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Budget Gaming Final Review Please

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August 14, 2010 5:47:33 AM

Ready to buy, does everything look okay?

2 coolermaster R4-L2R20-AC 120mm blue led fans
asus m4a77td
asus radeon hd 5770 1gb
ocz z-series 650W 80+ power supply
samsung 24X Black DVD Writer SATA OEM
seagate barracuda 500gb sata2 (can sata1 still run this?)
Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OEM
G.Skill DDR 1600 Dual Channel 2x2Gb
Antec 300
Asus VH242H 23.6" 1080p LCD
August 14, 2010 6:18:15 AM

I think amd phenom x2 555 black edition (3.2 ghz) will be better for gaming. Your quad core is not bad but it is best for multitasking.
August 14, 2010 6:18:47 AM

I think amd phenom x2 555 black edition (3.2 ghz) will be better for gaming. Your quad core is not bad but it is best for multitasking.
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August 14, 2010 6:19:22 AM

I think amd phenom x2 555 black edition (3.2 ghz) will be better for gaming. Your quad core is not bad but it is best for multitasking.
August 14, 2010 6:24:41 AM

Funny thing is that was my intial cpu last week but too many people have convinced me to go more than two cores.
August 14, 2010 6:33:09 AM

you can unlock the Phenom II x555 dual core to a quad core and have a black edition quad core.
August 14, 2010 6:44:54 AM

That is not a sure thing sir. It all depends on the luck of the draw there. Here I have a quad core guaranteed and can try to overclock it.
August 14, 2010 6:45:58 AM

6 mb Level 3 cache in phenom 555 x2 be give you extra frame per second . But athlon have not L3 cache. And phenom can unlock core then you can get 3.6 ghz which athlon can't.
August 14, 2010 6:54:31 AM

Multithreaded applications are coming more and more. Doesn't unreal tournament 3 utilize quad core? I doubt the phenom x2 555 beats it there.
August 14, 2010 7:00:19 AM

Keep in mind that the Athlon II X4 should be highly overclockable due to the lack of a L3 cache. I might think about upgrading the video card a bit if possible.
August 14, 2010 7:04:49 AM

Any suggestions? Currently it's set at the Asus EAS5770 1Gb
August 14, 2010 7:06:17 AM

Also, according to the processor it would not take 1600 so the RAM is now 1333.
August 14, 2010 7:07:17 AM

I have see in a benchmark result that phenom 555 x2 beat athlon x4 (crysis). But i see when avg virus scan was running and same time game running then athlon x4 beat phenom(athlon 30 fps and phenom 9 fps). So if you going for multitasking go for athlon x4 . or not, go to phenom 555 x2 be. No doubt.
August 14, 2010 7:09:31 AM

Yeah, true that. A lot of the time I probably will prefer not to have to shut off every application before I start a game.
August 14, 2010 7:13:30 AM

Benchmark stand for when you are scanning a file with avg. (I say not running).
August 14, 2010 7:21:58 AM

Your gpu is fine but why you are not looking for sapphire vaporx 5770 hd. It will less noise and run cool just same price or 5-10$ extra.
August 14, 2010 4:54:54 PM

Search in newegg.com or google for specification.
August 14, 2010 5:00:37 PM

In canada, I cannot use the great prices newegg.com has to offer.
August 14, 2010 5:53:29 PM

I was just slightly concerned about the GPU. I was pretty happy with the price and the fact that its a Radeon HD 5770 but I have been checking out some of the reviews for it and am thinking perhaps I should go for a card that has had a better success rate. What do you guys think?
August 18, 2010 8:48:38 PM

I would go for the Nvidia GTX 460 or the Radeon HD 5850. If you can fit one of these in your budget it would definitely be worth the price difference.
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