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XFX 5830, To buy or Not to buy

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November 24, 2010 6:57:53 PM

Hello, Just a simple question.

I have currently have this setup:

Asus P5LD2-VM
Intel P4 650 3.4GHz(OC\'d 3.74GHz)
4x1GB PNY DDR2 667(OC\'d 733MHz)
Sapphire 4670 512Mb (OC\'d 765MHz and 1130MHz)
WD 160GB HDD
Antec NeoPower 500w
Antec 300 Illusion

And these are the last 3DMark06 tests I ran:

3DMark Score 5632
SM 2.0 Score 2915
SM 3.0 Score 3569
CPU Score 825
Result name Untitled
Date Oct 31, 2010 18:34 UTC
Pro user No
OS Microsoft Windows XP
CPU Intel Pentium 4 3.74 GHz processor
GPU ATI Radeon HD 4600 @ 765 Clock / 1130 Mem
Memory 3200 MB

These are the games I play, I like to use 1920x1080, and usally some low setting filtering if I can, with High GFX details.

Half Life 2 : EP1,2,3(when released) HL2DM, Dead Space, Borderlands, Left 4 Dead 1&2, Crysis(Warhead), Far Cry 2, Bioshock, COD:4 MW.

I really do not have problems playing any of these games on my current setup at details that are just fine for me, but I want to know what kind of improvement I would see with an XFX 5830 1GB, and if it will be worth getting at a price of $130?

Thanks in advanced. :) 

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November 24, 2010 8:10:38 PM

Too late deal ended.
November 25, 2010 12:18:08 AM

From a 4670 to a 5830 will be a big difference but where are you getting a $130 from?
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November 25, 2010 1:49:11 AM

Asus P5LD2-VM Intel P4 650 3.4GHz(OC\'d 3.74GHz) with 5830 Bottleneck
don'buy 5830 not worth four your system !
November 25, 2010 1:52:45 AM

shineon2010 said:
From a 4670 to a 5830 will be a big difference but where are you getting a $130 from?
Newegg.com had them from about 3am to 4pm today, listed at $150 with a $20 MIR, so in the end $130. A little after 4pm they changed them to $170 w/$20 MIR, when I found out thats about when I posted deal has ended. :( 
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November 25, 2010 4:50:48 AM

your system very worth ATI HD3xxx series !
November 25, 2010 4:53:43 AM

henydiah said:
your system very worth ATI HD3xxx series !

What is that supposed to mean?
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November 25, 2010 4:59:41 AM

when use HD 4xxx series it bottleneck four your system
November 25, 2010 5:16:47 AM

henydiah said:
when use HD 4xxx series it bottleneck four your system

So your saying I need a faster CPU? I am planning on building a new PC once I get enough $ saved up. :) 
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November 25, 2010 5:44:19 AM

no... u don't need faster PC, u Know Bottle physical.... & it can jammed current , all Overclock need Balance with other Hardware !
November 25, 2010 6:47:45 AM

henydiah said:
no... u don't need faster PC, u Know Bottle physical.... & it can jammed current , all Overclock need Balance with other Hardware !
OK, I know what bottle necking is, but it seems that english is not your first language or your just messing around, because your making no sence at all. Offer some advice when your can write a complete sentance and explain your thoughts thoroughly.
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November 25, 2010 6:56:27 AM

yeah.. my english very BAD.. !

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November 25, 2010 8:15:10 AM
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I think what heny is complaining about is that you have a P4. Generally the 3850/70, or 4650/70 is as high as you want to go. (5570 is ok as well, or the 8800GT level performance) The P4 will bottleneck anything faster then this making it money poorly spent. If you get the money saved up soon, buying something faster to carry over to the new PC is ok. You are also playing at 1080 so you will need a powerful card. For the most part however I agree with heny.

If you'll be buying the new computer "soon", the 5830 is an ok card to get. Get the GTX460 or 6850 if its cheaper. But if the new computer will be a year away then I wouldn't bother.
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November 25, 2010 4:50:03 PM

^Agree, your P4 will not run the 5830 to it's full potential, by a good margin.
I also agree that if you are planning on a new system soon, a GPU purchase in that range of cards is okay, but the 6850 would be the better value if you are intent on a new GPU right now. The 5830 would have been the buy of the year at $130, heck I would have snapped up every one they would sell at that price without a second thought, but I think that was a short lived pricing mistake.
November 26, 2010 1:40:11 AM

Ok, Thanks for the help.

Even with my little 10% OC, the CPU doesn't stand a chance? Should I even have my 4670 OC'd?

The only reason I was considering this was because of the $150 - $20 MIR Newegg.com had this posted for about 12hrs, then raised it up again. I was going to offset the cost even more by selling the 4670.

I have considered the 6850 and 6870 ALOT, and that was what I was going to go with in the future unless AMD came out with something else in that range even better. But $130 vs ~$200-260, I was going for the best price/performace, which was the 5830. If I had the extra $ right now I would have gotten two as well, limit of 5 :(  .

I will be building either and i7-950 machine or a Sandy Bridge machine within the next few months.

I believe your right on the pricing mistake. Oh well, better luck next time.
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November 26, 2010 1:48:21 AM

yeach good pc..!
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November 26, 2010 2:33:45 AM

No, the CPU doesn't stand a chance.
November 27, 2010 4:09:00 AM

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