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Just thought of something: is it possible to crossfire 5770 and 6850?
You can't crossfire them, but you can allow them to work together using Lucid Hydra.
    
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This is what I always suggest people when they ask for a budget video card.

I always pick the 6850. In the future you will be tempted to get another 6850 because the scaling is really amazing. And imagine one card uses only one 6-pin connector has wonderfully low power consumption. Its not far away from a 5770's power consumption but gives very good frame rates at the same time.

Link to the crossfire/single card results of a 6850 with Crysis @ 2560x1600 4xAA
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...ossFire/8.html

6950 is one of the best bang for the buck since it can be unlocked to a 6970 without paying much but the question here is that are you willing to wait long and then get one. Its worth it but people like me have a hard time when in budget situations. Probably if I keep it waiting longer I would spend some money from my savings.
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5770...Don't listen to the guy who said the GTX 460 can be overclocked to be faster than a GTX480 -_-''
    
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XFX 5870 is $170 atm

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I'd say get yourself a 6850. These things are crazy performers for the price and can easily be overclocked to 6870 levels.
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you know....6970 aren't that expensive and they're only weaker than the 6990 and only cost about 350USD. and wait a few month and they'll be cheaper.
   
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as a casual gamer I went w/ the msi 6950, works great for the games I like the play...battlefield anything LOL. Max setting @ 1900x1080
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i have a 5770 crossfire and they run crysis very well if the rest of your comp can handle it.
multiplying my framerates by .86 to makeup for the lower resolution of 1680*1050
all very high, with 4x AA
30 fps on crysis (often much more)
35 fps on warhead
55fps on bfbc2.
60fps on every valve game
35-45 fps on crysis 2 multiplayer using bioshock profile override
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