Future build-How will it work on various games?

Right now I run a very, very..let's say..low-end computer. I run on Windows 7 64-bit AMD Athlon II x3 4GB RAM and an integrated ATI Radeon 3200. Well here is what I am planning to get, and I need speculation on what parts I need to make a well-rounded gaming computer.

Intel Core i5-2500 Processor @ 3.30Ghz
4GB of DDR3-1333 memory
Either graphics units: An ATI Radeon 5570 1GB or an Nvidia GTX 460 1GB
Liquid cooling
650 Watt power Supply
500 GB hard drive
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Also I have heard that ATI cards have more micro-stutter than Nvidia cards, so could someone explain why please?
Thank you for reading this post, and please take it into consideration, as if it were the next computer you were about to buy!
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  1. Huge performance difference between the two cards you list one is a casual (minimal) gaming card the other one upper mid range!
    Gaming wise HD5570 badly, GTX460 well. Liquid Cooling waste of time. If you want to overclock you will need the 2500K and a P67 board.
  2. Well I did look at performance reviews and I noticed the 5570 wasn't up there with the GTX460 so I looked for a cheaper card. I was thinking of maybe getting the GTS 260 instead? I don't overclock seeing as how if I don't do it right my computer could destroy itself (just imagining so). How is liquid cooling different than the average fan?
  3. Liquid cooling needs a lot of maintenance much more so than conventional air cooling. I would suggest GTS450 or HD5770 over the GTX260 if you are looking for alternatives.
  4. Last question!

    So will the processor and GPU of a GTX460 combined run Metro 2033 at at least 50 frames per second?

    I'm trying to learn all I can.
  5. Thanks rolli you helped a lot!
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