I'm trying to figure out what cpu and gpu I need. I was set on a 5770 card but I'm looking at going to a 5850 but would that be a better choice card and go down from a amd 955be to a lower chip to make up the money differents. I just hate to go to low on card and be kicking myself in 6 months. If i go to the 5850 what chip would be good or if I go 5770 what chip should I go up to.
I confuesed after the article on here about the i-7 920 vs the 3-core amd chip and now I'm not sure if a strong cpu or gpu is most important and I don't play over 1920 x1080 res. on 22 lcd
The X3-435 + 5850 setup would last a bit longer when it comes to gaming. Though you should really consider overclocking with such a setup, as there is quite a bit more performance to be gained by OCing the 435.
The 955 + 5770 however is still a good combination, though the video card wouldn't last as long as the 5850.
You're probably better off with the 5850, as you are playing at a pretty high resolution.