hey guys i'm looking to buy a new video card for my new budget gaming rig and i just cannot decide what would be the best graphics card for me(I'm a casual gamer, but i like to crank up the eye candy)
i'm fairly knowledgeable about computers (i've built 3)
so i know how to OC and modify fan speeds
here is my system:
CPU = Phenom II X4 @ 3.4 Ghz
PSU = Coolermaster 650 watt
MB = Gigabyte MA790GX-Ud3H
RAM = Gskill DDR3 1333
Case = Zhalman full tower( its old so i don't know exactly what model it is)
and i'm running XP Home
Out of those HD5770 is the best the other three trade blows but are all good cards for a casual gamer. Since you are still running XP you can not take advantage of the DX11 support of the HD5xxx series I would recommend getting the card you get for the best price.
well i'm probably going to upgrade to Vista Or Windows 7 soon. but i am looking for a card that will perform good for at least a year. And i would be willing to crossfire any of the amd ones once i have the money this summer. Thanks for the suggestion though
yeah i was going to get the HD5770, but i had to get a new card soon cause my old one was crapping out on me(freezing, crashing, monitor juts going black at times) but i think i will try to save up and replace the 4850 with an 5770 this summer.
it's just that i needed a fairly powerful card for really cheap. and i couldn't wait to save up for a 5770
but i got the 4850 off newegg for $85 free shipping!!
but okay so i will look for a good sale on a 5770 this summer then. Thanks