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5770 Crossfire vs 5850

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April 20, 2010 9:16:01 PM

So I just picked up two 5770 from Compusa for $60 each (price error in their B&M ad) and was wondering if I should keep these two and Crossfire them or just resell them and upgrade to a 5850? Not sure the benefits/negatives of each...

I plan on eyefinity in the future but currently am just using a 46" Sony Bravia (120mhz). This will be going in a I-930.

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a b B Homebuilt system
April 20, 2010 9:44:53 PM

I say keep the two 5770's...

1) Got two for $120 :)  or just less than 1/2 price
2) Plenty of power for your resolution
3) Roughly $40 savings over selling and going with a single 5850)

1) No upgrade path outside of new card(s), like with a single 5850, since already in Crossfire
2) Accepting the two cards at the wrong price :( 
April 20, 2010 10:54:12 PM

How much better is a single 5850 over a single 5770?

Oh and with this purchase my goal of building a Sub $1000 i7-930 build will be a reality.

CASE: Antec 300 Illusion
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
PROCESSOR- i7-930 (paid $250 microcenter) ALREADY HAVE!
Harddrive: 500g F3 or Seagate 7200.12 (havent decided which yet)
Graphics: 2 XFX Radeon 5770 1 gig DDR5 Crossfired ($130) ALREADY HAVE!
PSU: Corsair 650W(bought last year) ALREADY HAVE!
Drive: Any?
Coolant: Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus
RAM: Still up in the air..
Wireless Card: Still up in the air

Pretty sure I can finish this for less then $620...
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 20, 2010 11:07:39 PM

5850 - $300 roughly
5770 - $170 roughly

HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
a b B Homebuilt system
April 20, 2010 11:21:52 PM

You just got two $150 cards for $60 each. I don't see the need to spend $300+ on a new card just for numbers sake.

-Yes as for drive just get whatever is the cheapest. (not LG)
-Ram: get a nice triple of cas7s.
-Get the 500 gb F3. That's a totally biased statement because I own a F3 1tb :) .
-Do you really need a wireless card? Personally I'm just using an old netgear rangemax b/g card that I had laying around. But honestly I never touch the wireless on my rig.
April 20, 2010 11:22:07 PM

Wireless will be needed as Router and modem are by my Xbox as I refuse to pay for a wireless card for my xbox 360.

Why not LG?
a b B Homebuilt system
April 21, 2010 12:15:43 AM

Someone linked a LG dvd drive once off newegg. It had blue something on it where it could constantly remind you do to something. I forget the details about basically it was something nobody wanted.