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[Budget] New GPU

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April 10, 2010 5:46:09 AM

I'm selling my 9800gt to a friend who recently built a rig, and decided to help him out by upgrading mine and giving him my current one.

I'm looking for the best bang for my buck for around $150-$170-
I have currently looked at the Radeon 5770 1GB DDR5 card, and thought it looked like a pretty good deal, but anyways I'm deciding to ask you guys what you believe I should get.

I'm currently running
Nvidia 750i SLI FTW Mobo
Q6600 @ 2.4ghz
4gb RAM
630w PSU


I also have 2 displays, main is a 24 inch, second is a 20 inch, thanks!

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April 10, 2010 5:57:56 AM

you're pretty much spot on with the 5770
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April 10, 2010 6:10:21 AM

I'm sort of worried though, since i am using an intel chipset, I have been reading about a ton of display driver issues when paring a 5770 with an intel chipset...weird.
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April 10, 2010 6:13:52 AM

Hit the nail on the head you did. But i d recommend to spend a few more bucks and get the Sapphire Vapor-X 5770. That will provide you with better cooling and further overclocking options

P.S Do you live in the US?

Cheers!
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April 10, 2010 6:14:31 AM

Yes I do live in the US
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April 10, 2010 6:21:08 AM

That is the exact card I've been looking at! Guess I really don't need too much help, I just hope the display drivers dont act up on me, seeing as a lot of people have had issues with intel chipsets with this card
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April 10, 2010 6:25:06 AM

there's always the 4850. the tech isn't as pretty as the 5770's, but the performance is hardly a notch below it and they're about 50 dollars cheaper. but yeah, nobody really likes buying already outdated components when new hardware becomes outdated quickly enough as it is
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April 10, 2010 6:28:19 AM

then you are lucky. Newegg does not ship to my country. know that? You are lucky folks
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April 10, 2010 6:34:33 AM

4850 or the 4870
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April 10, 2010 6:53:43 AM

4870 performs equal to the 5770
4850 performs equal to the 5750

4850 for resolutions such as 1280x1024
4870 for resolutions such as 1920x1080 or 1680x1050
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