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post #6731 of 28613
I agree with the XFX warranty action, its served me well already. But man those are upwards of 270$. Another 50$ and you got the 5850. I would wait another month or 2 unless you need it right now. Once the GTX 400 series are out the ati prices should drop.
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Okay.. From Bri's References that I found very useful.. I decided on the 5830. For around $249.

So guys.. Look at this page and see which one you would choose.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...on%20HD%205830
It's your money E and you have to go with what you want, but according to all the reviews I've read for the almost $100 extra over the 5770 you're only gonna get 3-6 FPS. If that's worth a $100 then go for it, but if your staying with the ideal of your original post on the matter then the 5830 is a waste of cash. If your not gonna be gaming that much then why spend the money you don't have to. Go with 5770 and spend that extra $90 on other cool stuff for your rig.

Really if your going by the maximumpc article then I'd have to say as well fork out the extra dough and get the 5850 which crushes the 5830 for only $50-$60 more rather than barely beating out the 5770 for almost a $100. Your choice.
Edited by Rockr69 - 3/16/10 at 3:19pm
    
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I put one of these switches in, the cathode kits usually come with a round switch, I'm not a fan of them visually..

All you need to do is measure the size off and dremel a hole the size of the switch and it pretty much snaps into place and sits flush with the panel. Pics below..







Basically I have two 3 pin fan extensions running off a molex behind the RH side panel, they come out the rear hole behind the psu. Since those photos were taken I have tidied things up a bit with some braiding as shown below, you can also see how I have kept the cables tidy on the side panel also...

Nice & clean. Tight.VERY TIGHT!!! Nice Rig Sir.... Rep+
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It's your money E and you have to go with what you want, but according to all the reviews I've read for the almost $100 extra over the 5770 you're only gonna get 3-6 FPS. If that's worth a $100 then go for it, but if your staying with the ideal of your original post on the matter then the 5830 is a waste of cash. If your not gonna be gaming that much then why spend the money you don't have to. Go with 5770 and spend that extra $90 on other cool stuff for your rig.

Really if your going by the maximumpc article then I'd have to say as well fork out the extra dough and get the 5850 which crushes the 5830 for only $50-$60 more rather than barely beating out the 5770 for almost a $100. Your choice.
Sorry on the double... I agree w/ Rocker. Thats a good point. With whats going on today. use the cash o something else. That's if your not a gamer. On a FPS standpoint.. what Rock say, 3-5 more. not worth the extra cash... Put the hundo towards something else you want....
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post #6735 of 28613
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I agree as far as performance boost, the 5770 is roughly a 3rd more powerful as the 4850, if not more. Benchies
yes the strange thing is when my wife first got the 5770 i ran it for a couple days in mine, and at same cpu speed, the 4850 is only about 1500 points lower then the OC 5770(did not push it as hard as i pushed the 4850).

umm ok other screen shot is failing for some reason, gpu score is at 8280 with OC'd 4850

Im seriously debating waiting to use my $100 at newegg till after my wifes car sells and tell her it sold for $500 less then what it did and use it for PC upgrades................$600 in upgrades could get me set for a while.....

Edited by Danny Boy - 3/16/10 at 3:56pm
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After opening up the airflow in the front of the 5.25" drive bay I couldn't resist mounting the H50 up front instead as an intake ......



Result for me was -5 degrees C
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After opening up the airflow in the front of the 5.25" drive bay I couldn't resist mounting the H50 up front instead as an intake ......



Result for me was -5 degrees C
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Okay.. From Bri's References that I found very useful.. I decided on the 5830. For around $249.

