Budget Range: as cheap as possible, as you'll see later..
(WoW, Aion, Guild Wars 2, Diablo 3, Dragon Age: Origins, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, hopefully Crysis 2 [though not necessarily max, just decent]) - I own a PS3, play shooters like BFBC2, but DA: Origins looks awful in comparison, obviously MMOs on PC
-also, perhaps watching movies on 46" 1080p 120hz lcd tv while simultaneously using (ie: playing game on) PC [23" monitor]
would it take much to do this?
All Parts Required.
Preferred Websites for Parts:
-Canada Computers - store in Ottawa, no shipping costs.
Site claims to price match so prices can be from other sites
(newegg.ca, ncix.com, directcanada.com or PCCyber (also in Ottawa)
Country of Origin: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
AMD Phenom ii X2 555/B55 BE - (2 other cores unlocked) - hopefully, but how well would it hold up with just 2 cores? with unlocked cores, still seems like great value for $93,.. as long as it can do what I need.. if it can't, I'm not really saving. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/message.php?config=to...
GTX 460 - card seems within my price range, received plenty of praise, especially if I add another later this year.
Overclocking: if necessary, I know to get cooler if I do
SLI or Crossfire: probably add another card later this year.. easier on wallet
I just don't have the tech knowledge to know if this processor will do what I need (see above) even with just two cores or if I need those extra 2 cores to unlock successfully. Also whether it will do for upcoming games, paired with one or two GTX 460s.
-also may be able to get 40gb SSD from brother for cheap, so just need standard hdd(7200 or 10k rpm)
Final Comments(sad, i know lol, sry..):
-i think I'm basically asking if this processor and graphics card(s) will be able to do what i need. If it CAN, could you please fill in the rest of the build thank you very much, sorry for so much text.
It would help to know your budget. I myself am partial to Intel cpu's. It seems with your computer demands you might want to consider a quad core cpu and make sure the GTX 460 you purchase doesn't have SE in the item description. On Newegg the cheapest true GTX460 I saw was in the $190.00 range.
wow I'm an idiot.. yes, i guess a budget might help more than a redundant link to a new thread/post lol. I actually didn't realize this thread was up because I was still revising it but I guess my bird danced on the keyboard enough and managed to mash the enter key... ?
So anyways, my budget is about $1000 canadian, though I may be able to strech some, since I've seen that a sandy bridge build generally spills over.
I would REALLY like some information on the Phenom II X2 555BE. how it would perform my needs at stock and unlocked / overclocked if necessary. Or is it outdated/no longer worth it by price drops on other processors?