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Best value for a high performance graphics card

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March 9, 2010 10:46:49 PM

Hello,
I am building a new rig. Biggest concern is gaming. But I do a decent amount of design using Adobe CS. My desk space is limited and I run 2 19inch (fairly old) flat screens.
I am buying a i7 930, and would like some advice on what graphics card to pair with it. Priorities are:
1) Future proof: I can run games for 5 years.
2) Value.

I will not be overclocking or tweaking with settings much. My motherboard suppors xfire/SLI, but it seems like this is pretty poor return on investment. I am not a geek that needs 200+ FPS on games.

Also, I have a gift card I'm looking to spend at Amazon. No Love for ATI vs nVidia, but I have had a faithfull nVidia that has never let me down over the last 8 years.

Thanks,

Peter
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March 9, 2010 10:50:31 PM

What's your budget? An HD5850 will max everything at your resolution.
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a c 358 U Graphics card
March 9, 2010 10:52:39 PM

HD 5770 for price, performance and low power consumption.
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March 9, 2010 11:08:25 PM

The 5770 looks closer to what i'm looking for. Any advice on manufacturer? I see ASUS, XFX, Sapphire, Diamond, and Gigabyte all around 170$ on Amazon
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March 9, 2010 11:19:23 PM

peetar said:
The 5770 looks closer to what i'm looking for. Any advice on manufacturer? I see ASUS, XFX, Sapphire, Diamond, and Gigabyte all around 170$ on Amazon


all are solid

I think newegg has a sapphire on sale for $145 after rebate
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