Radeon HD 4850 512MB for new Phenom II Build

I'm looking for a $100 Video card for my new build...I might consider $120-$130 depending on the card. I'm NOT a big gamer. Last time I really gamed UT was big. My system now has onboard and I'm looking to build so I can do a little gaming. I was looking at the SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824 IS this decent? I'm also a little confused on ATI Hybrid Graphics...will this card work with it?...I don't own ANY games at the moment other than UT and a few older ones. :lol: I have plans to upgrade the card in a year or so so I dont have to have the latest and greatest right NOW. Any suggestions?

Right now I have on my list.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (C3 revision)
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
(haven't decided on memory yet)

Already have a 430 watt PSU
2 serial ata drives.
Sidewinder case.
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  1. Thats a pretty good gaming card, they were hard to find for a 100 in a long while.
    But this is the lowest price yet for a 5770.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131328&cm_re=5770_radeon-_-14-131-328-_-Product
    Even if you don't game, someday you might hook up 3 monitors and this could do it. You can have dx11, small gpu die, so it will run cooler at full tilt.
    edit: hybrid crossfire is not really supported anymore by Windows 7 or newer hardware than when it was first made available., it sounded like a good idea , but no one recommends it.
  2. Is powercolor a good card? Back when I was heavy into building I would go to frys and it seemed the powercolor was sub-par. That may not be the case now. I have been out for a few years.
  3. You said you can go upto $120-$130
    Perfect
    Go for 5750 HD
    It supports DirectX11
    Shader Model 5.0
    And
    It is a new card
    Will be good for a couple of years or so

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102859


    GooD LucK
  4. Looks perfect. I didn't see that one. Let me look at it some more. So far I like it.


    mfarrukh said:
    You said you can go upto $120-$130
    Perfect
    Go for 5750 HD
    It supports DirectX11
    Shader Model 5.0
    And
    It is a new card
    Will be good for a couple of years or so

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102859


    GooD LucK
  5. OUch!...I may have to get a PSU with that card. Can I limp along at 430 watts for a few weeks or is that a no no?
  6. The new cards are extremely low power usage ones.
    You can run a 5750 HD with that PSU more than fine
  7. powercolor is one of the better ATI partners, Sapphire is a great partner too!
  8. Sapphire sales most ATI cards, I think
  9. You should be more than fine with that PSU
    5750 is a great choice for the price point


    GooD LucK
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