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Balance cpu & gpu help asap

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June 7, 2010 2:41:26 AM

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

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June 7, 2010 3:01:24 AM

You can't talk about balancing your GPU without knowing what resolution monitor you'll be using.

If you can get into a HD 5850 with a 3core CPU (x3 435 that you might be able to unlock the 4th core) vs a HD 5770 and 955BE you'd probably be closer to a balanced gaming system.
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June 7, 2010 3:20:28 AM

I don't want to oc or unlock. I just wondering what a got combo would be. If I should stick with a 955be and a 5770 card or go to a 5850 card and maybe a lower chip.


Thanks everyone for helping
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a c 203 à CPUs
June 7, 2010 3:26:33 AM

What is the price difference between X3 435 and HD 5850 and X4 955BE and HD 5770?
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June 7, 2010 4:24:00 AM

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.
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June 7, 2010 9:08:55 AM

The 5850 and weaker GPU is the better choice at your resolution.
While you may not want to OC, you may still want to try unlocking the core on the X-3 as from what I understand it is fairly easy to do
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a c 203 à CPUs
June 7, 2010 1:11:24 PM

In most games the x3 435 / HD 5850 is the better option.
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