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~$500 Gaming PC
Jun 12, 2010, 2:53 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
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
ASRock M3A770DE: Socket AM3, AMD 770 Chipset, ATX
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333
Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 DirectX 10.1
Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Modular
Any recommendations/comments welcome.
Jun 12, 2010
Jun 12, 2010, 4:35 PM
Jun 12, 2010, 4:43 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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Jun 12, 2010, 4:45 PM
2. For multi threaded apps X4 better, gaming little to no diff ^^ Higher clock/multi always handy hehe
Jun 12, 2010, 5:05 PM
For a 5770 1GB at $20 more, is it worth it?
Jun 12, 2010, 5:13 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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