What do you think?


Sep 25, 2011
Well, after all my research, sweat and blood this is what I came up with for $550.
The thing is that, IDK if this PSU will be able to support this build well. This build has been bashed a lot by people. The thing is, that was before I updated it to this so just let me know what you think.

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit System Builder $80

ASUS DVD Burner & Seagate 1TB 7200rpm HDD: $68 (It's a bundle)

Case: Rosewill R102-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower $30

Phenom II x4 955 Black Addition $112

GPU: Radeon 5770 1GB DDR5 $110 before mail-in-rebate and $90 after mail-in-rebate

RAM: Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1600MHz $52

Mobo: MSI 760GM-E51 AMD AM3 760G $70 before mail-in-rebate $60 after mail-in-rebate

PSU: Corsair CX 430w $45 and after mail in rebate $25

Total: $568
Rebates: $518

With 4GB RAM: $544
Mail in rebate with 4GB RAM: $499
Without knowing what you are using it for its hard to make a reasonable comment

But if its for gaming and you have a higher resolution monitor then drop the RAM to 2 x2 gig of 1600MHz , running at 1.5 volt since that wont hurt gaming performance at all

and ditch the motherboard for an AM3+ board with a 970 series chipset . That will use up what you save on the RAM , and it will allow you to upgrade to later AMD processors .

The psu is easily strong enough for the build


Sep 25, 2011
Yes sorry it slipped my mind that this is a gaming PC. I need a new one anyway so I'm building this one. I'm not a big PC gamer but I want to run this:

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better

RAM:Windows XP: 1.5GB RAMWindows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB RAM

Note: PCs using a built-in graphical chipset are recommended to have 2GB of RAM.

Video Card: Star Wars: The Old Republic requires a video card that has a minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM as well as support for Shader 3.0 or better.

DVD-ROM drive - 8x speed or better (required for installation from physical editions only)Internet connection required to play.

And for the record, I was thinking about dropping the RAM down to 4gb but the game needs 2gb minimum. So since 8gb fit so well into the budget I went with it.

I also want to ask if the 5770 can max this game out if the graphics look like this:



Also as far as I can tell, my build can even run Crysis 2 @ 35-40 FPS:

Honestly, there were other videos I saw earlier but couldn't find them

See description
Its impossible to say what kind of fps you will get without knowing the resolution of your monitor .
Each pixel has to be calculated by the graphics processor so if there are more of them it takes longer to refresh the screen .

A single 5770 is only going to play warhead at those fps on a 19 inch monitor .

In general the 5770 is marginal on anything larger than a 1650 x 1050 resolution . Games can still be playable but you have to drop quality .


Aug 22, 2008

You meant 3/4, of course. That a 19-inch. They are measured diagonally. But we still need the native resolution. What is the make and model of the monitor?
The resolution is the total number of pixels on the screen

If itsa widescreen 19 in its most likely 1440 x 900

and if its a 3:4 aspect which it sounds like its most likely 1280 x 1024

These numbers are important because every pixel of each frame of a game has to be calculated . More pixels its either slower , or you drop image detail .

A 5770 or 6770 works well with that screen size . There is a 6770 on newegg for $90 [ after rebate ]