Best value for a high performance graphics card

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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  1. What's your budget? An HD5850 will max everything at your resolution.
  2. HD 5770 for price, performance and low power consumption.
  3. 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
  4. 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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