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A good budget build?

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So... my Pa's getting a BIG Flatscreen TV for his basement, and instantly i thought "build a comp for it"
This is my build:
XFX 4770
Gigabyte board
4 gigs DDR2 800
160 gig caviar blue.

This'll mainly be used for video streaming, websurfing and light gaming (Starcraft, Warcraft 3, League of Legends, Trackmaina, maybe burnout if i can get my hands on a copy)

My main question is if the 4770 will struggle at high res in game.
Suggestions welcome.
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Is the television 720 or 1080? I imagine the 4770 would be fine for 1360 x 768 but might struggle at 1920 x 1080.

Those games you listed should be fine, though Warcraft is pretty CPU heavy.
What's the budget? I'd drop the old 160GB hard drive. Buy a much faster Western Digital Caviar Black or Samsung F3. Also I'd suggest an AM3 AMD build with a low end system like this. LGA775 is a dead end.
You might want to go with a cheap AMD board and a Athlon II 620. For $99 you cant beat a quad that does 4.0ghz.
At 1080p go for a 1GB card, it will make a difference for the newer games.
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