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I don't need a new rig or anything, but I know people are always looking for build ideas.. Here's something I just came up with that should play most games fine on the cheap:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.592900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.592411
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.601343
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211409
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161338

Under $400 shipped after MIRs.

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Nice selection, specially considering the budget you have done a good job. But being an owner I must warn you about the limitations of 5770, if possible try to spend a bit more and get a better card. 5770 is not enough for 1080p.
    
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Nice selection, specially considering the budget you have done a good job. But being an owner I must warn you about the limitations of 5770, if possible try to spend a bit more and get a better card. 5770 is not enough for 1080p.
Actually 5770 is just fine for 1080p...
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Nice selection, specially considering the budget you have done a good job. But being an owner I must warn you about the limitations of 5770, if possible try to spend a bit more and get a better card. 5770 is not enough for 1080p.
I have not run into any issues with my 5770 @ 1920x1200 (better than 1080p)

I play BF:BC2 on highest settings and not one jitter. Really don't play anything else that is more demanding, so it's all good
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Actually 5770 is just fine for 1080p...
I suppose it matters what you want to do with that 5770 in 1080p. Playback a 1080p HD video file, sure no prob. Even playing most PC games on med-high settings, 2x or 4x AA, sure. Playing something like metro 2033 (although I'm not sure why anybody would), or BF:BC2 on high or ultra, with 16x AA it's gonna choke, but you all ready know that, you own one. I know, because I used to own one.
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I suppose it matters what you want to do with that 5770 in 1080p. Playback a 1080p HD video file, sure no prob. Even playing most PC games on med-high settings, 2x or 4x AA, sure. Playing something like metro 2033 (although I'm not sure why anybody would), or BF:BC2 on high or ultra, with 16x AA it's gonna choke, but you all ready know that, you own one. I know, because I used to own one.
I also use to own one so I know as well, its great for a card around $100-$120.
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I used a single 5770 for eyefinity (see sig)

Played BC2 ok i guess
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I hate MRs. I just look at the price with out the MR.
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I also use to own one so I know as well, its great for a card around $100-$120.
It's definately a good card for the price they are now. Back when they were $150-180 I couldn't justify spending the extra money over what a hd4870 cost at the time, so I returned it and got a hd4870 for $90. Honestly on most of the gaming benchmarks I ran the hd4870 beat out the 5770, the difference was minimal though.

If it were today, and I were on a budget, it'd spring for the gtx460 for a few more $ (like 10). I've seen them recently for around $120-130, albeit the 768mb version, but that card should still spank a hd5770, by at least a few FPS.
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yeah, i like my 5770 too and its true that it can run most of the games released till this time with high setting at 1080p. if thats what you are looking for then get it
but consider this, you are going to buy a low end cpu, pairing that up with a past generation lower-mid range card is probably not the best idea.... AGAIN, IF YOU ARE FINE WITH PLAYING THE OLDER GAMES AND NEWER ONES AT MID OR EVEN LOW SETTINGS THEN THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN THE HD5770.......
    
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