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Need advice on gaming video card to buy!

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May 6, 2010 1:11:57 AM

Hello,
I am looking to buy a new video card (primarily for games and movies)for the new MB and processor i recentlly bought to upgrade my computer. I have a Gigabyte motherboard model MA785GM-US2H, 4 gig DDR 2 ram 800 mhz and an Athlon II X4 630 processor. I am looking to go with a Ati Card due to the crossfire capability of this MB, however any suggestions are welcome...havent updated b4 this for atleast 3-4 years! LOL Help! Oh BTW I have around 100-150 to spend so please dont blow me out of the water with a card i cant afford! Thanks in advance for the help!
May 6, 2010 1:19:29 AM

I recommend the 5770 1gb card. It will be at the top of your budget, but if you're going to buy a second card in the future it will definitely be a great setup.
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May 6, 2010 1:23:02 AM

5770 is the best value, and is roughly equivalent to the 4870. If you want to spend less, the 5750 is also a good card, which is more than capable in most titles in 1680x1050 gaming. Knowing what games/ resolution you play would be helpful.
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May 6, 2010 1:49:36 AM

thesupermedium said:
5770 is the best value, and is roughly equivalent to the 4870. If you want to spend less, the 5750 is also a good card, which is more than capable in most titles in 1680x1050 gaming. Knowing what games/ resolution you play would be helpful.

i dont really have a list as i have been into (and verry little money till now) 360 gaming but i want something to last me a while, looking for a new monitor too as i have the ol square 17 inch vga beast, thats next to be replaced but what i would like to get is left 4 dead, bioshock 2 dirt 2, stuff of that nature, i know they r graphics heavy. all in all just want a decent machine to last me a while
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May 6, 2010 2:17:12 AM

Well, the 5770 would be the top end of your budget, but you would be glad you got it. Left 4 Dead games aren't very heavy, although Dirt 2 is. I'd suggest you get a nice 23-24 inch 1080p monitor, the 5770 would work it nicely.
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May 6, 2010 2:24:22 AM

thesupermedium said:
Well, the 5770 would be the top end of your budget, but you would be glad you got it. Left 4 Dead games aren't very heavy, although Dirt 2 is. I'd suggest you get a nice 23-24 inch 1080p monitor, the 5770 would work it nicely.

Thank you for your suggestions! the overall suggestions i was getting from the guys i work with was at minimum 4800 series...(been reading that they r bout the same)but there are so many diff cards out ther now i just wanted to checf the overall resultsand different suggestions...yes definitely getting the 23" or better monitor...lIke i said , lloking for something to last me a while! I appreciate all the help!TY
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May 6, 2010 2:49:15 AM

You're welcome, although remember that tech like this won't be high end for long. M 9500GT, which was decent enough when I got it, was quickly outclassed by cards released months later. This is a never ending process, and just find whatever you are comfortable with for as long as you are satisfied. Good luck!
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May 6, 2010 2:59:34 AM

Yeah, an HD5770 is a good call. It will be good for 1920x1080 and great for resolutions below that when you get a new monitor.
If/when you add another in crossfire it will give you performance similar to an HD5870.
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