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Need advice on HD 5850

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April 25, 2010 2:53:18 PM

PPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (hd 5850 within 2 month when i go for my master in studies)

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: Gaming(crysis, nfs , other racing games at full setting hd) , ,watching movies,downloading,

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ( none .. will be getting for 1 st time with corsair 750 tx)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: (will buy new system amd phenom 2 965-125w,gigabyte ga790 fxta-ud5,g skills ddr3 1333mhz 4 gb ram )

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: e bay or in nehru place,new delhi.. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: delhi ,india

PARTS PREFERENCES: (Sapphire cards, over xfs )

OVERCLOCKING: NO CROSSFIRE: / Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1920x1080, 1920x1200)


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April 25, 2010 3:03:09 PM

Whats the question?
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April 25, 2010 3:05:19 PM

Okay, looks good, so exactly what is it your are asking? ^Whoops, looks your a little faster on keyboard than me omgitzfatal.
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April 25, 2010 3:18:05 PM

I think he is asking which manufacturer to buy from.
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April 25, 2010 3:23:58 PM

Well, he stated that his preference is Sapphire over XFS. If that is his question, I personally would go with XFS over Sapphire! Only problem, I don't think XFS makes a 5850, you have to go with either the 5830 (which is over priced right now IMHO) or a 5870, which is quite a bit more than he may be wanting to budget.
Gigabyte makes a 5850 with dual fans, which seems to have a few favorable reviews, for what that is worth. I would tend to think 2 fans could run slower, be quieter, and do a great job of cooling myself. Hmmm, I may have to look a tossing a couple of those in my rig for Crossfire, now that I really start looking at them!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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