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I got money for Christmas, and I don't know what to do. There are just too many options from both Nvidia/Amd. I want to get about 30fps at 1080p for Battlefield Bad Company 2. Now I want to spend as little as possible to reach these frame rates. I find positives in both sides. Dont know if i'll go eyefinity or the way of Phys-x (Batman AA). It would be also good if it were shorter because my case sucks and won't fit anything long. My motherboard barely fits . A card I have been looking at 5770, but I'm open for options.
I will look at used as well (if used, provide links)
Edited by SalisburySteak - 12/25/10 at 11:22pm
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post #2 of 9
The GTX 460 or 6850 would be a good way to go if you buy new. About $180
If your looking at used I would go with a 5770 or 4890. About $100
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You could try getting a used 5830, not too expensive when compared to a 5770, plus you get double precision !

If new, get a 68xx card depending on your budget, or wait for the mid end 5 series to be released.
Edited by Mannerheim - 12/25/10 at 11:55pm
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is the 5830 really worth it? i have not heard too much about it.
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From some Crysis benchmarks on benchmarkreviews, you can see a 7 fps increase from the 5770.
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Any other suggestions? Been looking at 5850 MSI Twin Frozer open box for $200. Any other suggestions. Been hoping to find used as I saw a GTX 470 on here not too long ago for $200 that I wanted to pounce on
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You might wanna check on space, as you said above you don't have much of it. And those GTX 470s are 11 inches.
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You might wanna check on space, as you said above you don't have much of it. And those GTX 470s are 11 inches.
if it's the same size as a 5870, then it will barely fit. if it doesn't, i can convince my brother to buy me a case XD
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if it's the same size as a 5870, then it will barely fit. if it doesn't, i can convince my brother to buy me a case XD
The 5850 is a little smaller than the 5870 (reference, at least) and will easily play BFBC2 at 30FPS (more, even) at 1080p.

At 1920x1200, my PC with my old XFX 5850 XXX got around 40 FPS minimum.
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