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April 23, 2010 11:11:22 PM

Hello,

I am certainly not hardcore and on limited budget. I have selected the following components to replace my aging system:

Gigabyte P55A-UD4P Motherboard $184.99

2x G.SKILL PC3-12800 2x2GB DDR3-1600 $237.98

Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor LGA1156 2.66GHz $227.99

XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 $194.99

Total comes to $845.55. Is this a decent gaming rig? I just want to be able to play the latest games on full or near full graphic settings (1920x1200 res).

Do you suggest any different components?

Thanks,

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April 24, 2010 10:09:44 AM

Depending on what kind of games the best move is to aim for a HD 5850
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April 24, 2010 10:17:58 AM

Well, I'd personally go for an ASUS P7P55D-E Pro for $189.99 if you want to do CrossFireX, otherwise if you're only intending to use one card, then an ASUS P7P55D-E LX would be fine, and would save you $134.99. At that resolution you'd be better off with an HD 5850 though.
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April 24, 2010 3:33:12 PM

don't buy 8GB of memory, just buy 4 and up the 5770 to a 5850 or 5870
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April 24, 2010 5:40:48 PM

Hey, thanks for the suggestion guys. After doing a little more reading you are definitely right, I think the 5850 would be a better choice at my resolution; plus I'm only putting in one card (no crossfire) at this point in time.

So 8GB of RAM is overkill? 4 does the trick? I just figured the more the better and it's only about $100 for the extra 4GB. Hmm...

As for the MoBo, ya i've been an Asus junky for a long time but wanted to give Gigabyte a try. I'll take a look at that ASUS board you recommended...
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