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
- 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?
Approximate Purchase Date: In about 1-2 weeks
Budget Range: Around $200 for Mobo+Processor, undecided on video card
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Programming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Case, HDD, Power Supply(it's an HEC 300W, although I could upgrade if necessary)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No websites applicable for me where I live, so any website is fine, although newegg seems like a nice reference.
Country of Origin: Egypt
Parts Preferences: Probably AMD since what I see as comparable from Intel is more expensive. Wouldn't mind suggestions for it though.
SLI or Crossfire: No (Seems more expensive and complicated,not as reliable, don't see a point in my case)
It is a little weaker in single threaded applications (most all games) but stronger in multithreaded and multitasking. There is a possibility that the 555BE will unlock to a x3 or x4 but nothing that is guaranteed.