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I am working on a budget build for a friend and I am debating on just trashing his Nvidia 9800 GT and getting a 5770 or getting another 9800 GT and going SLI. He mainly plays BFBC2 but his old specs were horrendous and it was barely playable here are the current new specs.

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9800GT sli is almost equal to 5770. So I'd say get a 5770 as it'll reduce power consumption and the heat in the case. Moreover 5770 gives the DX11 option.
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Will the 5770 and the current specs be able to pretty much max out BC2 @ 1280x1024?
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Will the 5770 and the current specs be able to pretty much max out BC2 @ 1280x1024?
I should think so.
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yes, at 1680X1050 i could max BC2 on a 5770 (minus HBAO, and only 4X AA)

Also, that PSU is total crap. Literally one of the worst PSUs ever made. Extremely high failure rate. I would highly suggest replacing it before investing in a new GPU
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Will the 5770 and the current specs be able to pretty much max out BC2 @ 1280x1024?
At that res just about, maybe x4/x8 aa/af?
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5770 get em
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yeah 5770 ( maby 460? depending on price ect )

then you can xfirem if u want some more power
    
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yes, at 1680X1050 i could max BC2 on a 5770 (minus HBAO, and only 4X AA)

Also, that PSU is total crap. Literally one of the worst PSUs ever made. Extremely high failure rate. I would highly suggest replacing it before investing in a new GPU
I have an old enermax 550 Watt Non Modular PSU you think that would be better? It was sitting in his old s939 7800 GTX rig from years ago? It never failed but the computer did end up burning up. Is it possible for a psu to ruin a rig?
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I have an old enermax 550 Watt Non Modular PSU you think that would be better? It was sitting in his old s939 7800 GTX rig from years ago? It never failed but the computer did end up burning up. Is it possible for a psu to ruin a rig?
There is a very high chance that it is better than the Diablotek.
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