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January 16, 2010 3:35:15 AM

Hello Tom's forum!

My thread here is about me, wanting a new video card.. as my old eVGA 9800 gx2 superclocked just quit..
Ive been scouting around in here, and it seems like AVI is the way 2 go now?
My budget is 400-500$, ive been looking alot at Radeon 5770, and making it a crossfire..
But i would like to get you guys opinion..

My spec is the following:
- CPU: Intel Core2 Extreme QX6700 3.2 Ghz 1066FSB 8MB cache RAM(CPU is watercooled)
- 6 GB DDR2 Ram
- HDD: 500 GB Western Digital
- Creative Titanium XFi
- 1000W DELL PSU
- Win 7 ultimate

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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2010 4:03:41 AM

If you can spend $400 - get a single 5870 instead - it would be just about the same performance wise as dual 5770's yet gives you the choice to add another 5870 later if needed for even better performance.
a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2010 4:05:27 AM

Yep, no point in starting from the crossfire, makes more sense to start from and HD5870 and then crossfire a cheap one later. No food upgrade strategy with the two 5770s.

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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2010 4:45:31 AM

go for a single 5870....performs much better than 2 5770
January 16, 2010 9:15:55 AM

Thx alot u guys :) 
- video card ordered!
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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2010 11:09:22 AM

sayantan said:
go for a single 5870....performs much better than 2 5770


They are about the same actually.
a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2010 12:52:14 PM

My thread here is about me, wanting a new video card.. as my old eVGA 9800 gx2 superclocked just quit..
Ive been scouting around in here, and it seems like AVI is the way 2 go now?
said:
My thread here is about me, wanting a new video card.. as my old eVGA 9800 gx2 superclocked just quit..
Ive been scouting around in here, and it seems like AVI is the way 2 go now?


that card still has warranty.
January 16, 2010 12:55:27 PM

Buy hd 5870 instead of 5770's.
January 16, 2010 1:16:56 PM

Go for a 5850 imo. It OC likes a beast and like 1% slower than the 5870 at 900+ mhz speeds.

With the extra cash left over, take the missus out for dinner. Or give to the Haitians. :) 
a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2010 1:36:26 PM

Yeah, RMA the old card and then sell it if warrenty is good.

If not, then ebay it as dead out of warrenty card, people pay a surprising amount for dead cards in the hope they can fix them with the solder re-flow technique.

"Might" make someone happy.


Good Luck!
a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2010 5:06:33 AM

Quote:
They are about the same actually.


oh,no...2x5770 performs in between 5850 and 5870....
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