I wanna make a very, very cheap gaming PC that is pretty good. I can get it cheap because I can get some parts from someone.
here's a list of Components
Mobo: ASUS M4A785TD-M Evo
G. Card: Radeon HD 5850
Processor: AMD Phenom II x2 555 3.2GHz / AMD Phenom II x4 955 3.2GHz
What I want to know is if the parts are compatible and if the pretty large 5850 would fit on the mobo, if not, please give good cheap alternatives if you can Also i'm not sure how good a processor i need, someone tells me "YOU DON'T NEED A REALLY GOOD PROCESSOR!" but i think they're wrong because there's bottlenecking which wastes g. card potential (like the 5850). I think it's the clock speed that affects bottlenecking but i'm not sure, what I want is to play new games mostly, so do i NEED a quad, or will the inferior x2 555 really be fine?
The 5850 will fit in the ASUS AM3 EVO no problem, however, your case and PSU will be the limitation here. The 5850 is a big card.
The Phenom II X2 555 is fine for most game that are not CPU bound, but for games like GTAIV, FSX, you want a Quad. You will need a Quad down the road any ways, so may as well get one now (unless budget is a problem, in which case you could look at a Athlon II X4 or get the Phenom II X2/X3).
List PSU and case before we can tell you if every thing will work fine.