APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime this week, budget is around 100-150$.
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mostly used for WoW but I enjoy playing LoL/HoN/GW and will probably get into SC2,D3 and FFXIII when they are released.
POWER SUPPLY: BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply GPU : Ati Radeon Xpress 200 series (Very very old integrated graphics card.)
I'm in the process of building a new computer and I'll post the specs of the new one since that is what it will be used with.
MOBO: MSI 770-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard CPU : AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor (Also wondering if there is a terrible difference between this and the 555 for the possibility of unlocking 1-2 more cores in it, if so I can always return it and pick up the 555.) RAM : I've yet to choose what type of ram I want but I know that it will be 8GB DDR3, probably 1333 MHZ maybe 1600 OC. SYSTEM CASE:Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis with Dual Oversized 230mm Ultra-Silent Cooling Fans VJ400G1N2Z Mid Tower
PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: Newegg preferred but I'm open to other sites if they are deemed reliable. I usually just buy things from where I work (Best Buy) as I get a nice employee discount on items.
PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference though I'm thinking with an AMD supported MOBO an Ati card will be better.
OVER CLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Wondering if someone can recommend me a good company to buy RAM from, based on quality of the product (Personal experience would be awesome!) I'm also looking for a good GPU and CPU cooler for the future since I may want to Over clock in the future, recommendations appreciated (Not looking for a top of the line coolers but mid-level gaming ones.)
Well you can get a 1BG 4850 for 80-85 while the cheapest 5770 is around 138 (With a mail in rebate), but most are right around the 150-160 dollar range. I mean I guess that is an extra 20 or so depending on which brand you go with, but that is pretty close in price while the product quality is a big difference in some games.
Well, I wouldn't recommend a single 4850 over a 5770, since the OP plans on playing games which will hopefully make use of DX10-11. That said, two 4850s are definitely faster than a single 5770. For around 150$, the choice is either a high quality 5750 or a low quality 5770 (or a lucky priced one).