Solved Good build for $800< ? Tags: Build Western Digital Systems Last response: December 17, 2011 3:37 AM in Systems Share DJ253 December 15, 2011 1:49:42 AM Current build: phenom II X2 550 4gb ddr2 powercolor 5770 500w psu WD 500gb HDD resolution: 1920X1080 The case, HDD, and cd drive will be used in the new build, is the x2 550 salvageable or would it be bottlenecking the gpu? Thanks. More about : good build 800 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove manu 11 December 15, 2011 3:18:21 AM hmmmm , can you unlock cores of your x2 550, 5770 cannot bottleneck a x2 but yeah, dual cores are not recommended for gaming | Report abuse Best solution aznshinobi December 15, 2011 3:23:58 AM AMD 960T + PNY 8GB DDR3 1333 $144 (Better performance than 955 and possibility to unlock 6 core) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Asrock 970 Extreme4 $110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PowerColor 6950 2GB $255 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OCZ ZS 750w $100 ($20 MIR) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Total: $609 before rebates | Report abuse Zero_ December 15, 2011 3:25:52 AM Check my sig | Report abuse Related ressources Is this good gaming build 800 - Forum Good gaming build under $ 800 ? - Forum I need a good pc build under 800 - Forum My First Build : $ 800 Gaming Rig and How Good Is It? - Forum Good gaming build for $ 800 -$850 - Forum Ask the community Publish DJ253 December 15, 2011 7:50:11 PM manu 11 said:hmmmm , can you unlock cores of your x2 550, 5770 cannot bottleneck a x2 but yeah, dual cores are not recommended for gaming Yes I can unlock cores on the 550, however that isn't something I want to do. I should have said will the x2 550 bottleneck the new GPU I choose. Thanks for the suggestions, the build I had in mind is similar to the one zero_ suggested. @aznshinobi How does the 6950 compare to the 560ti ? | Report abuse aznshinobi December 15, 2011 9:37:32 PM I would suggest unlocking the 550. Mainly since it'll give you a pretty good boost in perf. As for the 6950 vs 560 Ti. w/o overclocking the 6950 1GB and 2GB is roughly 8% better than the 560 Ti. | Report abuse DJ253 December 17, 2011 12:09:37 AM aznshinobi said:I would suggest unlocking the 550. Mainly since it'll give you a pretty good boost in perf. As for the 6950 vs 560 Ti. w/o overclocking the 6950 1GB and 2GB is roughly 8% better than the 560 Ti. How would I go about unlocking the 550? | Report abuse aznshinobi December 17, 2011 12:47:31 AM Solid guide. http://www.overclock.net/t/535501/amd-k10-5-core-cache-... | Report abuse DJ253 December 17, 2011 3:07:25 AM aznshinobi said:Solid guide. http://www.overclock.net/t/535501/amd-k10-5-core-cache-... I looked into it a little bit more, and sadly my motherboard (asus m3n78-vm) doesn't support core unlocking =/. Thanks for the guide though , it may come in handy one day. | Report abuse DJ253 December 17, 2011 3:07:39 AM Best answer selected by DJ253. | Report abuse aznshinobi December 17, 2011 3:37:12 AM No probs. Good luck! | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Good build for $800< ?> Related ressources: ForumGood build for $ 800 ForumIs my 800 dollar build good enough ForumIs this sub $ 800 build good ? Forum$ 800 new build . is it good ??? ForumGood gaming pc under $ 800 ForumRequesting a good build from pros! 800 $ Budget (Really Desperate) ForumGood Gaming Build : Budget of $ 800 ForumDoes my $ 800 build look good ? ForumIs this a good gaming build ( 800 -950) ForumGood gaming desktop build for 500- 800 $ USD ForumWindows won't boot after Motherboard/CPU/RAM change ForumHome build for bf3 ! ForumNeed advice on high-end software development build ForumNew Build - Cheap Home Server Forum500-899 Gaming Build w/ HD Monitor More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !