ? - Forum Is this a balanced PC? - Forum Balanced Build or What - Forum Balanced Build or what ? - Forum Ask the community Publish Anonymous Overclocking Expert March 4, 2010 8:17:45 PM deadlockedworld said:in addition to your questions--some critique: Why would you buy an i3? I think there are much better values in AMD processors at that price range. You could get a quad core. Why are you using ddr2 instead of newer ddr3? i am using DDr3 4gb of it just not my sucky video card lolz the vid card was half price 19.99 it's a tad better then my onboard ati 3200 and my moniter suports up to 1600 by 1200 but i don't care for it and the system all together only costs me 499$ canadian oh and plus 20 bucks for video card lolz | Report abuse Anonymous Overclocking Expert March 4, 2010 8:40:10 PM Best answer selected by firestone855. | Report abuse deadlockedworld March 4, 2010 10:26:47 PM Thanks... and you should really consider getting some more sleep--you are not exactly coherent. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Balanced overclock> Related ressources: ForumBalanced GPU ForumIs this a balanced spec?? ForumIs this setup : Good , Compatible , and Balanced ? ForumGaming/ Balanced build for $800 ForumIs this Build Functional/ Balanced ? ForumMy $2000 balanced gaming/CS5 build ForumFirst Gaming PC- Help Wanted :) ForumAMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition overclock guide ForumAMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana OVERCLOCK? ForumCritique this mid-level, balanced build (gaming, media, video editing) ForumMore memory or overclock? ForumBest balanced build...and yet another i5-750(i7-860) vs i7-920 thread! ForumOverclock gigabyte ga-g41m-es2h Q8200 4g ram 800mhz ForumBalanced I5 build ~ $1000 Forum[Solved] First Build - Balanced/Enthusiast More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !