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Building my First Computer, Thinking Radeon 5770. Worth It?

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February 13, 2010 8:12:00 PM

Hey, im building my first computer and need help deciding on what kind of a graphic card to get. The parts i have so far are:

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811129066

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139006

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115215

ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131405

I'm thinking of getting this Radeon Card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is this a good one for the price or do you reccomend a better one? Any suggestions appreciated.
February 13, 2010 8:13:51 PM

first what is your budget? The other thing is I think it's worth lower the cpu to a phenom II x4 and get the 5850 instead if the computer is for gaming.
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February 13, 2010 8:27:37 PM

dmcfc said:
first what is your budget? The other thing is I think it's worth lower the cpu to a phenom II x4 and get the 5850 instead if the computer is for gaming.


budgets around the same cost as the 5770 maybe 50 bucks more or less. I dont need something thats around 300$ (if i need more gaming power later I'll just crossfire it)
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February 13, 2010 8:29:09 PM

The i5 is only about $30 more than a good phenom , by far the best bang for the buck right now. If you can spring for the extra $125 more go for the 5850 over the 5770. It looks like with that PSU and mobo, your getting ready to crossfire. You can get 5770x2 which will outperform a 5850, or one now and one later. Or get 2 5850's and go nuts! It all depends om your budget. If you feel like waiting, or you are not building anytime soon, wait and see what fermi brings.

Edit: 5770 or wait to see how 5830 performs
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February 13, 2010 9:19:22 PM

I know the i5 is better, but the phenom is cheaper, and I was trying to make a 5850 fit in his budget
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February 13, 2010 9:24:40 PM

and yes the processor is just $30 more but the motherboards are more expensive, in total the difference would be at least $60...but go with a i5 and crossfire the 5770 is an option, but phenom II x4 and 5850 is the other option. For example the motherboard you chose is $160 you can find good am3 motherboard for as low as 100+160 of the processor = 260 the i5 is 200+160 of the motherboard =360
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February 13, 2010 10:04:20 PM

do you think the 5770 or the 5830 should be able to handle fallout 3 alright?
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February 13, 2010 10:10:49 PM

^ Definitely.
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February 13, 2010 10:21:40 PM

Answer will depend on your playing resolution......forget the 57xx is it's 1920 or above.
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February 13, 2010 10:48:54 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Answer will depend on your playing resolution......forget the 57xx is it's 1920 or above.


Weird how I never heard anyone say that about the 4870, which is practically the same.
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February 13, 2010 11:09:04 PM

jennyh said:
Weird how I never heard anyone say that about the 4870, which is practically the same.


I agree. HD 4870 at 1920x1080 is fine

HD 5770 is more then ready for 1920x1080.

@OP

If your using for games only the recommended phenom/HD 5850 is the best choice.

the I5 combo you choose with the 5770: $529.97

A Phenom II 955, HD 5850, and decent AM3 motherboard ($89.99~): $549.97

The difference in gaming will be very evident, and you can easily crossfire the HD 5850 in a year to keep up with games. Something which even the 5770 crossfire would not be able to do in a year or two with DX 11 games.
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