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New budget build - Need Advice!

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September 21, 2010 11:53:10 PM

Hello!

Not really sure how to start this, but okay..

- My current system is as follows:

Athlon 64 X2 4000
2GB DDR2
MSI K9AGM2-L
ATI 4670 1GB

This was fine for playing games on my old monitor, at 1024x768 or 1280x1024 at some cases. But I got a Samsung P2370MS LCD with its resolution at 1920x1080, and the system is showing its age.

I'm on a budget, but I also managed to find someone to buy my system for a decent price.

- The main use of the PC is gaming. Just hoping I can run FFXIV and Starcraft II at 1920x1080 with high settings, and to last me a few years.

- I took a look around, and the Phenom X2 555 looks like a good processor? I read that usually you can unlock it to a quad core.. What other options are there in its price range?

- And I need a good mobo aswell, as the one I got wasn't, and never got BIOS updates. I need a future-proof one :p 

- Regarding the video card, I looked at a few offers of people wanting to trade video cards and found I can trade to:
ATI 4850 1GB for 250 EGP (about 45$)
ASUS GTS 250 1GB for 450 EGP (about 80$)
ATI 5770 1GB for 700 EGP (about 130$)

I think the 4850 looks like a good deal(keep in mind I'm in Egypt, so prices are higher here :(  ), but I'm worried it won't do well at my screen's resolution?

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Thanks in advance for your time!

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September 22, 2010 1:54:04 AM

So whats your budget? Go with the 5770 and the Athlon ii x4 would suffice
September 22, 2010 2:04:13 AM

f you can, I'd say upgrade your system entirely.

Give us a budget, and we can probably figure something out
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