5770 Crossfire vs 5850

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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  1. I say keep the two 5770's...

    Benefits:
    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)

    Negatives:
    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 :(
  2. 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...
  3. 5850 - $300 roughly
    5770 - $170 roughly

    HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
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