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June 3, 2010 4:27:43 AM

HP ZR22W, I want to play most games on highest settings at least 29 FPS, with very very few exceptions (Crysis be willing!). I know budget is the determining factor, but I want to know the max and min graphic cards if I had a choice and recommendations! Thanks!

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June 3, 2010 4:31:31 AM

The 5870 should fit the bill nicely, the GTX 480 is a bit more powerful but you trade increased heat, power usage, and cost for slightly more FPS which i dont consider worth it. If you want absolute max, 5970, absolute min 5770 to be able to max stuff out.
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June 3, 2010 4:33:26 AM

It is based on you computer configuration so if you could list your specs it will be easier to recommend.
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June 3, 2010 4:45:32 AM

depends on your monitor resolution, and how capable your system is.

asuming 1080p and a good PC, a 5850 is a very good choice. a GTX 470 is also a strong contender, though slightly more expensive.
a 5770 will just about get you by if on a tighter budget.
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June 3, 2010 9:47:09 AM

We need more info here...
Tell us the rest of your system.
Also how much do you want to spend?
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June 3, 2010 2:15:36 PM

hobbes203 said:
HP ZR22W, I want to play most games on highest settings at least 29 FPS, with very very few exceptions (Crysis be willing!). I know budget is the determining factor, but I want to know the max and min graphic cards if I had a choice and recommendations! Thanks!

Budget is JUST 1 of the determining factor. As welshmousepk asked, the monitor resolution is the BETTER determining factor + the games you most want to play.
For your 1920x1080, here is my recommended min & max:
For min : HD5770
For max: HD5850
Anything beyond HD5850 will not give you the performance gain for the additional bucks you pay.
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June 3, 2010 3:58:58 PM

Probably the best performance/price is the 5850. 5870 is really good. I wouldn't recommend a 5970 at all when two 5850's can easily out pace it for less money. If you want to spend less then the 5770 is a great choice.
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June 3, 2010 4:30:20 PM

Hd 5850, GTX 470 or HD 5870.All will do.
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June 4, 2010 2:05:24 AM

Thanks guys, I'll go with the HD 5850 I guess.

But... (not a bad but just questions) I have a 4890 and my brother has a 5770 (got it for him months ago, and he only plays Diablo 2... what a waste!), so should I buy another 5770 and go CFX? The problem is that my build(that I'm still pondering on) is a micro atx board and I was planning on putting a sound card in it. No I can't choose a standard atx board, I've already bought the case.

So my questions are, would CFX 5770 be a better and cheaper solution? If so, can I squeeze a sound card in it somehow?
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June 4, 2010 10:39:41 AM

^Do you mean, swap your 4890 with your brother's HD5770 and get a 2nd 5770 for yourself to crossfire? It's an excellent idea actually. You pay half the price for even better performance gain.

Just convince your brother that DX11 does not matter at all in the games he play... ;) 
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June 4, 2010 2:27:48 PM

I'd crossfire 5770's for less then, that should give about the same or slightly better performance than a single 5850. About the sound cards, you can get either PCI or PCIe x1 so just check if your motherboard has 2 PCIe x16 and at least 1 PCIe x1 (and not in a location that will be blocked by the 2 video cards).
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June 4, 2010 4:45:05 PM

Ideally you should get the same model as the other graphics card you want to crossfire with ( although not mandatory ).
Post your motherboard manufacturer & model as well as your brother's 5770.
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June 4, 2010 6:02:42 PM

The dual slot will be much better as it will be cooler for your cause since it exhaust the hot air at the back. What is your motherboard model? Maybe you can still fit the audio card even if you get the 2nd dual slot version.

I do respect powercolors and I got two of their cards but beside the XFX, it does not look very nice ( although it did get better customer review ). But my concern is that you wont like the looks of mismatched video cards in crossfire.
The matching video cards for me will be worth the ~$20 price difference to get the XFX. In any case, you already saved a lot when you buy the 5770 instead of the 5850 you originally planned.
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June 4, 2010 7:08:38 PM

I highly doubt that I would be able to fit a sound card or any card for the matter, if I got two dual slot cards. I will be using a micro-ATX motherboard, 2 pcie 2.0 x16 and pcie and legcy slot.
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