I have a small budget. And i am going to build a new system.
I have two choices:
Ati 5770 with AMD 955
Ati 5850 with AMD 435 rana
Will amd 435 be botllenecked by the the 5850??
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It depends. The Phenom II X4 955 system will perform better with CPU related activities, and the AMD Athlon II X3 435 with gaming activities. It depends on what you plan to do. Otherwise, you could go for an AMD Phenom II X4 945 and HD 5830 if that fits into your budget.
Get that Phenom II X4 955. HD5770 is good even at high resolution, you will good with a strong cpu and you could upgrade gpu later...
For gaming purposes get the Rana/5850, for everything else get the 955/5770.
I personally tested a Rana 435, unlocked it and overclocked to 3.6Ghz with a cheap 20.00$ cooler. IMO its the best CPU for the money even if you cannot unlock it to an x4.
I am totally using it for gaming!!!
@OvrClkr Does the unlocked and oced 435 come par with a 955???
OR a unlocked n oced 445 ????
If you get lucky and unlock the CPU you will turn it into an x4 B35 w/o the L3 cache. Maybe 4/5% slower than a 955 in gaming but to be honest the Rana can do 3.3/3.4Ghz on the stock cooler depending on ambient or 3.6/3.7Ghz with a nice sink.
The 5850 will do quite fine even if you do not unlock, I play games sometimes with only 3 cores to keep temps down @ around 3.8/3.9Ghz and I am VERY pleased with the results.