My system is rwo years old and I'm ready to move on. My ? is cpu matched to gpu card. if I go with ati hd 5850 and amd propus 630 chip or down grade the card to a hd 5770 and upgade the cpu to amd 955. I play alot of games but not at hi res.
cod- wordl at war and left 4 dead 2 - just finished them. Have cod -mw2 have not loaded it. I'm just getting started have not picked anything yet. just want to get cpu and gpu matched as best as I can.
Well really any 4 core processor will do, the 955 does overclock better and is a little bit better than the athlon. But the 955 is costs more because it overclocks better and it has a L3 cache (which helps but doesnt make that much of a difference) but if I had to choose I would chose your first option. Both quad cores are good but if I had to choose between a 5850 and a 5770, I would definitely choose the 5850.