Solved Good build for $800< ? Tags: Build Western Digital Systems Product 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 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 m 0 l 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: $609 before rebates Share Related resources Is this a good under 800$ gaming build? - Forum Is this a good/decent build for 800-900$ ? - Forum good $800 budget build or no? - Forum I want to build a good 600-800 gaming pc need help - Forum Is this a good build for 800? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Zero_ December 15, 2011 3:25:52 AM Check my sig m 0 l DJ253 December 15, 2011 7:50:11 PM manu 11 said:hmmmm , can you unlock cores of your x2 550, 5770 cannot bottleneck a x2 but yeah, dual cores are not recommended for gaming Yes I can unlock cores on the 550, however that isn't something I want to do. I should have said will the x2 550 bottleneck the new GPU I choose. Thanks for the suggestions, the build I had in mind is similar to the one zero_ suggested. @aznshinobi How does the 6950 compare to the 560ti ? m 0 l aznshinobi December 15, 2011 9:37:32 PM I would suggest unlocking the 550. Mainly since it'll give you a pretty good boost in perf. As for the 6950 vs 560 Ti. w/o overclocking the 6950 1GB and 2GB is roughly 8% better than the 560 Ti. m 0 l DJ253 December 17, 2011 12:09:37 AM aznshinobi said:I would suggest unlocking the 550. Mainly since it'll give you a pretty good boost in perf. As for the 6950 vs 560 Ti. w/o overclocking the 6950 1GB and 2GB is roughly 8% better than the 560 Ti. How would I go about unlocking the 550? m 0 l aznshinobi December 17, 2011 12:47:31 AM Solid guide. http://www.overclock.net/t/535501/amd-k10-5-core-cache-... m 0 l DJ253 December 17, 2011 3:07:25 AM aznshinobi said:Solid guide. http://www.overclock.net/t/535501/amd-k10-5-core-cache-... I looked into it a little bit more, and sadly my motherboard (asus m3n78-vm) doesn't support core unlocking =/. Thanks for the guide though , it may come in handy one day. m 0 l DJ253 December 17, 2011 3:07:39 AM Best answer selected by DJ253. m 0 l aznshinobi December 17, 2011 3:37:12 AM No probs. Good luck! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs this 800$ gaming pc build good? Forum SolvedIs this a good gaming pc build for 800$ Forum SolvedIs this a fairly good build for $800-$900? Forum SolvedLooking to build a good pc for 700 to 800 usd Forum SolvedGood custom build PC for under $800 Forum SolvedGood $800 gaming rig build? Forum SolvedIs my build good enough? ($800 build) Forum SolvedGood PC Build $800-900 Forum Solvedthis good enough build for under $800? Forum Solvedgood below $800 build Forum SolvedHelp: Is This Build Good for a Budget PC? ($600-800) Forum SolvedNeed a good Minecraft Build. $800 budget Forum SolvedNeed a good PC build for 800$ Already Have 16Gbs Ram. and Cpu Forum Solvedis this a good $800 gaming build Forum Is this a good gaming pc build for $800 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !