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So I don't know too much about graphics cards, but I know enough that I need a new one. Basically, this December, I built my first PC, little did I realize that the graphics card I got wasn't that great. I have the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5570. I didn't really notice it, and was able to play on pretty high quality and resolution without lag, but I upgraded my monitor from 1280x1024 to 1600x900, and am using both (One through vga, the other through DVI) it became very noticeable. I plan On selling the old one to a friend, so I will need both VGA & DVI (preferably not display ports + adapters). My budget is $200 (after I sell the old one) , but would prefer to spend somewhere around $150, but if it comes down to it, I'll spend more. any ideas? P.S. I don't have a preference over nvidia or ati.
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post #2 of 19
I would look for a 5850
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post #3 of 19
You bought a 5570 for THAT SYSTEM?

WOW, why did you cheap out on the most important part? the rest of your rig is high end.
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post #4 of 19
I would get a Radeon HD 5850 or 6850. A 5850 is a bit more powerful but consumes more power. You could also get a GTX 460 which is about equal to a 5850 all depending on the game you are playing. They are just under 200 dollars and you will notice a substantial difference coming from a 5570.
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by andypc View Post
You bought a 5570 for THAT SYSTEM?

WOW, why did you cheap out on the most important part? the rest of your rig is high end.
Agreed.....with that rig, you should really cough up the cash and at least buy a GTX 560 or HD 6950 for $300.
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
I wasn't looking to much at the graphics as much as the PSU and MOBO. Point is, I need a good graphics card. Power consumption isn't a problem for me, I just need something powerful, and more importantly reliable. I mainly want the most bang for my buck.

I tend to play FPS and Racing games. Cod, NFS, ect...
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post #7 of 19
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Agreed.....with that rig, you should really cough up the cash and at least buy a GTX 560 or HD 6950 for $300.
This. Cough cough.
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post #8 of 19
I'll trade you my rig for yours minues the monitors. You'll love the frames you'll get across all variety of games.
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post #9 of 19
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Let's put it this way, I'm 16 and don't have a job, basically can't get any more money, but I'm thinking about getting a job. If I do, what would be the best card a could get without the rest of my rig bottle necking it? any ideas?
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ASUS VE Series 20" - 1600x900 @ 60Hz Ducky Shine 5 CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 NZXT Phantom Black 
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Oleh View Post
Power consumption isn't a problem for me, I just need something powerful, and more importantly reliable. I mainly want the most bang for my buck...
Best bang for your buck is one of those $300 cards and if you plan on doing crossfire or SLI with either of those cards you are gonna want a 950w+ power supply and a 850w+ power supply for 2 5850s or 480s.
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