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~$500 Gaming PC

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June 12, 2010 2:53:46 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next month

BUDGET RANGE: 500-600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching Movies, Surfing the Internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: No

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to be able to play MW2, Crysis, Metro 2033, Just Cause 2 etc. on at least medium settings.

What I've got so far:

AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Quad-Core AM3 95W
$100
ASRock M3A770DE: Socket AM3, AMD 770 Chipset, ATX
$60
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333
$95
Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 DirectX 10.1
$110
Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
$70
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner
$20
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Modular
$65
NZXT GAMA-001BK
$30

Total: $550

Any recommendations/comments welcome.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 12, 2010 4:35:19 PM

$475AR
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June 12, 2010 4:43:17 PM

Is the 5770 better than the 4850? Also, is there an advantage of going from a quad-core to a triple-core?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 12, 2010 4:45:47 PM

1. Yes
2. For multi threaded apps X4 better, gaming little to no diff ^^ Higher clock/multi always handy hehe
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June 12, 2010 5:05:46 PM

For a 5770 1GB at $20 more, is it worth it?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 12, 2010 5:13:28 PM

If u can afford it fine but for resolution lower than 1920 x 1080 512mb video RAM on GPU works just as well really
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