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post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by Horsemama1956 View Post
I wouldn't go with the 5770, personally. See if you can find a cheap 768MB 460, or a 6850 which are starting to get down to 150-160. Those would cost a few bucks more but give you way for performance for your dollar.
+1, the GTX 460 768MB will be a better value/performace.
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post #12 of 32
5770 is a great card, first build was with one and then I had 2, now Im at a 5870
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post #13 of 32
I've used 5770 for a few months and now I've upgraded to 6850 - so I am speaking from personal experience.

5770 will be enough based on your needs. You won't be able to maxout all settings but you'll be fine. For now....

If you are like me (it looks like you are) you tend to keep video cards for long time. Based on that THIS IS WHAT I WOULD DO:
Get one of the base 6850s. It will cost you about $150 after MIR. If you order from NewEgg using brand new account and provide proper code that will save you another $25. So for about $125 you can have card that will max many games today on your resolution and will allow you to use it for at lease 2-3 more years!

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post #14 of 32
Don't buy the one you linked

Buy this one and OC it yourself

$99 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102873
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Originally Posted by myEZweb_net View Post
I've used 5770 for a few months and now I've upgraded to 6850 - so I am speaking from personal experience.

5770 will be enough based on your needs. You won't be able to maxout all settings but you'll be fine. For now....

If you are like me (it looks like you are) you tend to keep video cards for long time. Based on that THIS IS WHAT I WOULD DO:
Get one of the base 6850s. It will cost you about $150 after MIR. If you order from NewEgg using brand new account and provide proper code that will save you another $25. So for about $125 you can have card that will max many games today on your resolution and will allow you to use it for at lease 2-3 more years!

Geez wish we had that $25 promo on Newegg in Canada, I would just create a new account for every order!!
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post #16 of 32
5770 performance wise is just a little faster than (about equal to) my 4870. Expect 40-50FPS avg in Crysis 1 and 2 maxed on 1440x900, no AA/AF
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post #17 of 32
I love my 5770. Maxes out the current games I play. Such as SC2, and BC 2. All at 1920x1080. Maybe even check out the GTX 460 too.
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post #18 of 32
I have been very happy with my HD5770. It runs cool, overclocks well, and delivers the best performance for the price.
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post #19 of 32
I allmost play Dragon Age 2 on 4800x900 with high textures pak enabled on 1 HD 5770 (I have 3 screen eyefinity) .. but on 1 screen in 1440x900 with one card I max it out completly .. great card - great price.. Im VERY satified with my 2 Sapphire HD 5770.. so just a thumbs up from me
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post #20 of 32
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Ok guys, so most of you said a 5770 would do just fine. However, some of you guys had other suggestions (and I thank you).

I have scratched the vapor-x with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102873 $99 after mir

Someone also suggested a 5830 within the same price range, but I don't know too much about it, I don't even know if it will fit. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-878-_-Product

Also, even though this is the ATI category, a couple members here recommended a 768mb version of the gtx 460. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-14121390-L0A

Out of these three, If you were me, which would you choose? If you MUST post something different please give a good reason. I scratched the vanilla powercolor because I'd rather spend the $10 on aesthetics, but I appreciate the sleeper find
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