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ATI radeon 7730 vs 5850?

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December 19, 2013 10:20:35 AM

Hello, I'm working on a new build.

So far i have:
CPU: i7 3700k
Motherboard: Asus p8z77-v LK

At this point i'm looking into graphics cards. Preferabbly i'd like to stick with ATI.

I'm thinking about either the Radeon 7730 HD or the 5850. I know very little about the computer hardware world so i'm looking for some guidance. Which one is better?

Note: I'm upgrading from a 4800 series.

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December 19, 2013 10:26:40 AM

HD7730 is a downgrade. With HD5850 you wont be getting much more performance than HD4800 series.
What is your budget?
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December 19, 2013 10:30:29 AM

Why go with a 3770k and not a 4770k?
And you can't buy the 7730 anymore get a 7750...
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December 19, 2013 10:31:53 AM

Firstly, what are you gonna do with the system you'll have?
And secondly, what is your budget?
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January 3, 2014 6:02:57 PM

Asuveroz said:
HD7730 is a downgrade. With HD5850 you wont be getting much more performance than HD4800 series.
What is your budget?


Keep in mind i know absolutely nothing.... SHouldnt a HD7730 be better than a HD5850 (7730 is a higher number.... =S)?

Budget is rather flexible... Something below 500. I just want something that is ATI and still works well with my other parts.
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January 3, 2014 6:03:48 PM

FlyingHelmet said:
Why go with a 3770k and not a 4770k?
And you can't buy the 7730 anymore get a 7750...


3770k is what is available. Is there that much of a difference between the two? and OK on 7730/7750.
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January 3, 2014 6:05:08 PM

themegadinesen said:
Firstly, what are you gonna do with the system you'll have?
And secondly, what is your budget?


It's mostly for gaming (mainly TF2, which doesnt require much), but also for just general everyday use. I want to be able to run new games (obviouisly). Most important is huge boost in TF2. It's time for an upgrade, in general.

Budget is somehwere south of 2k usd for entire thing. For graphics card looking for something under 500.
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January 3, 2014 6:12:07 PM

no point in upgrading to the old 5850, get like a r9 280x or even r9 270x would be good. Ivy bridge 3770k is fine. Make sure you have a decent power supply as well.
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