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Which card? 150 to 230 price range.

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a b U Graphics card
May 19, 2010 8:49:03 AM

hey - give an opinion?

which card:

SAPPHIRE 100297L Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

XFX GS250XZDFU GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this is for a hard gamer.

tried the Radeon 5770, & got Hyper Transport Sync Flood errors. nto sure if it was the card or something else, but i sent it back. in progress of figuring out if it was that or not.

amd athlon II 2.8 quad core
4 gigs ram
msi cheap motherboard (790x-G45)
450 (550?) watt power supply

doing a weird internal thing, might be the source of the hyper transport, so radeon 5770 isn't off the table.

again, hard core gamer (my friend) - think of what will last projectably for future games.

THANKS!
a c 130 U Graphics card
May 19, 2010 9:54:24 AM

The HD5830 performs much better than the GTS250. Though if I were you, I'd rather save up. You need a PSU with 2x 16+A on 2 12-volt rails, or a single rail with 29a or more. The HD5850 isn't much more than the HD5830, and it uses less power and gives more performance

Ultimately the HD5830, though.
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May 19, 2010 12:29:39 PM

at that price range you could get a GTX260 with 216 cuda cores for $200 with free shipping. that card has really good performance but requires 2 pcie cords and 500w power supply, though TOM'S power supply section says it can run off a good 450w power supply.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 19, 2010 1:11:01 PM

260 or another 5770.

5830 is the worst card. Myswell save up the extra little bit of cash and get a 5850.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
May 19, 2010 5:03:27 PM

You said that you are Hard Core Gamer, right?
So tell us what is your PSU? brand? model?
And save more and get HD5850... That's what i called HARD CORE GAMER... :D 
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a c 130 U Graphics card
May 19, 2010 9:00:05 PM

There is NO reason for anyone to get a GTX260 unless it's under $110.
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May 23, 2010 8:40:14 AM

well, i wrote a reply, but it got deleted.

wa1: i said my friend is, man ;)  the psu is a OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply.

now, in general response: i hear ya, 5830 is not a good performance:p rice ratio - here's the deal: i got a Hyper Transport Sync Flood error, when i plugged a wireless adapter direct into the motherboard (inner mounting). it was for keeping the internet adapter inside (not looking to make this thread about that: focus on the card issue) - but the point i am making, i am not sure (having read on it i think it's a mainboard voltage issue) whether it's the card or that voltage issue or something else. if it WERE the mainboard voltage (set in BIOS), then i could happily buy another 5770, which seems good, if not best for my price range. the other factor in shopping, is i am in a timecrunch, looking to coimplete this ASAP, this problem has already set me back like 2 weeks, & my friend is getting impatient. i am not sure if i want to risk ordering another 5770 & then find out it was that, & have to send back another again..

SO - anyone have any ideas, besides the GTS 250 or 5830/5850? i am trying to stick in the $150 >= $230, but i can bend a little.

anyone who knows anything about the Hyper Transport Sync Flood error (note to any googlers - this thread doesn't provide much on it, other than "it seems to be a mainboard voltage setting issue, corrected in the bios. search "Hyper Transport Sync Flood motherboard voltage BIOS" to see what i mean) anyone who knows about that error would be mucho appreciated, senor/ita. to the rest of yas, any card recommendations?
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May 23, 2010 10:06:18 AM

yes - performance to rice ratio =P i meant performance : price - it took " : " " p " as "stick your tongue out" .. so. i realize the 5830 is not a good performance to price ratio, you guys are saying.
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a b U Graphics card
May 23, 2010 10:59:28 AM

The OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W (by Sirtec/Sinfa) can handle a 5850 graphic card without any problem. If he likes gemes a lot, overclock that Regor cpu and buy a 5850.
Anyway the 5770 has an unbeatable price nowadays...
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May 23, 2010 12:24:16 PM

thanks for the reply Henry - i will consider the 5770 again. i will maybe start a thread on the Hyper Transport Sync Flood Error - that would bail me out, as far as having to pick out a new card.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 23, 2010 12:37:48 PM

Petey1013 said:
260 or another 5770.

5830 is the worst card. Myswell save up the extra little bit of cash and get a 5850.

The HD5830 isn't that bad of a buy at $210 after MIR, especially if you overclock the card(can get 1ghz like the HD5850/70.) Certainly a better choice than the GTX 260 at it's current prices.

@OP: Have you tested the system with any card other the HD5770?
What is the native resolution of the monitor?
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May 23, 2010 1:19:16 PM

thanks jyjjy: no - haven't had a chance. was just digging for another video card. maybe i should pull it out of this one. i'd be happy if it was a voltage issue - then i could shadowrun with a 5770 again =P

responses welcome
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 23, 2010 1:22:31 PM

Yeah, if it gives you the same issue then you know it's not the card that is the problem.
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May 23, 2010 5:53:55 PM

My vote also goes to 5770. I've got the regular XFX version, it does a great job playing games. At $180, it's easy on the wallet too. The 5830 isn't bad, but it's performance is closer to a 5770 than a 5850. For the 5830's price, you might as well splurge and get the 5850.
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