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GPU buying / help w/ new build

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April 3, 2010 6:23:08 PM

I am looking at buying a 5770 1 gig GPU ( <$200) but in amazon but there are like 5 of the same card. Can anyone shed light on how to choose between them?

XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 GB DDR5

XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5 PCIE Graphics Card HD577AZNFC

Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1 GB DDR5 Dual DVI-I / HDMI / DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100283L

Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1 GB DDR5 Dual DVI-I/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100283-3L

Here is my set up

Max Resolution 1680 x 1050

Here is what I have so far;

MOBO - Asus P&P55D-E Pro LGA 1156

CPU - Core i5 750 Lynnfield

CPU Fan - CM Hyper 212

PSU -Cosair CMPSU 750TX 750W EPS 12V crossfire/sli

RAM - G Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz Cas 7

HHD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 250GB


Win 7 64 bit

thanks for any help supllied!!!

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April 3, 2010 6:30:30 PM

None of your links work, what's your budget?
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April 4, 2010 12:24:08 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

I would go for this DIAMOND 5770, but if you don't like this, go for the Sapphire of the 1st link.

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April 4, 2010 12:29:51 AM

In my opinion, videocards with the same amount and type of RAM with the same GPU are commodities. That is, you'll get equal performance out of any one of them. In fact, they all use the exact same drivers, except packaged differently!

So, I'd go with the one that costs the least and looks the nicest. That said, I've had particularly luck with XFX and eVGA in the sense that in the rare event that something does go wrong, they have excellent support.
April 4, 2010 5:09:31 AM

Read reviews on the cards and look into these data

1. Idle/load temps
2. Idle/load noise in dB
3. Whats included in the box
April 4, 2010 5:22:47 AM

hows your case for air flow ?
I have xfx 5770 without the the rear venting system 960mhz core clock
doesn't go above 58C when stress testing with the MSI tools
double lifetime says a lot man
mind you I have good airflow
April 4, 2010 5:37:00 AM

I suggest shopping on newegg instead. You can grab the XFX 5770 XXX edition (factory overclocked) for $175. With XFX you'll get double lifetime warranty and they have the best support in the business. I have that video card, my only complaints is the side of the video card has slots, which vent out most of the heat inside the case instead of outside of the case. Its probably the loudest thing in my system as well.
April 11, 2010 6:03:15 AM

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