Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Is this 5850 combo worth the price?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
January 11, 2010 4:16:48 PM

SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail
+
Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply - Retail ( a little worried about this brand)

for 309.98. It was originally 379.98. The combo that I was going to purchase was the corsair 650w and sapphire 5770 for like 270.

More about : 5850 combo worth price

a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2010 4:20:50 PM

I don't like Thermaltake PSUs.. but the combo is the same price as the 5850... That PSU does not even meet 80+ certification though..

If I were in the market for a 5850 I would go for it, get at least a PSU as a spare.. I wouldn't sue that PSU as my main though.. not to say it will break or not work.. but in this day and age 72% at regular load is pretty terrible for a 600W unit.
m
0
l
January 11, 2010 4:21:53 PM

daedalus685 said:
I don't like Thermaltake PSUs.. but the combo is the same price as the 5850... That PSU does not even meet 80+ certification though..


What do you propose then? Should I get a 650 corsair PSU? Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ... - Retail
m
0
l
Related resources
a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2010 4:22:14 PM

Makes more sense then the 5770 (which I'm convinced will be too weak to be a lasting card), but frankly, I don't see enough performance increase for a $100+ premium over the 4890.

Frankly, until games built with DX11 in mind come out, and until the cards are properly benched, any major GPU upgrade probably isn't the best solution...
m
0
l
January 11, 2010 4:23:17 PM

gamerk316 said:
Makes more sense then the 5770 (which I'm convinced will be too weak to be a lasting card), but frankly, I don't see enough performance increase for a $100+ premium over the 4890.

Frankly, until games built with DX11 in mind come out, and until the cards are properly benched, any major GPU upgrade probably isn't the best solution...


What're you saying then?
m
0
l
January 11, 2010 4:25:38 PM

gamerk316 said:
Makes more sense then the 5770 (which I'm convinced will be too weak to be a lasting card), but frankly, I don't see enough performance increase for a $100+ premium over the 4890.

Frankly, until games built with DX11 in mind come out, and until the cards are properly benched, any major GPU upgrade probably isn't the best solution...


Are you saying that I should just buy the 4890?
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2010 4:29:11 PM

THe combo seems so cheep (it is, don't get me wrong) becasue they are giving you the PSU for free if you buy a 5850.. The corsair that comes with the 5770 is a much better unit.

If you really need the PSU and GPU then which you should get depends on what you want to do with them.

If you want to game at high settings on a HD display, won't be over clocking, and don't care if you pay a touch more for electricity get the 5850 combo. If you care about your hydro bill, OC, or have a lot of HDDs and still want a great card get a 5850 + a good PSU.. If you only game casually or at a resolution less than 1900*1080 then get the 5770 combo.

Gamer is saying that the 5770 will probably not be the kind of card that will be able to play games at high settings in the future. It simply is not powerful enough for dx11 with all of the bells and whistles at high resolution. DX11 is also kind of a moot point right now unless you absolutely love stalker or dirt2. It will pick up in the summer. It is probably till a better deal to get a 4890 instead of a 5770.. but that is debatable depending on what you are after.
m
0
l
January 11, 2010 4:33:52 PM

daedalus685 said:
THe combo seems so cheep (it is, don't get me wrong) becasue they are giving you the PSU for free if you buy a 5850.. The corsair that comes with the 5770 is a much better unit.

If you really need the PSU and GPU then which you should get depends on what you want to do with them.

If you want to game at high settings on a HD display, won't be over clocking, and don't care if you pay a touch more for electricity get the 5850 combo. If you care about your hydro bill, OC, or have a lot of HDDs and still want a great card get a 5850 + a good PSU.. If you only game casually or at a resolution less than 1900*1080 then get the 5770 combo.

Gamer is saying that the 5770 will probably not be the kind of card that will be able to play games at high settings in the future. It simply is not powerful enough for dx11 with all of the bells and whistles at high resolution. DX11 is also kind of a moot point right now unless you absolutely love stalker or dirt2. It will pick up in the summer. It is probably till a better deal to get a 4890 instead of a 5770.. but that is debatable depending on what you are after.


Oh. I was thinking about getting the Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ... - Retail and SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail. I wanted the 5870, but it's just too steep and not sure of the actual increase in performance over the 5850.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2010 4:44:50 PM

That sounds like a good idea. By the way.. given that the thermaltake is free (not sure about separate shipping) the combo may be worth getting anyway if you are gonna get the 5850 regardless.
m
0
l
January 11, 2010 4:48:24 PM

daedalus685 said:
That sounds like a good idea. By the way.. given that the thermaltake is free (not sure about separate shipping) the combo may be worth getting anyway if you are gonna get the 5850 regardless.


Hmmm... The price is very appealing. 309 with free shipping for both... It beats the hell out of a 5770 + PSU for 170 or so.
m
0
l
January 11, 2010 4:51:03 PM

If I did get that PSU, would it support another 5850 or 5870?
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2010 5:43:20 PM

Two 5850's should work fine on 650W, 5870's would probably want a bit more to be safe, but unless you have a lot of peripherals it would more than likely also be fine.
m
0
l
!