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#94948 Posted at 2010-12-05 08:41        
Hey guys, I'm building a new computer after 5+ years... right now i'm able to play the OA demo 1060x738(windowed) @ normal /w aa off, af off, shadows off, pp low & vis @ 1000. I'm running a pent4, 2gb ddr1, 4670agp and a 160gb ide drive at the moment.

I'm buying Combined op's within the next couple weeks, along with a new system. I was wondering what I would be able to play at with my new system(which is still in the works...Researching, I'm on a super low budget)

The system I'm looking at right now are:

Asrock M3A770DE AM3 770 Mother Board
AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0ghz
Mushkin 4GB DDR3 1333mhz
MSI Geforce gts 450 1gb GDDR5
And Western Digital Caviar Black 640gb HDD

Also I'll be playing at 1280x1024(Old Dell LCD monitor)

Would there be a "BIG/GREAT" improvement over getting the AMD Phenom II X2 555BE over the Athlon 250?(Theres a 30-40$ difference, and I know there's a slight chance of "unlocking" cores on the phenom)
I'm asking this because I'll be playing Arma2 until it dies.