So guys.. Look at this page and see which one you would choose.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...on%20HD%205830
Remembering what you said, and seeing that your current card uses 480Watts at maximum!!
Oh, guys, the original intention is to get a card that uses less juice because his power bill is up there and I can see why. So, this is the higher than middle of the road card, good choice and I'd still go with the XFX. It doesn't say so on the Egg, they say 30 days, so I checked the XFX site (it's xfxforce.com btw) and it does still say "double lifetime warranty" and it still means what I said yesterday. So, this card has more resale value than the other cards. It's the main reason I payed $30- for thier cards because in my machine, probably not Mindy's I'm going to change to Nvidia but it'll still be XFX. So I'm biased, sue me.
Oh, folding for Evga, I can get Evga discounts but I won't buy thier Nvidia cards.
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Hows the weather in Sparks? Vegas has been wacky. Freezing one day and hot the next..

Anyways, why would you be building your "last build"? Think this is a hobby that you can just drop? My friend, it is who we are. Techs.

You've seen my rig. What do I do with my PC? Attend discussions on OCN. Chat on AIM. Watch some movies, listen to music, and do school work. Long story short, I spend more time installing/managing hardware more than in Windows. I'm all about the hardware, because hardware alone carries my interest.

As far as GPU goes, I'm still running a single 3870. Haven't really been gaming since Left 4 Dead, and I use my XBOX for recent games. I think I have pretty much retired from heavy gaming though. I just don't have the time, and have lost a lot of interest in it.
Getting back to last night. My Nevada brother. It's nuts up here, today it's up to 70! It's humid and cloudy!! It was never like this when I was a kid. Last night it was 30, the night before it was 22! The sun goes down what, in 2 hours and I guarantee the temp will crash about 45 minutes before it does. I'm seriously thinking of uncovering the A/C!

For those of you who don't know about Nevada, we don't do Humid too well.

My last build, well as far as a whole new kit goes. I have a new PSU on the floor right now, I have things to do with Mindy's machine but I don't know if I'd buy a whole new rig again. Mindy's cost me $2400- to put together, sure it's 1st class piece of kit but I can't see doing that again. Mine was a whole lot more and I'm not even finished with it! You know how much it costs to run 2 SSD's in Raid0? I wouldn't trade it for the world but it's expensive man.
Mostly it's because we'll be getting a real house out in Spanish Springs, half of the deal is done, we're just waiting for the banks to finish arguing.
Oh, the thing I said about the next version of consoles coming out, that may change my mind about computer gaming. So that's what, 4 reasons I won't build a new machine again. Upgrading may happen but one from scratch, I don't think so.

Oh, rep+ to Repton, I wish I would have moved Mindy's cooler to the front. Now I'm going to either push/pull it or shroud it. Hmm, maybe go external to the back, that would be an adventure!
Edited by BriSleep - 3/16/10 at 5:07pm
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Remembering what you said, and seeing that your current card uses 480Watts at maximum!!
Oh, guys, the original intention is to get a card that uses less juice because his power bill is up there and I can see why. So, this is the higher than middle of the road card, good choice and I'd still go with the XFX. It doesn't say so on the Egg, they say 30 days, so I checked the XFX site (it's xfxforce.com btw) and it does still say "double lifetime warranty" and it still means what I said yesterday. So, this card has more resale value than the other cards. It's the main reason I payed $30- for thier cards because in my machine, probably not Mindy's I'm going to change to Nvidia but it'll still be XFX. So I'm biased, sue me.
Oh, folding for Evga, I can get Evga discounts but I won't buy thier Nvidia cards.
Keeping all that in mind I'd agree on one count. Go with XFX. If it's a power consumption debate then that drives my point home even further. It all comes down to value vs money spent. The 5830 doesn't "come out in the wash" so to speak compared to it's cost. It's only getting 3-6 FPS more than the 5770 while using more power at a wallet numbing price of almost $100 more. Throw in another $50-$70 and we're up to the 5850, but back at unacceptable power usage. I'm gaming similar titles as Enigma with the 5770 and I have no problems. CodWaw is no BF2, but Grid is no resource sissy either and both run like butter over warm toast and for only 159.99 on the Egg right now. Low power consumption, good gameplay, low temps, DOUBLE LIFETIME warranty and a smokin' low price. The choice is obvious to me. The only thing else I would have to ask is E being completely honest with himself juggling what he wants and what he needs? E?
    
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