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So I've been looking into getting a proper video card, as I only have on board graffics at the moment.

Ive found this XFX 5830 that I can get from tigerdirect for 119.99 after rebates (I have a $10.00 off any $100 purchase from them) Plus it does come with Alien vs Preditor and Assasin's Greed, which is a nice little bonus.

All the reviews I've had read are older and recomended other cards mostly because of the cost at the time of review (closer to $200 then.) So my question is how does this compare to other cards close to the same price or if you would recommend something else?

I dont need the ultimate card for games, just something that can get a decent frame rate at like 1900x1200 for most games. I also want something that will be able to do HD video well from playing to editing. So for my needs, is the 5830 a good enough card or should I look elsewhere, spend more money? Any feedback would be appreciated.

My system is still stock as I just finished building it earlier this week. I plan to do some mild overclocking but plan on staying on air.
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post #2 of 7
A GTX 460 would be a better choice, though you'll be spending a bit more.

Galaxy GTX 460

MSI GTX 460
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I did look at the GTX 460's but the ones you linked to are both only the 768MB versions. I know when I was checking out the benchmarks on the 460's the 1gig versions were more comparable to the 5830. Would the 768 versions of the 460 still be a better performer over the 5830? I know the 1 gig versions would push my costs up a little more than the 768's.

Thanks for the quick response!
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post #4 of 7
The 768MB version is not as good as the 1gig but is slightly better than the 5830. The 460 1gig pulls away at higher resolutions though.
Edited by adizz - 3/4/11 at 7:28am
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post #5 of 7
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Well for $10.00 more than the 5830 I orginally posted to I found this 1gig gtx460: EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE for $139.99 (after rebates)
The performance gains would be worth $15 over the Galaxy-branded 768mb posted above, right?

Would this be the best card for the money? My only small complaint is the GTX460's use mini-HDMI. I would prefer regular HDMI as I have plenty of HMDI cables laying around the house but could deal with spending 5-10 for a mini HDMI cable I guess.

I'm not brand loyal or anything so I have no preference either way just want the best card for the money. What I dont like about the 5830 is that it takes two 6 pin for power and its large size (which neither should be an issue)
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How well do the above mentioned cards handle other things than games? How do they perform at upscaling video and handling blu-ray, as I want to beable to use this for some home theatre needs as well. I also will be doing video converting as well, either of them have a heads up on the other? Cant really find too many reviews on either about that, just their gaming ability.

Would either the 5830 or the 460's be better at any of that or pretty much comparable?I'm torn between gettin the 460 because it seems better for gaming but I've read more about the 5830 for video(will be doing some video encoding.) Leaning more towards the 5830 and if I want better gaming results down the road I'd pick up a second to crossfire. Anyone feel like chiming in with another opinion to help me decide? I'm really waffling on this.
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post #7 of 7
5850's are good cards mate and with recent ATI drivers the performance has increased

In terms of video play back Nvidia cards can't even get close to ATI's quality.
Edited by almighty15 - 3/8/11 at 1:07pm
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