Combo confusion

which combo should i go with i a very very limited gaming budget here i googled and found out the following were in my budget :
INTEL
CPU : core i3 2100
MOTHERBOARD : Asus P8H61-M Le
CABINET: CoolerMaster 310 ELITE
GRAPHIC CARD : hd 5670 GDDR5 512
(i already have a HDD and 2 Gb ram)

OR

AMD
CPU : PHENOM II X2 555 BE or 565 BE
MOTHERBOARD : Asus M4A78LT-M LE
RAM : Corsair 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz
CABINET : CoolerMaster 310 ELITE
GRAPHIC CARD : HD 5670 GDDR5 512MB OR GTS 450 GDDR3 512 MB

i use pc for casual gaming for games like crysis warhead, crysis 2, COD4, COD BLACK OPS,Assassin's Creed Brotherhood at high settings and at max 1280X1024
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  1. Casual? Hate to bust a bubble but thats not very high settings for crysis... Gonna need to fork over some more $$$ to get to max/high setting
  2. What is your budget and whats the cost of each of those combo's?
    we can possibly get better performance from a system if we know your cash limits :)
    Moto
  3. Yeah...more info please
  4. I am guessing you will be running Windows7, the AMD system seems to be the better choice.

    also with a little luck you also might be able to unlock the other two cores of the CPU to make it a 4x; however, there is NO guaranty that it will work. Research AMD core unlocking.
  5. He is right...if you read about the boards on newegg you will see that some of them feature core unlocker

    example http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131654

    mainly asus boards and few others
  6. Thing is, if Op's budget allows him to buy say a 955, then I'd rather buy him a 955 than hope I could unlock a dualcore/triple chip,
    but as for the core unlocking, any board with a sb710 or higher chipset will allow him to try, I have an AsRock plate myself, cheaper and as effective on a budget
    Moto
  7. In addition, the AMD build can come with a GTS450? Much better gaming card then the 5670.
  8. Do you have a PSU? If yes which one? And all you need is Case, CPU, Motherboard, RAM and GPU?
  9. i have a 550w psu and a 500 gb hdd with 2 GB ddr3 133mhz corsair ram and i changed my mind and have this
    Intel core i3
    Asus P8H61-M LE B3
    HD 5670 GDDR5 512 or 1 GB
    a zebronics bijli cabinet
    guy the matter is newegg cant ship thing to india and in India u get the same thing but a bit more costly so hwat costs $80 there might cost $130 over here :( and i have a budget of rs.14000(INR) or we can say $320 at max :(
  10. dude i have a very very very limited budget and i know its not for gaming but m trying to fit as much as i can in it
    sorry
    here are the cost of the components
    Intel Core i3 2100 Rs.5500 or $122.22 (USD)
    Asus P8H61-M LE B3 Rs. 3200 or $71.11(USD)
    HD 5670 GDDR5 512 or 1 GB 3500($77.76) and 4800($106.66) respectively
    a zebronics bijli cabinet for a 1000 buck or $22.22
    total Rs.14500 or $322
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