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June 8, 2010 2:41:44 AM

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.)

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a c 235 U Graphics card
June 8, 2010 2:54:39 AM

I've had to RMA OCZ RAM recently, they had some quality control issues from reading some of the newegg remarks. The new sticks do work with no issues though.

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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 8, 2010 4:10:55 AM

HD5770.
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June 8, 2010 5:35:55 PM

How does the 5770 stack up against 2 4850/4870s in crossfire mode? Since thats roughly the same price.
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a c 1363 U Graphics card
June 8, 2010 9:44:49 PM

HD5770 is equal to HD4870 pretty much and they are close in price. HD4850 x2 crossfire will win over both. My question is where can you get 2 of them for the price of 1 HD5770
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June 9, 2010 4:55:30 AM

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.
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June 9, 2010 4:22:11 PM

the 5770 seems the best bet for your budget
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June 9, 2010 4:41:07 PM

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).
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